Month: April 2020

Navigating the New Normal of COVID-19

Navigating the New Normal of COVID-19

Good morning.

I have been grateful to Global TV who has let me carry on each week with my parenting and lifestyle segments from home – keeping me safe over here, but still working.

Each week, we have been tackling a new COVID-19 topic as it pertains to how we are living that week. And that living, has become a NEW NORMAL.

Many of you have asked for my thoughts on COVID-19, and what we can do to boost our spirits and our wellness, and those of our kids’, during these times.

Therefore, I decided to create one post today, cumulative of the past six weeks, with all my Global TV segments and all my online yoga classes, so that NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL is in one place for you.

Two Questions To Ask Yourself Under Quarantine

Two Questions To Ask Yourself Under Quarantine

Today’s post is for those who are able to use a little bit of time to strategize for the future. If you are functioning daily on survival mode (as most of the population is), you can absolutely sit this one out. No pressure. ?
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I am thankful that my coaching practice is busy these COVID-19 days with people who need wellness strategies and who want to plan for the future after the fog is lifted. ?
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These are the first two questions I ask every new client. It gives me an idea of where you want to be, and what is standing in the way of you getting there. ?
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Vitality Flow On The Go

Vitality Flow On The Go

Got 10 minutes?

Looking to improve mood, increase your energy, reduce stress, breathe easier, and maybe smile a little more?

You asked for something quick to feel better. Here is your quickie. Do it slow. 😉

And again, Harvard medical school is recommending yoga to deal with COVID-19 anxiety. Happy practicing. Stay well. Self-care is pertinent.

Change... The Only Constant

Change… The Only Constant

Good Day. I want to first start off by saying that I hope you are staying safe and well. These times are extremely challenging. 

I have been reading some great articles lately (hey, we’ve got nothing but time). I am also taking an online Yale course too – you know, the ‘nothing but time,’  blessing, right? But back to the articles I have been reading. They speak to point that if you don’t take this COVID-19 time to:

Learn a new language
Marie Kondo your space
Work on your side hustle
Learn how to meditate
Create a new craft
Grow a vegetable garden
then you’re not using your time wisely.

I call bullshit (and I’m in the space of self-improvement and wellness).

More Time Together Than These Boomers Ever Imagined!

More Time Together Than These Boomers Ever Imagined!

Never have so many of us spent so much time at home. It’s a time for innovation, and it’s a time for memories of the world we inhabited half-a-lifetime ago… or is it just a few weeks?!? That’s what Wendy Reichental writes about from her home in Montreal.

My husband and I are holed up now in our apartment, our own little world. The last time we spent this much time together was this past December while we were vacationing in Florida. It was to be our first three-week vacation. We were also celebrating the fact that I had made the decision to take early retirement. We were toasting to new beginnings and how 2020 would be a memorable year. Little did we know! Was that an innocent aspiration or an ominous premonition?

Vitality Morning Flow Yoga Class for COVID-19 Wellness

Vitality Morning Flow Yoga Class for COVID-19 Wellness

If you missed Monday morning’s LIVE vitality flow yoga class, here is the 30-minute class which is a nice morning practice designed to strengthen your body and calm your mind. It is the perfect COVID-19 wellness booster.

This practice is a little more dynamic, but I still provide options to either intensify or modify the poses for your level. You will need a yoga mat (or beach towel), and if you have a set of yoga blocks, you can use them, otherwise no blocks are required.

45 Things I've Learned in 45 Years

45 Things I’ve Learned in 45 Years

urning 45 in quarantine has given me lots of time for introspection.

So here goes! In honor of turning 35 45 (ahem), what I’ve learned in quarantine and beyond:

Beauty, money, power– things we often place high value upon in society are worthless without your health. Haven’t we all learned this?
I’ve learned I can grieve and be grateful at the same time. And wow, how interesting and odd that is.
I’ve learned that when things feel out of control, to focus on what you CAN control. It’s empowering when you can switch the inner-dialogue from victim to driver of the bus.

Focus On What You CAN Control

Focus On What You CAN Control

There’s a lot out of our control right now.

A LOT.

There’s a lot we don’t have any say in, or ability to change. This can be stressful. It can be anxiety-provoking. I hear you. I definitely FEEL you.

But the key to managing this difficult period, is to focus on what you CAN control: