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This is my longest practising student, Phil.  Phil is smiling.  Be like Phil. So, how are you doing?  Coping ok with the isolation, occasional anxieties of an uncertain future and financial strains?  No doubt about it, this is a stressful period for everyone.  There's no shame in admitting to being a little twitchy at this weird time we all find ourselves in, right? I struggled to wrap my head around it the first week of lockdown here in Australia, mid March.  If I'm being honest, I didn't quite know what to do with myself.  The brain doesn't cope well with uncertainty, or too much idleness, especially for an indeterminate amount of time.  We like to know what's down the road, don't we?  I'm not a huge lover of the 10 year plan, but even I was challenged initially by the uncertain future of just the next six months. After a week, I began to settle into the new routine.  Thankfully, my training space was always available to me.  My students stil

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