The coronavirus pandemic has turned life on its head for all of us. Governors tell us to stay in our homes. The economy is reeling. And we feel anxious. Meet two Colorado Public Radio reporters who want to help. Sam Brasch and May Ortega talk with guests and share ideas on how to cope with life during the pandemic, whether you live in Colorado or not. Sometimes serious, sometimes funny, At A Distance is a guide to living through a bizarre time.
- What does the pandemic mean for summer soirees and backyard barbecues? May and Sam look for answers by dreaming up a socially distanced party of their own.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult, but it’s hardly unprecedented. In 1918, the Spanish flu pandemic sickened or killed millions around the globe. In this episode, we look at the lessons of the 1918 pandemic.
- The lack of scientific clarity around COVID-19 has offered a perfect opening for conspiracy theories. But accepting a certain level of uncertainty around the pandemic can help people resist easy answers and, over time, inch closer to the truth.
- Life during a pandemic can bring lots of anxiety and stress. One way to deal with those issues is to practice mindfulness – and that doesn’t necessarily look like what you might expect.
- If you’ve lost someone close to you during this pandemic, your grief may feel different than what you expected. That’s totally normal. At a time when everyone is up against some sort of loss, grief isn't just possible. It might be essential.
- James and Elyssa have a relationship built on games and puzzles, so they came up with a plan to turn their passion into a business called Paruzal. Then the pandemic hit -- and gave their idea a big boost.
- Small gestures can help our mental wellbeing and maybe even boost our immunity during this pandemic. Learn a few simple ways to make a difference.
- May's feeling a little lonely, so she organizes a virtual game night. What she learns could help you throw your own fun and comforting virtual gathering.
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