When you absolutely have to go outside.
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I found this useful………….💗Advice from a psychologist:
After having thirty-one sessions this week with patients where the singular focus was COVID-19 and how to cope, I decided to consolidate my advice and make a list that I hope is helpful to all. I can’t control a lot of what is going on right now, but I can contribute this.
Edit: I am surprised and heartened that this has been shared so widely! People have asked me to credential myself, so to that end, I am a doctoral level Psychologist in NYS with a Psy.D. in the specialities of School and Clinical Psychology.
MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS TIPS FOR QUARANTINE
1. Stick to a routine. Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as self-care.
2. Dress for the social life you want, not the social life you have. Get showered and dressed in comfortable clothes, wash your face, brush your teeth. Take the time to do a bath or a facial. Put on some bright colors. It is amazing how our dress can impact our mood.
3. Get out at least once a day, for at least thirty minutes. If you are concerned of contact, try first thing in the morning, or later in the evening, and try less traveled streets and avenues. If you are high risk or living with those who are high risk, open the windows and blast the fan. It is amazing how much fresh air can do for spirits.
4. Find some time to move each day, again daily for at least thirty minutes. If you don’t feel comfortable going outside, there are many YouTube videos that offer free movement classes, and if all else fails, turn on the music and have a dance party!
5. Reach out to others, you guessed it, at least once daily for thirty minutes. Try to do FaceTime, Skype, phone calls, texting—connect with other people to seek and provide support. Don’t forget to do this for your children as well. Set up virtual playdates with friends daily via FaceTime, Facebook Messenger Kids, Zoom, etc—your kids miss their friends, too!
6. Stay hydrated and eat well. This one may seem obvious, but stress and eating often don’t mix well, and we find ourselves over-indulging, forgetting to eat, and avoiding food. Drink plenty of water, eat some good and nutritious foods, and challenge yourself to learn how to cook something new!
7. Develop a self-care toolkit. This can look different for everyone. A lot of successful self-care strategies involve a sensory component (seven senses: touch, taste, sight, hearing, smell, vestibular (movement) and proprioceptive (comforting pressure). An idea for each: a soft blanket or stuffed animal, a hot chocolate, photos of vacations, comforting music, lavender or eucalyptus oil, a small swing or rocking chair, a weighted blanket. A journal, an inspirational book, or a mandala coloring book is wonderful, bubbles to blow or blowing watercolor on paper through a straw are visually appealing as well as work on controlled breath. Mint gum, Listerine strips, ginger ale, frozen Starburst, ice packs, and cold are also good for anxiety regulation. For children, it is great to help them create a self-regulation comfort box (often a shoe-box or bin they can decorate) that they can use on the ready for first-aid when overwhelmed.
8. Spend extra time playing with children. Children will rarely communicate how they are feeling, but will often make a bid for attention and communication through play. Don’t be surprised to see therapeutic themes of illness, doctor visits, and isolation play through. Understand that play is cathartic and helpful for children—it is how they process their world and problem solve, and there’s a lot they are seeing and experiencing in the now.
9. Give everyone the benefit of the doubt, and a wide berth. A lot of cooped up time can bring out the worst in everyone. Each person will have moments when they will not be at their best. It is important to move with grace through blowups, to not show up to every argument you are invited to, and to not hold grudges and continue disagreements. Everyone is doing the best they can to make it through this.
10. Everyone find their own retreat space. Space is at a premium, particularly with city living. It is important that people think through their own separate space for work and for relaxation. For children, help them identify a place where they can go to retreat when stressed. You can make this place cozy by using blankets, pillows, cushions, scarves, beanbags, tents, and “forts”. It is good to know that even when we are on top of each other, we have our own special place to go to be alone.
11. Expect behavioral issues in children, and respond gently. We are all struggling with disruption in routine, none more than children, who rely on routines constructed by others to make them feel safe and to know what comes next. Expect increased anxiety, worries and fears, nightmares, difficulty separating or sleeping, testing limits, and meltdowns. Do not introduce major behavioral plans or consequences at this time—hold stable and focus on emotional connection.
12. Focus on safety and attachment. We are going to be living for a bit with the unprecedented demand of meeting all work deadlines, homeschooling children, running a sterile household, and making a whole lot of entertainment in confinement. We can get wrapped up in meeting expectations in all domains, but we must remember that these are scary and unpredictable times for children. Focus on strengthening the connection through time spent following their lead, through physical touch, through play, through therapeutic books, and via verbal reassurances that you will be there for them in this time.
