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Fresh update on "pandemic" discussed on KNX Midday News with Brian Ping
"Pandemic and hasn't been able to pay rent. Now I'm getting hit with a class lawsuit by my landlord for back rent, so Which again leads me toe. All he cares about is his bottom line Eviction Attorney taught Roth Bard says the eviction moratorium is unconstitutional since it denies property owners due process because they're being forced to house someone without any compensation. I appreciate that these people who are advancing this measure, baby, well intentioned, I don't think they've seriously thought through the long term consequences. One bill would ban pandemic related evictions until April. It would also offer a mortgage for parents to landlords. Major drug company has outlined its plants produce and distribute to Corona virus vaccine. Johnson and Johnson is outlining plans to mass produce its trialled covert 19 vaccine. The drugmaker says it could manufacture a 1,000,000,000 doses of its potential vaccine. Last month, J and J began early stage human safety trials on the vaccine candidate it is developing Large scale trials are said to begin in October. It's reporter Diane King Hall, Johnson and Johnson use aiming for results on the vaccines efficiency between the end of this year and mid 2021 U. S. Immigration services has notified more than 13,000 of its workers will be furloughed at the end of the month. It's 2/3 of the federal agencies entire workforce. This move comes after Congress failed to reach a deal on a Corona virus stimulus package for which the agency had requested $1.2 billion on agency spokesperson says without congressional intervention will have to take drastic actions just to stay solvent. US affiliate of UNICEF has announced its first major program supporting Children in the United States because of the pandemic. For more than seven decades, the American branch of UNICEF has focused its attention on helping Children in developing countries. Now it's turning its attention to kids here at home, announcing its first major domestic program, AA $1 million investment to help cities become more child friendly. Unicefusa says. The covert crisis and racial injustice of exacerbated existing problem Correspondent Steve Case in there, he says. San Francisco, Houston and Minneapolis are the first cities to commit media mogul and billionaire Sumner Redstone has died at the age of 97. Sumner Redstone got his first experience in the entertainment industry is a teenager running a concession stand of his father's drive in It was there that he learned you could have the best drive in theater. But if you didn't have the best picture you lost, which is why he would spend the rest of his life saying content is King and Redstone became a king of media building up his father's company, National Amusements, then leading a hostile takeover for Viacom in 1987. And later requiring Paramount Blockbuster and CBS. It's exciting and it's fun. It's fun to work in this industry. Pam Coulter CBS News, of course, due to the Corona virus, crisis to any local Children, and their families are going hungry every single day. Kay and ex on radio dot com need your help to raise money to feed those who are in most need right now. We ask you text the word need 276 to 78 and donate just a dollar. Just a dollar to help. If every k an excellent dinner donates just $1 we could provide almost 240,000 meals for local kids and their families. How about that again? We ask you to text the word need 276 to 78 to help donate to the feed our families program. From connects on radio dot com And we thank you very much for that freeway. Check coming right up. We've got slowing south Bound. 55. This is in Tustin and a car fire reported on the north Bound 55. This is the north bound 55 near the 91 will help you through. It will check your drive in less than four minutes. It's 10 41. It's Jamie. Progressive. Number one number two employees leave a message at the Okay, Jamie, it's me, Jamie. This is your daily pep talk. I know it's been rough going ever since people found out about your acapella group matte harmony, But you will bounce back. I mean, you're the guy always hoping people find coverage options with the name your price tool..
Fisher-Price launches pandemic-themed toys
"On the ring Central News Line, a toy company puts playtime into the pandemic. Fisher Price is proving that parents stayed home activities are all kids play in their new product line. Children can work alongside their moms and dads with their very own laptops, Smart phone, headset and coffee cup for those who caught the baking, but There's the cute a chef gifts said, complete with an apron, Big chewable oven mitt tongues and recipe card. And if exercising from home became your thing. There's the baby biceps pack with a headband and toy, Dumb bell Kettle bell and protein Shake Cup least. Matteo
Fresh "Pandemic" from KNX Midday News with Brian Ping
"The Ted in the center divider that's catching everybody's attention. That's what's causing that backup into downtown. Your next report. 10 45 More traffic reports More often. Tom can extend 70 NewsRadio. Nice day Today, Sunshine. Warm temperatures still below average before we turn up the heat and the humidity starting tomorrow and into the weekend highs today mid 70 speeches Mideighties inland upper nineties in the valleys overnight lows in the sixties. Tomorrow mostly cloudy, heavy cloud cover, but warmer and more humidity will tell you more about tomorrow. The rest of the week into the weekend is shaping up weather wise. It's going to be hot. Your exclusive five day weather forecast coming up in just a few minutes. That's a 10 45 from temperatures right now, wittier 80 degrees we've got sent Bernadino checking into 84. Currently it's 83 degrees with Sunshine and Van Nuys at 10 37. Ah, voters set for tomorrow by the Judicial Council of California on whether to re start eviction and foreclosure proceedings on September 1st. State lawmakers are working on two proposals to help renters both would stop evictions because of the Corona virus pandemic. This man telling CBS San Francisco he lost three jobs back in March due to the pandemic and hasn't been able to pay rent. Now I'm getting hit with a class lawsuit by my landlord for back rent, so Which again leads me toe. All he cares about is.
Washington DC is helping parents prepare to guide kids with virtual learning
"A pandemic, you may need to brush up on your technical skills in order to help your kids with their virtual learning. And that's why I, d C is launching what it calls Parent university kick off the school year. Strong we need appears to be lockstep with Chancellor of D. C. Public schools, Lewis Farabee says. Initial virtual sessions of Parent university will cover what learning is going to look like what online tools will look like Other information that families have expressed. Those are important to prepare their Children for successful experience to start the school year weekly sessions will be recorded and later posted on YouTube. It links to sign up at w t o p dot com Search LEARN Christi KING. W. T O P News on the education
Big Ten, Pac-12 postpone their seasons
"The Big 10 and Pac 12 college football conferences have postponed their fall seasons due to the Cova 19 pandemic, and that could be a further financial blow to the schools like Rutgers University. That school President Jonathan Holloway told NPR that revenue from football is a big source of funding and the colleges already facing a shortfall from the state of New Jersey do to the pandemic response. We don't have our final budget numbers. L'm in terms of our appropriation for the states, So we I'm really not able to say not because I'm trying to hide anything but literally not ableto say will get cut, but it will be tough. Holloway says the conference is considering rescheduling for the spring. But even if they don't play, he says student athletes will still get their scholarships.
