Probably one of the hardest things about this pandemic is being forced to quarantine away from loved ones physically. And while wearing a mask can be tiresome, it's merely a minor inconvenience. Whereas missing out on seeing your grandkids grow up is something altogether different. It can be downright painful. However, although you may be physically distanced, that doesn’t mean you have to be emotionally distanced. Thank goodness for video chats! But why stop there? Why not try a few projects that can help you stay connected and have fun in the process? FirstLantic has some ideas that can bring you and your grandkids together even while you are physically apart. Make a scrapbook – Because everything in our life is digital these days, [...]
Remember that famous novel, Love in the Time of Cholera? Well, this blog is sort of about the same thing except it’s not necessarily about love and it has nothing to do with Cholera. So, it really isn’t the same story exactly, however, dating is involved which could lead to love. And if love does evolve, we could always change the name to Love During the Time of COVID-19, although that title may not necessarily appeal to a mass audience. Anyway, we digress. Our FirstLantic blog this week is about dating during a pandemic, staying safe while dating, and some tips on how you still might be able to find “the one.” Number 1 – Test the Waters If you are like many people, your [...]
Loneliness has become an epidemic with more than three in five Americans feeling lonely. COVID-19 has certainly not helped. However, there are ways to combat loneliness and some of them are surprisingly high-tech. Here are ten suggestions that can help reduce those feelings of isolation.