It’s officially near late October and the colleges across the United States that decided to reopen this fall semester are well past a point of reckoning. The end of August and into September felt ominous, the threat of college life shutting down again like many did in March looming closely. By week two of SeptemberContinue reading “Some U.S. Colleges (like UVM) Are Showing Us How To Manage Living a New Normal”
While cities and states across the nation continue maintaining their own bubbles of restrictions or a lockdown, companies are also making their own calls for how much longer they should allow or require their employees to work from home. As of early September 2020, major companies have extended their work from home policies: until JanuaryContinue reading “Are Work-From-Home Extensions Predicting the End of This Pandemic?”
Across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and around the country, school districts are clinging to a hybrid approach to reopening schools this fall.
No one has to look very far to find ways our lives and routines have been disrupted whether it’s because of the COVID-19 pandemic and/or social and political events. When our routines change, it’s normal to feel more anxious and stressed.
“Let’s get back to playing Aunt Stef!” This has become the tagline for my new life under COVID-19 as I’m living under the same roof as an adorable – yet exhausting – toddler. Like everyone, my life has been altered more than I could have imagined this year, but several months into it – protestsContinue reading “Don’t forget to play”
What it’s like to be graduating from law school during the pandemic lock down in the NYC metro area.
Opportunity presents itself at the most unanticipated times in our lives. The chance for a hard reset of our lives often is never presented to us or when it is we are quite understandably hesitant to act on it due to a of a host of fears and trepidation.
Early in the morning on a recent Sunday I pedaled up Prospect Park southwest, my bike weighed down with cargo and moving at a deliberate pace. The sun wasn’t out in force yet so the warmer-than-usual mid-spring day was still cool and, in the punctuated calm of the pandemic, the streets were quiet.
Are you reading the news lately? While it’s all well and good to keep up with the latest news and converse with community groups online, you have to watch out for your wellness too. So to embrace all the good and humor still out there, here’s a list of lists! First, here’s a quick listContinue reading “Embrace the Good and Remember to Laugh”
Here’s a look at how far we’ve come. I find it helpful to take a few minutes and look back at what has happened so far. I’ll update this overview every week or so. Some big ticket items in news as of May 17th, 2020: Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued a phased reopening of NewContinue reading “Where Are We Now With All this NYC?”
What have I learned from two months of lock down? I find myself much more connected to my apartment and neighborhood. As life has slowed, I’ve learned to identify the true value of “neighborhood.” It’s not just a place—it’s a state of mind. An appreciation for windows. Inspired by the title of this project andContinue reading “Finding Mindfulness in Moments”
Alicia Keys, Good Job Doctor Elvis & Doctor Robinson, Music is Medicine Hyeyoung Jane Lee (my mom) Playing the Cello, Schumann, 1990s
Do you have a protocol when you reenter your home after going out for a while? As soon as we enter the house, here are our steps: We’ve been trying to go out when we don’t think others will, which means you get up early in the am to run or bike, go out inContinue reading “Living the Contrarian Life With Protocols”
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