Long time, no write. Life kind of got in the way of a lots of things last year and by the time I had time to write about that…I didn’t want to.

Anyway, I couldn’t sleep early this morning so I started putting together this post in my head. It’s going to be a list that I keep updating of nice, useful, soothing and cute things for people to access while we are at home for the foreseeable future.

Listen to

  • Lofi chillhop beats – I found a CD with some of these tracks last time I was in Tokyo. This is a youtube radio station complete with a very cute animation of a raccoon getting cozy in their bedroom
  • Chilled cow – Similar to above with links to listen on lots of different platforms
  • CalmSounds – lots of nature themed sounds
  • Headspace – Headspace have some free meditations on their website/in-app geared at helping at the moment
  • Punk shows in your living room – Tonight! I can particularly recommend Fresh and Jeff Rosenstock
  • I listen to a lot of podcasts – if you want something to make you laugh – try flatshare slamdown, Richard Herring’s Leicester Square podcast (RHLSP) or The Off Menu podcast. For something that is fun, sad at times but also soothing – try Made of Human
  • Our Plague Year – a new podcast from Joseph Fink who created Welcome to Nightvale

Watch/Look at

Play with

To read

Virtual travel

Self Care/Help

  • You feel like shit – an online series of prompts that can walk you through some small steps to take that could help right now