This pandemic has brought an unprecedented amount of stress to parents as they figure out how to hold down their jobs while having their kids doing school from home. What can people do that preserves the loving relationships in the family, and make a plan that accounts for everyone’s needs? Nurse Rona will be joined … Continued
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It’s undeniable that the COVID-19 pandemic has confronted us with the fragility of life and the reality of death. One can scarcely watch or read the news without hearing the latest statistics about coronavirus deaths. We hear stories of overrun intensive care beds, families shut away from their suffering loved ones behind glass, and limits on … Continued
During the Covid-19 Pandemic some people are drinking more or using other substances to help them cope with stress, anxiety, frustration, relationship problems, or previous trauma. These are challenging times, especially for people who have a history of substance over use or abuse, or who are uncertain about their income or work. Join Nurse Rona … Continued
COVID-19 is transforming much about our world, including how we date. Are people still meeting person? If so, what does a first date look like? And, if they’re not meeting in person, is it really possible for two people to get to know each other and kindle romance through a 7, 10, or even 14-inch … Continued
We can’t tackle the Climate Emergency, Health Disparities, and Social Justice in isolation. We need to look at policies and approaches that promote health and well being for individuals, communities, and the world. Join Nurse Rona and guest Angel V. Shannon, MS, CRNP, and call in with your thoughts and questions.
In the three weeks since the brutal killing of George Floyd, hundreds of thousands of people entered the streets to express their outrage and sorrow, protesting against racism and police brutality. It has been inspiring to see such an outpouring of anti-racist solidarity. The protests most directly address the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, … Continued
It’s vital that we all reflect on how we talk with children about racism. Our spoken and unspoken words and actions shape them. Are you raising your kids to be anti-racist and compassionate people? Join Nurse Rona and Allison Briscoe-Smith, Ph.D for this important conversation.
On May 25th, George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was brutally killed in Minneapolis by a White police officer, while three other officers stood by. In the intervening days, hundreds of thousands of people have entered the streets to express their outrage and sorrow, demonstrating against racism and police brutality. Before Floyd’s tragic death, we … Continued
Feeling fear and uncertainty is normal at this time. There is so much going on that is out of our control. Join Nurse Rona and Rick Hanson, PhD, to discuss how we work with our mind and body to reduce the negative effects of stress and fear and call on mental resources for well being.
We all have our “go-to” coping mechanisms. Some of these are healthy—mindfulness practices, journaling, and exercise, to name a few. But most of us also have coping mechanisms we wish we didn’t turn to so easily, from eating too many baked goods and binge-watching all 11 years of Cheers, to reading too much news even … Continued