Egg producer accused of quadrupling prices amid pandemic
"Pending against one of the country's largest egg producers. York Attorney General Letitia James charges the egg producer illegally inflated prices when the pandemic hit New York, Charging up to four times more per carton. James claims that in March and April Hillandale Farms Price college, more than four million cartons of eggs sold a grocery store chains, US military facilities and wholesale food distributors. The lawsuit seeks restitution for consumers. The lawsuit alleges that Rices did not reflect increased costs, but higher consumer demand during the pandemic. John Scott reporting
Los Angeles Chargers Coach Anthony Lynn Reveals He Had Coronavirus
"Has tested positive for the Corona virus. That revelation from Anthony Lin aired last night on HBO on the debut episode of the New Season of Hard Knocks. The Shit was following San Diego in the Rams this season, and Lynn confessed to his own bout with covert. After telling his players that he couldn't promise them they wouldn't get infected. More than 60 players have voluntarily opted out from the 2020 NFL season because of the pandemic, many citing family or health concerns. A gym in South
Big Ten and Pac-12 cancel their football seasons because of COVID-19
"Well, too of the power five college football conferences. The Big 10 and Pac 12 will not play this fall because of the Corona virus pandemic. CBS's Moola, Langley says it's a disappointment for athletes, students and fans. Any hope of a regular college football season this fall may have been sent to much uncertainty, Big 10 commissioner Kevin Warren says, playing at this stage of the pandemic. It's not worth the risk. The health of the safety zone wellness for our student athletes was going to be at the top of my list. Long time. Iowa head football coach Kirk Parents on ESPN just disappointing and it all starts with our players. Do you think about how hard they've worked? I think this was inevitable. Nancy Armor is a sports columnist with Yusa today. I don't think that the Big 10 or the Maxwell really had a choice. Given the potential ramifications. The decision was met with disappointment from some teams and players, Many who posted to social media using the HASHTAG we want to play
Off-Price Retailer Stein Mart Files for Bankruptcy
"We may be saying goodbye to Stein Mart. Bloomberg reporting that Stein Mart has filed for bankruptcy and make closed all of its stores. As the Corona virus pandemic accelerated the off price retailers decline. The company has launched a liquidation process and expects to close a significant portion if not all of it's brick and mortar. Stein Mart
Back To (Online) School For Quarantined Students For High School North Of Atlanta
"That high school in Georgia, where somebody girl was suspended for posting a picture that went viral of Of hundreds of students all crammed into the hallway and they weren't wearing masks north. We're holding high school. Yeah. Now the whole school district has quarantined more than 900 students from that school. Cherokee County School district, including at least 826 students north of Atlanta. The quarantines have affected at least 19 schools in that district and this coming after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said the reopening of some of the state schools During the pandemic has gone well, except for those viral pictures. Well, this this is not the definition of going well, This is a bad omen to because you wonder of Texas schools now and some of our school district. They're gonna look at this and and most of ours have have delayed openings. The bigger ones like Dallas and Fort Worth. They're pushing back the openings of during the four weeks of virtual learning. I wonder if they look at this and say, huh? Maybe we need to do more. Maybe we need to be extra cautious, even more cautious than were being if 900 students and staff are being quarantined because of possible exposure that throws a huge wrench into the whole equation. I'm betting that that wouldn't have happened except for the pictures. Can't that went viral? Because now they've got to be worth more worried than ever before about liability. Financial liability if some of these students get sick or if the If it becomes an epidemic epidemic throughout the school.
Interview With Commander Kirk Lippold
"Welcome back. This is two of my interview with Kamenda Cook Leopold retired us. Commend. Commanding Officer of the US ask coal. When When it came under a suicide terror attack. by Al Qaeda back in the port of Yemen and. This was a In many ways the event that foreshadowed to nine eleven we import one we were talking about what happened back in that time we've been talking about leadership and politically how latest. Military has become. Driven by politics I want to expand further into this conversation I'm really grateful. Commend Leopold is with us here because. We are in a very different time as we're having this conversation as recording compensation were in the midst of a pandemic in two, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty however. There is more going on here and I want to dive into the political understandings of what's going on because. Politics, is a very interesting thing when it comes to the military because. The military is famously neutral. One about how serving your commander in chief to protect the country. CETERA. But for the first time, I've been studying politics. And actually American politics for since I was ten years old. and. Fla. First Time I can remember you now getting military leaders coming out and speaking. So yet retired Admiral William mcraven new came out and criticize trump about what was happening with the Kurds you've got general mathis who served under trump coming out and talking about trump and doing militarily, and now you've got trump talking about this the bounty that Russia's put out on American soldiers and saying it's a hoax. First of all, I want to ask you what is your thought on military leaders. Millet certainly retired ones but coming out and actually doing what they've never been I don't remember ever doing before and saying this is out of order. What's your thoughts on? Why I think you're you're crossing the line and I think part of that was driven by decision. The United States made post Vietnam where we chose to no longer have a draft where we would select people to serve in the military for a defined period of time but instead went to the all volunteer force and the way I have always approached it is. When you choose to serve and you'd like, I've mentioned in in part one was you choose that life of consequence in the service to your nation Yes enduring your period of service there may come decisions. That are going to be political in nature and let's face it. You can have the military giving you orders but who ultimately gives that direction? It are political appointees. And if you as a military officer spun to mentally disagree with the direction of those orders being given by your political masters because that's how our nation is designed in, you really get to choices in life. Put Up and shut up or get out. and. At some point in time serving in the military is not supposed to be a job for life. You hang up your Spurs. If you stayed long enough, you'll get a retirement check every single mom and then guess what go find work that contributes positively to the future of our nation, and that's I've tried to do is to give back to teach people those leadership skills. That we need out in the business world, I mean when eighty percent of the retired admirals generals go to work for the defense industry they're not sharing that expertise that they could be sharing with business in the civilian community to make even better and make sure that we understand as Americans how the military works and how we think wire we are the respected institution that we are. I think it's very disappointing when you got a lot of these military officers who choose to speak out against the president of the United States because. If you're going to have a military where they've enjoyed all the benefits including the political benefits of being senior in rank like that, and then they want to use that positional authority still wearing their stars on their callers or on their sleeve to somehow now feel that they are entitled to speak out about the commander in chief. That's fine. If you want to take on the policies, that's one thing when. You attack the individual I don't care what president it is whether it's President Bush. President Obama President Trump Benue are crossing a line at that point that even though you may have come from the civilian ranks served in the military in your civilian again if you want to maintain that professional ethos exemplified by General Marshal. Way Back in post World War Two. Then guess what challenged the policies don't challenge the people.
Will all conferences bail on fall football after Big Ten, Pac-12 postpone their seasons?
"President Trump is calling for the return of college football in the fall, even a some major conferences air canceling their seasons in his drive to keep reopening the country during the pandemic, the president is holding out hope for college football. He argues that college football players or young and strong and will not have a problem with Corona virus before the president's remarks. Both the Big 10 and Pac 12 conferences canceled their football season as well as other ball sports.
