I have been a fan of Consumer Reports for as long as I can remember. True to form, they have compiled an incredibly comprehensive, evidence-based guide to protecting yourself and your family from the coronavirus. Click on the image below to access their full report.
News and “fake news” about the coronavirus seems to be spreading more quickly than the virus itself these days. But one thing I know is true is that keeping your home clean is just as important as taking safety precautions when you leave your home. Below is a great article from the New York Times about how to clean your house for coronavirus.
Once you have the basics cleaned, here’s a great list of other things to clean when you don’t know what else to do with all that time on your hands: Just 65 Things to Clean While You’re Spending So Much Time At Home.
As we settle into this new reality of living with the coronavirus, I thought it might be useful to collect articles and videos that I have found helpful for keeping healthy. Below is an article about washing your clothes, and the other a video about how to deep clean your home.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the coronavirus is usually transmitted through respiratory droplets (from an infected person sneezing or coughing) rather than through fomites, objects and materials that when contaminated can transfer disease. However, the CDC notes that evidence suggests that the novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials, which includes clothing. To read more, click here.
This video from Good Morning America is quite helpful, especially in this time when most everyone is managing single-handedly to clean their own homes. To watch, click here.
Here’s to good health!
While we have come a long way with women and men sharing domestic duties, this article points out we still have quite a ways to go before true equality is achieved! And if you think it’s just the older generations, you will be surprised to find the attitudes of teenage boys are quite antiquated when it comes to traditional roles.
Check it out and let me know what you think: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/the-household-work-men-and-women-do-and-why.html
Science has recently proven that burning sage can actually remove bacteria from the air. So all those times when your neighbor told you that they needed to “smudge” their house, well turns out that in addition to the spiritual cleansing effect, it has been shown to remove 94% of bacteria in the air. Not bad! Read more: Burning Sage Can Clean the Air and Improve Your Health.
Unclear about how to go about this healthy ritual? This article breaks it down: Smudging 101.
For you Boulderites, one of my favorite places to get a smudge stick is the fabulous Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary & Supply. This store is a local treasure full of incredible natural herbal-based products for skin and home, and they have wonderful classes, too.
So no excuses — start smudging for spiritual health and clean air!
This appeared the other day and resonated deeply: