Who do you want to be during COVID-19?
One woman's viral roadmap from fear to learning to growth.
- This now-viral graphic was created by podcaster and journalist Celina Canales.
- Canales created it late one night as she struggled with concern for her sleeping, immunocompromised son, and for her distant parents
- Its circles extend out through 3 stages of being during COVID-19: fear, learning, and growth, and provide a welcome antidote to feelings of helplessness.
Late one Saturday night a few weeks ago, journalist and podcaster Celina Canales found herself alone with her thoughts. The house was silent, her three children and husband asleep. She'd been worried in particular about her son Gustav, whose fragile immune system could be easily overwhelmed by COVID-19, and about her parents in Mexico.
Canales began putting together a graphic on her laptop. It started, she says, as a pep talk to herself, and grew into a roadmap of concentric circles leading outward and away from an important question: Who do I want to be during the pandemic? By the time she'd built out her design, the circles had expanded from fear to learning to growth. It was 5 a.m., and as the sun rose, Canales found herself energized and in possession of a new sense of agency.
On Monday, she shared her circles on Instagram. They struck a chord with many people aching to feel less helpless in the face of so much uncertainty.
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@timferriss thank you so much for posting and sharing my graphic☝️😀! Glad it resonated with you and with your audience. Some people have been asking me to translate my graphic from Spanish (originally made) to English! So here it is!! Thanks for your interest. Hope it is helpful for you during this time 😉 and please do share giving me credit and tagging @parteaguaspodcast
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We're grateful to Canales allowing us to share her inspiring creation on Big Think.
Who is to blame for the U.S.'s dismal college graduation rate? "Radical" educator Dennis Littky has a hunch.
- COVID-19 has magnified the challenges that underserved communities face with regard to higher education, such as widening social inequality and sky-high tuition.
- At College Unbound, where I am president, we get to know students individually to understand what motivates them, so they can build a curriculum based on goals they want to achieve.
- My teaching mantra: Everything is permitted during COVID-19. Everything is permitted during COVID-19. Everything is permitted during COVID-19.
Meteorologists propose a stunning new explanation for the mysterious events in the Bermuda Triangle.
One of life's great mysteries, the Bermuda Triangle might have finally found an explanation. This strange region, that lies in the North Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been the presumed cause of dozens and dozens of mind-boggling disappearances of ships and planes.
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The planet that we are searching for is a little bit smaller and closer than we originally thought.
- Years ago, California Institute of Technology professor Konstantin Batygin was inspired to embark on a journey of discovering what lurked beyond Neptune. What he and his collaborator discovered was a strange field of debris.
- This field of debris exhibited a clustering of orbits, and something was keeping these orbits confined. The only plausible source would be the gravitational pull of an extra planet—Planet Nine.
- While Planet Nine hasn't been found directly, the pieces of the puzzle are coming together. And Batygin is confident we'll return to a nine-planet solar system within the next decade.