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Wellness Within The Pandemic: A Special Edition of ‘Closer Look’

Today's edition of "Closer Look" is dedicated to conversations focusing on health and wellness during the pandemic.
Today's edition of "Closer Look" is dedicated to conversations focusing on health and wellness during the pandemic.
Credit Couresty of Jennifer Lester, Miriam Phields and Briana St. Holder

Finding time to focus on mental health and wellness can sometimes be challenging — even more so during a pandemic.

A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation poll found 53% of respondents believe said the coronavirus crisis has harmed their mental health.

On Tuesday’s edition “Closer Look,” Rose Scott hosted a special-themed program focusing on health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

First, Jennifer Lester, a psychotherapist, life coach and the founder of The Purpose Project discusses the importance of prioritizing mental health during the pandemic. During the conversation, she identifies signs and symptoms of when to seek professional help, discusses free resources and talks about ways people can seek joy and find their purpose.

Jennifer Lester is a psychotherapist, life coach and the founder of The Purpose Project. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Lester)

Then, we turn to Miriam Phields, a registered yoga teacher and sound path practitioner, who shares how she uses yoga to de-stress and find peace. Phields also talks about an online yoga class that she’s offering for women age 40 and older.

Finally, we conclude with a conversation with Briana St. Holder, Atlanta-based plant curator and interior designer, who shares why she believes creating a green space in your home can be a form of self-care. Plus, she shares what led her to start a new initiative aimed at increasing access to plants, Free Plants Atlanta.

 

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Programming Note: All of Tuesday’s guest on “Closer Look”  are experts in their fields, but listeners are encouraged to consult with their primary healthcare providers.

 To listen to the full conversation, please click the audio player above.