Today is R U OK Day – a national day of awareness to serve as a reminder that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs. Given this year has been particularly challenging for so many people, it is even more important to be constantly checking in and supporting those who might be feeling swept under.
It has been so wonderful to see the Somers community adapt to the situation at hand and be their usual compassionate selves through these tough times, continually serving others in helping them stay strong.
Though we cannot be together in one place right now to share in our fellowship, we do have the power of the internet. The links below will take you to to websites, activities, and information that we have been using during lockdown to keep ourselves entertained, healthy, and connected.
There’s more to say after R U OK? It can be a daunting question to ask these days, especially if we feel ill-equipped for what the answer might be. But we should never stop asking “are you okay?” to our friends and family, especially these days. The team behind R U OK? Day 2020 have created simple resources that make it easier to navigate tough conversations. Check out their website, and continue to check in with your loved ones during this time.
Camp Music Musings Music can be the best medicine for almost any situation. Nothing gets us moving like the tunes spun at Camp. We have built a few playlists and shared some classics from Camp to keep you grooving in your living rooms.
Sign up for weekly Yoga classes Weekly yoga classes are available to all LSC&PH members and friends. These 30/45 minute sessions can help you feel grounded, connected, and in control through movement and mindfulness.
The Office’s must-watch list! With so many shows and movies out there on dozens of streaming sites, it can be hard to sift through it all and decide what to watch next. Our office team has therefore been diligently watching content to review what should be on your next in the queue for you to consume.
Board Games Online Just because we aren’t able to visit other households, doesn’t mean we should stop playing board games. Fortunately, there are an abundance of online versions of games we know and love. Check out our comprehensive list to discover old favourites and new gems to play at home.
Meditation Spending time with your thoughts might seem like a scary or pointless activity, but it can be a great way to process thoughts and feelings that have been churning up inside for a while. Meditation can be a powerful tool in learning how to mediate our own emotions and provides an opportunity to step back from the demands of the day and find time for yourself.
Virtual Tours The exhibitions on show at the National Gallery of Victoria have been translated into interactive virtual tours that you can experience from home. Discover the 14 collections available via their website.