In Ontario, schools are closed and even those without any children are social distancing as a health precautionary measure during this pandemic. Here are 5 ways to have a positive experience during your staycation.

1. Start the day on a positive note.

It sets the tone for the entire day. 

We start off with a gratitude prayer together and then a song and morning dance. Put on a positive song- we love “I Feel Better When I’m Dancing”  by Meghan Trainor. It’s all good vibes, setting the tone for the day.

2. Eat Well

Now is not the time to have your blood sugar going up and down, this will only mess with your mood more. Avoid sugar that makes your blood sugar spike and then you crash. Eat breakfast and include protein in your meals- beans, meat, eggs, lentils and protein powders are all good sources. For super simple recipes vist

3. Move!

We use the Yoga Bunny book to do some yoga together. You can have competitions and see who can hold a plank the longest, who can do the most sit-ups in a minute or you even just have a quickie non-competitive, less than 10 minutes, workout using an app. Sitting all day will only make you feel worse, don’t do it!

4. Stay Connected

Set up virtual coffee dates with your friends, let your kids have webcam dance-offs with their school buddies. Social distancing should not equate to social isolation. Use technology to connect with others. It’s important for our mental health. Stay connected.

5.  Get Support

Healthcare practitioners including counsellors and naturopathic doctors are offering virtual consults. I am offering virtual consults to those located in Ontario. Get the support you need. This is about being proactive. You are not alone.

If you’re interested in a virtual visit with me, feel free to send me a message at

I’m so proud of communities for coming together to do the right thing during this time. We’ll get there together, mama!

Sending you so much love and support,
Dr.Nadia Rizzo ND 

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