13. Lower expectations and practice radical self-acceptance. This idea is connected with #12. We are doing too many things in this moment, under fear and stress. This does not make a formula for excellence. Instead, give yourself what psychologists call “radical self acceptance”: accepting everything about yourself, your current situation, and your life without question, blame, or pushback. You cannot fail at this—there is no roadmap, no precedent for this, and we are all truly doing the best we can in an impossible situation.
14. Limit social media and COVID conversation, especially around children. One can find tons of information on COVID-19 to consume, and it changes minute to minute. The information is often sensationalized, negatively skewed, and alarmist. Find a few trusted sources that you can check in with consistently, limit it to a few times a day, and set a time limit for yourself on how much you consume (again 30 minutes tops, 2-3 times daily). Keep news and alarming conversations out of earshot from children—they see and hear everything, and can become very frightened by what they hear.
15. Notice the good in the world, the helpers. There is a lot of scary, negative, and overwhelming information to take in regarding this pandemic. There are also a ton of stories of people sacrificing, donating, and supporting one another in miraculous ways. It is important to counter-balance the heavy information with the hopeful information.
16. Help others. Find ways, big and small, to give back to others. Support restaurants, offer to grocery shop, check in with elderly neighbors, write psychological wellness tips for others—helping others gives us a sense of agency when things seem out of control.
17. Find something you can control, and control the heck out of it. In moments of big uncertainty and overwhelm, control your little corner of the world. Organize your bookshelf, purge your closet, put together that furniture, group your toys. It helps to anchor and ground us when the bigger things are chaotic.
18. Find a long-term project to dive into. Now is the time to learn how to play the keyboard, put together a huge jigsaw puzzle, start a 15 hour game of Risk, paint a picture, read the Harry Potter series, binge watch an 8-season show, crochet a blanket, solve a Rubix cube, or develop a new town in Animal Crossing. Find something that will keep you busy, distracted, and engaged to take breaks from what is going on in the outside world.
19. Engage in repetitive movements and left-right movements. Research has shown that repetitive movement (knitting, coloring, painting, clay sculpting, jump roping etc) especially left-right movement (running, drumming, skating, hopping) can be effective at self-soothing and maintaining self-regulation in moments of distress.
20. Find an expressive art and go for it. Our emotional brain is very receptive to the creative arts, and it is a direct portal for release of feeling. Find something that is creative (sculpting, drawing, dancing, music, singing, playing) and give it your all. See how relieved you can feel. It is a very effective way of helping kids to emote and communicate as well!
21. Find lightness and humor in each day. There is a lot to be worried about, and with good reason. Counterbalance this heaviness with something funny each day: cat videos on YouTube, a stand-up show on Netflix, a funny movie—we all need a little comedic relief in our day, every day.
22. Reach out for help—your team is there for you. If you have a therapist or psychiatrist, they are available to you, even at a distance. Keep up your medications and your therapy sessions the best you can. If you are having difficulty coping, seek out help for the first time. There are mental health people on the ready to help you through this crisis. Your children’s teachers and related service providers will do anything within their power to help, especially for those parents tasked with the difficult task of being a whole treatment team to their child with special challenges. Seek support groups of fellow home-schoolers, parents, and neighbors to feel connected. There is help and support out there, any time of the day—although we are physically distant, we can always connect virtually.
23. “Chunk” your quarantine, take it moment by moment. We have no road map for this. We don’t know what this will look like in 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month from now. Often, when I work with patients who have anxiety around overwhelming issues, I suggest that they engage in a strategy called “chunking”—focusing on whatever bite-sized piece of a challenge that feels manageable. Whether that be 5 minutes, a day, or a week at a time—find what feels doable for you, and set a time stamp for how far ahead in the future you will let yourself worry. Take each chunk one at a time, and move through stress in pieces.
24. Remind yourself daily that this is temporary. It seems in the midst of this quarantine that it will never end. It is terrifying to think of the road stretching ahead of us. Please take time to remind yourself that although this is very scary and difficult, and will go on for an undetermined amount of time, it is a season of life and it will pass. We will return to feeing free, safe, busy, and connected in the days ahead.