Florida breaks COVID-19 fatality record with 277 deaths; hospitalizations drop in Miami-Dade
"The wisdom of opening schools during the covert pandemic, Lord marks another grim milestone. Florida markets deadliest day yet 277 lives. Lost cases are declining in 23 states. But there's also concern about the potential for spread in schools across Cherokee County, Georgia, at least 925 students and staff or quarantine after 60 people tested positive. That's a B C's Marcus Moore, Miami Dade's mayor, sharing what he calls encouraging news about this pandemic here, Carlos Jimenez said the number of people being hospitalized for covert 19 is down again to just over 1600. Overall, the county's had over 135,000 cases and over 1900 deaths. Meanwhile,
Biden Leads Trump, 49%-44%, Among Likely Wisconsin Voters in Latest Marquette Poll
"Some new polling shows that things are actually tightening. Now, one poll, there was a national poll, but we don't talk about national polls that had trump down ten points national, completely irrelevant, not applicable at all national polls. Do not matter. Show me state polls, show me trends now Monmouth, which has donald trump down ten points. Nationally had the same in August of two, thousand sixteen. However. There's a Marquette University poll in Wisconsin that shows Biden up five points now, that might seem like bad news. But as we examined some of the new emerging polls on a statewide basis, which is more important. Especially in battleground states, we have a totally different picture. Now, remember you could lose California by eighty points by ninety points, lose the popular vote and still win in a landslide with the electoral college. Also something to consider at these polls polls that conduct something called live collar with cell phones, they tend to skew Democrat why this is what we call the shy trump voter. I add three to four to all these polls. OAS? especially in a presidential, never remember conservatives are much more likely to hide their true political opinions from public view. The presumption is that this includes from pollster if it's live on a phone call and this bears out in the methodologies. So a new poll in Arizona Has Martha mcsally, the incumbent Republican senator who was appointed by Governor, Doug Ducey. She is down five points where she was down nine points and a similar poll previously. Speed look at. Oh, predictive trendline since December, it follows what we'd basically know to be true that trump was ahead at the end of last year and pre pandemic. Then things got really bad. We know that no one is denying it, but the race is tightening in the president's favor. Republican plus two in December to a low, of Democrat, plus nine and plus in May, and now it's improved for trump to Democrat plus for for now. And, now, here's a new promising poll that shows trump is beating biden conducted by Rasmussen pulse opinion in the State of North Carolina. The poll of Seven, hundred, fifty likely voters shows the president beating Biden by a single point when leaners are included. So we can cherry pick polls and there some polls that show trump down in some of these states. But the enthusiasm index is definitely in the president's direction. I think there. There, are some major issues here that are missing from the conversation. If the president can continue to show significant gains when it comes to the Chinese Corona, virus get college football back on the airwaves I think this is how his election lose I? Think he's going to have massive gains and I think the more the president is ahead of the curve on the issue of the economy and law and order the better.
Egg producer gouged prices when pandemic hit, lawsuit says
"One of the country's largest egg producers is accused of inflating its prices after the pandemic took hold New York Attorney General issued James is suing Hillandale farms accusing the company of raising prices about four times higher in March and April alleging price gouging to the tune of about four million dollars in one case the price of the supermarket went from fifty nine cents a dozen to a dollar ten in January to two dollars ninety three cents by the end of March Hillandale says it can defend the price hike since the pandemic caused a massive disruption in every sector of the economy I'm Jackie Quinn
Five Wounded in Los Angeles Warehouse Shooting
"In the middle of the pandemic ends with a violent shooting. This time happened in a warehouse in Harbor City along Loch Ness Avenue early this morning, LAPD says About 200 people were there. Some sort of altercation led to the shooting inside and outside of the building. Here's Captain J Mastic. Five victims were transported to a local area Hospitals here in the harbor area. Uh, all five were treated One was in serious condition but is now in stable condition and all the victims are are expected to be okay. Other person suffered mild injuries while trying to escape climbing a fence. Police believe the shooting is gang related.
A Democracy at Risk
"Welcome to the this is a podcast about politics race and culture from a PC perspective I Medina wholesome and I'm. And today we have to Itt all-stars, call you their homes in quarantine. Yes. Yes. From Winston Salem North Carolina is Tina Vazquez but she's a senior reporter with prism and a twenty twenty I to be wells fellow with type investigations. Welcome back. Tina. High for happy ache and joining us from Atlanta Georgia is the fabulous Russia. Brown Co founder of black voters matter what's up? I'm so happy to be back. All is well and we're so. We're so happy to have you back to. so it's been. Intense that's kind of. An understatement in China. Living here has been intense in this country from the pandemic to racist police violence I mean even this Sunday, there was a five point one earthquake in North Carolina where you Live apparently the largest and over a century. Right. Here in Harlem trees fell down last week because of the storm. So this is just a very first question to ask you how you doing. So Tino, we're going to start with you how you feeling I am tired all the time like I can't complain really too much everything is. Fine but I'm very tired. Okay. Yeah. Short and sweet the TASHA. Who would be a podcast in itself I told you I. Felt. New podcast. How feeling? Is. What. I am I'm having actually every human emotion you can have, and I'm having an all at the same downtime. I'm angry, sad, scared frustrated hopeful fired up every motion human emotion. You can have I'm having and this moment of few weeks ago I myself actually tested positive for covert Nineteen Latasha. It. was the most nerve wrecking name Sweetie. It so I'm here for you sweetie. Oh you understand. Thank you so much and I'm so glad that you are will I had a mild case of but I think more than anything. It's the worry because you don't know how it's going to respond to Matty and then I'm worried about people being around me and being around my family. So I am just petitioning for a twenty two over I was just like a lot of talk to about this. Talk to the manager I need to recite twenty. She's a woman by the way. Exactly I know. So listen. I know first of all, thank you for sharing that. Latasha and. My heart goes out to you for anyone has to go through that especially in this time but we do want to discuss the twenty twenty election. It's less than eighty five days away. As if we're not on edge enough this year and honestly I'm going to come in as the Puerto Rican reporter. I have news to share with everyone in the world. What are we just had a primary election on Sunday complete Shicho. Alison show up two pressings. There's calls of. Delaying. It and moving into next Sunday and it's just it is complete. Chaos down in my home island colony, and I'm very worried now that this is just a prelude to what's going to happen in the united. States on election day November but we want to talk about the power of voters of color and the issues of voting rights. The backdrop of this election season is the coronavirus pandemic. There are now five million confirmed covid nineteen cases in this country, and the number of those infected has doubled since the end of June and then we still have to mention. Joe Biden's comments last. Thursday during a joint. National Association of Black Journalists and a BJ and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists which was an h j of what he said. What you all know. But most people don't know unlike the African American community with notable exceptions. The Latino community is incredibly diverse community. With incredibly different attitudes about different things. This completely overlooks sees issues of race identity ideology, intersectional communities, I honestly think that this kind of statement, the trump campaign's like bring it on because it's just GonNa be used to divide and conquer Democratic voters.
Perseid meteor shower peaks early Wednesday. How about taking a look?
