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Bridging The Distance: A podcast for pandemic related emotional support

Bridging The Distance: A podcast for pandemic related emotional support

By Project Refind
This podcast tackles issues related to the pandemic by bringing the reality of home isolation, social distancing, and all of the challenges that go with it into a shared space for inspiration, companionship, and mental well being.
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Ep 10: Special Advice: Listening and learning from families with special needs children through quarantine

Bridging The Distance: A podcast for pandemic related emotional support

Ep 12 QuarantEATING: Real advice for getting food and snacking back under control.
Registered Dietician and celebrity weight loss guru Amanda Nighbert shares her very easy to follow tips and tricks to regaining control of your snacking and drinking through quarantine.  Learn more about Amanda and her LEAN weight loss and healthy life plan at 
June 5, 2020
Ep 11: QuaranSLEEP: The Sleep Doctor solves your sleep issues!
The Sleep Doctor is making a podcast housecall! You may recognize the voice of Dr. Michael Breus from his numerous TV appearances on Dr. Oz, the Today Show, Fox and Friends, CNN and more.  He has spent his career helping people sleep better and now he is offering you many solutions to help get through "this very strange time".  You can find many of his suggestions and downloads at    Also, you can find the amber lens blue light filter glasses he mentions in the podcast at Comments?
May 27, 2020
Ep 10: Special Advice: Listening and learning from families with special needs children through quarantine
Jessica Patay, founder of We Are Brave Together (a support group for parents of special needs children) shares insight and lessons for all parents.  Whether you have a special needs child at home trying to manage distance learning, or you know or support someone who does, this podcast is enlightening and inspiring for everyone.  Her encouragements transcend the special needs community and offer solid parenting advice.
May 16, 2020
Ep 9: Emotional Survival Tools: Understanding, Calming, and Helping Your Anxiety and Stress
Dr. Kathleen Mojas deep dives into why we feel the way we do during isolation and social distancing.  She shares concrete exercises to make you start feeling better, both physically and emotionally, immediately.  You can find more from Dr. Mojas through her podcast:  Dear Brain, Knock It Off!  Podcast link: As always, please send us comments, questions, or ideas to
May 12, 2020
Ep 8: College Admissions: What Now After Distance Learning
Dr. Cynthia Colon, a former admissions officer and professional college counselor,  is here to answer the most common questions families with high school students have related to applying to and going off to college.  Distance learning, no required SAT, no promise of schools meeting in the fall....let Dr. Colon help!  A must listen for every parent and student wondering, "what now?"  
May 8, 2020
Ep 7: QuaranTEENagers: Help for you and your teens
Locked in with your teenager?  Dr. Greg Allen is here to help with his lifetime of understanding exactly how the teenage brain is working, even in the time of COVID.  He shares his wisdom and advice to help even the most frazzled parents understand and work with their teens.  His advice is timeless, even when the quarantine is over and your child can RUN out the front door again.
May 7, 2020
Ep 6: Refinding The Best In You and Others
In these times of home isolation  we are getting to know ourselves, and those we are living with, better than we could imagine only a few months ago.  Dr. Debbie helps slow it down so we can all find the mindset to appreciate how we all are pivoting to find our balance in our new world. Send comments or questions to
May 4, 2020
Ep 5: Good Grief: I Miss My Regular Life
Psychotherapist and expert Fredda Wasserman brings much needed light and perspective to the grief and loss we are experiencing of our regular lives postponed.  She has exactly the right advice to get us all through our tough moments.  Send your feedback, questions, or comments to
April 28, 2020
Ep 4: Older Kids Moving Back Home
Many kids ages 18-30 (and beyond) have had to unexpectedly move home.  Hear from our psychiatrist, Dr. Debbie, and a 24 year old who moved back home for some insights, mentality shifts, and genuine support for the process.  Any suggestions to share?  Email
April 27, 2020
Ep 3: Straight Talk On Mood Meds
Are  you wondering about whether or not you need to start or adjust medications for anxiety and/or depression in the time of COVID-19?  Psychiatrist Dr. Debbie answers the essential questions to help you sort out if you should consult a doctor.  Coming soon, episodes on techniques to manage anxiety without medication.  Questions or comments?  Please email
April 22, 2020
Ep 2: Just For Now Part 2
Dr. Patric White shares his wisdom from an international consortium of psychologists dealing with COVID to help you wrap your mind around a strategy of Just For Now to manage expectations and stay grounded.  Email questions and comments to
April 12, 2020
Episode 1: Just For Now Part 1
Dealing with home isolation and social distancing is difficult for everyone.  A team of psychiatric experts are here to support you and make it possible to breathe a little easier every day.  We will be tackling all kinds of topics, starting with how to manage expectations by adopting a "Just For Now" mantra.   Please email questions and suggestions to
April 12, 2020