March 19, 2020

Resources to Help You Set, Meet—and Exceed—Your #QuarantineGoals

Greetings from my home office Wow-of-the-Week-ers,

Like many of you I’m writing this post from home.

And, like you, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how to best use this time to help me grow, and help those around me to feel connected and safe.

With this in mind, I thought I’d send along some of the best—short and long—resources I’ve been tapping into during this time, as well as some of the new home practices I’ve adopted.

  • Should you be interested in taking courses of—literally—any kind, I recommend the FREE online courses offered by Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale where you can learn anything from negotiating to nutrition, contract law to the history of medieval medicine.
  • For art lovers, here is a link to virtual tours at over 1,000 museums and galleries around the world.
  • If you’d like a bit more art with symphonies and operas, too, check out this worldwide roundup.
  • Want to get smarter, fast while being wildly entertained? Check out NPR’s Hidden Brain podcast.
  • If you’re feeling drawn to move your body here and there, I highly recommend taking yoga classes on Om Stars – they are my go-to resource. In addition to yoga of every kind—for every body and every level of flexibility—you can also find meditation, anatomy and vegan cooking To join for one month FOR FREE, use this code: https://omstars.com/?r=FRANCESJONESYOGA

(FYI: My #quarantinegoal is to be able to pick my feet up off the floor for more than a second in the L-sit, pictured above. Lower abs—I’m coming for you!)

As for new home habits, I’m spending the first ten minutes of the day doing some free form writing (I don’t care for the word “journaling”) rather than looking at the latest, kooky headlines. I’m calling lots of over-65 neighbors to see if I can go to the grocery and/or drugstore for them and I’m taking virtual coffee breaks with friends and family.

I also called and requested a dumpster. My basement is going to look amazing.

If you have any new best practices, I’d love to hear about them.

Please know I am also here to help you in any way you think I might be useful as we move through the next few days, weeks, and beyond.

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