To stay ‘healthy and safe’ during this national/global health crisis, it is important to be aware of and follow the advice of local, state, national and international government and public health departments guidelines.
Depending on where you live in the world, those recommendations vary as well as can change daily. Sources to find up-to-date, accurate, evidence-based information include: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), World Health Organziation (WHO), and the United Nations (UN), as well as state and local Public Health Departments.
Take care of yourself and doing everything you can to stay healthy and boost your immunity:
- Rigorous hand washing,
- Keep a healthy environment,
- Eat healthy balanced, nutritious meals,
- Avoid drugs, smoking, excess drinking,
- Spend time in nature,
- Minimize stress,
- Get adequate sleep.
Follow the Department of Public Health (DPH) Guidelines for ‘Social Distancing,’ ‘Stay at Home’ and ‘Face Covering‘ Guidelines from the CDC, Gloucester DPH and MA DPH.
‘Preparation and Prevention’ Information from the CDC:
Foods that support a healthy immune system, from Mayo Clinic
Boosting Immunity from Harvard Health
Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Midst for a Crisis from the CDC –
Things you can do to support yourself during a crisis –
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Eat healthy, well-balanced meals. Exercise regularly. Get plenty of sleep. Avoid alcohol and drugs.
- Spend time in nature (while wearing face covering and maintaining 6 foot distance).
- Make time to unwind. Do some activities or hobbies you enjoy.
- Music is healing: listening to or playing. (Try Live streaming, you-tube and facebook house parties).
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- Connect with other ‘virtually’ via phone, on-line webinars, FaceTime.
If stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row, call your healthcare provider.
At Dreamtime Wellness we are offering Free 20-minute Phone Consultations (one per person) for those in need of support, stress relief, pain management and smoking cessation. During this health crisis, all our services and products for relaxation, stress management and smoking cessation are offered ‘virtually’ at discounted prices, ‘sliding scale,’ ‘by donation’ or some for free (one per person), depending on your individual circumstances and needs. Contact us for details and to schedule a consultation or session.
Our hours for ‘virtual’ sessions are Monday through Thursday. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Some evening and weekend sessions will be available for ‘essential workers’ who work during the day and, any front-line workers.
~ We are all in this together, and together we will all get through this. ~
Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Alumnus CCRN, Nurse Researcher, Integrative Nurse Consultant, Author, Speaker, Photographer. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health: Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit. Karen is a registered nurse with a background in critical care nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac risk factor reduction, wellness and integrative healthcare. Incorporating a collaborative, integrative approach, Karen strives to educate, advocate for, and empower you in your healthcare goals. Providing evidence-based integrative healthcare services and self-care tools that are safe as well as effective at improving overall health, happiness and wellbeing. www.DreamtimeWellness.com. 978.283.4258. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us on Instagram and Facebook
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