How are you handling being at home almost 24 X 7?
Mother & DaughterWith all that’s happening I wanted to reach out and see how everyone is managing. I hope you and your family are all well.

I have decided to temporarily stop providing services where I would be meeting with clients face to face. Some of the services I will continue to provide are house checks where no one is in residence (taking appropriate precautionary measures), virtual services – admin, research, organizing support – space planning, supply sourcing.

Feel free to call me even if its just to say hello, I’m here connecting with other people (some clients, some not) via Zoom, text, email and telephone and getting some long delayed projects taken care. Keep reading for my entertainment suggestions that will help alleviate your cabin fever.

Cabin Fever Relief
We all have access to many sources of entertainment through our TVs and the internet. There’s so much available that now’s a good time to catch up on the backlog that was created while we were busy going about our daily lives. Many of us also have a long list of books that we’ve been wanting to read and podcasts to listen to.

In addition, I’ve found a few internet sites that I’m really excited about and hope you’ll enjoy as well:

Museums –
The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
This site will not only lead you to hours of visual enjoyment, but also many resources that will entertain kids. Also for kids – 100 things to do while you’re stuck at home because school is closed.

Broadway –
15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home – here is a listing of 15 Broadway shows that have been filmed. None are free, but if you have Amazon Prime you’re all set. Otherwise compare prices for the other links. Some have rental fees, others offer the video for purchase. All of the links to Broadway HD are invalid. However you can go directly to Broadway HD where you can subscribe to a huge collection of offerings.

Other Video –
A free offering is available through hoopla, all you need is a library card. Hoopla provides access to movies, music E-books and television programs through your local library. You can signup at the hoopla site with your library card and borrow what you’re interested in.

Also free for streaming is IMDB TV

Music –
For opera fans: Nightly Met Opera Streams
For folk music fans: Boston’s Club Passim has livestreams
Baroque music: Boston Baroque

Fitness Options –
Now that all the gyms and most if not all of the smaller fitness places have closed, you may be looking for other ways to get your fitness fix. Many local clubs and trainers are offering workouts online so check their websites for information.

If your gym or fitness center isn’t offering online classes, head over to YouTube. Searching for the type of fitness you’re looking for i.e. Pilates, Yoga, Crossfit, etc. will bring up quite a few videos for you to use.

I also highly recommend Yoga Journal. I’ve been using a couple of their practices for back pain and sciatica with a lot of success.