Centering Yourself
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Choose an object of focus or attention that makes you feel SAFE. Spend some time in stillness reflecting on it.

Journaling Prompt

By Caitlin O’Connor

Mindful Moment

Ariel Dobshinsky, a certified meditation instructor, leads us through a short practice and provides us with tools to show up for ourselves and the world, even during a global pandemic.

Yoga Video

Leah Hartofelis is the founder of Breathe N Flow Yoga. Today, she leads us through a gentle yoga practice that helps bring us back to center through our breath and mindful movements.

Community Stories

Oceanside Parent, Mark Eriksen, shares what it’s been like to be considered an essential employee and where he finds joy during COVID-19.

Homemade protein waffles


Protein Pancake and Waffle Recipe
By Sara Dowler, Oceanside High School Teacher

I make these at least once a week and freeze leftovers (if there are any). All 3 of my kids LOVE them and have since they were babies. You can play around with the ingredients, substituting any fruit into the mix, or even add chocolate chips if you would like. I also turn these into muffins to change it up every once in a while.  


2 cups of Kodiak Pancake/Waffle mix (or any brand you choose)
2 TBSP oil (any)
2 cups of milk (any)
6 eggs (or egg white equivalent)
2 ripe bananas
Approx. 3 cups fresh spinach
½ cup FlaxSeed Meal
Cinnamon (for extra health benefits)
Blueberries, Chocolate Chips or Other Fruit of Choice
Examples of other varieties: 
Pumpkin (we like in the fall)
Banana walnut
Diced apples and Cinnamon
Possibilities are endless!!

Amazing way to get fruit and veggies into your kids diets.  We top with powdered sugar or maple syrup.

Follow these steps! 
Nurses at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital watching Amy Schumer on video call

Good News in the Neighborhood

Comedian and actress, Amy Schumer, donated masks to Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside, where her best friend works. See their touching (and funny) exchange on Instagram.

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