Kathy Czerny, president of South Shore Conservatory and Zoe Bradford, Founder of The Company Theatre spoke to members about the impact of the pandemic on the arts on the South Shore.
Interestingly, both organizations were started by renting space in local churches over 50 and 40 years ago, respectively and have grown to serves thousands of residents each year and revered as cultural centers for the community. They have pivoted to some online programming, but long to be back in full swing as we all know nothing replaces the magical experience of music and live theatre in person.
Amid all this uncertainty, the South Shore business community has been a beacon of optimism and hope. This Tuesday, March 31st, a group of business leaders got together for our Chamber’s very first virtual Coffee Connections. While we are committed to providing resources and helping businesses navigate these uncharted waters, we also feel a responsibility to offer a temporary respite. And that’s exactly what we all got-- a one-hour break from all things COVID-19. It was a refreshing way to kick off the morning. The group of 15 shared some insights into some of their favorite books, tv shows, podcasts, media and wellness strategies. In the spirit of community and positivity, we’re passing these along to all of you – ENJOY!
TigerKing – this was a widely mentioned series
Ford vs. Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Toy Story 4
Podcasts & Other media
Mad Dogs & Englishmen with Charles Cooke & Kevin Williamson
John Krazinski’s new daily video “Some Good News” (15 minutes of smiling and laughter!)
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
Same Kind of Different as Me by Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent, and Ron Hall
Every Day I Fight: Making a Difference, Kicking Cancer's Ass by Larry Platt and Stuart Scott
The Killing Book Series by Bill O’Reilly
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
Becoming by Michelle Obama (audiobook – Michelle’s voice is very soothing!)
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman
Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery by Anne Farrow
Wellness Strategies and Practices
5-Minute Gratitude Journal – three things to be grateful for each morning (gratitude journaling got a few shout outs!)
Gratitude Jar – add something you’re grateful for weekly (or more) and read them at the end of the month/quarter/year
Walking, more walking & POWERwalking
Turning off the TV
Reaching out to a different friend each day to reconnect and keep connected
Virtual Happy Hours (with family and/or friends)
Eat together as a family for multiple meals
Going to bed early
Have other suggestions? Share them in the comments!
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