25. Find the lesson. This whole crisis can seem sad, senseless, and at times, avoidable. When psychologists work with trauma, a key feature to helping someone work through said trauma is to help them find their agency, the potential positive outcomes they can effect, the meaning and construction that can come out of destruction. What can each of us learn here, in big and small ways, from this crisis? What needs to change in ourselves, our homes, our communities, our nation, and our world?
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A tiny library that has been wrapped in danger tape in the suburbs outside of Portland, Oregon.
I’m sick of the people in this house. I’d run away so fast if there were anywhere in the world to run to. But alas. PANdemic.
Happy April everyone! I know right now it’s hard to find the happiness in the midst of a pandemic but I hope along with the dozens of safety tips you’ve all heard a million times by now, I can share a some positivity with you guys.
I know majority of people are bored at home, and I totally understand because - so am I lol. I live in New York City, and it’s been a weird pill to swallow seeing the city that never sleeps on a 2 week long nap, with no signs of waking up. However, I’ve been making the best of my “staycation” (positive spin on “quarantine”) by doing some of the following activities that I’m going to share with you in this post.
Here’s some of fun things to do to keep your spirits up and keep you busy while the infamous “Rona” has us tucked away:
💛 Take A Meditative Walk.
Yes, take a walk. Of course, follow all social distancing rules - wear a mask and walk with gloves if you’d like. Staying inside all day is just going to make you stir-crazy so if the weather is good, and you feel comfortable going out - please do; Even if just for 20mins to get some air, clear your mind and see something other than the view outside your window. I’ve been taking walks with my crystals, if you’re into that, for extra healing. AND TRUST ME, IT HELPS SO MUCH.
💛 Practice Tai Chi.
So this one is new for me, but so far it’s been such a big help with keeping me calm, cool, and collected. As well, as keeping me fit. It’s a really great exercise that incorporates your body, mind and spirit. There’s tons of videos on YouTube that are super easy to follow, you don’t need any equipment and you can do it right in your living room.
💛 Learn a new language.
I know a lot of people are currently taking online classes for school already so studying might not seem like the most fun thing to do right now. However, there’s other ways to pick up a new language without having to sit at a desk all day such as through shows and music. It’s fun and beneficial especially if you’re like me, and can’t wait to visit some new places after this ordeal passes. P.S. I’m personally studying Korean on my own, so if anyone wants to be my study buddy, lmk ;)
💛 Explore new music genre/artist.
Who doesn’t love music, right? Good news, THERE’S SO MUCH MUSIC OUT THERE. I’ve listened to so many playlists these last couple weeks while reading, playing video games, and on my walks. I’ve even listened to the radio a lot. It’s been really good to hear something other than news updates fill my ears. In short, music is therapeutic. Go listen to something good.
💛 Watch FUNNY shows/movies.
This is prime binge-watching time. However, be mindful of what you tune into. I love a good drama but let’s face it, there’s ENOUGH DRAMA IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. I’ve personally been limiting how much heavy topic shows I watch, including the news. It’s been better for my mind and emotions to watch light hearted shows that make me laugh and take my mind off of how crazy things are right now. I suggest lots and lots of cartoons.
💛 Karaoke with the fam.
I can’t sing well, however that does not stop from me singing anyway. I’m sure my neighbor is tired of hearing me play “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban but I have too much fun singing along to care what anyone thinks. YouTube is my best friend right now. In addition to all the vlogs, shows, music videos - there’s also a WIDEEE selection of karaoke songs. I recommend having a karaoke party in your living room. You’ll have a lot of fun and be surprised how fast time flies when you’re singing off key lol.
💛 Pray and Worship.
Lastly, I recommend praying and worshipping to whomever is your spiritual guide. We all have different religions, beliefs, and spiritualities - all which I respect and welcome here on this blog. I personally find a lot of peace and joy when I pray to God. And peace and joy is two things I feel we all could use right now. It may not be everyone’s idea of fun, however, the benefits to your heart and mind during these difficult times makes it totally worth it.
Thank you for reading and I hope that you all give a few, or even all seven, a try! And that it helps brighten your day in the midst of this storm!
Stay safe, optimistic and blessed! <3
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I want to ask a question, Dominic. I don’t care if you answer me or not. I just want to say this aloud… The question I want to ask is about St Mary’s and Three Waters. The question that’s kept me up for the last 24 hours, the question I have to ask, is: What if the worst, the most horrifying, biological attack in this country’s history was not the work of religious extremists?
