Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie

Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie

By Dr. Allie Sharma
Welcome to Coping with COVID-19. I’m Dr. Allie Sharma, a psychiatrist, mental health advocate, fellow human, and mother of 2. The COVID-19 Pandemic is challenging the usual pillars that keep us grounded throughout our lives. My goal with this interview series is to create a safe space to collectively share our stories and offer ideas for maintaining mental health and finding the silver lining in light of this health crisis.

*This is for informational purposes only and is not considered medical advice.*
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Dentistry and Design with Dr. Jennifer Plotnick
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Dr. Jennifer Plotnick, a dentist and practice owner in Brooklyn, as they speak on Dentistry, the risks, and her design-focused approach to her practice and her re-opening strategy of Grand Street Dental during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jennifer Plotnick, a native New Yorker, has been in private practice for more than ten years, serving the greater Brooklyn area. She has an extensive following that includes moms and dads, toddlers and grandparents, New York’s revered artists, musicians, architects, actors, olympic athletes and more. In 2000, Dr. Jennifer Plotnick moved to Montreal, Quebec, Canada to attend McGill University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology. Pursuant of higher education, Dr. Plotnick continued her studies at McGill to receive her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Returning to her New York roots, she completed her General Practice Residency at Albert Einstein Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx in 2009. Dr. Plotnick is committed to advanced continuing education, attending lectures throughout the US and Canada where she focuses her studies on Cosmetic Dentistry and Full Mouth Rehabilitative Treatments. Dr. Plotnick is an active member of the New York State Dental Association, The American Dental Association, the 2nd District Dental Society, the American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics and The Frank Spear institute in Scottsdale, Arizona. Always an artist at heart, Dr. Plotnick found the perfect balance of medicine and design when she founded Grand Street Dental in 2016.  She practices with a discerning eye for detail and ambition for patient satisfaction. Dr. Plotnick is an avid rock climber, tennis player and enthusiast of the arts and design. She’s biked 100 mile races in California, ran marathons in Montreal and Iceland and is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle.  She can often be found exploring different parts of Brooklyn and spending time with her husband, Artist and Photographer, Kent Rogowski. Note: This episode was recorded on May 1, 2020. Links: https://www.grandstreetdental.com/ https://www.instagram.com/grandstreetdental/ Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
30:54
May 20, 2020
The Homeless Population in NYC with Dr. Van Yu
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Dr. Van Yu, Chief Medial Officer of Janian Medical Care and CUCS, as they speak on the homeless population in NYC during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Yu is Chief Medical Officer of Janian Medical Care and its parent agency the Center Urban Community Services (CUCS) that delivers a matrix of psychiatric and primary medical care services to homeless and formerly homeless individuals throughout New York City.  Dr. Van Yu earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1995 and completed a residency in psychiatry in 1999, including serving as a chief resident, at the New York University Medical Center. After completing residency, Dr. Yu was an Attending Psychiatrist in the Bellevue Hospital Center Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) for two years before becoming Assistant Director from April 2001 to March 2003. He joined the Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless, the precursor of Janian Medical Care, as a Staff Psychiatrist in April 2003. He also served as Medical Director of the Manhattan Outreach Consortium from 2007 to 2013. Dr. Yu is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York University School of Medicine where he has had a faculty appointment since 1998. Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie. Links: https://www.cucs.org/ https://www.cucs.org/wellness/janian-medical-care/
29:26
May 18, 2020
Sound Potential and Healing through Music
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Ittai Shapira, a Violinist and composer as they speak on Sound Potential and healing through music during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ittai Shapira is a Violinist and composer, and the Founder and Artistic Director of Sound Potential, an organization dedicated to medical, educational, and societal healing through Music. Ittai Shapira has performed in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the US. He has premiered 19 concertos and recorded 20 CD's, and if the first violinist to tour regularly with his own Concertos with Orchestras in over seven decades. His most recent album features three of his double concertos, co produced by the BBC The Victor Herbert Foundation has recently given him a special award in recognition and support for his unique projects, which often involve social causes. He has collaborated with the Daniel Pearl Foundation for an HBO Film, has performed with Glenn Close, Brooke Shields and Salman Rushdie. Shapira studied in Israel with the Ilona Feher and at the Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay and Naoko Tanaka. He serves as the advisor for the Music and Medicine program at Weill/Cornell , co founder of the Ilona Feher Foundation, dedicated to the nurturing and promotion of young Israeli violinists, and “Sound Potential”, an organization exploring Music and Healing on medical, educational, and societal levels. Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie. Links from Ittai: www.ittaishapira.com  More about the healing projects at:  www.soundpotential.org Multimedia version of the project with Midnight's Children, Alexander Klingspor and Salman Rushdie:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exCD_a5tQz0&t=22s And possibly "The Ethics" which Ittai performed with Constanze Beckmann at Holocaust Education Week in Toronto:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om3tr42C3JM&t=807s Trailer for hospitals and COVID first responders :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ojTqltS_Lk&t=5s
19:44
May 17, 2020
The View on Mental Health with Dr. Lloyd Sederer
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Dr. Lloyd Sederer, an expert psychiatrist, as they discuss his view of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Lloyd Sederer is a Psychiatrist, Public Health Doctor and Medical Journalist and is an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health and Director of Columbia Psychiatry Media.  Dr. Sederer served for 12 years as the Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health, where he continues as Distinguished Psychiatrist Advisor. He has been Executive Deputy Commissioner for Mental Hygiene Services in New York City (the “chief” psychiatrist for NYC), Medical Director and Executive Vice President of McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA (a Harvard teaching hospital), and Director of the Division of Clinical Services for the American Psychiatric Association. He has published seven books for professional audiences and five books for lay audiences (with another in press), as well as 500 articles in medical journals, non-medical publications and book, film, TV and theatre review. His writings have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times/The International Herald Tribune, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, The NY Daily News, The Washington Post, and Psychology Today. In 2019, Dr. Sederer founded and now directs Columbia Psychiatry Media, which produces topical, expert videos for Medscape/WebMD; a podcast; and convenes conferences germane to mental health, the addictions, wellness and the social dimensions of health. Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.  For the full video, please watch on instagram @alliesharmamd or on Facebook @dralliesharma. Website: www.askdrlloyd.com
26:39
May 13, 2020
Fertility Challenges and Family Building during COVID-19
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Andrea Syrtash, Relationship Expert and the Founder of pregnantish.com, as they speak on Fertility Challenges and Family Building during the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrea Syrtash is a Relationship Expert and the Founder of pregnantish.com, the first media site exclusively dedicated to helping people navigate infertility and modern-family building. A regular on-air personality, Andrea’s hosted television shows for Oprah’s OWN, Discovery and Fox; and regularly appears as a guest expert on TV and radio shows across the country. She’s the author of popular books including, “He’s Just Not Your Type (And That’s a Good Thing)” and “Cheat On Your Husband (With Your Husband)” published by Penguin Random House. Andrea frequently speaks about how to improve relationships, most recently at the TEDx ‘Makers’ Conference, and is the host of the Pregnantish podcast on Stitcher. Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie. Links: http://www.andreasyrtash.com/ https://pregnantish.com/ References: https://www.hhs.gov/opa/reproductive-health/fact-sheets/female-infertility/index.html https://www.asrm.org/globalassets/asrm/asrm-content/news-and-publications/covid-19/covidtaskforceupdate3.pdf
20:45
May 11, 2020
Pregnancy and Doula Care in NYC
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Francesca Marini, a doula, as they speak on Pregnancy and Doula Care in NYC during the COVID-19 pandemic. Francesca Marini is a doula and focuses on Mind-Body Fertility, Pregnancy & Doula Care in NYC. Francesca earned a master’s degree in Integrative Health Studies with certification in Guided Imagery and Wellness Coaching at the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2015. She is a certified prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, and a certified Cornerstone Labor and Postpartum Doula. Francesca's goal is to offer a calm, unbiased presence and to facilitate positive reproductive experiences by connecting people to practical, evidence-based information as well as their own inner wisdom. Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie. Links: Follow her on Instagram: @francesca.m.marini and her website: http://francescamariniwellness.com Some resources for you: · Francesca and her partner offer a meditation & support circle for new and expecting families: http://francescamariniwellness.com/meditationgroup · Carriage House Birth offers a free prenatal and free postpartum group
