Self Care – Healthcare Workers

As of 09/30/20 Headspace, a popular mindfulness and guided meditation app is going free for US healthcare professionals until the end of the year (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/headspace-meditation-sleep/id493145008) Calm is a company and app that offers free resources, including a stress management workbook to help counterbalance stress (https://www.calm.com/blog/mindfulness-resources) Ask for help if you Read more…

Self Care – Fitness

As of 09/25/20 Gyms are now open in DC, Maryland and Virginia! 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 feasible, exercising outdoors (walking, hiking, biking) while maintaining 6ft Read more…

Self Care – Nutrition & Cooking

As of 09/24/20 Grocery Shopping Safety: Limit your trips to the grocery store by taking advantage of online grocery shopping services. However, if you do go, make sure to wear a mask or other face covering, use disinfecting wipes on shopping carts, maintain safe distance between yourself and other shoppers, Read more…

Self Care – Parents

As of 05/06/20 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: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus  Reassure your children if they are upset. Let them know that it is okay to feel scared, but Read more…

Self Care – Social Distancing

As of 05/06/20 Communicate often with loved ones. Online video platforms such as Google Hangouts, Skype, and HouseParty can allow you to stay connected with family and friends, even if you cannot see them physically.  Tips for working from home (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/smarter-living/work-at-home-tips-advice.html)  Get dressed for the day Find a space away Read more…

Self Care – Resources

As of 05/06/20 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) PDF:https://www.actmindfully.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/FACE-COVID-eBook-by-Russ-Harris-March-2020.pdf  Video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BmvNCdpHUYM    The COVID Anxiety Workbook: https://thewellnesssociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus-Anxiety-Workbook.pdf  COVID-19 Anxiety Workshop: Self-guided workbook from the University of Read more…

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