"The annual Percy had meteor shower peaks. Tonight's considered one of the best batches of shooting stars. All of them, by the way, our wish, a ble if you're looking for another way to make the pandemic go away. The moon could wash out many otherwise visible Meteors tonight, but that still leaves plenty. That should be easy to see the Percy. It's Khun Average up to 100 visible Meteors per hour, one of the main reason why it's such a popular annual event for Star
The Children Of Smithfield
"In. March of Twenty Twenty might amend is was living in Lincoln, Nebraska she was working as an administrator at a public school. And then she got a call from her mom it was about their upcoming vacation she called in and asked me to call in and cancel the flights and see what their options were and I. think that's when it kind of hit me that corona virus was in Nebraska they had planned to visit family in Mexico but they decided with the virus it was a bad idea for her mom to travel. Might as mom had recently lost a kidney to cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy again, this time for lung cancer. It's been about a year and a half since she's been on last the latest treatment and that one seems to work while the spock's in her lung they're not necessarily getting bigger and they're slowly shrinking. But the doctor did say about it's it's a long process slow process and then the family made a decision, my parents both have jobs at a meat packing plant in Nebraska because their mom could be exposed to the corona virus at work they decided that mom should not go back to work. I think I just always worry. About not having her. Her Dad. He returned to the plant for financial reasons but might have was worried if her dad brought the virus home, it could be deadly for her mom. And I started asking him like you know what kind of protection are they giving you? Do you have face masks? He said they're giving us masks and I said, what does the mass look? He said it's like the beard net, but it's a full faced one and so then that's as like that's not gonNA protect you. You're still breathing in air through those holes like that does nothing. For my this was the first red flag and then on April sixteenth the meat packing plant where he worked a place called Smithfield confirmed its first case of Covid nineteen. That's when. My Dad started to. Kind of get scared to get I is kind of like it's not it's not here yet. And so when we heard about those first cases. It was very like it's here. It's real. From footer media, it's leading USA I Medina Hoarser and today the children of Smithfield speak. Throughout the early days of the covid nineteen pandemic, there was a lot of concern about the nations food supply specifically, the meat industry's supply chain. But last spring is cases of the virus surged in meatpacking plants across the country. It became clear that conditions in these plans were often unsafe. And that many of these now deemed is central workers worked speaking up because of their status or fear of retaliation around a fourth of all meatpacking workers are undocumented. and. So instead now it's the adult children and other family members of these meatpacking workers who have started to band together to advocate for their relatives. Might menaces parents work at a plant owned by Smithfield that's one of the largest meatpacking companies in the world. In April she joined with other quote children of Smithfield in the town of Crete Nebraska to begin demanding safer working conditions for their parents and relatives. reporters. Marianne Andrey and Esther. Honi have been reporting and following, Midas? Story Esther. Is going to pick up the story now. Myra is a woman in her late twenties with an athletic build an intense Brown eyes. And she's warm but she wouldn't say she's the social one in her family. I definitely consider myself as shy this whole time we've been in quarantine. I've been okay because I enjoy my time alone at home she says it's her dodd that's always been the extrovert he doesn't like to be quite. he's always talking, but he wants to jump into every conversation super affectionate and he's always like grabbing us and hugging and kissing those in like messing up our hair like that's his thing he wants to. Miss a bar hair and kisses at the same time in her family says always more of the caretaker. She has two younger brothers and she's always looked out for them when my second brother was born. I was babysitting him all summer and so he was a six month old than I was fifteen. I was the one in charge of taking care of him and I think a lot of. My character was built from being the oldest sibling just around the House I. Always was told like you have to be the example for your brothers kind of pave the way as a family always spent a lot of time together partially because they moved around a lot when she was little Mara's parents used to work as migrant farm workers. I was born in Washington stay in my parents picked fruits and other crops like potatoes we would move between Washington state and Idaho back and forth she was in third grade her parents emigrated from Mexico and later became US citizens heard they could get better and more stable work in Nebraska in meatpacking. It we need to move around anymore. But as a little kid, she was nervous about leaving her school where there are lots of other bilingual students. I just remembered in Washington stay they taught me in Spanish and English half day English half-day Spanish and so here I remember like my biggest fear I wasn't sure if I knew English said, do I really know English? Obviously I knew English but it was just not the atmosphere I was used to
The Interior World
"Hey welcome to stuff to blow your mind. My name is Robert Lamb, and I'm Joe. McCormick, and today we're going to be taking a look at interior space. Get Era Two thousand twenty brings to mind the old curse. May You live in interesting times and one of the factors here has, of course, been the corona virus cove in nineteen pandemic and in an effort to fight the spread of the illness, save lives and prevent overwhelming are hospitals. We've made a lot of changes to our lives and these range from the simple such as just wearing a mask when you're out in public and you can't so full. Distance from people to the harder choices about employment, and in life choices, we've all been social distancing and stay at home orders teleworking in quarantine have meant that we've all been spending a lot more time at home. Now depending on your home, this could mean a lot of things, but we want to explore what this means from a biological standpoint for the most part here. Now, make no mistake spending more time at home has absolutely been the right move. But just as it's forced you to focus more on, say that weird stain on your ceiling we wanted to focus on the other often unseen aspects of life in home right much the same way that being say on a Spanish galleon out in the middle of the ocean might have made you pay much more attention to the biology and behavior of of ship rats than you ever would have otherwise I. Think being at home more and more is forcing all of us to Turner is and maybe our microscopes and magnifying glasses to the corners and the cornices and the showerheads and the drain traps and all of the wonderful places in our house where life dwells. we're going to really get into the difference really between the natural world outside of our homes in the unnatural world inside and getting into some ideas about how how we could perhaps enable our interior world to be a little more on the natural side of things. But. Before we get into all that, I wanted to take a moment here to discuss the history of houses in general, you know just to get into the concept of what a house is. Our first and most important interior artificial environment. So you can certainly look at a home as an artificial cave to a certain extent indeed, we have lots of early evidence that early hominids sought out shelter in caves in the same way that many other animals do these can shelter one against the elements and against predators and as recently as one hundred, thirty thousand years ago cave-dwellers were already augmenting these natural interior environments with things like rough stone walls using timbers so So you know, even one, hundred, thirty, thousand years ago we were taking naturally occurring interior spaces and. A little less natural. And of course, on top of just the shelter caves can provide. It also seems that caves had a strong sacred meaning too many of these prehistoric peoples those might be important, but ultimately, proximity to water is far more important thus as Kate Spin Brian fagin point out in. In the section of the seventy grade inventions of the ancient world about homes, most early hominids lived out in the open near streams and lakes built temporary structures, and most of this has been lost a time. But some of the earliest evidence of potential structures for homes goes back a one point seven, two point seven, million years ago with Homo Erectus sites in southern Africa, and these were potentially contemporary with the domestication of fire. The have been temporary tents, but they still would have been artificial interior environments. Now, more secure evidence comes from the Ukraine roughly forty four thousand years ago the the mammoth bone structures from mullet ova with recently see us on the show actually yeah we did talknet these that would have been structures in one of the northernmost habitable regions of the earth the time because this was during a time of glacial. Advance where the polar ice caps from the north were coming deep down into Europe and Asia, and and so this would have been far far north way up among the ice and for some reason, humans were building these structures out of the bones of mammoth and we don't know that there are still things. We don't know about those structures like how how consistently they were inhabited and for how long and so forth. Right? Now beyond this, the history of human homes is is largely dictated by local resources and local climate. Long process of trial and error ends up leading to the development of regional and cultural building forums construction methods. Before nine thousand B C e we see evidence of clay houses and Palestine what is today Palestine and before seven thousand BC we see rectangular dwellings in Anatolia. But but a home is far more than just a shelter. As the authors here point out houses became key to social structure as well.
