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Column: Offering support as we distance ourselves

 

March 27, 2020

We all know that a key to our health and well-being in this pandemic is "social distancing."

While I can feel totally helpless against an enemy that is invisible, powerful, global and doesn't care a whit about what a nice guy I am, I like the idea of social distancing (SD). The practice of SD puts a great deal of power over my personal health back into my own hands, and even enables me to care responsibly for those around me. In this war, distance is power.

The trouble is, most of us are social creatures, and don't do well for long periods of time when distant and isolated from one anothe...



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