Tips to help pass the quarantine time for COVID-19
I hope you are maintaining some calm and balance in your life this week. As promised I’ve been looking at resources to help us navigate spending a little more time inside. Most of these are leisure and the plan to update as I learn of other opportunities.
The Metropolitan Opera is streaming live.
Carmen streamed on Monday and I was in the queue for La Bohème as I wrote this. You can view the steam here, https://www.metopera.org/, and the schedule here, https://www.metopera.org/about/press-releases/met-to-launch-nightly-met-opera-streams-a-free-series-of-encore-live-in-hd-presentations-streamed-on-the-company-website-during-the-coronavirus-closure/. ** The stream is available for 20 hours which is great because if you can’t get through to the site because of demand, you can catch it later.
Love a good museum? I know I do. Take a virtual tour of some of the world’s greatest museums and heritage sites with Google’s Arts & Culture Museum Views. Get started here, https://artsandculture.google.com/project/streetviews.
Love to cook? Me too! If not, now’s a good time to learn. Having that one dish you’re known for can fool people into thinking you’re a pro. Here a few things worth trying from the Learning Lab and around the interwebs.
+ Learn How to Make Ginger Beer – https://senicanaturals.com/how-to-make-ginger-juice-aka-ginger-beer/
+ Learn How to Make Cranberry Juice – https://senicanaturals.com/how-to-make-cranberry-juice/
+ Try Your Hand at Strawberry Mint Limeade –https://senicanaturals.com/beauty-from-the-inside-strawberry-mint-limeade/
+ My Favorite Vanilla Ice Cream – https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/true-vanilla-ice-cream
This is so good as is and you can use it to build other flavor options. I use it as a base and add my own frills to it. My last creation was a vanilla ice cream with homemade guava compote. Did I mention that I love to cook? The Salted Caramel Ice Cream Recipe from Epicurious also has a good salted caramel recipe.
**Not all of these are “healthy”. I know. Everything in moderation. I’ll include some variety options on the blog update.
For my Caribbean people or if you’d like to try your hand at some new dishes. Make a Johnny cake/bakes. All things Caribbean here, https://caribbeanpot.com/. The ingredients may vary based on how your family made these dishes but the concepts are usually the same. It is one of the sources I used in learning how to make dhalpuri roti.
Work that body! Feel the burn! Try some stretches or basic movements using your body weight. And if you have itsy bitsy children, they usually join in and make it look so easy. I remember my goddaughter would do this and it encouraged me to keep going. Plus it was bonding time. You can find many option for low to no cost virtual exercise options on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and more.
Laugh a little or a lot! I love a good belly laugh and I’ve had several this week. Sometimes I am cracking myself up. Other times it’s sharing commentary on life with family and friends and the ridiculosity of events that take place in our world. It’s good to see the lighter side of things in life at times. Social media can also be a good place for that too. I keep going back to this one from the Office, https://www.instagram.com/p/B94Os7YlcYQ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link.
Be a butterfly in the sky. If you’re a Reading Rainbow fan, you got that. Read! Get caught up on your reading list or explore some new genres. Most libraries offer digital options that allow you to check out e-books, audio books, music, movies, and other types for materials. My favorite apps for this are Libby and Hoopla.
Sing a song. Belt out your favorite tunes or sing along to your favorites playlist and get the good vibes going. I’m ‘shower concert’ fit again and I even sang two songs in the Sénica Family Facebook Group. You should join, if you haven’t already. Last week I sang “Reading Rainbow” and this week I sang “Queen Mary”. You can join the group here, https://www.facebook.com/groups/2019758318104421.
Witness penguin nesting at the Shedd Aquarium in Illinois next week. Learn more about it here and watch Edward and Annie walk through the museum here, https://www.instagram.com/p/B9zx-xDD9DL/.
Get some fresh air, enjoy nature, where reasonably possible. I love a light neighborhood walk and/or a good nature trail or day excursion. Time in the outdoors is always reviving for me and I make time for it.
Are there any virtual or other activities you’d add to this list? Drop me a line so I can add it to the blog.
As you go about your days, remember to keep yourself grounded and take care of your body as best as possible. Remember it’s okay to allow yourself the space and time not to do anything at all. As always, thank you for taking the time to read, allowing me to be of service to you through Sénica, and for supporting me as well. I look forward to connecting with you soon.
Natural. Beautiful. You.®,
Benardett, Creator of Sénica® Products
P.S. We missed #TestimonyTuesday this week. These reviews are still relevant. So is the Blemish Balm. Check out this round up on the Blemish Balm, https://senicanaturals.com/blemish-balm-rave-reviews/. It’s my go to, especially with Spring skin flare ups and our current state of overdrive on the hand-washing.
P.P.S. The Brown Sugar Scrubs & Shea Moisturizer Sets are $5 off right now. No code needed. Great option for keeping your hands and body soft. I’ll send an email out when I can. In the meantime, you can get yours here, https://shop.senicanaturals.com/collections/gift-sets/products/shea-moisturizer-sugar-scrub-sets.