Managing Your Mental Health

Managing Your Mental Health

Episode 46–Managing Your Mental Health

 

Managing your mental health can be a real challenge these days.

As working women who are managing work and families, we’re all under a great deal of stress.  Because of COVID-19, and the civil unrest that’s taking place in our nation, we now carry an additional burden.

Dr. Danita Thompson, a licensed family and marriage therapist, shares specific things can we do to find respite and relief.

She talks about things to do to create enough space from the other members of your household if you working from home.

She also shares about things to do to maintain relationships with people outside of your household during COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

Managing your mental health

More About Dr. Danita Thompson

Dr. Danita Thompson is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and the founder and clinical director of Mending Hearts Family Counseling in Burlington, NJ. 

Dr. Danita is also the founder of Hope Haven at Mending Hearts- a mental health training, prevention, and intervention ministry for faith leaders.

In addition to her work as a therapist, she serves with her husband as the Executive Pastor of Mending Hearts Kingdom Church which is also located in Florence, NJ.

 

 

 

 

Mending Hearts Family CounselingMending Hearts Family Counseling

Mending Hearts Family Counseling is a place where families, children, couples, and individuals can come to find help and work through challenges during difficult times in their lives.

 

 

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Homeschool Help for Working Moms

Homeschool Help for Working Moms

Episode 44–Homeschool Help for Working Moms

 

Due to COVID-19, many schools have decided to do school online. The Working Woman Radio Show wants to provide homeschool help for working moms who are feeling stressed.

Angela Paul, the CEO of Math Plus Educational Services, talks with us about a variety of options for working parents to get help and support with online learning for their kids.

Mrs. Paul has also partnered with The Working Woman Radio Show to provide a local service called SchoolShare Atlanta. SchoolShare Atlanta is a parent-to-parent education sharing directory that will enable parents to reach out to each other for assistance. It will provide parents with a community of people who can share the responsibilities of supervising children who are learning at home.

 

 

 

 

More About Angela Paul

Angela Paul is the CEO of Math Plus Educational Services and has tutored and taught math and science for over 30 years. She was educated at MIT and Georgia Institute of Technology where she obtained a master’s degree in chemical engineering.

Mrs. Paul is the former director of the Northeast Independent Prep Academy.

 

 

Homeschool Help for Working MomsSchoolShare Atlanta

SchoolShare Atlanta is a database for working parents in the metro-Atlanta area. Created by The Working Women Radio Show, it will provide a resource for parents who want to share the responsibilities of supervising children who are learning at home.

SchoolShare Atlanta will also point parents to additional educational resources to help better their child’s learning experience. For more information, visit The Working Woman Radio Show page.

 

 

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Teachers Talk About COVID-19

Episode 43–Teachers Talk About COVID-19

 

In episode 43 of The Working Woman Radio Show, teachers talk about COVID-19 and the challenges they face as they contemplate going back into the classroom. 

They share their concerns about being able to protect themselves and their students.  They also talk about their frustrations with school administrators and policymakers.

We also discuss the following:

 

-Pre-existing health concerns for teachers

-Online learning options

-Safety protocols proposed by school systems including students wearing masks, social distancing, etc.

-Feedback from other colleagues and educators

 

 

More About Our Guests

Teachers Talk About COVID-19

Carla Breedlove has been a homeschool mom of four children for over 22 years. She re-entered the workforce when her last child was a high school senior and is now a first-grade teacher at a private school in Norcross. She will serve as the Lead elementary teacher for the upcoming school year. 

 

 

Amy Cassey has been teaching special education for 20 years. She has taught grades K through 8, but the majority of her teaching has been with students in third through fifth grade. As a special education teacher, she teaches students with autism and behavior disorders, and other learning disabilities. She loves her students and believes that education is a partnership between the family and the teacher. 

 

Teachers Talk About COVID-19

Tyra Lamar has taught high school physics at the Lovett School for four years.  Tyra has always been passionate about educating and mentoring young adults. In college, she helped devise a mentoring program for middle school girls interested in science. She has also tutored and taught workshops on test preparation and study skills. Tyra has a B.S. in physics from North Carolina Central University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Emory University.

