Looking for a New Normal.
May 13, 2021
Hosted by Gord Riddell, RP with Co-Host Alexia Georgousis, ND
What is a new normal? What will it look like? Is our imposed lock down a new normal? It may be new but not normal. Plodding along we appear to be inching our way to the downward slope of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many are still in some sort of lock down and we are all in anticipation, that just maybe we will be able to burst out of our imposed isolation and live life differently than the last year and a half. The reference to a new normal has crept into our language but what is a this new normal that threatens to emerge. After the pandemic, what will be our new normal. We might want to consider some possibilities as the time may be approaching to put the new plans into effect. Many are waiting to get back to the way things were, do the things they did pre-pandemic. Even things they didn’t like, they want to get back to. People are craving familiarity. People want to connect/need to connect. The isolation, the no touching and staying 6 feet apart while wearing a mask, are the absolute antithesis of every humans’ needs. They have contributed to mental health problems. People with social anxiety pre-pandemic, have been comfortable in their isolation but the anxiety has actually gotten worse. When the time comes and the doors open, many will feel very socially awkward, going to work, to social events will feel crippling. Then there is our new fear of others, will they infect us, can I still be infected? The distrust that has been fed by fear of infection and our mask wearing will make socializing something to avoid. Join us Thursday at 8 pm for Part 1 for finding a new normal!
Things Worth Considering
Thursday at 5 PM Pacific Time/8 PM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
This is a show about connections. Connections to your self, your spirit, your feelings and your story. One of the most powerful healing tools we have is our connections. Connect to your intuition and explore your AHA moments. Discover how we get in our own way and how we can overcome obstacles to move on. How we think, what we think, what we believe, and our attitudes define how we experience our life. The fascinating idea that we shape our reality to what we believe it should be, in our minds. How we connect to our families, our aging family members and slowly we become caregivers, not caretakers.
Embracing the reality of aging, not into senior citizens but living the archetypal Elder, the Wise One. Living the Spiritual idea of being of service but not being someone’s servant. As we explore the many roads of the human journey with our guests, we will connect to each other by embracing many of the mysteries of life and there we arrive at things worth considering.
Gord Riddell, RP with Co-Host Alexia Georgousis, ND
July 1988, Gord Riddell, with another member, signed Transformational Arts College into existence. Greatly influenced by his grandmother’s mediumship and her role as a Pastor, Gord followed somewhat in her footsteps with a few detours enroute. Attending York and the University of Toronto, he found his niche at the Spiritual Sciences Institute. Some 32 years later, he is President of Transformational Arts College, a Registered Psychotherapist, Instructor and Clinical Supervisor. He is a Spiritual Director with a specialty in End of Life Care. He is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and Spiritual Directors International. An international teacher he brings humour, storytelling, inclusiveness, and a directness that his audiences embrace.
Dr. Alexia Georgousis is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Conscious Awareness Facilitator. In addition to her private practice, Alexia is on Faculty at Transformational Arts College in Toronto. A graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, she went on to become the Associate Dean of Clinical Studies at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in British Columbia. Alexia's life and work are influenced by her belief in the integration of mind, body and spirit through consciousness and Earth Medicine. Her innate kindness and welcoming smile invariably invite you to share in her humour, curiosity and belief that we are all meant to thrive.