This pandemic has effected us all. Some maybe positive, but most of us not. James Lee of Lee Media knows all to well how small businesses have had to close their doors, maybe forever! Being in the wedding and media industry, his business came to a screeching halt. With a little extra free time and some imagination, he decided to showcases small business and the effects that shut downs have had on them. My business, Pilates Tempe, being one of them. In this episode, we discuss his short documentaries as well as his personal story from shut down.
The Month That Feels Like a Year: How is Your Mental Health? With Michele Grignon
Over the past few months our lives have been turned upside-down. For licensed therapist Michele Grignon, that is especially true. Before the shut-down she had purchased a home. Moving was a challenge, switching her daughter to online schooling was a challenge, and managing her mental health as well as her families has been a challenge. Can you relate?
This month has seemed to go on forever, with the closures and the fear! When will it end? In this episode, Michele tells us her trials during COVID-19, how she is coping, and explains different coping mechanisms to help all of us from going completely stir crazy!
I have listed a few resources that we discuss in this episode as well as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK. If you are feeling like you need to talk with someone or having thoughts of suicide, please reach out to the hotline or reach out to Michele through private message at https://www.facebook.com/michele.grignon.1.
What are the economic ramifications of the shutdown due to COVID-19? What can we expect from real estate, corporate and residential? Were you one of the businesses effected by the shutdown? I would love to hear your story and how you plan to bounce back. With the passing of the second economic relief fund, hopefully we will see small businesses rebound.
If you have any questions about your lease, finding a new location or need help negotiating, contact Sean Brown of Bliss Commercial Real Estate. SeanBrown@blissrealtyaz.com or 480-695-8447.
Inside the Pandemic of COVID-19 with Dr. Joy Wolfe
Dr. Wolfe explains her real life experience with COVID-19, the difficulties of getting a diagnosis as well the the proper supplies needed to be prepared to fight this virus. What is COVID-19 and why is it so dangerous? We discuss what it is, the trends we are seeing, and how to stay safe and healthy during this time.
For more information contact Gabi at email@example.com
Don’t Become a Coronavirus Zombie: Tips to Stay Healthy During Quarantine
How ca we stay healthy during the craziest of times. We have all been impacted by the coronavirus strain COVID-19. Every one of us is stressed, concerned with uncertainty, fearing the unknown. How can we cope with stress, be locked in our homes, and still stay healthy.
Here are my tips to stay virus- free, cope with stress, and still live healthy.
Managing Your Mental Health Through Adversity with Francesca Rolando
Francesca Rolando was born and raised in Italy. After attending the prestigious boarding school, Educandato Statale Setti Carraro Dalla Chiesa, in 1994 she moved to Washington State as a High School Exchange Student. She received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Methodist University in North Carolina in 2003.
She went on to get her master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2006. Francesca served as the Executive Director of several non-profit organizations and is now an independent claims adjuster.
In 2009 Francesca was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. After struggling to manage the disease for several years, she chose a vegan lifestyle, on the advise of her doctor. She believes it is the best decision she could have made to manage the disease and for her overall health. In this episode of the podcast she speaks openly about the physical and mental struggles with managing her health.
Finding the Right Fit with Brooke McDermott of TriCore Fitness
Fitness is such a personal thing. You have to find the right fit fore you. Obviously being a small business owner myself at Pilates Tempe, I understand the importance of helping to build up your fellow small businesses. When Brooke McDermott walked into TriCore Fitness, she knew it was the right fit. She wasn’t looking for a new job, but everything seemed to just work out. When you walk into a gym, studio, fitness center, it should feel like home.
Brooke certainly didn’t start her career in the fitness industry, but like most of us, fell into it.She is a certified trainer and Pilates teacher with a passion for what she does. Of course all trainers are passionate about their job, but it takes a special personal to really relate to their clients.
TriCore has a similar philosophy to mine in that they incorporate different types of fitness. There is not one perfect workout. It is nice to mix it up. If you are in the central Phoenix area, check out this place and my amazing friend Brooke!
Meet Early Bird PHX and Michela Ricci, Owner and Operator
What is Early Bird PHX?
Michela, a Phoenix native, launched The Early Bird PHX in 2018. Driven by the idea of running her own business, Michela figured what better way to do so than by providing excellent service, quality local coffee, and a friendly face to help others start their day. With her trailer in tow, Michela’s mission includes creating exceptional experiences as well as tasty drinks. She takes great pride in serving her hometown community & feels grateful to be able to do so!
Early Bird PHX will be serving drinks at the Pilates Tempe Reboot Social happening Feb. 8th from 2:30 to 4!
What’s in Your Food and How it Can Heal You with Emiley Kight
There are few people you meet that are as interesting and intelligent as Food Culinoligist Emiley Kight. Emiley created a plant based product after researching how much is added to our every day foods. When her mother was diagnosed with cancer, she found that there wasn’t enough information out there and wanted to bring a product to the market that uses 5 or less fresh ingredients, while still having the flavors we love.
In the process of creating her delicious bars, she started to put on Cacao ceremonies. Starting with breath work and movement and moving on to sound healing, these ceremonies are great for stress relief, opening of the heart, and more. Cacao ceremonies have helped her battle her own stress, depression, and anxiety. Find out more about her bars and her sound healing ceremonies!
We are starting a new decade! 2020. WOW!! What a great opportunity we have to start anew. Every day is an opportunity, every new year is a new chance. Here are 7 tips to start the 2020 off right and stay on the right track all year.
1. Set your priorities
2. Be Accountable
3. Strive for progress NOT perfection
4. Be Realistic
5. Set smaller target goals
6. Create a calendar
7. Don’t get discouraged
Wishing all of you a Happy Holidays and a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!