 

Melita Hunter considers herself to be a lifetime educator. She is celebrating 22 years as an educator and has spent a majority of those years in the public education sector. She and her husband have a blended family of five girls in which the youngest is just 10 years of age. 

 

 

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Arizona is one month away from the new school year. Amid rising coronavirus cases, teachers are calling for a delay.

COVID-19 Infects 3 AZ Teachers As Schools Weigh Reopening Risks

ARIZONA — In a classroom 100 miles west of Phoenix, three teachers did everything they could to protect themselves from the coronavirus: They wore masks, socially distanced, and disinfected their equipment in the room in which they held virtual summer school classes for students ranging from kindergarten to second grade. To read more, click the link above.

 

 

[UPDATED MAY 22] Your Go-To List of Resources for Families and Educators During COVID-19

 

 

 

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Crisis Money Management for Women

Crisis Money Management for WomenEpisode 35–Crisis Money Management for Women

 

With many Americans experiencing an economic crisis because of the COVID-19 pandemic, crisis money management for women and their families is a timely subject.

Many people have had their hours reduced, been furloughed from their jobs, or lost them altogether, and even though some states are planning to allow business to reopen, the economy is in a mess, and people need help.

Rachel Beverly, an accountant with Ernst and Young, sits down with The Working Woman Radio Show to talk about practical things that women and their families can do make ends meet during these difficult times.

Rachel gives suggestions on how to make a simple budget, what people can do to trim their expenses, what to do or not do if you don’t have an emergency fund.

Ms. Beverly also talks about paying down things like student loans and credit cards, and whether or not to make changes with your current investments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crisis Money Management for WomenMore About Rachel Beverly

Rachel Beverly is a tax accountant with Ernst and Young, one of the largest accounting firms in the world. She grew up in Alabama where she  attended the University of Alabama where she made life-long friends from around the globe. 

Her friendships led her to move to Clarkston, GA, one of the most diverse places in the US. She loves being outside and spending time with friends. 

Teaching School Online

 

Episode 33–Teaching School Online

Teaching school online has become the new normal for teachers because of the COVID-19 crisis. Although it has its advantages, like with anything, it also comes with it challenges.

Allison Forte-Paul, a veteran teacher at Decatur High School in Decatur, Georgia, shares about the what a day of virtual school looks like with her students.

Allison talks about how converting to online instruction was not only a challenge for students and parents, but that it presented difficulties for teachers, as well. 

Ms. Forte-Paul candidly shares how she, and other teachers, miss the face-to-face human interaction with her students, and how some students are missing their classmates.

She discusses how her school provided computers for students who did not have them. She also shared how she has used her technical skills to help other teachers troubleshoot problems with technology. 

In conclusion, she offers some words of advice to parents and teachers for improving the online learning experience.

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6 Tips for Transitioning to Online Teaching

 

 

More About Allison Forte-Paul

Allison Forte-Paul is in her 10th year teaching at Decatur High school.  She serves as the Health and Physical Education Department chair. She is also a part of the instructional technology team, and the school’s safety team.

Ms. Forte-Paul served as the head varsity softball coach for 9 years, coached various levels of basketball for 7 years, and has served on a wide variety of committees in her tenure. She played NCAA collegiate softball at Columbus State University and earned a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and a Master’s of Education in Health and Physical Education during.  

Allison and wife, Jessica Forte-Paul, have an energetic three year old boy named Carson.

Nurse Warriors

Nurse warriorsEpisode 32–Nurse Warriors: On the Frontlines of a Pandemic

 

The Working Woman Radio Show was honored to talk with Nicole Bayne, a registered nurse at Emory University Hospital. She shared about the challenges she and other nurse warriors are facing as they deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

Nicole candidly talks about the enormous physical and emotional strain hospital staffers deal with each day. She gives a bird’s eye view of what it is like to be on the frontlines of a pandemic. Nicole talks about the balancing act of serving the sick, but also protecting themselves. She also dispelled some of the myths about the virus, and shared ways that individuals can continue to protect themselves. 

