For Tim Hayes, the COVID-19 pandemic became a reality on a Friday the 13th. The school he works in closed and within a matter of days, everything was happening online, including counseling students, which is what Tim does. From time to time, he’s also had to do a bit of self-counseling. Either way, he always offers a blend of compassion and optimism.
Out of the blue, soon after we began staying at home because of COVID-19, I received an intriguing email from a retired librarian who lives in Newfoundland, Canada. This is a story about why she sent me an email and what she has been doing to cope with the pandemic.
“We teach best what we most need to learn.” A quote that has helped guide Patrica Raskin throughout her life. She wears many hats, but in her job as a radio show host, she learns a lot from the people she interviews. What interests her most is how to maintain a positive attitude.
If you’ve been staying at home because of the pandemic, do you find yourself being more active or less? Either way, you may be putting yourself at risk of hurting your back. Here are some prevention and treatment tips from physical therapist Jason Adour.
Strawberry season — almost time to go picking! Here’s the 2020 Catching Health list of where you can pick strawberries in Maine. I updated as much as I could, but you should check ahead to make sure your favorite farm is open this year or to see what COVID-19 restrictions may be in place.
Who doesn’t love the smell of baking bread? Since COVID-19 has kept me home, I’ve baked quite a few loaves. Want to fill your home with the scent and your belly with the deliciousness? Here’s a recipe for rosemary focaccia.
Everybody has a story to tell about how they are coping with the pandemic. This one comes from my brother-in-law Russ, who writes that among other things, riding his bike and creating art help keep him on firm ground.
Been a little lax when it comes to getting regular exercise? You’re not alone. Some people have figured out a routine that works for them, but others are struggling. If that’s you, here’s some motivation and a few how-to videos.
Dr. Dora Anne Mills usually informs us about the current situation with COVID-19. But in this update, she writes about the connection between the pandemic and the recent protests and where it might lead.
Follow the lines, the shapes, the colors in this image. When I do, I am mesmerized and calmed. The image was created by Maine artist Pejj Nunes, who wants to teach her method as a form of art therapy. It’s called Shibui Found Image Art and because of COVID-19, she now has to develop a different way of teaching than she had planned.