17:22
May 8, 2020
Pregnant in the time of COVID-19: Two Perspectives from NYC
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with two pregnant NYC women as they speak on coping with pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The first guest who will remain anonymous is a mother of one with another on the way, due in early May. She resides with her husband, their 3-year-old daughter and dog in Greenwich Village and is a marketing and communications professional, focusing on nonprofits and healthcare.  The second is a friend of mine in Brooklyn named Renske, is of Dutch origin and grew up after 9 years of age in Belgium and is also a mother of one daughter and resides with she and her husband in Brooklyn. I hope that you enjoy their perspective and I appreciate both of them taking the time to speak with me about how they are coping with pregnancy in the time of COVID-19.  Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19.  As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately.  Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie. References:  Centers for Disease Control (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html
32:52
May 6, 2020
Managing a workforce: Perspective of a Leader within a construction conglomerate in the United Arab Emirates
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Abdulrahman Khansaheb, who is Managing Director of Khansaheb Industries, a subsidiary of Khansaheb, the United Arab Emirate’s longest standing family-owned construction conglomerate as they speak on the importance of managing his workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Khansaheb as the Managing Director of Khansaheb Industries, a subsidiary of Khansaheb, the UAE’s longest standing family-owned construction conglomerate, has held the position since 2016, and during this time has established Khansaheb Industries in UAE, secured the Spiralite global IP for Khansaheb, established a distribution network in GCC and international markets. He has also completed several real estate projects under Khansaheb Investment and established has taken Clemenceau Medical Centre from inception to opening. Khansaheb Industries has been created to recognise the UAE’s evolution into a mature and thriving economy driven by knowledge, innovation, sustainability and world-class manufacturing. It is the exclusive manufacturer of Spiralite, the UAE’s first environmentally friendly ductwork system. Abdulrahman is also a director in Khansaheb Investment, and a director in Clemenceau Medical Centre Dubai. Prior to these roles, Abdulrahman has held several operational positions across the group including a directorship in Khansaheb Civil Engineering. Abdulrahman holds a degree in civil engineering from the American University of Beirut with distinction and a Master of Science degree in Project and Enterprise Management from University College London. Abdulrahman has an interest in new sustainable technologies and taking them from ideation to fruition. Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
16:50
May 4, 2020
An Entrepreneur & Innovative Plant-based Cuisine
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Matthew Kenney, a chef, entrepreneur, author, educator and expert in plant-based food innovation, as they speak on the impact on his work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Matthew Kenney is one of the world’s first leading chefs at the forefront of plant-based cuisine, an author of 12 cookbooks and a best-selling memoir, a culinary educator and CEO of Matthew Kenney Cuisine, a multifaceted lifestyle company specializing in plant-based cuisine throughout several unique markets. Matthew Kenney graduated from the French Culinary Institute and, after working in upscale New York City kitchens, opened a number of his own highly regarded restaurants in New York and along the East Coast. He has earned several awards, including being named one of America’s Best New Chefs by Food and Wine Magazine and was twice nominated as a Rising Star Chef in America by the James Beard Foundation. Kenney has appeared on numerous food and talk shows, and regularly lectures on the subject of food and health, including two highly-watched TEDx talks. Currently, Kenney has 28 restaurants operating throughout 15 international cities spanning 5 continents, including PLANT CITY, the world’s first plant-based food hall.  Kenney continues to focus on the strategic growth of his company into additional market segments with an increasingly global consumer reach. His latest passion project is to reinstate an educational component to MKC by rebuilding a global, plant-based culinary academy. Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
18:15
April 30, 2020
COVID-19 at Home & on the Frontlines
