Since the coronavirus epidemic began, uncertainty and fear have become part of our daily lives. For many, these stresses ebb and flow as we try to navigate our new normal.
For some, it’s the stress of homeschooling a child while trying to work. For others, living alone, isolated and worried about one’s health, is causing fear and anxiety.
Now more than ever it’s important for us to take care of ourselves by making our mental and physical health a priority. Step away from the news. Take a personal time-out from our new routines to nourish our souls.
How do we find our Zen? A time-out to rewind and re-energize?
Here are a few virtual ideas from Associated agencies that might make you feel more grounded and less anxious.
Calm your mind during these stressful times with these meditation routines from JCC’s Director of Fitness Justin Dominick.
And meditation doesn’t have to only be for adults. Justin shares a peaceful nighttime routine to transition your child into bedtime.
If you are feeling “cooped up,” enjoy a virtual visit with the goats and chickens at Pearlstone. David Ben Yehuda, Pearlstone’s Chief Goat Correspondent will be your host and facilitate your visit. Available on Zoom, WebEx, Facetime, Google Hangouts and more. Learn more.
Reading can take you to new places, inspire you with heroic journeys and help you find spiritual meaning in life. Jessica Fink, librarian at the Macks Center for Jewish Education, suggests these inspiring stories:
It has become an international sensation. Renowned for alleviating stress, zentangling includes ritual and mirrors the symbols, designs and patterns of numerous cultures. This is a relaxing way to create structured patterns that result in beautiful designs.
Now that we are home, it’s the perfect time to try those recipes you’ve been meaning to make, but just haven’t had the time, after a long day at the office. Cooking (and baking) allows us to exercise our creativity, stimulates our brains and appeals to our senses.
Pearlstone’s culinary staff offers virtual cooking classes and cooking videos to get you inspired. In the meantime, enjoy one of their favorites, a Portabello/Spinach Quiche recipe that is perfect for taking advantage of spring’s bounties.
Mix together. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes or until set and golden brown.
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