As individuals, we are strong; but as a community, we are even stronger. A community can fall under any number of definitions, but any group — whether friends, family, neighbors, or people with similar interests or values — can help provide, comfort, support, and a sense of belonging during periods good times and bad.
This week we are focusing on how to build and maintain communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because, although we may be miles apart, there are still ways we can stay connected. Try using acts of small acts of kindness like a food drive or even a generous tip to a hospitality worker to inject positivity into your local community; support the health of your friends and family by organizing a virtual walking group to celebrate Walktober, where you can share pictures and updates of your fitness progress; and work towards stimulating healthy change by encouraging and promoting plant-based eating amongst your peers or becoming a Meatless Monday ambassador.
This Monday, let’s all come together and support one another.