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Dr. Anna Yusim as they speak on how COVID-19 disease has affected her home and how she is supporting front line health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Anna Yusim is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with a Private Practice in New York City and the best-selling author of Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life. She is on the Clinical Faculty at Yale Medical School, where she is creating a Mental Health and Spirituality Program.  Dr. Yusim completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University, where she studied Biology & Philosophy. She attended Yale Medical School & the NYU Residency Training Program in Psychiatry. She has traveled, lived and worked in over 50 countries and presented at numerous national and international medical conferences. Dr. Yusim has published over 70 academic articles, book chapters, scientific abstracts and book reviews on various topics in psychiatry.  You can follow Dr. Anna Yusim on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19.  As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately.  Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
19:43
April 29, 2020
Truth, Love and Principles of Leadership with Michael Kouly
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Michael Kouly as they speak on Truth, Love and Principles of Leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Michael Kouly is the author of ten books on leadership and strategy. He studied at Harvard, Princeton, Maastricht and the American University of Beirut. He started his career as a war journalist with Reuters and later became the president of Reuters Middle East and the CEO or Orbit Television network. Michael is a world bank fellow and is currently the president of Cambridge Institute for Global Leadership and of Kouly Institute - A Think tank for executive learning. Michael’s philanthropic work includes being a board member and chairman of a number of regional leadership academies in Asia, the Middle East, and Eurasia. He is a global thinker, a professional speaker, advisor to boards of directors, and heads of states. Michael has trained thousands of top executives and senior officials. His purpose is to develop the leadership capacity of people so they can bring light and prosperity to themselves, their families, organizations, communities, and the world. His upcoming book is “This Is Leadership” - taking leadership back to its core.” You can follow Michael Kouly here: Instagram: @michaelkoulyquotes Facebook: @michaelkouly01 LinkedIn: Michael Kouly Twitter: @Koulymichael YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3VGFO7GtP69UwyUTpqnpjg Website: https://www.michaelkouly.com/ Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
47:56
April 28, 2020
S-10 training, S-10 recovery and House of Matcha in NYC
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Stephen Cheuk, owner and founder of S-10 training, S-10 recovery and House of matcha in New York, as they speak on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on he and his businesses.  You can follow Stephen and his businesses on Instagram at: @stephencheuk @s10training @s10recovery @houseofmatcha. Sources used in this episode: https://www.nysra.org/uploads/1/2/1/3/121352550/restaurant_industry_impact_survey___new_york_state__2_.pdf https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/labor_standards.shtm Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19.  As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately.  Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
12:19
April 27, 2020
Social Entrepreneurship in Malaysia
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Nurfarini Daing known as Nini as they speak on her work with social entrepreneurs who are now pivoting during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that they are still fulfilling their mission of social enterprise and supporting vulnerable groups in society, and also on her view on work-life balance as a working mother. Nurfarini is co-founder and CEO at myHarapan, a Foundation established in 2010 in Malaysia dedicated to helping youth achieve their true potential by empowering them to make positive social impact. She was previously the General Manager for 1½ years before assuming her role as CEO. She was previously with the Multimedia Development Corporation of Malaysia and headed the Project Management & IT services unit under the Technopreneurs Development Department. She has 20 years of start-up experience including training and coaching for SMEs and unemployed graduates.  Nurfarini graduated from the University of Warwick, UK, in Accounting and Finance. She is an Alumni of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program in 2011 and has a Certificate in Teaching, Stamford College. In Feb 2015, she won the Social Innovation Leadership award by World CSR Congress, India. She is also member of the Social Return on Investment network and the South East Asia Leadership Network. In December 2018, she was also made Fellow at the Social Enterprise Research Academy, Hong Kong. She loves play and fun, and hopes to enable us to channel our inner child throughout our lives. She receives much help from her 3 children. myHarapan or the Youth Trust Foundation, was established in August 2010 and has since then engaged over 25,000 Malaysian youth and funded over 170 various social initiatives. myHarapan is a social business advocate and uses it as its compass and also co-organized the Global Social Business Summit 2013, and launched their Social Venture/Business Fund to provide access to funding for start-up Youth-Driven Social Businesses and Entrepreneurs. Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
16:44
April 24, 2020
Business Operations and Leadership in India