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Nurse Warriors

More About Nicole Bayne

Nicole Bayne is a registered nurse and works in the endoscopy department at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Georgia. She graduated from Berry College and  started her nursing career at DeKalb Medical Center which is now called Emory-Decatur Hospital in 2011. When she’s not working, she enjoys taking dance classes and traveling abroad.

 

Emory Healthcare

Emory is your one-stop shop for all of your health care needs, both in sickness and in health. Staffed exclusively by Emory University School of Medicine faculty who also are members of the Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital is one of the nation’s leading hospitals in cardiology and heart surgery, cancer, neurology and more.

When You Both Work From Home

When You Both Work From HomeEpisode 31–When You Both From Home: Navigating the New Normal 

 

When you both work from home life can get a little crazy, but with the Coronavirus pandemic, couples working from home is the new normal.

For our family,  our daughter who is in college, is doing her coursework online from home, as well.

Although some of the states around the country, including Georgia where I live, are allowing businesses to open back up. However, the virus is still spreading, and people are still dying.  I don’t know about you, but our family plans to continue working from home for a while.  As I talk to people, I’m hearing that a lot of other people are planning on doing the same thing, so this is our new normal, at least for now.

With everyone working from home, there are bound to be, at least, a few problems, so I want to share some tips that can be used to make the experience less of a hardship on everybody.

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When You Both Work From Home

Coexisting When You Both Work From Home

It’s becoming increasingly common for those in dual-earner households to be working from home. Though this might sound ideal, having two professionals working remotely together day in and day out—and not necessarily on the same type of work—doesn’t always lead to a harmonious union. To read more, click the link above.

 

When You Both Work From Home

You Both Work From Home–Now What?

I work from home, and early in one relationship, I always felt guilty for working after my boyfriend came home from his 9-to-6 job. When he started freelancing on the side, some of our evenings and weekends became coworking sessions—a big win for me because typically my cat is my only coworker.  To read more of the article, click the link above.

Healthcare Careers for Women

 

Healthcare Careers for Women

Episode 29–Healthcare Careers for Women in the 21st Century

Healthcare careers for women is in high demand in the 21st century.

As a former hospital administrator, Laura Durojaiye, intimately understands the needs of the healthcare community.

Laura discusses the current  shortage of workers in the healthcare industry. She talks about what needs to be done get qualified people into the pipeline to fill these vacancies. 

Mrs. Durojaiye also weights in on the current COVID-19 crisis. She’s talks about the very long hours that doctors and nurses and other support staff are working to meet the medical needs of their communities. As a former hospital administrator, she offers some practical suggestions  to ease the load for these healthcare workers.

Finally, Mrs. Durojaiye briefly discusses her groundbreaking role as creator and inventor of the TransCart, a state-of-the-art patient mobility vehicle.

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Healthcare Careers for WomenMore About Laura Durojaiye

Laura Durojaiye is the CEO of TransCart International. She is the inventor of the TransCart, a vehicle that provides a safe, efficient transportation experience for both nurses and patients. 

Laura has been in the healthcare business for nearly four decades. She started her healthcare career at the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. Shortly thereafter, she accepted a position as Administrative Coordinator at North Carolina Memorial Hospital. 

She then moved to Atlanta in 1979 to manage the Eye/Ear, Nose and Throat Outpatient Clinics at Grady Memorial Hospital. Additionally, she served as the Director of Transportation and Communications at Emory University Hospital for 13 years. She also is the founding member of the National Association of Hospital Transport Managers.  Additionally, Mrs. Durojaiye served as the Vice President of Administration for Essex Valley Healthcare in Orange, NJ. She also worked as the Interim Health Assessment and Promotions Manager for DeKalb County Board of Health.

 

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The TransCart

The TransCart is a vehicle that provides a safe and efficient transportation experience for both nurses and patients. A patented innovation, the TransCart is constructed of a high-density poly-plastic material. It glides on high performance wheels that move with the help of stainless steel ball bearings and it is designed to use minimum force for propulsion.  To continue reading, click here.

 

 

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The 20 Best Jobs in Healthcare

The healthcare industry is on the rise, adding positions at a much quicker clip than the average job market and compensating employees with competitive salaries, thanks in part to increased demand from an aging Baby Boomer community. To continue reading, click here.

