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As life continues to change while people are required to stay at home in self-isolation to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Dorinda Medley is staying as positive as possible. From getting fresh air to taking things slowly, The Real Housewives of New York City cast member opened up about some of the silver linings she has recently experienced.
“My gift from it all is that I find myself rhythmically different [in] the way I’m speaking with people, especially my parents,” Dorinda told DailyMailTV. “If any good has come of this, you know, years and years from now, God willing, I’ll be able to look back and say, I really was able to communicate so much with my parents because they live a mile away.”
Dorinda, who is currently staying at her home in the Berkshires, explained that when possible, she speaks to her parents through a door. When they can’t see each other in real life, they stay in contact over the phone.
“'I don't feel in a rush anymore. I'm always rushing my poor mother off the phone,” said Dorinda. “I find myself having conversations with my mom and dad. Like she said to me, ‘Sweetie, I’m sure you got to go,’ and I’m like, ‘not really. I can stay on the phone.’”
Besides connecting with her family, Dorinda has been making sure to take care of herself, as well.
“It has been quite difficult managing both my physical and mental health, but it is important everyday to get up, and get dressed, get showered, because God knows we could end up just on the couch for hours and hours,” she told BravoTV.com in the video above.
She also recommends staying active (whether that means doing some Dorobics or going on an isolated walk), and says that the outdoors have given her some reassurance.
“Up here in the Berkshires, you can see that spring is coming, regardless of everything that’s going on in the world,” she said. “The birds, the trees, the flowers... it’s all coming to life, and it just gives me hope.”
Season 12 of The Real Housewives of New York City premieres Thursday, April 2, at 9/8c.
For the latest, most accurate information on coronavirus, go to the World Health Organization (WHO) website.
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