"pandemic" Discussed on Pandemic Check In
"Welcome back to another episode of pandemic in It's June mid June now which is pride month I'm sure that you guys out. There are celebrating pride and with everything that's continuing to happen across the country and the world. We thought this week. We would highlight some black. Led organizations that we've been learning from and wanted to share with you. Guys so a few organizations here. The first one that we found that we really like is called Glitz G. L. S. and it's raising money to house black transpeople and they're just getting started. another group is called snap for freedom and they've put together another great tool kit for people out there who are interested in policing and punishment. An organization called Tgi. Justice has been doing some really amazing work addressing the Prison Industrial Complex here in California or I am. A few more organizations than Marsha. P Johnson Institute has often membership benefits while your money goes directly to the Black Trans. Community organization called the OKRA project works to have Black Trans Chefs Cook directly for black transpeople. And finally. For the girls that's for F O R. G W R L. ass they raise money to assist Trans folks with rents and affirmative surgeries, so you can find links for all these organizations and more in our show. Notes also lifeline which we talk about in every show we have than the show have their number. They put together specifically a translator fly now for transgender. People who are having suicidal thoughts suicidal ideation that number is eight, seven, seven, five, six, five, eight, eight, six, zero. All those are in the show notes that just happened. The show notes you can find those and now. Hey, Brooklyn minds how you guys doing today. Better now that we're together. Yeah I love doing us. Today. We have on your with us. psychiatrist. We have Michelle burnaby with us as well and we have well. Oh say who is a post, doctoral fellow therapist at minds as well. How well how are you excellent? Don't get. How's your week been pretty busy, but during it I feel like we're in an inbetween time right now. There's a lot happening, but Maybe things have ratcheted back a little bit from where we were in a few different like over the last few weeks. I think things are going to start like the pressure is just kind of like dialed back a little bit, but it's about to keep. Yes well especially with covert right because we're seeing states that kind of have been chill chill chill about it. Their numbers are spiking I. think Texas is one of Arizona so. Yeah. I mean that. In between I think covert numbers. Unfortunately are going to go up again soon..
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"Our going outside and we said well. You know we have this kind of common refrain. You know health. Being healthy does not just mean. Being COVID FREE And you know helping having a healthy society doesn't mean just being in quarantine so they. They were okay and we wore masks. We stayed in the back of the rally, so we were like in the more you know, not so packed in place. But where did you guys go out? Where were your experiences I? Don't Washington DC so I went to black lives matter plaza. In front of the White House. Actually I mean I've been here for a couple of weeks now, so I got to see like a guest. The bunker develop. From the I like barricades to the second barricades, concrete reinforcer into net now the fence now the fences covered by. Open to beautiful protests are. Came to the White House, in maybe even better that way. In terms of corona virus, lot of protesters handing out free sanitizer. Good, amount of people wearing mass, although not everyone in you know. They're giving a speech. And then started coughing in like. Give speech. Yeah, Girl Circle and kept coughing coffeenated. Okay, I'M GONNA like tap out of the speech. Circle? Face fat, slick kind of unawareness. Maybe they were caught in the moment. You know I think that's an important thing physiologically to own speaking to before like win this fight flight and this adrenaline kind of gets going. We lose some of our frontal CORTEX. The capacity to be a little more thoughtful. Maybe, she wasn't even aware. She was coughing vigorously into a crowd. I think for me and in terms of like thinking about my own mental health. It's like I have not protests person I, just nine, the crowds of not yelling. And so for me, sometimes I feel guilty and I think a lot of other people might be feeling less where it's like where you know, you should be doing something you want to go out and you want to participate, but for covert, or for other reasons you might not and so from me. I really thought about this week and last couple of weeks. What other ways I can give back. How can I how can I help donate? How can I help organize? How can I participate in a vigorous way? That doesn't have exposed. There have me out there and I. think that's an important thing for people to remember is that? If you feel guilty for not being out there think about other healthier alternatives, and there's plenty of ways his planet ways. We can help and contribute right now. Well. Let's get to some questions because we did have some questions from listeners. Let me start just by giving our normal disclaimer. I, we do any hear from you if you're listening, how are you doing? What are you concerned about? What are you coping with How can we help you? We've set up a voicemail and.
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"Hey everyone and welcome to another episode of pandemic check in. It is the first week of June now I can't believe that we'll second week of June. It's kind of is the first in the second week of Gee I can't even remember well this show. In case you guys are tuning in for the first time. This is pandemic check and this is the show where we talk about how we're doing. We check in with our mental health, and it's me Benadryl with Western sound, and I'm here with the groundbreaking mental health professionals at Brooklyn Mines so today we have Dr Owen. Your how you doing Owen I am doing well today. Is a psychiatrist and the Medical Director Brooklyn Minds? We also have Michelle Burnaby R. N. psychiatric nurses. How're you doing today, Michelle? I'm tired tired. Yeah! I didn't sleep very well last night. And I have no idea why, but it just kind of comes and goes. We also have will say he is a post. Doctoral fellow at Brooklyn minds well. How are you today? I'm doing excellent. I got a great night's sleep. Rub It in. So. When did you will? This is your first time on this show. Tell us a little bit about yourself your specialty. What is a post? Doctoral fellow at Brooklyn minds up to so. I basically just finished my PhD and psychology. I graduated from the University of Akron which is only known for being the hometown of Lebron James But apart from that I really enjoy doing mental health especially marginalized communities people of caller..
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"You mentioned about how so much was uncertain and for you know you talked about kind of like these symptoms, being new or novel and bike expecting things to go one way and things going a totally different way and that's I. think part of the the issue you know. The uncertainty causes like a lot of anxiety developed these huge brains in part us like predict the future, and then when we fail at that, and when we can't do it or were presented with something. That's totally new and surprising. It could really. Really cause a lot of anxiety and stress. I guess that's probably why so helpful to have someone to go through it with. Totally and I think you know especially and I wrote an article recently for for vox on this, the group seems to be now not just providing people with kind of basic emotional support, but actually offering people tangible resources to combat things like medical bias, because one thing that keeps coming up in the group is that you know especially women and people. People of Color are coming back from a visit at the Er and saying either I was turned away, or my symptoms weren't taken seriously, or you know before I knew it. I was in a psych of our room and they hadn't even examined me, and they were saying that my shortness of breath must Zaidi and so that validation from peers or The exact same thing happened to me and two weeks later. I was able to get the care. Just keep pushing or you know. Make sure you bring all of your documentation from previous doctors. Who Said you had the virus? There's there's actually actionable steps that that people are providing to each other to kind of cut through some of that. Some of those information gaps in some of that medical bias that that a lot of folks for marginalized populations face. That's really crazy to me that somebody right now would go into an er and not be taken seriously with their corporate symptoms. That's just insane. It. Yeah, it's it's terrible to hear about, and it's profoundly unjust, but most of the people who I'm speaking to who are experiencing this are saying. This is not the first time I've experienced in my life I. I! You know I talked to a woman who who was quoted in this vox peace. Who you know she? She's overweight as she describes and she says I'm used to this I had pc os for years, and it went undiagnosed because they kept telling me lose the weight and your Menstrual Cycle..