Well, I don’t understand. We know it was. They were caught. They confessed.
And they were executed, I know. And maybe that’s really what happened. But I see this chain of events, these coincidences… and I have to ask: What if that isn’t what happened? What if someone else unleashed that virus? What if someone else killed all those people? Would you really want to know who it was?
… Even if it was someone working for this government? That’s my question. If our own government was responsible for what happened at St Mary’s and Three Waters… if our own government was responsible for the deaths of almost a hundred thousand people… would you really want to know?
He made suburban characters shine in Fountains of Wayne songs and brought pop-rock perfection to the Tom Hanks film “That Thing You Do!”
By Ben Sisario: NYTimes: Adam Schlesinger, a singer-songwriter for the bands Fountains of Wayne and Ivy who had an award-winning second career writing songs for film, theater and television, died on Wednesday. He was 52.
The cause was complications of the coronavirus, said Josh Grier, his lawyer.
In Fountains of Wayne, which was started in 1995, Mr. Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood perfected a novelistic form of hummable pop-rock in a style derived equally from the Kinks and 1970s groups like Big Star and the Cars. They chose northern New Jersey and the outer boroughs of New York City as their territory, chronicling the lives of suburban mall shoppers, Generation X slackers and down-market cover bands in songs like “Hackensack” and “Red Dragon Tattoo.”
The band was named after a lawn ornament store in Wayne, N.J., near Mr. Schlesinger’s hometown, Montclair.
Adored by critics, Fountains of Wayne — in which Mr. Schlesinger played bass and Mr. Collingwood played guitar and sang lead vocals — became a cult favorite but had modest record sales. Its biggest brush with fame came in 2003 with “Stacy’s Mom,” a winking novelty track about a teenage boy infatuated with a friend’s mother. With a racy video featuring the supermodel Rachel Hunter, the song went to No. 21 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Almost from the start of his career, Mr. Schlesinger found success in other mediums. He wrote the Beatles-esque theme song to “That Thing You Do!,” a 1996 film directed by Tom Hanks about an also-ran 1960s rock band; like the best Fountains of Wayne songs, “That Thing You Do!” had an instantly catchy melody, a twisting chord progression and plenty of wordplay.
The movie brought Mr. Schlesinger nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
He also won three Emmy Awards for his songs on the 2010s TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” which threaded campy, Broadway-style songs through its plot.
In the theater, Mr. Schlesinger worked with David Javerbaum to write songs for the 2008 Broadway musical “Cry-Baby,” based on John Waters’s 1990 film of the same title. Mr. Schlesinger and Mr. Javerbaum were nominated for a Tony that year for best original score, and they worked together again in 2015 on the play “An Act of God.”
As a member of Fountains of Wayne, Mr. Schlesinger received two Grammy nominations, but his sole trophy was won with Mr. Javerbaum for their work on Steven Colbert’s “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!,” which took best comedy album in 2010.
More recently, Mr. Schlesinger had been collaborating with Sarah Silverman on a stage adaptation of her memoir, “The Bedwetter,” which was scheduled to begin performances Off Broadway this month at the Atlantic Theater Company, but was delayed by the pandemic; he wrote the music, and co-wrote the lyrics with Ms. Silverman. And he had begun working with Rachel Bloom to write songs for a musical adaptation of the TV show “The Nanny,” which is in development and aimed at Broadway.
I always always knew something grandiose was going to happen in 2020 (and not something good).For the longest time I didn’t have much faith or into spirituality. But there are so many signs in plain sight of what is existing amongst us in this earth & universe and it makes everything seem so surreal and it gives more meaning to life.. and it’s amazing. There is more than what meets the eye. frequencies,vibration, quantum physics , different dimensions, nature.I read a lot of theories and some of them sound ridiculous Some say this was man made for population control others say it’s the lizard 1% cult that controls everything and uses 5G To mind control our every move lol (David icke). That this is actually ww3. What’s fucked is Chinese gov is blaming other countries for it like Italy .CCP is spreading lies . It did come from a lab one of the workers got splashed with it and bats from the lab were sold in the market .I find it horrible how trump and people using this situation to be racist towards Chinese. When they eat animals too just different ones.We’ve desensitized so many evil things in the world that we don’t pay attention of what it’s actually doing and the after effect. We have the ability to do great things and spread love. I’m not trying to sound preachy Cus I havent been the best person either but yeah ..