Protecting yourself against COVID-19

Protecting yourself against COVID-19We live in a unique time — the entire world is impacted by a pandemic. It’s hard to sort through all the information people are sharing to separate fact from fiction. Yes, we live in crazy times. I’m no expert, but I’m happy to share what I’ve been doing to stay safe.

 

Be properly informed:

People are sharing an immense amount information on social media. But it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. Even “reputable” news sources conflict with each other (and sometimes with themselves). Here are some of the sources I’ve found to be most useful:

Weekly Review – 2020-03-29
Weekly Review – 2020-03-29

Weekly Review – 2020-03-29

I began this series of posts back in January but stopped as other things took priority. Now COVID-19 has been taking center stage and we’re all adapting to a new way of living. I’ve settled into a routine and decided to start this back up.

Below are some of the things from the past week that I’ve come across and felt were worth sharing. As always, feel free to leave a comment on the blog or on social media if you’d like to add to the discussion. And if you like what’s in here, please use one or more of those buttons at the bottom of the post to share with friends.

Can You Cheat on Sundays During Lent?

Can You Cheat on Sundays During Lent?Each year during Lent, I face a conundrum: do I get to indulge in the things I’ve given up on Sundays because they are considered by some to be feast days. Before I get to the answer, let me provide some background on what Lent is for those who are unfamiliar with it.

 

What is Lent?

Lent is the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter that is observed by many Christians. It symbolizes the 40 days that Jesus was in the wilderness and was tempted by the devil to disobey God.  Each faith has its own rules for observance. I do the following during lent:

Weekly Review – 2020-01-19

Below are some of the things from the past week that I’ve come across and felt were worth sharing. As always, feel free to leave a comment on the blog or on social media if you’d like to add to the discussion. And if you like what’s in here, please use one or more of those buttons at the bottom of the post to share with friends.

30 Days to Better Habits – My Journey

30 Days to Better Habits - My JourneyIt’s okay to want more from life and be dissatisfied with your current situation. As long as you’re not walking around in a perpetual pity party, wanting more can indicate a need for growth. In fact, I found myself in a situation this past fall where I was dissatisfied. My body was not nearly in the shape I wanted it to be in and there were other aspects of my life that needed change.

The Power of Gratitude

The Power of GratitudeYou’ll find several books on gratitude in the “Personal Development” sections of most bookstores. There’s a reason for that – gratitude works. If you wake up every day and feel miserable, you’re probably going to have a miserable day. Now, waking up each day feeling grateful for all the good things in your life won’t guarantee that you’ll have a great day. But at least you’ll start out on the right foot.

The NYC Cab Driver & The Elderly Woman

NYC Cab

Cabs in the streets of New York City

I came across the below story and wanted to share. You may have seen it show up on social media or via email. I’m not sure whether it’s a true story but it does get you to stop and think. Have a read and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

 

A NYC Taxi driver wrote: