Five weeks ago, when we went into lockdown in Italy, I found myself seething with rage at all the memes and posts online about how social distancing was a wonderful opportunity to ‘slow down’ and ‘find our inner peace.’ Lockdown was tough. I was anxious and depressed. I cried often. I felt like my body was in a conscious state of fight or flight, with a sensation of nervousness in my stomach, and my pelvic area tensing up. Yet there […]
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