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Showing posts from June, 2020

FREE Live Stream Fitness Classes to Stay #HealthyAtHome During the Pandemic: A week in review

"Your expertise and professionalism is just the start. What keeps me committed every weekday 11+  weeks later is your commitment to us to keep us healthy and sane.  Your positive attitude and great laugh start my pandemic day right!"   ~ Local Mom, age 51 ** Local Mom has attended FREE Fitness Escape Classes for Advanced/Intermediate classes since Day 1. I'm so proud of your commitment - perfect attendance! Local Mom, thank you for being my workout buddy 5 days a week, for 11 weeks (and counting) .  Every day for 11 weeks now, I've been hosting 2 30-minute Live Stream Virtual Fitness Classes for Advanced/Intermediate and Beginner/Seniors.  On April 20,  we've partnered with PAFCOM-NJ and Horizon BCBSNJ to bring home fitness to a larger audience. Today marks the end of week 11. This week ( just like last week, and the weeks before) is emotionally overwhelming. We have feelings that are difficult to process, difficult to comprehend, difficult to expr

Why Wear Face Masks during the Coronavirus Pandemic

The CDC guidelines on how to protect ourselves from Coronavirus (Covid-19) seem to evolve every month.  We are all learning how to stay healthy and help others to stay healthy. According to CDC's website , to protect ourselves and others we should  understand how it spreads,  wash our hands often, avoid close contact (social distance or stay at least 6 feet apart), cover coughs and sneezes, clean and disinfect, monitor your health and wear fabric face masks .  Aside from social distancing and wearing face masks, the other guidelines are something we should have been abiding to stay healthy regardless of the pandemic. My 76 year-old mom, in order to stay busy during the pandemic, started sewing fabric facial masks. We got the pattern and fabric requirements from the CDC website. Ever since face masks were required when entering stores, my husband and I when we walk to town,  we put on our face masks when we encounter people on the street and when we go to the coffee/

BE HUMAN: Tapestry's CEO, Jide J. Zeitlin, talks about diversity, inclusion and hope #nycprotest

SHOCK. RAGE. GRIEF. FEAR. ANXIETY CONFUSION. BETRAYAL. SADNESS. I've been struggling on what to write since I watched the news video about the murder and death of George Floyd.    I won't pretend to fully comprehend or be the source of truth on what happened and the events that transpired since. As I wrote on Instagram: My heart is overflowing with emotions. I do not know how to process except to cry, be angry, pray, offer our deepest sympathies -- to LISTEN and LEARN from others on what we can do to help and support. Yesterday, my family sat down and talked about the death of George Floyd in ,   Minneapolis, Minnesota, the death of retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn   the protest, the riots and the damages done to small businesses. WHY do these events (keep) happening? How can we be part of the change? Can we change the system? How do we help solve social imbalances, injustices, violence and racism? Can we really all come together and find soluti