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Gaurav Bawa as they speak on his experience as a business leader in the Indian manufacturing industry and managing his workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gaurav Bawa is Managing Director At WIKA India, a German Multinational firm with Manufacturing operations including overseeing four plants and facilities in different parts of India and more than 1000 employees. He has 26 years of industry experience leading various functions like Manufacturing, Quality, Six Sigma, sales and now Business Leader. I am honored to speak with Gaurav about his perspective within the Indian business context and the strict lockdown in India. Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
14:52
April 23, 2020
Coping through Meditation and Exercise in Martinique
Over the past year, Dr. Allie Sharma and Bridget Malcolm have been working on a podcast which was due to launch in March 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are releasing a few interviews clips with guests from our yet-to-be-released podcast. Please listen to this episode from Melodie Monrose' conversation with us on March 20, 2020 as we discuss how she is coping while social distancing in Martinique. Melodie Monrose is a 28 year old Model who is a native of Martinique and spokesperson for a breast cancer awareness association called Amazones Martinique.  She is also the ambassador for the Committee of Tourism in Martinique.  She lives in New York City for the last ten years, and as the pandemic in NYC worsened mid-March, she traveled to Martinique to reunite with family and friends and has been socially distancing there since. Instagram: @MelodieMonrose Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.  Please note that the views expressed by the guests are those of the guests and do not reflect the views of Dr. Allie Sharma.
15:43
April 22, 2020
An Artist in Quarantine with COVID-19
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Alexander Klingspor about his experience with suspected illness from the novel corona virus and his perspective and personal experience as an artist while in quarantine.   Alexander is a surrealist artist with a focus on oil paintings.  He is a native of Sweden and his works are featured in galleries and museums in Europe and the U.S. Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1977, Alexander has studied with various painters in Sweden and USA. He has been making a living as a painter from the age of 22 and has exhibited his work in various parts of USA and Europe. Collectors come from USA, UK, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and Norway. Website: http://www.alexanderklingspor.com/ Instagram: @artofklingspor  Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
15:13
April 21, 2020
A Beauty Studio Owner's Perspective
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Michael Angelo, owner of a Beauty Studio in NYC, as they speak on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted his livelihood and business during this time. Michael Angelo is a friendly neighborhood beauty guru, local artist, and the owner of Wonderland Beauty Parlor in New York City. Supermodels and fashion cognoscenti flock to Michael Angelo due to his long-held reputation as the modeling industry’s secret weapon.  Since Wonderland’s inception in 2005, Michael has been called upon by top modeling agencies to create career-defining looks for their talent.  Michael has worked with many of the world’s most beautiful women and his work has been captured by renowned photographers and has appeared on the covers and within the pages of nearly every major fashion magazine. Michael is also an accomplished designer, photographer and director. Michael has also gained international acclaim within the design world for his creation of Wonderland. For updates, you can follow Michael here: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, & LinkedIn. Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on Coping with COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
16:22
April 20, 2020
Grief, Loss and Virtual Funerals
Listen to Sierra Campbell as she speaks about her experience as a death doula and the importance of virtual funerals during this time of COVID-19 and social distancing. Sierra Campbell is a death doula and she has worked in end of life care, home healthcare, and hospice for more than 20 years. During COVID-19 Sierra has shifted her work to educate families more and provide virtual funerals. You can connect with her work here: https://www.nurture.co/connect, and here is a link to her webinar on virtual funerals. Resources mentioned in her interview: Canva (templates for virtual funerals), Video montages: Tribute.co. & Stages of Grief. Other resources: Everything you need to know for virtual memorials https://www.gatheringus.com/ Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on Coping with COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
18:46
April 17, 2020
COVID-19 and an Eating Disorder in Quarantine
