The Covid pandemic is not just Dr. Henry's problem. This is humanity's problem. We are all in this together.
For most British Columbians, Dr. Bonnie Henry is a provincial icon. Her calm and steady approach to the COVID-19 pandemic has made her our hero.
Dr. Bonnie and her team are responsible for controlling the spread of the coronavirus across the province. That's their job. During a pubic health crisis like this one, you want exceptional leadership to guide us through! Wearing a mask, washing our hands and social distancing is the least we can do. These simple activities creates a safer physical environment for all of us. After all, we’re all in this together.
Creating a kind, calm and safe environment that supports the mental and emotional well being of ourselves, our families, our communities, and our province... that's our job. If we all did that, Dr. Bonnie would sleep better!
What is the goal of the campaign?
The BeKind.BeCalm.BeSafe. Campaign is like no other! Instead of petitions, protests, and picket lines, this campaign is personal, empowering, and totally under your control. You choose when you want to participate. And while you will be part of the larger campaign, your participation is totally private. It’s just you being with you. It's the perfect tool for handling the the stress of social isolation.
The campaign centers around using your sense of smell to bring present moment mindfulness, and in that momentary pause, bringing your focus to Dr. Bonnie’s words, BeKind.BeCalm.BeSafe and bring them consciously into your world. While each person is participating in their own personal space, the province-wide campaign links us all together: We are intentionally inhaling the same calming aroma to create mindfulness, and exhaling with the same conscious intention to our worlds: BeKind.BeCalm.BeSafe.
Using your personal aromapod frequently throughout the day gives you moments of mindfulness... a few private minutes to retreat inward and focus on your immediate needs. It’s a modern way to, ‘Stop and smell the roses.’
As the BeKind.BeCalm.BeSafe. intention spreads across our province, all these private, mindfulness moments collectively create a calmer, healthier environment that supports our mental and emotional well being. The anguish, grief, and stress the virus inflicts on our communities is our responsibility to manage. This campaign is a simple, empowering way to help embrace it.
At the start of this pandemic, we were banging pots at 7pm for a 3-minute acknowledgement of our frontline workers. This campaign builds on that community spirit by spreading the intention of healing across our province, and bringing our collective attention to defeating this pandemic.
How do I participate?
We're excited about launching this unique campaign that invites British Columbians to take action on Dr. Bonnie’s six famous words. For our own health and emotional well being, we need to be involved in this process.
It is our intention to let the BeKind.BeCalm.BeSafe. campaign move across British Columbia through family, friends, colleagues, healthcare and front-line workers spreading the word. There is some irony in that.
How to get the maximum benefit from your
BeKind.BeCalm.BeSafe. aromapod experience.
When you deliberately take the time to smell something, the act of smelling brings conscious awareness to the present moment. You cannot smell something and not be wholly in the present moment. Just try it! It is the conscious act of smelling the aroma that provides a momentary connection to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the body. Within this moment of mindfulness lies the power of healing, restoration, and balance.
The aromapod is simply a tool to help bring awareness... taking a momentary pause in the daily routine and focusing attention where it is needed most... ourselves. Adding the words, BeKind.BeCalm.Besafe. provides a focus for the healing and a calmer pathway forward.
The aromapod is a mood management tool to help bring awareness and healing. It provides a momentary pause in our daily routines and focuses the attention where it is needed most... ourselves. Adding the words, BeKind.BeCalm.BeSafe. provides a focus for the healing and a pathway forward.
Unlike most stimulants which are designed to help you escape reality, the BeKind.BeCalm.BeSafe. aromapod does the opposite: it brings you into the present moment. Use it wherever and whenever you need it.
We’re all in this together.
Your personal aromapod. For whenever you need it.
The BeKind.BeCalm.BeSafe. aromapod fuses the health benefits of aromatherapy with deliberate, relaxing moments of mindfulness, in a personal inhaler that fits conveniently in your pocket or purse.
The essential oils infused in BeKind.BeCalm.BeSafe. are made from 100% pure essential oils that are ethically produced and free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
• Directions: Slide aromapod open and inhale slowly 3-5 times to help restore your vitality and give you a boost.
• Ingredients: blood orange, bergamot, grapefruit, patchouli and ylang-ylang 100% pure essential oils.
• Characteristics: The refreshing citrus, bergamot and tangy blood orange combined with the deep earthy aroma of patchouli and ylang-ylang make this a pleasant and soothing blend to bring a sense of calm, support sleep, reduce stress, and encourage mindfulness.
The aromapod is an innovative way to support
Dr. Bonnie and
give yourself a mood boost!
- Our Charity -
The Hippo Water Roller -
The BeKind.BeCalm.BeSafe. campaign is pleased to donate all funds from this campaign to the
Roll a Hippo Foundation,
a B.C. registered charity that has delivered over 750 hippo water rollers and Survival Garden Kits to vulnerable women and girls in Southern Africa.
Learn more about this empowering project and its impact on water, gender equality, and women's rights: