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How to Relax When the World is on Pause

"Figure out who you want to be during this time, what are your values, what are you standing for, and strengthen them."

Even as we reported on the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Southern California, we took a minute today to stop and think about how to stay balanced in a world filled with anxiety and fear. We heard from therapists and business leaders about how they're managing, and tips for keeping calm. If you weren't able to make it, we have video from today's webinar below. We'll be doing another free talk next Tuesday.

De-Stressing in the Era of COVID-19

COVID-19 created a new normal that has upended work, life and finances. The reality is that we'll have to reshuffle how we live, recalibrate employee expectations and create more space for family.

That's the takeaway from dot.LA's strategy session on Tuesday with a clinical psychologist, family therapist, and founder of a wellness-minded VC firm. "Accepting this is half the battle; this is our new normal," one panelist said. All offered tips on how to cope and reframe the moment. Watch the panel and read our takeaways >>

The Greatest Workplace Experiment in History

Adapting to a radically new working routine was also the takeaway from today's column by HelloOffice director Owen Fileti. "This month marks the start to the greatest workplace experiment in history," he writes. "What was our day-to-day is no longer the norm." Read more of Fileti's column >>

Coronavirus Updates: Olympics Postponed, SpaceX Delays, L.A. County Racks Up More Cases

SpaceX has had to delay a launch. The Summer Olympics have been postponed, dealing a blow to NBC, which owns rights to broadcast them through 2032. L.A. County health officials announced a sharp uptick in cases. Read today's updates >>

‘We Should’ve Done More’

Bill Gates sounded exasperated in a discussion about COVID-19 with the nonprofit TED. The cofounder of Microsoft had been sounding alarms about the virus for months, and recently stepped down from the company's board to focus on the disaster.

"It's very tough to say to people, 'Hey keep going to restaurants, go buy new houses, ignore that pile of bodies over in the corner,'" he said. Watch his interview and read more >>

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