Chaos to creativity

Chaos to creativity was not what we expected with the health crisis

Chaos to creativity is actually shifting balance of who we are and what we want now. We were in overdrive before the virus hit. Every single one of us had too much to do, and we were obsessed with getting everything done every day. The good old days were chaotic and stressful. Now that we no longer have the million things to do, we have had to think about and reinvent who we really are.

Parents are spending more time with their children

Parents who were running to work and staying there long hours are now contemplating working more from home. They are doing projects with their kids they never imagined before.

In fact, creativity has emerged as the salvation of many of us. Our lives have been upended because of a virus. How have you changed? Those who have been working during the shutdown are finding creative ways to connect and support each other. Showing appreciation for essential workers. Making things instead of buying things. Giving to those in need. Creativity has emerged as a focus for our grief. Those who are physical distancing at home are finding new forms of social connecting. It turns out that chaos in our lives before Corona was overdoing everything.

Now, we’re learning what we can control and what we can’t. Not going out to dinner made us more creative in the kitchen. Many people are spending more time with their children. Zoom birthdays keep families together.

Chaos to creativity

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Leslie Glass

Leslie Glass became a recovery advocate and co-founder of Reach Out Recovery in 2011, encouraged by her daughter Lindsey who had struggled with substances as a teen and young adult. Learning how to manage the family disease of addiction with no roadmap to follow inspired the mother and daughter to create Reach Out Recovery's website to help others experiencing the same life-threatening problems. Together they produced the the 2016 ASAM Media Award winning documentary, The Secret World of Recovery, and the teen prevention documentary, The Silent Majority, distributed by American Public Television. In her career, Leslie has worked in advertising, publishing, and magazines as a writer of both fiction and non fiction. She is the author of 9 bestselling crime novels, featuring NYPD Dt.Sgt. April Woo. Leslie has has served as a Public Member of the Middle States Commission of Higher Education and as a Trustee of the New York City Police Foundation. For from 1990 to 2017, Leslie was the Trustee of the Leslie Glass Foundation. Leslie is a proud member of Rotary International.

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