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I am a big fan of Pema Chödrön and some of her writings are pertinent to our current circumstances. Her book Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion deals with the challenges of daily living. She is a Buddhist nun and her words of wisdom in all her books are designed to keeping us grounded, kind and empathic. $15.26.
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The Fast Company magazine posted an article called “Science-backed tips for settling into your new work- from-home routine” and here are the points they make: Focus on habits – designate a dedicated workspace and create a schedule, Look professional – do all the things you normally did to be ready to be around a group of people, Take care of your body – walk, run or exercise any way you can while social distancing, Find a group – assemble a group of your co-workers on Zoom or Skype and do your work ‘together’. It helps to be around other people. For more details, click here.
Since we are minimizing the number of trips we take to the grocery store, here is a Guide to the length of time your fresh food will last.
I was wondering if there was anything I could do to help my lungs stay in tip top shape in case I contracted coronavirus. I listened to two coronavirus patients interviewed about what they did to fight the virus once it had gotten into their lungs and they both referenced the same doctor’s advice. See below.
Dr. Sarfaraz Munshi from Queens Hospital in England recommends the following breathing techniques to keep enough oxygen in the base of your lungs to be able to expel mucus and fight coronavirus if it goes to your lungs. Dr. Munshi even recommends doing these breathing techniques if you haven’t gotten the virus yet, to strengthen your lungs.
From The Today Show:
Here are Munshi’s instructions:
Take a deep breath in, hold your breath for five seconds, then release.
Do this five times — five breaths total.
Next, take a sixth deep breath in, then at the end of it cough strongly — covering your mouth when you do so.
The six breaths plus cough at the end represent once cycle. Repeat this cycle twice.
Munshi then instructed patients to lie on their stomach on a bed, taking slightly deeper breaths than normal for the next 10 minutes. “The majority of your lung is on your back, not on your front,” Munshi said in the video. “So by lying on your back, you’re closing off more of the smaller airways and this is not good during the period of infection.”