Staying connected during social isolation

Staying connected during social isolation

On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I’m going to be talking about how we can stay safe and connected during a period of social and physical distancing to protect ourselves from acquiring Coronavirus/COVID-19. 

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At the moment, there is no escape or let up from this global pandemic. So, I felt it was right to dedicate and focus a show on this topic. This podcast takes information from resources from a recent blog post I wrote around the five ways of wellbeing and Coronavirus. 

In this episode, I’m going to share with you lots of resources around how you can still connect with people in a way that is safe for you and for others. 

In today’s show, we talk about:

  • How to reach out to me if you need help at this time. [01:55]
  • My ideas on how we can connect during this time. [04:05]
  • The importance of exercising and how to keep fit during social isolation. [06:35]
  • How to practice mindfulness during this period. [09:33]
  • Why we need to keep learning and how to do so safely at home. [11:37]

Resources for staying connected during social isolation


  • You can’t pour from an empty cup. You need to replenish your cup, drink from it, and then be able to help other people. 
  • Most of us haven’t seen anything like this in our lifetimes, and we all need to respond in some way.
  • Persistent loneliness has the equivalent effect of smoking 15 cigarettes a day in our bodies.
  • Mindfulness is about being in the moment, not worrying about the future and not regretting the past.
  • At this moment in time, the phone is our friend, so please don’t be afraid to pick it up.

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