The Pandemic is Influencing the way we Communicate



Louise Kerwin is a mum, grandma, partner, naturopath, and author but in no particular order. She was diagnosed with a thyroid disease, Hashimoto’s, and through this found her passion. Her mission is to support, nurture, inspire and simplify Thyroid disorders and autoimmune so her patients can learn to heal from the inside out and experience loving life again. She wrote ‘Whispers of My Heart’ in the hope that her poems will help to open people’s hearts and inspire them to show love to the special people in their lives once again.


It’s no secret that the impacts of the pandemic have influenced the way we communicate with loved ones, with over a quarter (28%) of Aussies feeling worse at communicating since lockdown. With communication being one of the most important pillars of a healthy and happy relationship, ‘happy spouse, peaceful house’ is truer than we care to admit. What’s more, in the age of smartphones, emojis are becoming the more common way to communicate. Yet, more than half (56%) of Aussies don’t feel comfortable expressing emotions through emojis and prefer in-person conversation, making traditional forms of communicating and connecting that much more important.