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Types of Self Care
Puzzles and Games
Simply type 'Solitaire' into the Google search box and find a menu of free games such as solitaire, PAC-MAN, snake, and Minesweeper.
New York Times Free Games
The New York Times offers a variety of free games daily. These include a mini crossword, a word finding game, and several matching games.
MahJong is a matching and memory game. This is one of many free ways to play MahJong online.
Sudoku.com offers a free daily sudoku puzzle online and as an app available from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Crayola Adult Coloring Pages
Crayola offers free printable coloring pages for people of all ages. Their pages change seasonally.
Tasty offers a wide variety of recipes including things for beginners, special diets, and meal preps. Their recipes are accompanied by helpful videos.
EatingWell curates healthy, easy to follow recipes. They offer meal plans, recipes for special diets, and helpful videos.
Allrecipes Healthy Recipes
Allrecipes is a social network for people to share recipes. New recipes are added every day by users. This link takes you to the healthy recipes page, but there are many others to explore.
Use your public library card to access ebooks and audiobooks for free through the Tennessee Regional eBook & Audiobook Download System (READS). Enter your library card number to sign into your Tennessee READS account. See your public library's website for more information.
Find your local library
Your public library has more than just books! Check their catalog for games, movies, audiobooks, and more. See their website for information on programming, study rooms, and their available apps.
Connect with Nature
Take a walk on one of Tennessee's 974 available greenways. Visit your county's webpage for more information.
Learn Something New
Duolingo is a free platform that helps you learn a new language. Their short lessons are engaging and adapt to your learning style. Duolingo is also available as a free app from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
TED Talks are short videos that introduce you to new ideas. They cover a wide range of topics and are available in more than 100 languages. TED also has a free app available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Learn about new places around the world.
This website links to live webcams all over the world! Visit the Shark Lagoon at Aquarium of the Pacific or the puppy room at Warrior Canine Connection, among others!
Virtual Museum Tours
"Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch"
The Calm app offers guided meditations on topics such as mindfulness and calming anxiety, as well as masterclasses, calming music, and sleep sounds. This app is available free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Libby by Overdrive
Access your Tennessee READS account on your smartphone or tablet with Libby by Overdrive. This app is available free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Yoga for Beginners
Yoga for Beginners is a free app that offers beginner friendly yoga classes. Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Map My Walk
Map My Walk tracks where you have walked and plots it on a map. This allows you to see where you have been and gives you the confidence to explore new trails. Map My Walk is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Space is an app that tracks the amount of time you spend on your phone to help you "find your phone / life balance." Space is available free from the Apple App Store, and Google Play.
Habitify is an app that allows you to form and track new habits. Once you create a list of habits you can set up reminders and track your streaks. This app is available free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Streaks is an app that helps you form habits. Create a daily to-do list with items such as walking the dog or a daily step goal. Streaks is currently available only on the Apple App Store.
Notifications and Disclaimers
Ascension Saint Thomas Medical Library (ASTML) and its staff have no affiliation with or in any other way receive benefit from listing any app or platform on this page.
When at all possible, apps and platforms with a no cost option have been listed. If a cost is associated with any links on this page, ASTML Staff have made all attempts to notate such. If a cost exists or becomes associated with any links on this page, ASTML Staff in no way suggest that functionalities associated with cost or payment are better or more beneficial.