mental and emotional health

Corona Diaries: Friday, April 10, 2020

7:12 AM The dirt is soaked from the storm last night, but I push through. My dog is out with me while I garden today—usually she prefers to sleep in until about 8, so it’s an unusual occurrence. I stop…

Corona Diaries: Thursday, April 9, 2020

How to sew a face mask WHAT YOU NEED: A fabric square, preferably tea towel or t-shirt, around 20x20 Patience Sewing needle and thread (OR) sewing machine Pins Deep breathing exercises Fabric ties, 18” in length and ¼ to ½…

Corona Diaries: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

7:01 AM I like gardening in the mornings. It’s productive. Not the way I hoped I’d be productive during this (finishing a novel, industriously cleaning, checking off all these little life boxes), but productive in the sense that I’m working…

Corona Diaries: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

  There’s a lot in my day-to-day that I'm cutting out for these diaries. I edit out my excruciatingly long skincare routine. I cut the daily useless minutiae of my day, the sad avocado toast for breakfast and tuna from…

Corona Diaries: Monday, April 6, 2020

7:05 AM I’ve been trying to put together interesting ways to describe my days but it turns out that without going somewhere—or even the potential of going somewhere—I don’t do much. I was writing out a general schedule of my…