A Recipe for Surviving Home Isolation

Day 30/31

A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, have to bring soul to the recipe.

Thomas Keller


  • One large pack of patience
  • Several pounds of prayer
  • About 7 hours of sleep
  • 20-30 minutes of movement
  • A bunch of virtual connecting
  • At least one self-care activity
  • A smidge of news viewing
  • A sprinkle of humor
  • A dash of flexiblity

First, take as much patience as you can possibly find and mix it gently with a large helping of prayer. Next, stir in about seven hours of sleep combined with 20-30 minutes of movement combined with a self-care activity. Add a bunch of virtual connecting with family and friends, and a smidge of news reports. Place it all in somewhat of a schedule, and let it rest over night.

Take a healthy dose of this mixture each morning until it fills your soul. Be sure to top it with a sprinkle of humor and a dash of flexiblity.

Repeat as necesssary.

Stay well.

7 thoughts on “A Recipe for Surviving Home Isolation

  1. One large pack of patience.
    Several pounds of prayer.
    These are the part of the recipe I need to post on my re-located teacher desk! AKA: dining table

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  2. I love this recipe. Although, I’m struggling with the news viewing. I had it down to a smidge, and now, it is has been cut out of my life (for the first time ever – I’ve been an avid newspaper reader since I was a kid) because all of the stories contradict each other. I can’t keep up. I am going to keep your recipe in mind as I trudge through these days with the hope that brighter days are coming. THANK YOU!

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  3. I love how putting this in the form of a recipe makes it seem so much more manageable. I think what I struggle with most is the openness of my schedule. A recipe gives me a checklist. My ordered brain likes that.

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