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We’ve been living through a pandemic for over a year now. Have you at times struggled to find motivation, connection and hope for the future? Have you felt defeated, deflated, or depressed? If so, you’re not alone!

Starting at the end of this month, Family and Consumer Sciences Educators from OSU Extension will host a series of online classes to share strategies for overcoming pandemic paralysis and steps you can take to improve your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing.

This series of five (free) online classes are offered on Fridays, starting Friday March 26- April 23rd from 11:00am – 11:30am.

Topics include:

  • March 26 - Overcoming Pandemic Paralysis – Shannon Carter
  • April 2 – Say Goodbye to #Quarantine15! – Jenny Lobb
  • April 9 – Gardening as a Self-Care Practice – Patrice Powers-Barker
  • April 16 – Sustainability at Home – Courtney Woelfl
  • April 23 – Saving for Vacation – Melissa Rupp

Register to participate in this free webinar series at

To read more tips on overcoming pandemic paralysis, please read the Live Healthy Live Well blog by Shannon Carter,

For questions about Gardening as a Self-Care Practice, please contact Patrice Powers-Barker, OSU Extension, Lucas County, Family and Consumer Sciences