Stop Calling it Social Distancing! 3 Ways to Connect With Others Safely and Happily

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview on
Connecting With Others While Keeping a Distance:

Let’s stop calling it social distancing.  Why? Because it sounds so depressing and isolating, like every person is in it for themselves in solitude and we’re not allowed to socialize. I think the more appropriate terms should be “physical distancing,” or “temporarily homebound.” Just because we need to stay physically away from each other, doesn’t mean we can’t socialize through all the MANY forms of technology available to us.  

Here are 3 concrete ways we connect better with people this year:

      1. Talk about what you want to accomplish for yourself and your life this year.  Take this time to reflect on what’s important to you. Whether that’s health, career, or other passions and pursuits, create some goals around it and some action items you can take to get you closer to achieving it. Share it with those you love! Actually, share it with everyone you know! Why? Because the more people you share your goals with, the more people can hold you to account so you actually are more motivated to get it done!
      2. Authentically share and express anything and/or everything you are feeling right now given the current pandemic situation. It’s okay to be sad, disappointed, frustrated, or heartbroken about the current situation. Your feelings are valid. The world and life IS NOT what it used to be, and we’re not sure if it will ever get back to the way it was before COVID-19.  I understand the desire to not want to spread negativity or be a ‘Debbie Downer,’ but there is something to be said about just having space to freely express your emotions without judgment. 
      3. Share what you are grateful for with others. A gratitude practice can be hugely impactful to our mood and sense of wellbeing. A written practice is wonderful, but sometimes sharing it with others can give us an extra boost of joy and happiness. Even just a few minutes a day can shift us into a more positive mindset. 


Interview: Dr. Alice Fong

Known as the “Virtual Stress Doc,” Alice Fong, ND,  helps busy professionals break free from their stress and anxiety so that they can focus on what matters to them using a 5-step holistic approach. She is the founder and CEO of Amour de Soi Wellness, which offers one-on-one wellness programs, corporate wellness workshops, e-learning, and resilience training courses. 

Dr. Alice is also a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers and coaches those who want to build a virtual practice. She owns a second business called Thriving Wellness Practice, which she launched in order to expand her reach and impact of integrative medicine around the globe, by helping practitioners help more people.
She also co-hosts a Video Podcast Show called “HappyTalks with Dr. Alice and Donovon,” and has given talks around the country for healthcare providers, corporations, organizations, women’s conferences and for the general public. She is a world traveler, CrossFit athlete, and lover of personal development and authentic deep conversations.
Learn more about Dr. Alice Fong at

Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
Success In Media, Inc.

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