Cerevel CEO Dr. Tony Coles and ESSENCE Ventures Founder Richelieu Dennis reflect on their personal experiences being affected by COVID-19, along with how to refocus your life and finding meaning in every moment.
Among other issues we're struggling with this season, our coping mechanisms have also taken a brutal hit as we deal with the constant grief and anxiety around the pandemic. Journalist Mara Schiavocampo chats with Dr. Anita Phillips, Therapist and Life Coach, and Dr. Columbus Batiste, a Cardiologist. The three hold a discussion around grief, the results of unresolved grief if unchecked long-term, broken-heart syndrome and its relation to heart disease, and recommendations to resolve your grief.
With the world changing drastically due to COVID-19, health services have had to evolve abruptly. ESSENCE Deputy Director Allison McGevna discusses our new age of telemedicine with Dr. Ryland Gore, a Breast Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Lisa Newman, a Surgical Oncologist, and breast cancer surviror Niya Brown. Topics include: Managing the digital divide, dealing with breast cancer and COVID-19, and accessing social support.
Pregnancy can be overwhelming and emotional for new mothers. Maternity Wellness Expert Latham Thomas chats with expectant mother, Bianca White, who is in her third trimester and has concerns about giving birth during COVID-19. Starting with meditation, Latham poses a few solutions for Bianca to balance a safe delivery and have a good experience.
Learn important facts about the Coronavirus and how it's spread with Dr. Patrice A. Harris, President of the American Medical Association. Hear how to stay healthy and help those in need while still social distancing, while staying current on the latest developments on a cure.
Despite social distancing and sheltering in place, there are still small ways to create community within the quarantine. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sherry Blake provides a few tips on keeping anxiety down as COVID-19 worries rise, as well as ways to help the mentally ill, millennials, teens, and children.
ESSENCE Relationship and Wellness Editorial Director Charli Penn chats with Media Mogul and Author Charlamagne Tha God on empowering ways to keep peaceful thoughts during quarantine. He focuses on the importance of therapy, ridding ourselves of negative thoughts, and reconfiguring our lives to focus on our happiness.
If the family inside your household is wrecking your nerves, listen up! Founder of Therapy for Black Girls, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, provides advice on ways to get along with family and loved ones during the quarantine.
Dr. Lauren Powell, the Culinary Doctor, provides proven holistic health remedies and specific practices you can do to boost your immunity.
COVID has swept our communities since the beginning of the year. ESSENCE holds a panel discussion moderated by Journalist Mara Schiavocampo with COVID survivors -- Pastor A.R. Bernard of Christian Cultural Center, ESSENCE Chief Content and Creative Officer, Moana Luu, and Dr. Michele Reed, all who share their personal stories of struggling through and overcoming COVID. Topics include: Personal experiences, words of encouragement, and resources on aftercare needed to get through COVID. Mara also talks with Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford on how obesity interfaces with COVID.
ESSENCE Wellness House welcomes Emmy-award winning Journalist Mara Schiavocampo. She interviews Dr. Lisa A. Cooper, the Director at John Hopkins Center for Health Equity. The two have a spirited discussion on what we can do to be healthier overall, actions we can take now to be less vulnerable to COVID, doctor bias, and being better advocates for ourselves at doctors.
Essence offers trustworthy guidance and tips and tools to keep you informed and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From learning more about the virus to connecting with others in a safe environment.