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"And I'm still dealing with some some lingering symptoms, so it's definitely been a longer a longer journey than I anticipated reading reading an article over the weekend, and the New York Times, so it was like corona virus at six months. Because I guess it's been around for six months now, and it was talking about. And I remember when it started, it was like Oh. Yeah, this is a respiratory illness, but then they were running through like they're all these other symptoms that people are experiencing and they still don't know why. Some people get worse than others. Some people don't get it at all. All. There's just so much that we don't know even now about these are. The science is still evolving our understanding still evolving. What are you? What are you feeling now like? What are those lingering effects on you today like it's? It's what Chu early. June, so. That's like two and a half months almost yeah, so I would say the past month has been most symptom free months I'm almost back to normal levels of activity, but what is normal right now right when we're most are still stuck inside. Our apartments is kind of hard to to gauge energy levels but I do deal with at least once or twice in the past month. Really intense fatigue. Temperature fluctuation issues where I don't have a fever and I'm lucky. In this regard, there are other people that are spoken to who are relapsing back into much more severe issues, but just you know chills sweats, kind of unexplainable headaches that sort of thing, and they're certainly certainly mental health issues of you know having to think so much about your health, and make so many every decision right whether or not I should exercise today whether or not I should stay up past ten. Every single decision feels like it has pretty high stakes when you're recovering from a disease. Disease that that people die from so so it's been tough, but definitely the opportunity to connect with other other patients survivors has been a huge saving grace for me both from the perspective of mental health, as well as just even getting that that you know validation that you were talking about those articles talking about the myriad of different symptoms, those who didn't really exist until recently, so it was pretty isolating journey up until quite recently, so so, how did that happen?.
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"They need to stay home for whatever reason so they're lane can be donating money kind of like what you're saying. Supporting people that way near just are multiple lanes that people can be and I thought that that was sort of a helpful context for. You know putting my own participation and. Perspective. Learn what what are you hearing from? The people that you're talking with? I think I'm hearing. A lot of similar themes to Danny was talking about here. People that I've been speaking to have a lot of strong desires to participate and to. Not E- silent right now and. At the same time, I also know that some of you know the people that I've been talking to have expressed at others around them have concerns about them going to protest and participating and you know this. I feel like we are facing to public health concerns here. Racism is a public health issue and Kobe is a public health issue and. People are struggling to Kinda have to. Feel that we need to address those its rebuilding. In previous episodes about like health and wellness is not just one thing. Your health and wellness doesn't is not solely defined by the fact that you're coronavirus free. And I think like you can extend that rate to like a society like. Is Not. Healthy and happy, simply because we're all staying like they're all these other issues right and we need to deal with them and we need to tackle them. It's enough to overwhelm people. I feel I've been feeling really overwhelmed and kind of doing the thing that I was doing like in the early days of the pandemic, just like sitting at home and kind of like scrolling through twitter and just like I think my anxiety like Ray rising and rising and saying like okay okay I. Need a break..
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"Another episode of Pandemic check-in are in your Andy Psychiatrists with Brooklyn minds here Hey Owen. Hi there. What are we? That is an understatement. I. Mean my wife and I were joking around the weekend because we were like you know seems like something's happening this year every two months. That makes you think the last two months. We're actually not that big of a deal. And we just started thinking like well. What's going to happen two months from now? That makes us think that this past weekend was not that big of a deal. we have to other. To other psychologists from Brooklyn Lines on with us today I want to say welcome. To new voices for us when I say welcome, Danny, reese a mental health counselor Africa minds Danny. How are you doing today high so far so good? Danny you bring a cool perspective this week I think because your former San Francisco police officer so I'm really excited to talk to you. Today also have learned Moy who is a PhD psychologist also reminds I learn. How are you? Hi, Ben Doing, doing well glad to be here. How are you guys doing this week? I, mean things are things are Kinda stressful Yeah, It's kind of crazy. Out there I live sort of in the midtown areas are really right by kind of like the looting and the rioting and wow, and it's It's stressful. It's Kinda scary Yeah, how `Bout you learn. How are you doing this week? Weli I think like a lot of others I'm I'm fluctuating. In terms of my emotions. Definitely filling nixed things at different times. Exhaustion I think is a common common description, and definitely something I'm feeling as well but. Emotional around a lot of things and You know I think just to. Doing the best we can. Yeah, for sure I WANNA before we get into what you're your. And things like that I just WanNa I, acknowledge the protests that have been happening across the country in the wake of George Floyd Brianna Taylor. Ahmad rb. Tony mcdade, all those the terrible murders that have happened in the past months, people have been gathering together and people are doing this to bring awareness to police tally and issues that disproportionately affect black and brown communities. This is really important and one way that we can support any of our listeners out there from the black community is to highlight black mental health providers who have been integral during this time and our show notes, you can find a curated list of mental health resources tailored to the black community that's provided by Maya Richardson twitter..
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"Oh It's just something fun to do but they really believe that it's it's Cathartic it's perjorative for them so they go out and they dance and they move and that shifts the energy in my background other mosques green human performance science degree and for me it was very difficult to understand what was going on and we still don't know but with in the world of quantum physics was stunned understand a little bit about this shift of the energy there tomek nature of us as beings and how this movement can sort of shift something. It's shifting some energy something so we did a lot of this catharsis with this client movement. He even did some like silent. Scream like you've done that like yelling into a pillow or or banging the bed just getting this energy going and that's the Catharsis I'm talking about and then from there. We found out what things a comfortable. So what brings him joy and in this case it was. He was playing an instrument which he hadn't picked up ten years and so we create this behavior in his life that brought him joy and instead of using the fruits of mosque then he used that instrument and then we were able to apply this diet plan to him and he was able to achieve his goals so there was what we did. We just remove the barrier that was prevented from reaching or determining his goals assassinating. It seems a lot like a different ways of explaining things we deal with every day I mean yeah. I think there's so much I mean you started talking about how you spend time with indigenous cultures or so much wisdom. Were yet to catch up with from those cultures. What are what are some things like you know? We've been talking so far today about like the board of the pandemic of quarantine dealing with boredom but also dealing with anxiety right. Not Knowing how things are going to go not knowing even like what's happening day to day. What are physical or dietary or energy wise? You know things that you counsel your clients dealing with with with their pandemic stresses like anxiety boredom. Whatever else yeah what. What coach with everyone and not just during pandemic? But they're really important during. Are these routines so these behavioral routines that people do and if you stick to them you'll have a benefit can down the road. You know what I notice with. A lot of lot of my clients is when I am with me when it first happened We went to finding a lot of comfort which was in in eating within maybe watching. Tv watching movies and just kind of getting into this protective condition as people started to get more comfortable. We're able to bring them out and install different behaviors different habits and some of them. Were you know what I recommend is a strong morning routine and a strong evening routine and it can be things like starting with some meditation. Mindfulness Meditation whatever. That is whether it's counting your Brussels sitting quietly or whatever it is get into a flow state doing something like that initially when you're coming from Delta Wavelength your brains waking up and so you can gently come into that then I do some breathing. And there's many different breathing techniques but great wanted breathing to take him very deep breath and then exhaling easily deep breath exhaling easily and you can get twenty breaths and that will start to shift your energy and then from that. I try and read something positive or watch or listen to something positive. And that's sort of my morning routine and the evening routine is very similar this things that I do you know I I try and stop eating a couple of hours before I go to sleep off before I get into bed. I try and change the lighting in my house so it's not an intense bright lights dimmer light more red light..
