These are stressful times. Things are uncertain. But I’m seeing more good than bad from the masses. People helping people from a safe distance. We’re adapting and working with what we have and coming up with creative ways to show support to others. I took the above photo while walking my dogs through my neighborhood yesterday and it made my heart sing.
Here are some of my recent discoveries:
People in neighborhoods are turning their Little Free Libraries into Little Free Pantries. Books and food are vital to staying healthy and sane. I don’t know about where you live, but my neighborhood has a fair amount of these. If you have a little extra, give it someone who doesn’t. The website that I got this from, LitHub, is a wonderful literary site full of essays, book recommendations and much more. Go peruse!
Headspace is great website for meditation, relaxation, and stress relief techniques. They have a free version and are offering their premium version to healthcare providers for free. Just sign up with your NPI.
Texas and Ohio have now included abortion among nonessential surgeries that must be delayed during #covid_19 and last I heard, the senate was trying to remove funding for Planned Parenthood in the stimulus package. This would leave many lower income pregnant women without access to prenatal care and other people without birth control (um, HELLO quarantine...) and screenings for cervical cancer. While you can’t go out and protest, you can hang posters in your window.
Lastly but not leastly - If you’re quarantined at home alone and need some company, please consider fostering a dog or cat. They’re good friends and they don’t act TOO put off when you sing them made-up songs completely off-key. Contact the Humane Society in your area or google local animal rescues. Shelter animals are in need too.
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