On a good day, connection is vitally important!

On a Covid-19 Day, our very well being can depend on connection with other people, our friends, and our family.




Taking Care of Your Emotional Health

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after a disaster. Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help you think clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself and your family. Self-care during an emergency will help your long-term healing.

Take the following steps to cope with a disaster:


  • CONNECT WITH OTHERS – Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member. Maintain healthy relationships, and build a strong support system.

  • TAKE BREAKS – Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Try taking in deep breaths. Try to do activities you usually enjoy.

  • STAY INFORMED – When you feel that you are missing information, you may become more stressed or nervous. Watch, listen to, or read the news for updates from officials. Be aware that there may be rumors during a crisis, especially on social media. Always check your sources and turn to reliable sources of information like your local government authorities.

  • AVOID TOO MUCH NEWS – Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly. Try to do enjoyable activities and return to normal life as much as possible and check for updates between breaks.

  • TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY – Try to eat healthy well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

  • SEEK HELP WHEN NEEDED – If distress impacts activities of your daily life for several days or weeks, talk to a clergy member, counselor, or doctor, or contact the SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-985-5990.

Sandy Parker and Lighten UP wants to help YOU serve your communities!




We CAN HELP YOU make sure your community is safe!
And we WANT TO! 

I love teaching people how to use zoom for three reasons:
1.)  This is not the time to go it alone!  We need each other.  You need me and I need you.
Connect with your family and friends in a FREE and EASY way!

2.)  I can inspire you to live your best life … but not if you can’t connect with me. We have fun and entertaining classes like “Crazy Times” and “6 O’Clock Muse” that you would enjoy.  And you will need to know zoom.

3.)  The world is changing.  And we have to adapt.  I’m 63 myself and I know what that feels like.
So … put on your “big girl (or big boy) pants” and let’s learn this!!!  I will do everything in my power for you to have this amazing tool for being a part of what is happening in the world right now.

and I will personally get you set up!

Look at some of the other classes we provide to communities!
We are a community serving the world with lifestyle topics and programs.