May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and especially now, it’s important to be kind to your mind. Pause, breath and notice how you feel; reach out and stay connected. Here are a few Ohio businesses whose services you can use to bring mindfulness into your life.
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Tea Houses and Coffee Shops
Use your time at home to slow down and focus on your mental health. Start your morning with journaling or reflecting by drinking your favorite tea or coffee from one of these local tea parlors or coffee shops. For tea, check out these spots:
Cambridge Tea House: Offering carryout on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Cleveland Tea Revival: Free shipping on orders over $30
Rohs Street Café: Taking orders online
Clear your mind and practice meditation through these meditation centers throughout Ohio. Meditation has many benefits, including reducing stress, controlling anxiety and promoting emotional health. Check out these spots:
Cleveland Shambhala: Hosting online meditations three times a week
Columbus Shambhala: Providing open meditations through Zoom
Buddhist Dharma Center of Cincinnati: Participation through Zoom
The Book Loft: Offering curbside pickup from 11 AM until 8 PM and continuing to process online orders with a flat $4.99 shipping and handling. Additionally, they are now accepting appointments to visit the store. Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 AM until 11AM are reserved for guests 60 years or older, differently-abled or immuno-compromised.
Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry: Order online or choose (contactless) curbside pick-up
Bookshelf: Open for customers who have scheduled an appointment, face coverings are required. They will continue to do all pick up and delivery orders. Appointments will be available Monday through Friday, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
Yoga is a great way to exercise and get your endorphins racing while clearing your mind. Continue your practice while staying at home. Check out these local spots:
Yoga on High: Video on-demand library for members and live-stream classes for everyone
Cleveland Yoga: Classes are streaming live, seven days a week
The Yoga Bar: Register for online classes on their schedule page and receive a Zoom meeting link to join their live-stream classes or get a class on demand from their online library.