Palmer's Picks

April 8, 2020

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We hope that you and your family are keeping healthy during this time. Here at Palmer, we are all adjusting to new schedules, homeschooling, and continuing to adapt to the ever-changing public orders. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources to help us remain connected with ourselves and each other for our health and well-being - especially as spring arrives! Here are a few of our favorite picks for the week. We hope they bring you a bit of joy too. Let us know what you think! 


Ed Recommends - Seth Godin. If you’re looking to become the best version of yourself, guru Seth Godin has some tips. Especially in a time of crisis, managing emotions and harnessing strengths can be important. 

Palmer recommends Ranchlands Daily Dispatch. Sign up for their special email list, and Ranchlands will send you a daily email with ‘dispatches’ from the ranch. Get ready for photo essays, poems, videos, and more.

Podcasts / Vlogs

Ashlee recommends - The Happiness Lab. Led by Dr. Laurie Santos, the Happiness Lab podcast gives timely explanations of current events and sociological happenings. Apply techniques to your own life to achieve greater happiness. 

Amber recommends -  SGN (Some Good News). Heartwarming and fun, SGN brings you great news from across the globe. Tune in to actor John Krasinski’s family-friendly news show for a good laugh.

Live Streams / Virtual Tours

Amber recommends - Northern Lights Camera. Looking for something to play on the screen while you work from home? Turn your extra monitor into a window to the world with this great live cam. 

National Parks Virtual Tours. Kids and adults alike will enjoy these fabulous tours of National Parks. Narrated and fully interactive, they make a great addition to “break time” or homeschooling curriculum. 

Palmer recommends - Bear Cam. Another soothing and captivating wildlife camera, the Katmai National Park bear cam will keep you rooting for the bears...but somehow also the fish. 

For the Kids (or you!)

Leave No Trace - Indoor Activities for Kids. Stuck indoors but dreaming of the outdoors? Here is a great website offering seven indoor nature activities you can do with your kids to get them pumped about Leave No Trace, nature, and outdoor adventures to come!

Music To Uplift You

Stephanie recommends - Michael Jackson - This Palace Hotel 

Candice recommends - Grass It Up - A Tribute to John Prine

Kristie recommendsTrevor Hall - Strength in One

Humor - Just for Giggles

We know that every day we open up our computers and phones and see COVID-19 pandemic filling our news feeds. At the same time, there is a lot of humor that can be healing to the soul and a great way to lift the spirits. Here are some of our favorite memes for the week.