What About the Other Half!?

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I maintain a level of silence regarding health topics unless asked. In most instances. If I feel there’s a public threat or widespread misinformation, I step up and speak. If I’m teaching a workshop where folks are investing their time and money to be with me and hear information, it’s a different situation.

Truth is, I’ve learned because I teach what goes against the grain, most disregard it, regardless of the science I offer. I’m OK with that.

I also do my best to refrain discussing C-19, as there’s so much white noise about it.

But this is my website, it can’t be censored or blocked, and if you’re reading this, you’re subscribed to my articles OR are willingly reading this. So I’ll share a brief concept for you…


I read a verbally aggressive post on Facebook the other day, advising those of us “out and about to stop being selfish and stupid.” (Even typing that makes my stomach turn in anger and pain.)

Besides having a violent tone which already triggers most of us, something else about this post unnerved me and I wasn’t sure why.

Until yesterday.

My household relies on those “stupid and selfish people,” like many other small businesses owners. They keep our doors open, rents paid, power on, food on our table, and in our case, food on other people’s tables. If I can’t afford groceries, I can’t deliver meals to people who need them.

There is NO promise of income and unemployment if the world panics and shuts down because of anti-science. We lose our livelihood. We tank our credit from debt of having a business—credit that takes years to rebuild.


Before you advise others what to do because of your own emotions, beliefs, and myopic viewpoint, consider the other side of the story. Not every business can deliver to people living in fear… some businesses rely on walk-in cultures and human contact.

3 thoughts on “What About the Other Half!?”

  1. Overall, most people are at least concerned, if not outright terrified. Whether of Covid or the ancillary difficulties is moot. Thus many reactions are coming from fear: pure, unreasoning, blind fear. I’ve seen reactions that really do appear to be superstitious rather than fact based. Some will do anything just to restore the illusion of control.

  2. Without having seen the article/blog/post, I can’t give a full response. The current knowledge of the virus does indicate certain protocols do actually lessen the transmission rate, i.e., wear a mask, social distancing, hand washing – not Lady Macbeth’s hand wringing!

    1. This isn’t a post debating the efficacy of protocols, so I’m not going down that rabbit hole. The point is, you can’t say to support small businesses and then tell people to “stay the f-home.” Calling people stupid and selfish for being outdoors isn’t friendly and hurts the general public. It’s easy for people to be armchair doctors in this day-and-age, never having to feel the uncertainty of paying rent because people are staying home. There’s another side to this discussion that the mass public isn’t paying attention to. In our profession, gloves and masks, as well as HIGH levels of cleansing are the norm—BEFORE C-19. And we’re the first shut down, with no option for take out or delivery. We went through this for 3 months already and what happened? The world is now sicker the 2nd time around… and there are logical, SCIENTIFIC, biological reasons for that.

      Until people understand what it’s like to wake up each day and fear being shut down until “they” deem it “safe” or determine you “essential,” I just ask for the kindness of maybe seeing there are other options.

      Nothing about this virus is black-and-white. There’s no death sentence the second you get it. There’s no all-or-nothing… until posts like that become the norm. And posts like that are hateful, venomous, and offensive. This should be a place for us all to speak with Compassion and open our hearts to the plights of everyone.

      Thank you for reading, commenting, and being open to discussion, my friend…

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