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Women Who Wine: Survivor Skills During Pandemic and Pandemonium

On October 8, 2020, Single Steps Strategies hosted a virtual Women Who Wine focusing specifically on the issues resulting from the pandemic and reaction to it.

Survivor Skills for Abundant Living in an Upside Down World
Skills to deal with a world of Pandemic and Pandemonium

The event covered topics that many women are facing today:

  • How to deal with relationships
  • How to stay mentally and emotionally well
  • How to enjoy physical health and wellness

The event featured Paula Kauffman Oberly LPC, NCC, BCC, ACS, Carole Kunkle Miller Ph.D., and Rebecca M. Meehan PT, WCS, PYT. 

Women were welcomed by Mary Grace Musuneggi and hosted by Christine Pikutis Musuneggi. 

Watch the recording here or on YouTube

 

About WWW

Women Who Wine, now in its tenth year is a gathering of women who work together to better themselves and their lives. Featuring expert speakers and panels, WWW has covered personal, professional and cultural topics of interest to women. WWW is typically a live event hosted by SingleStepsStrategies.com, but in the age of COVID-19, this is a recording of a virtual event. 

If you’re interested in upcoming WWW events, please contact us

Creative Things to Do During Pandemic and Pandemonium

By Mary Grace Musuneggi

As the year 2020 continues to be an anomaly, we all look for ways to get back to normal, whatever that was or will be.  But Summer has always been a time for enjoying family, outings, vacations, outdoor activities and creative activities.  And although you may not be able to take that long-awaited once-in-a-lifetime vacation to Europe or  attend that annual family reunion in Hilton Head, we have been hearing from  friends how they have found wonderful ways of doing great staycations and fun family outings.

We would love to have you share your favorite creative endeavor with us by email or on our Facebook page, and in the meantime we will share some ideas with you:

1.    A Virtual Cooking Night.  Gather your friends and family on Zoom.  Share the preparation for your favorite recipe.  Being more creative, you could choose a culture or a cuisine.

2.    Pitch a tent in the back yard (or the living room).  Make s’mores.  Tell spooky stories.

3.    Hold a book club webinar.  Or have the kids read a book and do a book report.  Mail the report to a friend or family member.

4.    Throw an indoor picnic.

5.    Have a Christmas party (in the summer).

6.    Have an indoor scavenger hunt.

7.    Play board games.

8.    Have a costume Night.

9.    Do a jigsaw puzzle.  For a real challenge try the Heinz Ketchup puzzle.

10.  Play with Legos.

11.  Host an English Tea Party with the kids.

12.  Play Charades.

Most importantly, keep busy.  It will keep you happy and hopeful.  Or as Vivian Greene explained,

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”

Dealing with the Stress of Back-to-School During COVID

back-to-school stress in maskDealing with Back-to-School Stress when Working from Home

This year back-to-school time is very different. In-person, hybrid, school online… it is very challenging for parents who may also be working from home. It can be difficult to handle the logistics and resulting stress. We hope parents can take the time to focus on their needs as they deal with the many challenges of school and work. The article With family by your side months into working from home, do you still have balance?” from FastCompany provides some good ideas for parents including spreading some joy, get moving, and more.

Read the full article here. Highlights include:

  1. SAVORING A JOLT OF JOY
  2. EXERCISING YOUR STRENGTHS
  3. MAKING SOMEONE’S DAY BETTER
  4. AIMING FOR SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY
  5. GETTING MOVING

Advice we can all use… We hope you can take the time for you in this stressful time!

Contact us with your de-stress ideas or post an idea on our Facebook page.