5 episodes

Our world has changed in ways large and small as a result of the COVID pandemic. In this podcast, host and creator Debra Whittam, licensed mental health therapist and author, delves into the ways people coped with loss, change, and moved toward hope through personal stories. It wasn’t supposed to be this way — but we are ever resilient.
Listen, be inspired, and connect with us!

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Our world has changed in ways large and small as a result of the COVID pandemic. In this podcast, host and creator Debra Whittam, licensed mental health therapist and author, delves into the ways people coped with loss, change, and moved toward hope through personal stories. It wasn’t supposed to be this way — but we are ever resilient.
Listen, be inspired, and connect with us!

    Season 1, Episode 5: Global grief, global resilience

    Season 1, Episode 5: Global grief, global resilience

    In the closing episode, Debbie shares some of what she learned in Europe. She planned the trip in hopes of gaining a deeper understanding of global grief. She went to France and Scotland — meeting many people along the way. "Connection," she says, "helps us heal."

    • 22 min
    Season 1, Episode 4: Frontline workers

    Season 1, Episode 4: Frontline workers

    In this episode, we hear from Annette Fetchko, who leads Bethlehem Haven, a nonprofit serving women who are experiencing homelessness. 
    When the pandemic shutdowns hit, she and other employees remained on site, because they had to. "(Love) is not a sign of weakness or insecurity. It's really a sign of empowerment."

    • 27 min
    Season 1, Episode 3: The Educators

    Season 1, Episode 3: The Educators

    In this episode, Debra talks to STEM teacher Cari Kelm, of Pennsylvania, and Denise Tirimacco, a kindergarten teacher in Minnesota. They like other teachers transformed — nearly overnight — how they connected with their students, during COVID shutdowns. How could they create a nurturing, engaging connection from a distance? Cari and Denise talk about the fears, frustrations, and the joys, at the start of a new school year.

    • 43 min
    Season 1 Episode 2: Addiction & Mental Health

    Season 1 Episode 2: Addiction & Mental Health

    In this episode, law school student and council member for Allegheny County Bethany Hallam talks openly about her journey to recovery, supporting others, and why celebrating victories large and small is so important.  
    If you or someone you know is suffering, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Human Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP.

    • 30 min
    Season 1, Episode 1: Hope & Truth

    Season 1, Episode 1: Hope & Truth

    In this opening episode, host and creator Debra Whittam, licensed mental health therapist and author, shares a very personal story of loss and resilience during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    It wasn’t supposed to be this way — but we are ever resilient.
    Listen, be inspired, and connect with us!

    • 22 min

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4 Ratings