Freegal playlists to stay home and stay healthy with

Spending all day alone in a silent home isn’t easy. Luckily, you can stream plenty of music through Freegal – for free! – with your library card. What’s more, there are some fantastic mixes already curated and available on the platform to accompany your Stay Home, Stay Healthy experience, no matter what you have planned for the day. Let’s explore some Freegal playlists that are perfect for when you are staying home to stay healthy!

Work from Home: The Social Distancing Playlist from Freegal“Working from Home: The Social Distancing Playlist”

This aptly named playlist offers a truly eclectic music selection, featuring artists as diverse as The Backstreet Boys, Carole King, The Offspring, and A Tribe Called Quest. The one thing these 90 songs have in common? From “98.6” to “Wish You Were Here,” their titles share a certain resonance with the theme of social distancing.

“Spring Cleaning”Spring Cleaning playlist from Freegal

Whether or not you are working from home during this time, you may find yourself with far more free time than you know what to do with. If you are taking the opportunity to get some spring cleaning done, this is the playlist for you. At 5 hours, 34 minutes, 55 seconds, it has enough upbeat music from various genres to help you dance your way through a whole day of scrubbing, dusting, and re-organizing closets. Continue reading “Freegal playlists to stay home and stay healthy with”

Meditation for Tough Times

We live amongst our stressors and our struggles. Anxiety manifests as feelings, physical symptoms, and in how we connect or disconnect with the people around us. We so often think “I’ll be more relaxed when-” but there is always the journey of getting to “when.” Mindfulness is the practice of finding peace wherever we are, no matter what may be going on inside or around us.

Image for Science of MindfulnessWhen facing any health issue, we first want to understand it and its treatment. Explore the science of psychotherapy and the application of mindfulness with Ronald D. Siegel, Psy. D. in The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being, a Great Courses series available streaming from Kanopy. Each of the 24 videos in the series relates the mental exercise of mindfulness to approaching a common concern, such as connecting with others, self-compassion, loneliness, and creating healthy habits. Mental and emotional resiliency can be a great help during times of change and developing a new normal. Continue reading “Meditation for Tough Times”

Missing Live Music? We’ve Got You Covered, Part 3

Welcome back to our Live Music series! We certainly hope you’re hanging in there during these especially strange times. Certainly, one of the best ways to get through a difficult period is through music, and that’s why we’ve been writing this series.

The next film in our lineup is one that has a true community spirit to it, and perhaps that’s just what we need right now. The film is Fiddlin’, a 2019 documentary from a pair of sisters who decided to revisit their Appalachian home and explore the legendary Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, Virginia. It’s available streaming via Kanopy.

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Missing Live Music? We’ve Got You Covered, Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of our Live Music series. We hope you enjoyed basking in the glory of all things 1990’s riot grrrl last time. Today, we’re taking a look at the 2015 hip-hop/fashion fusion documentary Fresh Dressed from director Sacha Jenkins, available on Kanopy.

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Missing Live Music? We’ve Got You Covered

If you’re a live show junkie, Washington’s new “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order might have you feeling a little stir-crazy. Not to worry: we’ll be writing a series of posts that might help you get your music fix with the aid of streaming services like Freegal, Hoopla, and Kanopy

First up, let’s take a deep dive into the world of the 90s riot grrrl movement. Consider watching Elizabeth Moss’ feistiest performance yet (yes, even more hot-blooded than Offred of The Handmaid’s Tale) in the 2019 film Her Smell, available from Kanopy.

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