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"Be present in boring moments like this so along the same lines. We guest with us today. Paul Benson from health. Paul is a trainer and fitness expert. Who Specializes in making health and wellbeing a byproduct of everybody's unique individual lifestyle? He works in Santa Monica. Hey Paul Hey there. Welcome depend on check-in thanks so much for joining us today. Thanks for having me. I would be really remissed to say that. You're not just a personal trainer. You trained the entire cast of star wars the force of weekends. And that's important. I think things to say you just see as you train them in. What in the health and fitness. That's what with professional athletes and a lot of actors on movies and things like that pandemic has been really crazy for you. I'm sure what you tell us a little bit about. What your pandemic. What you're quarantine. What have you been going through? It's been you know it's it's being gone through phases initially it was you know we in. La We have a physical space the gym And Rehab Center and so that was suddenly disappeared. So we're like okay. What happened what do I do now? And since then the question is being okay. What does the future of health look like? And we still don't know because we don't know when or even if people are going to be comfortable getting together in groups so there's so much unknown that it's really sort of shaking my world and I've had to really think how people going to consume this. How people can deal with Health Canadian? The future and it's hard for me to know. Is this like a short term future? This A medium-term future. I think you know with that with just jumping with that. Is that for me? That's how I look at it. It's like okay. This is the time to everything sort of crumbled and we get to look. Okay I can rebuild it as close to the way it was or I can rethink okay. I have I have a moment to take a breath and to look at what do I want? What can a future do? I want to sort of build and who I want to show up as in that future. Exactly what are your clients saying? What are the people you work with? What are they going to?.
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"Okay welcome to episode of pandemic check in. This is the show where we check in about how we're doing for real. I mean I feel like we're saying this a lot but checking in about mental health is something. We're all doing a lot more of these days and I think that's good do you guys do you guys think that that's good that this sort of more top of mind for us my suspicion is that staying completely Dead to ourselves Is going to be long term. The best way to measure myself as we won't have any just live no just admit nothing ever got of course the voice of back their own your MD psychiatrists also. You know a stand up comedian. Sometimes or maybe maybe next career thank career was very sure. Maybe the reason you went into mental health also with us today as Rebecca Sinclair PhD. Jesus psychologist Both of them work at Brooklyn Mines. the groundbreaking mental health practice in Brooklyn New York Rebecca. How are you doing today? I'm doing all right. I feel like it's been like we were on the show. I think one of the first a handful of shows and that was like at the beginning of the pandemic when everything was just like racing so far out of control just like beyond anything that we could comprehend and think things are moving so fast a now. Where where are you at now like you know eight weeks later? Yeah I say it's been eight weeks and Everyday has been the same since then Which I think is the experience everyone. Savic we are home. It's GROUNDHOG's Day There is a repetitiveness but I think thinking back to when we first talk and this was all starting. Everyone was trying to define their footing. Were all still dealing with a lot. There's still a lot going on and things changed day to day but you know finding the groove at the same time having the ways to make this really abnormal situation have some sense of normalcy. How're you finding your group? Are there specific things You're doing that help you with that. I think having a schedule is really important making. It's a piece of advice that's been well published and for reason so you know. I have my coffee routine in the morning. I have certain times where I'm taking my dog out or Making sure to get some sunshine setting up a time to work setting time that I put my laptop away at even if I'm having screen time of TV it's different than my work. Screen time Setting up some recurring happy hours and social contact with people. Just having those things to look forward to is made a big difference. Yeah I feel like We've been pretty get setting up a routine but then you know with my kids that are. My kids are nine and eleven Often will have just big feelings. We'll come out of nowhere and just upset our routines all the time and so trying to figure out how to maintain a balance also make room for big feelings and you know. Help them deal with their big feelings. That's been kind of an ongoing kind of theme Slash Struggle Smash Challenge and my home life. You're going to bring my child psychologist side right now. Because I think you're so right I have. I advocate. Oh to WHO's younger. Which makes it a little bit easier to have him. Go along with my routine By think what you're talking about is that it's so important to have routine structure so that when you deviate from it. When something happens that interrupts it you have something else to be able to come back to And that's where a lot of safety in structure comes from his that knowing that it's not gonna be perfect that you're not gonna be able to do it exactly right each day but that you have a framework to come back to and to adapt when those big feelings or new situations come up because I'm talking about finding my group but there are definitely days where there's been huge disruptions to it at having to come back at having to kind of return to it has has an effort to yeah totally totally trying to find that stability and they're just like mounting it with flexibility. Exactly exactly Oh and how are you finding your groove? You've been through a lot with your wife having Cova da and anew having not having Kobe but being sequestered from your kids. And where are you at these days? How are you finding a group? Are You finding a group? Well I think it's important to remember. The group is in the heart and I've been really fighting my salsa and music essentially And and coming up with covers of songs that shouldn't be cover songs Trying to find the emotion that fits now in the song. I used to know if that makes sense so like don't stop believing is power ballot and I wanted to figure out if I could record version. Don't stop believing that had been pivots to it because I might stop believing and that really helped me kind of like in my mind like kind of come to terms with the kind of discontinuity in the experience. I'm having so by having some part of you. Know the the the artistic endeavor be the old and some of it. The new interpretation of it which isn't at all like the original thing that that keeps my brain from exploding interesting interesting We are going to we have a caller lined up so we're going to Go straight to her. They may have a guest coming on Later as well so let's get straight to it. I'm GONNA just If you want to be a part of the show you're having struggles or challenges or just questions. You know about mental health about anything that you're going through or if you're finding great strategies for coping we want to hear about those two we have a voicemail set up in College at eight five eight to five one seven seven zero. Leave a message with your story your name and your number if you want us to call you back but you don't have to. You can be anonymous as well and don't worry about writing that down or rewinding just top the show notes and you can find that right there..
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"We're back at pandemic another episode We sort of unexpectedly took last week off. Things just got a little too crazy I think in my life With work and the kids and family. But we're back this week. I'm Benadryl with Western southbound and I have with me today Dr Owen Moore and Michelle burnaby Ends at Gatwick nurse both from Brooklyn minds. How are you guys doing today? I'm I'm good. It's my birthday. Oh Oh and that's that's vested thank you. That's great do you. What are you doing for your birthday this? I wonder recorded a song. Oh Yeah you recorded a song I did. I could hear the song I can make that possible. Yes okay. We're GONNA put it a song in.
