During this stressful time, a great habit to begin is journaling – it can either set the tone for your day ahead or settle a restless mind at night. Caring for our mental health is as important as our physical health, during this time when we need to self-isolate, and limit our contact with others. Setting a future goal, stating your feelings or simply reflecting on your day, will give you a sense of accomplishment and help you identify stressors.
On June 4th, the Province of Ontario announced that they are allowing short-term rentals - lodges, cabins, cottages, homes, condominiums and B&Bs - to resume operations in Ontario beginning on Friday, June 5th at 12:01 am.
Operators must continue to follow occupational health and safety guidelines and follow the advice of KFL&A Public Health and provincial public health officials. Owners should consult health and safety guidelines related to the tourism and hospitality sector when considering how they can reopen their doors to guests.
Coleen recently enjoyed Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the FIT52 Life by Carrie Underwood, a new lifestyle book that is available in a variety of formats at the library. Here is her review:
“Today, on Canadian Armed Forces Day, we pay tribute to our brave women and men in uniform for their service to Canada, and thank them for the dedication, skill, and humanity they demonstrate when keeping Canadians safe here at home, and around the world.
There are no shortage of places in Lennox & Addington for nature lovers to explore. Beautiful parks, conservation areas, lakes and rivers are enjoyed throughout the county.
We are over two months into our physical distancing – what a strange time this has been. In January, we read about the virus, we heard about the impact, but perhaps it didn’t really register within you. The virus was so far away, how could it possibly strike me? How could it possibly hurt me or those around me, it is so far away?
Paramedic Services Week is May 24 - 30th this year and we would like to send out a big thank you to all of you on the front lines. You are often the first people we see during an emergency and your calm professionalism in times of stress is phenomenal.
To help our front line workers we need to do our part when we call for help:
When calling 911:
If you are in a reading slump, overwhelmed with chaotic news stories, but wanting a quick escape from it all, try selecting a short story for your next read. It helps me get back into my reading grove by giving me a feeling of accomplishment -- when you finish the first story in the anthology, you want to move to the next. Author of both novels and short stories, Lorrie Moore has said “A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage.
On Tuesday, May 26th Lennox & Addington County hosted a webinar in partnership with KFL&A Public Health. The topic was "How to Safely Re-open your Business". Miranda Iezzi, Cindy Lee, and Gord Mitchell from KFL&A Public Health and staff answered questions about guidelines, best practices and requirements for businesses during this time.