Over the past year, Dr. Allie Sharma and Bridget Malcolm have been working on a podcast which was due to launch in March 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are releasing a few interviews clips with guests from our yet-to-be-released podcast who have COVID-19 stories. Today we are excited to share Mia Kang's story with you.  Please listen to this episode from Mia Kang’s conversation with us on March 22, 2020 as we highlight her experience with both a suspected COVID-19 illness and her eating disorder in quarantine. Mia Kang is a model and social influencer who promotes diversity and body positivity, particularly celebrating Curve within modelling.  Half South Korean, half British and born in Hong Kong, Mia started modelling at the age of 13 and has worked in cities across the world such as London, Tokyo, Hamburg, Seoul, Los Angeles, Milan, Dubai, Singapore, Miami and many more. Mia has graced the covers of Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, China Vogue and has been featured in Sports Illustrated. Mia splits her time between her two passions, travel and perfecting her Muay Thai skills. You can follow Mia on instagram at @miakang. Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
13:30
April 16, 2020
A Perspective on the Hospitality Industry
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Andrew Borsen, partner at Borsen Law, as he speaks on the challenges within the hospitality industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Andrew Borsen is a partner at Borsen Law, a boutique firm concentrating in commercial litigation and corporate transactions with a focus on entertainment, music, hospitality and social media law. Andrew is an Adjunct Professor at Metropolitan College of New York, a co-author of “A Cup of Coffee with 10 Leading Attorneys” and an investor in several hospitality ventures, including restaurants and broadway shows. Please note that the contents of COPING WITH COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to COPING with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
11:47
April 15, 2020
Frontlines with an ER Physician in NYC
Listen to Dr. Nicholas Caputo in conversation with Dr. Allie Sharma as he describes his experience as an Emergency Medicine physician in NYC pre and post-pandemic and the toll it is taking on he and his colleagues. Dr. Nicholas Caputo completed his internship in General Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY, his residency training in emergency medicine at NYC H+H/Lincoln, where he served as a Chief Resident and his Fellowship training in Critical Care/Retrieval Medicine with RDH/Careflight, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. He is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and is an attending physician Associate Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at NYC H+H/Lincoln. He is also an attending emergency physician at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Caputo's research seeks to understand the evidence behind the conventional wisdom practiced in emergency departments across the world in order to determine the efficacy of current management strategies (such as preoxygenation in RSI, apneic oxygenation during intubation) in order to improve safety and quality outcomes for patients. He is a Major in the United States Army Reserve, Medical Corps, serving in the 947th FRST (Forward Resuscitative and Surgical Team). Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19. As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately. Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
20:38
April 14, 2020
Love in the time of COVID-19
Listen to Dr. Allie in conversation with Dr. Christin Drake as two NYC psychiatrists discuss love in the time of COVID-19.  (Please note that although not discussed in this episode, we acknowledge that domestic violence during this pandemic is a pressing issue and an important piece of the hidden epidemic during this time of social distancing, and our hearts go out to those who are affected. If you or someone who you know is suffering, look for national hotlines and other means of help. Domestic violence hotline in the USA: 1-800-799-7233 / 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)). Dr. Christin Drake is a Cornell-trained, board certified psychiatrist, mother and women's mental health expert.  She is an active writer and presenter and she enjoys the privilege of teaching and supervising psychiatry residents and medical students. Dr. Drake has a private practice in Soho, New York City. www.christindrake.com www.real-mothering.com Note: Please note that the contents of Coping with COVID-19 are for informational purposes only.  The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on COPING WITH COVID-19.  As always, if you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time. If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately.  Thank you for listening to Coping with COVID-19 by Dr. Allie.
15:16
April 12, 2020
Introduction
Welcome to Coping with COVID-19!  I’m Dr. Allie Sharma, a psychiatrist, mental health advocate, follow human, and mother of 2. The COVID-19 Pandemic is challenging the usual pillars that keep us grounded throughout our lives. As a psychiatrist, every day I am supporting people through their journeys and what I have come to see throughout my career is that there is power in connection and in collectively coping through times like this.   My goal with this interview series is to create a safe space to collectively share our stories and offer ideas for maintaining mental health and finding the silver lining in light of this health crisis. Please note that this interview is for informational purposes only and is not considered medical advice. Please consult your own provider for any issues you may be facing and if you are in crisis please call 911 or call your local emergency services.
00:45
April 7, 2020