Checking in with our hosts during this pandemic already in progress

Episode 51 · May 21st, 2020 · 46 mins 26 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, Kendall and rachel talk about:

  • Whether Kendall is either hot or a mess or both
  • How hard it is to set expectations...for anything
  • Working on developing new patterns because it's not going to go "back to normal" anytime soon
  • Coping with the death of a parent, most likely of the coronavirus
  • The unreality of the danger unless it has touched you personally
  • Weighing one's mental health vs physical health
  • Putting all plans for travel on hold through the end of the year
  • How contact tracing works
  • Dark thoughts about the need for a revolution
  • Leveraging planning for the future as an emotional coping tactic
  • More about making new habits...that aren't unhealthy over the long term
  • Letting yourself feel it
  • This episode's self-soothing recommendations:
    • rachel: Socializing via simulwatching movies on chat. Bailing on books you're not enjoying. Animal Crossing.
    • Kendall: Letterkenny on Hulu. Meeting friends for socially-distanced takeout. Popeye's Chicken.
  • Obligatory sourdough discussion
  • Kicking one's own ass in gear when there isn't a reason to go on a drive (yet)
  • Zoom calls and takeout aren't a substitute for being in the room, for networking, for the hallway track, for the ambiance
  • Feeling unsafe talking about how bad things might actually be
  • How good leaders take care of themselves so they don't take things out on their team
  • Being kind is good for everyone involved

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3