Karina Fontes

Karina Fontes

What is your name and where are you currently?  

Karina Fontes and i’m in Los Angeles

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Are you where you normally live?

Yes!

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What are you currently reading?

Two books 1) “Audition” by Michael Shurtleff and “Becoming Supernatural” Dr. Joe dispenza

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What are you currently watching?

Watching The Sopranos, Recently watcher “Network and Whiplash”

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What are you currently listening to?

Changes but daily lots of disco to keep me sane :)

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What have you been eating the most? Do you have a recipe to share?

I’ve been eating this Raddichio sardine dill salad with lemon and olive oil! it’s super easy to assemble and delicious

- 1 Head of Raddichio

- Can of sardines (Fresh water, or in Olive oil)

- One lemon

- Handful of dill

- 1 tbsp of Olive oil

- Pinch of Celtic salt ( because sardines already taste salty )

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How are you moving your body/exercising?

Moving with dancing, stretching lots of walking :)

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What’s one thing you keep wanting to do but just can’t get yourself to do?

Writing

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If you’re buying anything, what is it?

Fresh produce!!

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What’s one new thing you started doing big or small since this all happened?

I love learning so continuing to learn Italian and brushing up on my Spanish

-Reading a ton

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What’s the thing you find most challenging about quarantine?

I just miss being out because I love people. I love the interaction and the excitement when you go out to a restaurant or a movie theatre. I miss people.

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Has there been a silver lining to it for you?

Connecting more with yourself and with others, moving slower

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Have you connected with old friends?

Yes! It’s been so inspiring and beautiful seeing how people come together in a time like this

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Our lifestyles have shifted a lot, is there anything you’ll keep doing on the other side of all this?

Definitely continue reading in the bath and leaving my phone in the kitchen while I sleep

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Tell me about your evening routine!

Evening routine has been going for a walk while catching up with a friend on the phone, check in on someone, listen to my Italian podcast. Making dinner, watching a movie on Criterion Collection. Drawing a bath and reading till I get tired.

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And your morning one too!

Mornings I will meditate, stretch my body like a baby, breakfast, emails.

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What’s one way big or small that you’ve been helping others?

I’ve been volunteering 1-2x a week with the red cross and L.A.U.S.D distributing food for the children and their families. Leaving cookies I baked on friends doorsteps.

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Do you know of any good charities or causes people could donate to?

-LA Food bank

-Core Response (Core is working with The LA mayor office in the Los Angeles fire department to provide free testing for Covid – 19)

-Direct Relief (Improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty and disaster)

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What one thought keeps you sane?

Knowing everything is temporary

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What one thing can’t you wait to do?

Hug and kiss people! Going to my favorite restaurants, and the movie theatres

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Who has been the most interesting/unexpected person you’ve spoken with since this started?

an old friend from Brazil

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What’s one thing you’re grateful for?

Community