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"We talked in a previous episode. I thought it was really cool. Conversation talking about like all the ways that things could go wrong and really like getting making some really silly ways of dealing with how awful things could be just like going really crazy and I. I did that with my kids. I thought of some really terrible silly ways that things can go super super wrong. I think it's worth it. You know what I'm one of the things I'm hearing you say is it's worth it to start thinking about like what are some ways that things could go right given the limitations that we have. What are some ways that we can try to find meaning here? What are some things that we can do that? We haven't been able to do until now were or tangible attainable. Thing would be okay so say I mean how. It's used some kettering so say someone is a singer and they have throat cancer but they love music. They can no longer sing. Like that. Doesn't mean you still thanks for your relationship to music and song you know and maybe you call someone and you know maybe you're not going to be on stage but maybe you can still sing to the birds every morning. Maybe you can go on June. Sing with a friend you can. You can still engage with things that are meaningful to you. It's maybe look different Budge challenging yourself not to to still pursue. Meaning there's a book recommendation The book is called the Diving Bell and the butterfly. It's also been made into a film A biography Britain by someone who had locked in syndrome and The journalists name who wrote it is shown jaw. Monique At Bobby. I'm hoping I'm pronouncing that right great He had he had a massive hemmer. Stroke that left him with locked in syndrome which means he could only blink. His eyes to communicate the voluntary control. He added his whole body and people after they have this. Very rare stroke in the brain stem Their cognition is completely intact. Their brain is the same as it always ask. All they can do is blink and he wrote this entire book by blinking. Oh my gosh. So it's short. It's the most. It's the most extreme example of of restriction of one's freedom. You could imagine and yet he still was able to live a really remarkable life of the mind. And leave this for us. If you're holds an at risk or young at risk. I have an autoimmune disease. I'm an Immuno suppressants. This is potentially bad news for me. What do you do with that? And the answer is meaning and and part of what let us have that meaning is by radically accepting the situation as it is which I've talked about before. And then thinking about credit creatively the permission slips that gives you to think about things differently. What a great opportunity. I have to know that X. Y. Z. Doesn't apply anymore and that no one's GonNa expect good news. No one expects you to leave your house. You don't have to go anywhere right. Knowing expects them. You don't have to do any of those things. What does that free you up to do if you think about it that way and you know for me. I'm a psychiatrist. I don't get to see my patients in person. That's a really big deal. Where does that free up to do? Think ABOUT ENTRANCE. That's quite a lot And and at seventy five and I heard her voice and I was again personally like Michelle moved. Thank you for the life you've led by the way That has allowed us to all. Get to this place where we have the. I hope more wherewithal to struggle with this pandemic than we did. The last one pandemics create change. We got calculus out of the plague. Got King Lear. Out of the plague we got. Who Nineteen eighteen pandemic. And I hope to get your story People who are elderly and have lived life and have wisdom to impart shirt with us from this experience. 'cause you're at home and you have the time to maybe write that down a record or whatever happens to be there is something else that she Kind of was talking about a Nicola. I know I've been feeling as well which is just like an incredible amount of stress and anxiety when you do have to leave the house. You know that that the corona virus is everywhere. Don't touch anything Where your face mask? You know. I'm I'm a big wall leaner. I like to lean against walls while waiting to go into grocery stores for example which is something that I do now that I didn't do a month ago but now I'm standing rigid not touching anything and just like dealing with that that stress leaving the house going to these places where you know there is potentially higher risk for infection has just gotten to be lake like really hard. Are you guys feeling not to or or how are you guys dealing with that? Yeah I mean to me it goes back to the serenity prayer like what can I change? What can I change? There's modifiable risk factors which I could decrease wear masks. I can wash my hands but you know I can't also immuno-compromised and I just have to accept that you know for me. The Russian Roulette of this virus. I don't know but I if the more time I spend their it does nothing for me and but shuts me down. It gets me living in a small scared scared place so I'm going to be smart and I'm Gonna I'm GonNA BE SMART and I'm GonNa just keep keep going. I guess it's sort of like have like being worried having your hackles raised as appropriate because it forces you to be more cautious and we all need to be more cautious now when it gets debilitating. It's a question of doing some of those other things that we talked about right like setting a timer on your phone. You know having some written down like Goto relaxation activities. That you can do Connection activities that you can do Were Heaven Forbid. Call a therapist right. Department talked to them. Well Guys Owen. Michelle thank you both so much..
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"Okay you guys ready sure okay. Welcome to another episode of pandemic check in. We're checking in today. This has been a tear in California and I have with me Dr Owen your MD and Dr Carleen McMillan md both of Brooklyn minds. Hey guys how's it going? Good how are you doing? Oh and how are you today in pretty good and you guys are both normally? You're in Brooklyn But today you're in or I guess for the duration you're in Connecticut. Is that right? I mean we'll see how things unfold but we are currently hosted in Goshen Connecticut. Which is quaint town? There's a lake outside instead of river fell. Is that an improvement. That sounds like an improvement in some ways. It is from where you will for this little cold out. Colder THAN LUCK SHOWER. You guys doing today. You know every day is kind of blending into the next week. It's one of my favorite tweets is. Pj voight just tweeting.
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"Yeah when I was actually. I was looking at Instagram the other day and I follow this like query therapists account and they had also kind of touched on how. This moment is like really hard for a lot of folks with eating disorders because You might find yourself like yes. Binging and Falling into old habits because of like or like finding yourself eating Let's say junk food because on a day-to-day basis. You usually limit yourself from junk food. So it's like they suggested kind of approaching it in this other mindset as well of like instead of seeing it as a bad thing or as a limitation. Let yourself feel okay. Eating those things I think there is like within Eating disorder treatment. There's intuitive eating which is kind of listening to your body and eating what feels right and I think kind of Wyatt and a support group space can also be a good partnership with intuitive. Eating is because it's a way to also externalize what your habits have been and keep yourself accountable because yes do you do. You don't WanNa be like militant about what you're eating and intuitive eating and like being kind and gentle right now is so important but if if you have a history of it being disordered eating And you know I mean it seems like you're calling because you're you're you're feeling that kick up right now There are yeah. I would encourage Support kind of more support right now because it is. It is a time when understandably so Can Things we had managed might might be coming to the forefront and again it's happening with eating disorders. It's happening with substance abuse. It's happening across the board so it's like a a normalized thing That I think there can be community support around. I think a think another thing too is like. We're all out of our routines right now and I know in my household. Were really struggling to find new routines that we can rely on. And you know kind of regularize everything that we're going through and it's like it's really helped Here for us to kind of have a schedule and try. Try our best to stick to it to say you know. We're figuring this out figuring out how to manage like the daily stress you know. When is it okay? Like we talked in the in the last episode about setting aside setting aside an hour to really like freak out but then putting a boundary around until like okay. I'M GONNA freak out for an hour and then I'm going to go and I'm going to stop freaking out and go do something else and I think that advice for me. It's been working really. Well thank you very much jam really shaped your call. Yeah of course. Thank you for taking the time Yeah Yeah thank you for calling in good. But here's a here's another message that we got On voicemail I'm just GONNA play it hi As someone who has with depression anxiety in the past. I'm finding that social distancing is bringing up last just feeling isolation and. It's making me feel as if I'm in the most sort of darkest places that my depression that sort of taken me. And although I'm cognizant of the fact that it's intentional and not a byproduct of my Depression I was wondering what is is there anything that I can do to sort of hope myself social distance without feeling isolated and without getting back to the place where. I'm extremely depressed Sets it thank you. Yeah I mean I think this is. This is another really common thing that people are experiencing Being thrown into a crisis of uncertainty is triggering. Everything in anything in people And.
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"Leave your name and number if you want us to call you back Tell us your story. Tell us how you're doing our questions. You have We're going to try our best to get to a bunch of them here so let's just. Let's just lied right in today. I think with a message. This is a message that we got Just a couple of days ago high. I will defer if he didn't use my name Mental Health Professional. So I'm in central worker and the pandemic is triggering a lot of Heidi and my depression that previously had battle with. But it's been heightened recently and I'd like to know how can deal with that and so do my job and shelf rush away that they'll productive thank you so this is kind of like a lot of questions. I feel like we're getting right now. Which is I'm having feelings. How do I take care of people all right? Take Care Bye self when I'm having These really intense feelings myself carefully.