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Remote Resources to Cope with Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine Amid COVID-19

In light of the current health crisis due to COVID-19, here are some remote resources and at-home activities to help cope with social distancing and self-quarantine. 

 

Check out these 10 tips for coping with working remotely and social distancing from Our Founder and Director, Dr. Lisa A. Napolitano, J.D., Ph.D.

 

Online and In-Person Volunteering and Donation Opportunities

Help with COVID-19 VolunteerMatch Opportunity Portal

HELP NOW: NYC

A Million Masks: Coronavirus Support Fund

Feed the Frontlines NYC: Meal Donations

Fuel the Frontlines: Meal Donations and Care Packages

Served Natural: Meal Donations

Feeding America: COVID-19 Response Fund

Feeding America: Food Bank Locator

How to Donate Medical Supplies to NY Hospitals in Need

Best Friends: Save Them All- Foster/Adopt a Pet

American Red Cross Blood Donation

Plasma Donations from Recovered COVID-19 Patients

First Responder Children’s Foundation: COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

Live Your Dream: Take Action to Empower Women and Girls

25 Volunteer Jobs to do from Home

Examples:

Virtual Volunteering and How to Help Food Banks

9 Places to Volunteer Online

  • United Nations Volunteers
  • Catchafire
  • Smithsonian Digital Volunteers
  • Amnesty Decoders
  • Translators without Borders
  • Crisis Text-Line
  • Zooniverse
  • Project Gutenberg
  • DoSomething.org

 

Education: 

Free Coding Class

Learn a new Language with DuoLingo

Free Online Cooking Classes (until April 30th)

Live Pasta-Making Video Workshops

Baking School with Bon Appétit

DBT Crisis Survival Skills

Free Online Course from Yale University: The Science of Well-Being

Ted Talks

Khan Academy Online Classes

Free Online Painting and Drawing Classes

450 Free Online Ivy-League Courses 

The Game of Real Life: Free DBT Game

 

Virtual Tours:

12 Virtual Museum Tours 

  • British Museum, London
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, South Korea
  • Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence
  • Museu de Arte se Sao Paulo
  • National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Smithsonian, Museum of Natural History

Yellowstone National Park

Boston Children’s Museum

National Zoo Live Broadcasting

National Aquarium Live Broadcasting

African Wildlife Cam

 

Meditation:

Dr. Lisa Napolitano’s Free Live-Streamed Meditation via Instagram Live

Free Live-Streamed Meditation with The Big Quiet via Instagram Live

Mental Hygiene Sessions with Yogi Charu via Zoom

Tara Brach’s Live Stream Meditation Classes

A Guide for Creating an At-Home ½ Day Meditation Retreat

Free Online Mindfulness Summit

 

Mindfulness/Meditation Apps:

Calm

Aura

Headspace

JKZ Mindfulness Apps

Mindfulness Daily

Gratefulness

Whil

Meditation Studio App

 

Virtual Live Concerts:

NPR List

Billboard List

The Metropolitan Opera Live Stream 

Broadway Musicals and Plays (7-day Free Trial)

 

Free and Paid Fitness Classes:

305 Fitness 45-Minute Dance Cardio via YouTube

Planet Fitness Daily Live Stream via Facebook Live

FitOn App (Free Fitness Classes)

Yoga Heights Live Stream via YouTube 

Modo Yoga Live Classes

Free Masala Bhangra Classes with Riz

Online Yoga Classes with Sharon Swanson

Mental Hygiene Sessions and Yoga with Yogi Charu via Zoom

Free Live Yoga Classes with Miami Life Center via YouTube Live

Equinox Virtual Trainers

  • Recommended Trainers: Noah Lopez

Crossfit Online Classes

Glo (9 Free Online Classes)

The Studio NYC Live Streamed Yoga

Peloton Digital (90-day Free Trial) 

Physique 57 (7-day Free Trial)

Obe Fitness (1-month free with code ATHOME)

BullDog yoga (30-day Free Trial)

Tone It Up (App Free for the Next Month for New Members)

Daily Burn (up to 60 days of Free Workouts)

Barre3 (15-day Free Trial)

XB Pilates (21-day Free Trial)

Barry’s Bootcamp Live Workouts via Instagram Live

Purebarre Live Workouts via Facebook Live 

Dancebody (reduced cost and free trial of their streaming classes with code DBATHOME)

Bachata Embassy Free Classes on YouTube

Zoom Workouts with Bethany Welch ($10 a class)

 

Podcasts:

Charlie Swenson’s To Hell and Back

The Skillful Podcast 

Dolly Parton’s America

This American Life

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

How I Built This

Ask Me Another

Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend

Fresh Air

Radiolab

Invisibilia

Pod Save America

Slow Burn

Pop Culture Happy Hour

99% Invisible

30 Best Podcasts of 2020

 

For Kids: 

List of Apps, Websites, and Games 

25 STEM Activities

63 Easy Science Experiments

“Science Snacks” Science Experiments

50 Best Things to Watch on Disney Plus

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Arts and Crafts Projects

BrainPop.com

#metkids: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tate Kids: Art Website for Kids

Ology: A Science Website for Kids from the American Museum of Natural History

Shedd Aquarium: Kid Questions, Animal Answers

Glazer Children’s Museum At Home

Children’s Museum of South Dakota: Recipes for Play

Long Island Children’s Museum: Play Outside

Norton Simon Museum: Art Projects for Kids

ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center: Lessons in the Arts for all grade levels

National Museum of Australia: DIY and Fun At-Home Activities

First Kids: Art Activities and Videos

iCivics: Educational Games and Resources about Government and Politics for Kids

Free Coronavirus Guide for Children (in multiple languages)

 

Self Care & Fun:

Some Good News with John Krasinski

Good News Movement

Netflix Party (Stream Netflix with your Friends)

Free Coloring Templates for Adults and Kids

DIY Facials at Home

Animal Live Streams

Virtual Board Games

50 Best TV Shows to Watch on Netflix

 

Books:

Building a Live Worth Living: A Memoir by Marsha Linehan

Moment by Moment: The Art and Practice of Mindfulness. by J. Braza

Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment—and Your Life. by J. Kabat-Zin

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation. by T. Nhat Hanh

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha. by T. Brach

When Things Fall Apart. by P. Chodron

Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion. by P. Chodron

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. by J. Kabat-Zinn

When Bad Things Happen to Good People. by H. Kushner

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. by S. Salzberg

Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit and Be a Whole Lot Happier. by S. Salzberg and R. Thurman

Audible (Audiobook Library) 

Libby (E-Book App for Libraries)

Kindle App

 

Other Client Resources

Published March 18, 2020

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