April has started and ended, for many of us, in isolation. And as we start a new month, there are some ways to be better prepared on what’s to come, including one simple thing you can do right now for your peace of mind, and, possibly, for your future well-being. But before we get there:
Stay healthy, stay safe, and, as much as possible, stay home.
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Do you have a friend on the front lines? The coronavirus pandemic is a different experience for essential workers right now. (If you’re the one on the front lines: Thank you.) Elizabeth Wellington has gathered some practical, useful ways to help support friends, family and neighbors who are out there doing the work right now. Read her whole piece here, but here’s some useful places to start:
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Pack a bag: Hopefully you won’t need it. But if you do get sick, taking this simple step now can help not just with your comfort while you’re in the hospital, but it can help you get better care, Elizabeth Wellington writes. Do it now, leave it by the door or put it in the car. It’s a little bit of peace of mind.
Here’s what to pack:
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