298: How To Survive and Thrive During the Coronavirus Pandemic


I just wanted to take a second to acknowledge the collective fear and pain I know many of us are feeling during this tough time.

I feel you and I am here for you.

I know it’s scary facing this unknown, this unprecedented time in our history.

And I’m here to be the optimist. The voice of positivity. 

I have always been an optimist. Honestly many people get triggered by my optimism sometimes. Literally someone said to me the other day, “The world is ending and Alli’s over here talking about vitamins.” YAH and guess what I am not gonna shut up about it!

All I can say is, when there is negativity, I look for the positivity. Its been like this my whole life.

When there is a perceived failure, I look at it as an opportunity to grow.

When I get sick, I get excited to start a healing protocol to bring myself back to health.

When someone else is sick, I try to find them funny movies and make them laugh. I try to make them take all the vitamins make them garlic milkshakes much to their dismay and give them all the positive healing energy I can!

And when someone is dying, I wonder, “How can we celebrate their life and honor them so hard?”

I know I may not be the norm, but now is the time more than ever to begin to practice optimism, kindness, and love.

I challenge each and everyone of you instead of looking at this entire situation from a place of fear, to look at it from a place of love and begin to think about how we can all spread kindness, and not feed into negativity.

There are so many people in need right now. People are suffering. There are more people than ever that need our help, our words of encouragement, our strength.

And they need our kindness and grace.

Be kind to everyone you see. If you are at the grocery store, do not take the last of anything. There is someone who needs it more than you.

Spreading kindness makes us feel better! And when we feel good, our immune system is instantly boosted. And we are less likely to get sick.

If you have an elderly person in your neighborhood go buy him or her groceries.

If you have a local business you love, go buy a gift card from them to help them stay afloat when they are losing customers.

If you have friends or loved ones you haven’t connected with in awhile, send them a heartfelt letter. (Or a text or a tweet 🙂

Spread kindness and love, not fear. 

The truth is that no one knows the outcome of what is going to happen but one thing I do know is that everything that is going on in our personal lives as a reflection of what we believe.

If we believe we’re going to get sick, we will get sick.

If we believe we’re going to lose money or our job, or clients, we will create that.

We are the creators of our own reality. We and we alone are solely responsible for everything present in our lives. (I am not saying that anyone of us manifested the coronavirus crisis. But we are in charge of how we respond to it.)

Believe you’ll be OK and you’ll be OK.

Believe that this is an opportunity for your business to grow and thrive, and it will.

And please, please turn off the news.

Take your vitamins. Colloidal silver kills viruses on contact. Take Garlic, Elderberry, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Chlorella and Spirulina.

Hoard vitamins, not toilet paper.

If you are like me and you are not worried about contracting the virus but more concerned with the economic impact on your business I hope my story inspires you…

I started Melody Productions, my film production business, right after I lost both of my parents to cancer, lost all their homes to foreclosure, and the estate was broke. It was the 2008 financial crisis.

I was negative in my bank account when I booked my first client. I built a thriving business at a time when banks weren’t giving loans. When I didn’t have a penny to my name. When I no longer had mom and dad to fall back on. (You can read the full story in the first chapter of my book, Food Heals.) 

And as things slow down and we all stay home watching this play out, this is a wonderful time to reflect on your current life.

Ask yourself:

Am I truly happy?

What is it I would do every single day if money wasn’t an option?

What would life look like if I was in radiant, perfect health?

Amidst what seems like utter chaos, there is massive opportunity right now.

Opportunity to reflect on your life and make changes.

Opportunity to spend more time with our kids, spouses and loved ones.

Opportunity to finally start that online business.

Opportunity to dust off that guitar and finally learn to play.

Opportunity to finally cook all those recipes from that vegan cookbook you bought.

Opportunity to practice meditation and get in touch with ourselves on a deeper level.

One of the things that brings me peace during tough times is music. If you are a singer like me or any type of musician, you know that music is to us like what meditation is to yogis…

In the past three nights alone, I have taught myself to play “Someone Like You” by Adele and “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga. Playing and singing and learning brings me so much joy.

And, I get so focused on the music that my brain can’t possibly sit there and be in worry, fear or anxiety. In fact, I feel joy, peace and excitement. Seeing my hands learn the notes and play them while my brain figures out how to sync the music with the lyrics is fascinating.

When I am in a state of joy, my body is alkaline which means my immunity is up and I am less likely to get sick.

I even hosted a Virtual Karaoke party this weekend in order to get everyone’s minds out of fear and into joy.

What can you do this week to bring you joy even when times are tough?

What can you do to help others in need?

Feel free to email me at info@foodhealsnation.com and let me know! Let’s all collectively brainstorm how to support each other during this scary time in our history.

Together, we will get through this.

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