These are unprecedented times and we need to be making sure we are taking care of one another and taking care of ourselves. Kindness is always a good idea and we need it now more than ever. Here are some great ways to create more kindness in the world right now!
Doing you part
We are being asked to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The social distancing and self isolating can be very hard for people to manage. When we feel healthy, young and strong it’s easy to wonder what all the fuss is about, but you are doing a major kindness to the elderly, to people with underlying medical conditions and to those with compromised immune systems by staying home and practicing social distancing when you do need to go out.
Offers of help
Offer your help to people who may be vulnerable. Do you have a neighbour, friend or family member who might not be able to pick up their medication and/or groceries? Are you able to help? This simple and everyday task might be exactly what someone needs help with. Is there anyone you can ask? Perhaps you know and elderly person who is lives alone. Maybe a cheerful phone call would do the trick.
Start a Neighbourhood “Tradition”!
You may have heard about the “Neighbourhood Window Walk” that has been popping up all over Ontario and beyond. It started with putting Shamrocks in your window for St. Patrick’s Day as a way to brighten people’s Spirits. The idea is that you take your family out for a walk (social distancing being respected) or drive and hunt for the item in people’ windows! Check out the picture below for the schedule.
Staying up to date with the latest news is important but social media can be frightening and a breeding ground for negativity. Make it your mission to spread positivity instead! See a feel-good story? Share it instead of the one about toilet paper hoarding. Know someone who is going above and beyond for their community? Talk about that and post about it instead of a negative story. Do you know someone who needs a lift? Send them an uplifting message once a day to let them know you are thinking of them. This isn’t about burying our heads in the sand it’s about staying afloat during tough times.
What kindness can you offer the world?
Birds are singing, the sun is shining and the air smells fresh! It’s time get your toes “sandal ready”! I might be heavy on the weather optimism, but a pedicure is always a good idea! As usual, Lanark County has you covered for great local pedicure and manicure options.
DNA~ Designer Nail Artists
This cute and cozy spa is located at 4 Mill Street in Almonte (Heritage Mall). They offer manicures, pedicures and even a package called The Royal Palace! DNA does both natural and acrylic nails with great nail art too.
Blush & Black
This great spot is located at 76 Mill Street in Almonte and offers facials, pedicures, manicures and hair removal services. They have something called the “Nourished Glow” facial which is a fully customizable skincare treatment that will take you on a sensory journey with the smells of fresh fruit, flowers, herbs and vegetables. Sounds heavenly!
Nestled inside of Orchardview by the Mississippi at 219 Paterson Drive, this spa offers a wide range of services including, pedicures, manicures, facials and electrolysis. They also offer something called Advanced Aesthetics. With a quick treatment, it can help address broken capillaries, blotches, ruby points, skin tags, milia and cholesterol deposits.
This salon is located at 355 Franktown Road in Carleton Place and offers pedicures, manicures, waxing etc. In addition to solar gel, bio gel and acrylic nails, they also do the, much sought after, Dip Powder technique!
Mahogany Salon & Spa
This large and established salon has both a Stittsville location and a Carleton Place spot. In Carleton Place it is located at 369 Napoleon Street. In addition to their hair salon offerings they have a big selection of spa services too including pedicures, manicures, massage therapy and facials. They have a package called “Amethyst” which includes a hot stone spa pedicure!
Angels Roost Organic Spa
This scenic spot is located just outside of Carleton Place at 1731 7th Line Beckwith. This country spa offers pedicures, manicures and facials to name just a few of their services. They have something called a Visible Results Facial which can help improve the appearance of puffy, tired eyes, sagging skin and even the deepest expression lines.
Where is your “go to” pedicure spot?
March break madness!!!
It’s almost March break! If you are still searching for the perfect past time for your kiddos….check out all of these great options available right in Almonte and Carleton Place!
JB Arts- March Break Camp!
This camp is perfect for your crafty kids and is available for kids aged 6-14. JB Arts is owned by Jeff Banks, who has been teaching children’s art programs for over 14 years, and is located in downtown Almonte. You can sign-up for certain days or the whole week! This years’ schedule includes over 20 activities including, pottery, puppets and a “super messy” day to name a few. Drop off, as early as 8 and pick-up as late as 5.
Beckwith Recreation Complex- March Break Day/Sports Camp!
This location is offering a Day Camp for 4-8 year olds and offers a great 5:1 camper counsellor ratio! You children will be busy crafting, playing games and playing low impact sports for the week in a positive and enthusiastic atmosphere.
The Sports Camp is for kids aged 9-13 and is perfect for your active and busy child. The camp’s goal is to offer competitive activities that help develop motor skills and knowledge of a variety of sports.
Mississippi Mills Youth Centre- March Break Camp!
The youth centre is offering a camp for kids aged 10-18 with hours from 9-4. With great activities such as tubing at Mount Pakenham, outdoor learning, sports, art with lunch included daily….this will be sure to be a hit for your kids!
In addition to these great camps, the Almonte Public Library is offering some March Break programming, there is free public skating at the Almonte Arena, public swims at the Carleton Pace Aquatic Centre or sliding at Gemmill Park, which is always a hit!
What is your family doing for March break?