Here are some of the gems we’ve come across over the last week getting adjusted to our “new normal” ♥

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Dancing: Feel that beat– don’t fight it, let it go.

Gaming: Family vote for “Catan” for some offline board game fun.

Minding: Daily tips and tools to find resilience during hard times in this clickable happiness calendar offered by the University of Berkeley, CA.

Gonging: Invest in your mind, body, spirit with Munira Jiwa at her free Qigong energy practice online on Fridays at noon.

Sweating: gro member Charmaine Ironside is streaming multiple, daily live sweat sessions from Ironside Fitness and other inspiring sessions for your whole-health.

Treating: Don’t forget about the Easter Bunny! gro member and international award winning producer cochu chocolatier is still producing and taking orders for all bunnies.

Drinking: gro member Karla Watts is still delivering wine that won’t hurt through her small business Ruby Red Vino – click here to order.

Schooling: Schools are closed shut but minds are wide open.  Wide Open School features a free collection of the best learning experiences and activities for kids, organized by grade band and subject. You can also find daily schedules with creative breaks and recommendations to keep kids engaged and exploring, one day (or one hour) at a time.

Zooming: From work to school to happy hours with friends and family, we are all zooming more than we were a month ago.  Here are a few top tips to make the most of this video-conferencing service.

Crystal Balling: a letter from the future. Novelist Francesca Melandri offers wisdom from Italy in this letter to those of us further behind on the COVID curve. Spoiler alert…

  1. You will put on weight.
  2. You’ll look for online fitness training.
  3. You’ll flaunt a newfound gallows humour.
  4. You will make appointments in supermarket queues with your friends and lovers, so as to briefly see them in person while abiding social distancing rules.
  5. You will count all the things you do not need.

Quoting: gro member Heather Norman shared these powerful affirmations to bring in healing energy and calm:

My immune system is healthy
I am strong!
I am physically, emotionally and mentally well
I invite calm and healing energy into my life
I know that I am supported
My mind is at peace and my body is healthy

Be Healthy. Stay Home. Wash Your Hands.

Get gro’ing.