Self Care – Fitness

As of 2/20/21 Gyms are open in DC, Maryland and Virginia with capacity limits. Check online at your local gym’s website. Try creative alternatives to fitness routines! The alternatives include body weight exercises, using household items as weights, yoga, and dancing to name a few. If it is safe and Read more…

Self Care – Nutrition & Cooking

As of 2/20/21 Grocery Shopping Safety: Limit your trips to the grocery store by taking advantage of online grocery shopping services or outdoor farmers markets. However, if you do go, make sure to use disinfecting wipes on shopping carts, maintain a safe distance between yourself and other shoppers, avoid touching Read more…

Self Care – Parents

As of 02/20/21 Take the time to explain COVID-19 to your children in a way that is easy for them to understand. Here is a comic that explains coronavirus to kids.  Reassure your children if they are upset. Let them know that it is okay to feel scared, but that they Read more…

Self Care – Social Distancing

As of 2/20/21 We are entering a new phase of the pandemic as vaccine distribution accelerates. Mask wearing and social distancing in public settings is still necessary to stop community spread and end the pandemic as soon as possible CDC guidelines on facemasks: Improve How Your Mask Protects You  The Read more…

Self Care – Healthcare Workers

As of 2/20/21 Headspace, a popular mindfulness and guided meditation app (available for both iOS and Android) has helped many healthcare workers cope with the COVID-19 related stress and trauma. Calm is a company and app that offers free resources, including a stress management workbook to help counterbalance stress. Ask Read more…

Self Care – Resources

As of 2/20/21 CDC tips: Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19  Harvard guide: Managing Fear and Anxiety around COVID-19 FACE COVID –  set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) FACE COVID – How To Respond Effectively To Read more…

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