 

 

 

 

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5 Great Jobs in Healthcare for Workers Over 50

 

Homeschooling 101

The Working Woman Radio Show decided to do a special podcast episode called Homeschooling 101 to aid parents with helping their children learn at home. 

Because of COVID-19, business, as usual, has ceased, and millions of parents and children are home trying to figure out what to do for school.

Although schools are doing their best to keep the learning going for students, most school systems were not set up to instruct students virtually.  Many of them are still trying to figure out how to do this. Parents are in a panic and find themselves scrambling to engage and educate their kids.

Angela Paul, a math and science teacher, tutor, and former home educator, joins me in the studio for a special homeschooling session. As former homeschoolers, she and I discuss various activities, that parents can do for math, reading, writing, science for each of the grade levels.

More About Angela Paul

Angela Paul is the Chief Operating Officer of Math Plus Educational Services. Mrs. Paul has tutored and taught math and science for over 30 years. Mrs. Paul was educated at MIT and Georgia Institute of Technology  where she obtained a master’s degree in chemical engineering. She has taught at both the secondary and collegiate levels. Angela is also the founder and former director of the Northeast Independent Preparatory Academy. As the former NIPA director, she was instrumental in helping hundreds of home-schooled students get into college for almost 20 years.

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Math Plus Educational Services

We recommend keeping the following items on hand for math games:

Dice (there are many different sided dice beside the typical six-sided ones), Dominoes (double nine dominoes are the best), Buttons, *Ruler (metric and English) *A metric ruler is great to use with Cuisenaire Rods. For more math games, curriculum suggestions, and other services, visit Math Plus Educational Services at https://mathpluseducation.com/math-games/.

The Cauthen Piano Studio

The Cauthen Piano Studio is now offering one-on-one virtual piano lessons over Skype and Google Hangouts so that you can take piano lessons in the comfort of your own home. Student-teacher, Adrianna Cauthen, is offering a package of 2 lessons for $25 from now through March 31st. If you are interested in signing up click the following link https://forms.gle/S6kpEb6TRdZyKVG7A You can also visit cauthenpianostudio.com or text 404-217-9453 for more information.

 

Homeschooling 101Download books from the NYPL for free

There’s good news for all the New York City-based e-bookworms out there. The New York Public Library has an app that allows anyone with a library card (and an iOS or Android phone) to “borrow” any of the 300,000 e-books in the collection.

It’s called SimplyE and will allow you to read books on your phone, but beware, there might be a waitlist for some popular titles, including the Game of Thrones series. (Check out the Harry Potter books, quick!)

 

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The Northeast Independent Preparatory Academy

The Northeast Independent Preparatory Academy is an association of homeschooling families who wish for our children to have diplomas recognized by the state of Georgia.  In the summer of 2000, nine families joined together to seek accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Independent Study (ACIS).  We were granted acceptance on our initial application and screening. In July of 2005, we were granted accreditation through the Georgia Accreditation Commission (GAC), the premier statewide accrediting body.

 

 

Free Homeschooling Resources

Homeschooling doesn’t have to be expensive. High-quality homeschooling resources are available at no cost to anyone with access to the internet.

1. Khan Academy

Khan Academy has a long-standing reputation as a quality resource in the homeschooling community. It is a non-profit educational site started by American educator Salman Khan to provide free, quality educational resources for all students.

Organized by topic, the site includes math (K-12), science, technology, economics, art, history, and test prep. Each topic includes lectures delivered via YouTube videos.

Students can use the site independently, or parents can create a parent account, then set up student accounts from which they can track their child’s progress.

2. Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool

Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool is a free online resource created by homeschooling parents for homeschooling parents. It contains a full homeschool curriculum from a Christian worldview for grades K-12.

Easy Peasy is all online and free. It’s all planned out day by day, so children can go to their level, scroll down to the day they are on, and follow the directions. Inexpensive workbooks are available to order, or parents can print the worksheets from the site at no cost (other than ink and paper).

For more listings, visit How to Homeschool for Free

 

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