• Enjoy getting to know your family and yourself
  • Find activities-that you can enjoy, some that will keep you relaxed and some that will keep you moving
  • Create an in-home gym
  • Listen to classical music
  • Download and play games on apps that you can do with family and friends and even remotely. Some great ones to try; 1) Heads Up!; 2) Words with Friends; 3) Connect Four; 4) Psych! and more 
  • Learn New Languages! Best free app we know of is Duolingo
  • Try meditating | Headspace App is a great tool for beginners | Vipassana Meditation is great for advanced
  • Listen to the *Solfeggio frequencies* (Can research benefits and find *pure tones* on YouTube)
  • FaceTime/video chat with family, friends and business associates
  • Join groups that share your interests or concerns on social media. If you are shy or have difficulties with communicating with other people at times, you can just read the comments to help keep you connected to the outside world
  • Tap into your artistic abilities! Start.a new art project, pen (or type) your novel, start a new fashion line, color outside the lines!


  • Stay inside!!! 
  • Practice social distancing between family members, even if no one is sick
  • Love your pets by giving them some space, less touch, no kisses
  • Minimize, and if possible, completely avoid going to the market. Have as many food items that fits your diet and is shippable, shipped to your home
  • If you live in an apartment building, avoid using central air or heating
  • Separate your toothbrushes from other members in household and avoid sharing toothpaste
  • Change/wash all air conditioning/purifying filters
  • Order groceries, water and all other essentials that you can find, online



  • Look through your pantries and cabinets for ingredients to help maintain and build your immune system
  • Gargle daily with apple cider vinegar (be sure to brush to avoid sensitivities to your teeth)
  • Take physician-approved vitamin supplements like C, D, B-12, magnesium, etc. (if aloe is a safe product for you, always take with supplements to help maximize absorption)
  • Coconut everything! Water, oil, old— with solid white meat, young—with jelly
  • Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!
  • Buy these three things!!!! 1) Grapefruit Seed Extract; 2) Oregano Oil; 3) Black Seed Oil


  • Wash hands (20+ seconds) before and after cooking, going to bathroom, touching face, blowing nose, etc.
  • Watch what you touch
  • Use gloves to touch items and surfaces that you have not cleaned and/or are foreign to you
  • Minimize contact with anyone outside your household
  • Wear masks and gloves for contact with anyone outside your household


  • Researchers predict that the COVID-19 impacts may come in waves and continue on for up to two years. Do as much financial and health planning as possible
  • Try negotiating permanent work-from-home arrangements with your employers
  • Start conserving and storing water. Once done with empty water bottles, run cold water for 3-5 minutes and then fill empty bottles. If you’ve got filters, even better. We are unsure what our water supply may look like in the near future (California, presently, has its water supply systems highly protected.)
  • Start a fitness challenge and keep moving





“May your swells forever be minimal at most.”


via COVID-19

Published by lifewithoutafork

In 2006, I was diagnosed with the rare and potentially fatal condition known as Idiopathic Angioedema, a histamine mediated condition that causes swelling and similar symptoms that can be brought on by little to no reason. Angioedema’s Idiopathic form is different from other forms of Angioedema in that it is not known to be of a hereditary accumulated and any specific genetic tie-ins and causes are generally unknown. A few years following my initial diagnoses I began to put intentional efforts towards advocating for cause and cure for both myself and all others that have been diagnosed with this detrimental condition. For the last eight years I have personally and with very little help, funded our advocacy efforts–in every spectrum, grown and withheld an international community base, spoken at health expos, in local schools and more about this condition, as well as written, filmed, edited, and produced a documentary film known as Life Without A Fork, telling the story of Angioedema. I have even lost my sister and many others from the condition and very recently discovered that, in addition to my nephew who was diagnosed before me, I have a brother, two sisters and an aunt who have all experienced both acute and chronic cases of idiopathic angioedema. In 2014 I coined the phrase, #The80Percent as a means of distinguishing our number and the need for right attention for the largest group of people living with this rare condition, the idiopathics! Our efforts to raise awareness round Idiopathic Angioedema and save lives, are in need of assistance! Supporting this entire advocacy all on my own is no longer an option as I am now disabled. With our 501(c)(3) non- profit organization being newly established, I appreciate any relating assistance that you may be able to provide, even sharing our efforts with your friends and family. Having started in 2009, advocating for this cause and producing a feature film has been a journey and then some! I am ill with the condition, #IdiopathicAngioedema, so it remains extremely challenging for me to forge on with taking this project to the finish line. I have been offered help, countless times and sometimes, it really gets me down when the follow-through doesn’t actually come. Oft times, it gets me to the point that I just want to say, with all the pleasantries I can muster, “no, thank you.” Doors opening and closing as quickly as the turn-style types to be found in mid-town Manhattan’s office buildings, I continue to persevere as I have finally completed, Life Without A Fork, documentary film! This project, while certain to impact audiences around the globe with its rich, vivid, and most certainly, shocking images, along with its bigger than life storylines, will also serve as advocacy to help save lives, yes, mine included, thank you very much! :), by getting some, ‘right attention,’ around #ChronicAngioedema. Absolutely a project that is near and dear to my heart, I work hard to find cause and cure for this potentially life-threatening disease. For my reward, God has not only been steadfast in his willingness to help me make this happen, he continues to remind me that, as per the great words shared by my mom, the late, Katie Tucker, “Every man is a golden link in the chain of my good.” And, although I may be flying without a net, it is through the endless source of support I receive from others, like you who are His angels and are amongst my family, friends, fellow-sufferers, fans, celebrity associates, and overall well-wishers, I fly forever on God’s wings.

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