I've always walked the dog but now we really walk that dog. I work at home now and I feel lucky to be able to... In between tasks I can do arm weights and push-ups and things I wouldn't do in my own office and I didn't really feel like it would be very easy to spiral mentally, so I have greatly increased my one-term meditation practice going from probably 10 minutes a day to probably closer to 20 to 30 minutes a day and that's been helpful for me. So I am hyper-vigilant of these things 'cause I feel like it could spiral quickly. [Laughs]
I had to have surgery during the pandemic and I was disconcerted that I would be... I was of course vulnerable after surgery and I was very worried about contracting COVID and not having the physical stamina and I'm like, "Oh, this could be something that would kill you when your immune is suppressed from after surgery." So I was very worried about that and then I hit that eight-week mark since the surgery and I felt greatly relieved from that.
— Lucie Amundsen
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