After months of hunkering down at home amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Kyle Richards is reflecting on the extra time she has been able to spend with her family.
"I started self-quarantining right after we got back from our trip to Mexico which was in February," The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member said on a recent episode of James Harris' podcast, Positively Chaotic. "For me, because I suffer from anxiety, that was the way that I knew I could control my anxiety: taking care of the situation, making sure that my family was safe, that I was safe, that we were healthy. No one was coming into my house, no one was going out of my house."
"I feel like it's just been a great time to have all four of my daughters home with me," she said of Farrah Aldjufrie, Alexia Umansky, Sophia Umansky, and Portia Umansky. "My husband works out of his office, I work in my own space. Everyone's doing their own thing."
After opening up in March about cooking to help with her anxiety, Kyle shared with the Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles agent that she has been able to spend ample time in recent months whipping up meals. "I'm cooking every meal and I'm enjoying it," she said on the podcast episode, which appeared to have been recorded early in the summer. "I will literally sometimes start cooking dinner at 2:00 because I have the luxury of the time to do that and do some exciting new things."
While her daughters helped Kyle in the kitchen, they also enjoyed some new activities together while they were homebound. "My kids are playing board games, like I'm looking at my 20 year old playing board games with my 12-year-old daughter," she said. "They wouldn't have done that before, so it's just really nice."
During the conversation, in which Kyle noted that this is "a scary time in history right now," James took a moment to reflect on appreciating the positive moments. "You and I both have anxiety so it's like, we could be living in fear right now but instead we're actually trying to focus on the positives from this crazy time," James said. "Which I think is really important."
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