My colleagues at Glebe Health House and I thought that it might be fun to check in and share how we have all been handling these strange and unusual quaran-times. It's our hope that this series of Q & A posts will help all of us to feel like, while we need to maintain social distance, we are all still united as community.
I'll lead us off.
Q1: What is your role at Glebe Health House?
A1: I’m a Registered Nutritionist & Registered Acupuncturist. I maintain a general practice, but the bulk of my clinic days are spent supporting clients on their fertility journey, helping clients to feel calm and confident within their bodies, and working with clients to reduce their pain. I also do a lot of facial rejuvenation acupuncture (a.k.a. cosmetic acupuncture or “acupuncture face lift").
Q2: What is your Covid good news today?
A2: My husband and I have been in self-isolation for over a month and I still think that he is the most phenomenal man.
Q3: What is something that has surprised you about staying home?
A3: I've been surprised to discover that I might not be as much of an extrovert as I thought I was. While I have felt a little squirrelly some days, for the most part, I have been pretty happy to spend my time reading, writing, meditating, cooking, baking, doing yoga, working out (I have a stationary bike), participating in webinars, connecting with friends and family (via text, email, phone, video chat, Houseparty, and social media), giving myself mini spa treatments (who knew I had so many face masks?!), doing acupuncture for self-care, and enjoying quality time with my husband.
Q4: What have you found the hardest about the restrictions that have been put in place as a result of Covid-19?
A4: I think the hardest thing for me has been knowing that, even if I want to go out and do something, I can’t do it unless it’s essential. There really is something about knowing we can’t have something that makes us want it more.
Had Covid-19 not happened, I would have been preparing for a part-work/part-pleasure trip to Germany. I appreciate the need for self-isolation, but I feel disappointed about the missed opportunity.
Q5: What are your current wardrobe choices on repeat?
A5: Comfort has been the name of the game. Wardrobe staples have included sweat/yoga/pyjama pants, cozy sweaters (often my husband’s), and reading socks. I almost never wear makeup, so nothing has changed there.
Q6: What are you most looking forward to doing once the Covid restrictions are lifted?
A6: I’m looking forward to reconnecting with my Ottawa-based friends and family in person. I can’t wait to hug my baby nephew. He’s grown so much since I saw him last!
I’m also looking forward to getting back into the clinic. I love my office. It’s warm and cozy and filled with the best colleagues. There is also virtually nothing that I find more rewarding than helping people to feel their best.
I’m grateful for the life I lead. I will do my best to enjoy the downtime that I’ve being given, but I hope to re-embrace my normal life with a renewed sense of joy and gratitude.
Check back here for links to my colleagues' answers.