Staying Calm in Uncertain Times

Staying Calm in Uncertain Times

~By Lindsay Gibson


There is an old saying that knowledge is power.  However, in times like this I suggest staying informed by being mindful about your exposure to the flood of information coming at you from multiple platforms. Instead of keeping on the television or reading online, tune into one of my meditations and breathe Click Here to Listen

Exercise is extremely important to promote calm and a general sense of wellbeing. Practice yoga at home or with me. Click Here.  We have podcasts and yoga classes on YouTube .  Find some time every day to take a walk – being outside soothes the central nervous system, allows for deeper more mindful breathing, and creates opportunity to breathe clean air.

Eat well and, again, mindfully. Try to develop a balanced eating plan that includes 50-100 grams of protein per day, 10 servings of vegetables and lots of dark leafy greens, some carbs in the form of brown rice, sweet potatoes, quinoa, barley, spelt bread, and a touch of sugar in the form of 85-90% dark chocolate will help regulate your metabolism and have the added benefit of making you happy.

Stay in touch with loved ones, family, friends, and me. Try to remember we are all in this together and can each in our own ways provide support, guidance, information, and community. Keep on checking into my website and blog. I’ll be in touch!

Recipe for Home Made Sanitizing Wipes

1 rectangular or square Tupperware

1 roll good quality paper towels

3 Tbsps bleach

1 cup boiling water

1 Tbsp Lemon Oil

  • Tear individual paper towel sheets, fold in half, and place in Tupperware.
  • Mix together in measuring cup boiling water, bleach, and lemon oil.
  • Pour bleach mixture over the paper towels in the Tupperware.
  • Place cover on Tupperware, close firmly, and turn it upside several times to saturate paper towels.
  •  Note: resist the urge to add more water and bleach!
  • You can also make a bleach spray with this recipe.

Recipe for Gorgeous Vegetable Soup 

This Gorgeous Vegetable Soup combines everything you need to stay healthy in the weeks ahead. It freezes well.  


3 TBSPS Olive Oil

1 medium onion, chopped

3 carrots, peeled and chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 yukon gold potato, peeled and chopped

1 zuccini, chopped

1 summer squash, chopped

10 green beans, chopped

3 leaves kale, chopped

6 cups vegetable stock (Homemade if you have some on hand. I will share my recipe next week)

1 cup cored, peeled, seeded, and chopped tomatoes (canned tomatoes are great!)

½ cup chopped parsley

Salt and freshly grated pepper

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for serving


Put 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large, deep saucepan or casserole over medium heat.

·         When oil is hot, add the onions. Cook and stir the onions often  for 3 minutes.

·         Add carrots, celery, and potato.  Sprinkle with salt. Cook, stirring,  for 3-4 minutes.

·         Add the zucchini, squash, and green beans. Cook, stirring, for 3-5 minutes.

·         Then add the broth and the tomato; bring to a boil, then lower the heat so the mixture is gently simmering.

·         Cook, stirring every now and then, until the vegetables are fairly soft and the tomatoes are broken up, about 15-20 minutes.

·         Add the kale and parsley, cooking for an additional 5-10 minutes.

·         Taste and adjust the seasoning.

·         Serve with a salad and a country baguette.

·         This soup freezes really nicely.