How is your week going?
As it seems like restrictions are easing, I have been thinking about what aspects of social isolation I want to maintain once life returns to our new normal.
Weekends with nothing to do have been wonderful.
As have afternoons without the swimming, gymnastics, scouts rush.
I have been loving exercising at home…and the living in active wear that come along with it.
The lack of traffic has been amazing. It is so fabulous that the bike paths have been busier than the roads!
Is there any part of isolation that you want to incorporate into your life?
Here is what’s coming up on Zoom:
Weekly Mother’s Group – Tuesdays at 12:00pm
Conversation and connection.
Access to wonderful women’s health practitioners.
And mothers to be are welcome too!
Sammy Griffin Doula – Wednesday 29 April at 12:00pm
Sammy will share comfort measures for labour as well as answer any questions you have.
Birth Story Open Mic – Wednesday 6 May at 12:00pm
Come and share your story…or just listen in. And this is not just for those with babes in arms! If you haven’t birthed yet but are looking for positive guidance, please join us!
Hypnobirthing Information Session – Wednesday 20 May at 7:00pm
If you or any of your friends are interested in hypnobirthing but want to know a bit more before committing, please spread the word!
Pregnancy Choices Webinar – Wednesday 3 June at 7:00pm
This is another one for those who aren’t pregnant yet or who are newly pregnant. We will chat about models of care and how the decisions you make early in pregnancy can have major impacts on your birth.
Here are five things that might help to boost your oxytocin this week.
“These days I settle for feeling only 85 percent sure about most things, most of the time. I believe this is keeping me sane, and I also believe that it’s keeping me human. In fact, I’m 85 percent sure of it.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert
1 – Why is it so hard to end a Zoom call? And what do you talk to friends about when there is literally nothing new in your life? I didn’t know how badly I needed this piece on Quarantine Etiquette.
2 – John Krasinski’s Some Good News keeps getting better. With a LEGO scene, a segment from the International Space Station, and some good tunes, this is a good one to watch with the kids. Brad Pitt makes an appearance too!
3 – Chris Hemsworth is doing meditations “for kids” on Centr.
4 – I somehow missed that Brene Brown is doing a podcast!
5 – If you are on FB, I have been loving the group A View From My Window. People all over the world share a little peek into their worlds. I should warn you though that after seeing some of the views you might be tempted to pack up and move. Its probably a good thing we are not allowed to travel at the moment!
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