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7. Sleep is Self-Care!

Turns out that a pandemic and civil unrest aren’t great for all of our sleeping habits. Who knew? So Robyn did a bit of a deep dive into all the benefits good sleep can have on our bodies. There’s tips and tricks for trying to overcome different types of insomnia, what to do if you’re a morning person vs a night owl, debunking the myths surrounding teenagers and sleep schedules, and even a D&D reference! Because “geek” is right there in the title of the show. There’s no way to avoid it. 

Resources used and mentioned:

 

 

On teens, school start times, and sleeping:

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6. Make Your Goals SMART

This week is another interview, this time with GGS community member, Hayley Birch!

 

Robyn and Hayley talk about their shared geek origin stories, their similar family histories, being a competitive Hufflepuff, and how spiritual wellness doesn’t have to come from religion.

 

You can follow Hayley @hrhHayley on Twitter and IG!

Board Games mentioned:

 

Blood on the Clocktower

Judge Dredd Block War

Kids on Brooms

Fog of Love

Battle of the Boy Bands

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Episode 5: Health Disparity

Today is not our regularly scheduled episode. Instead, Robyn wants to talk to you all about health disparities, implicit bias in healthcare, and how racism is a barrier to wellness.

Your mission this week is to do something.

If you are looking for ways to help – whether in action or in research or monetarily, this Black Lives Matter card site is a great repository of links: blmsites.carrd.co

 

Same goes for the Northstar Health Collective, a collective of street medics in the United States. As of this posting they are not personally accepting donations, but are linking to other organizations as well. https://www.northstarhealthcollective.org/

A lot of reading has been done, and there is more still to do. For more information on health disparity and implicit bias, here are a lot of good links and starting points.

 

Physicians and Implicit Bias (abstract) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11606-013-2441-1

 

Implicit Bias Within Health Care Delivery https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200108.34515/full/

 

Implicit Bias in Healthcare Professionals https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5333436/

 

Racial and Ethnic Disparites Continue in Pregnancy-Related Deaths https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2019/p0905-racial-ethnic-disparities-pregnancy-deaths.html

 

Hospitalization Rates and Characteristics of Patients [re: COVID-19] https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6915e3.htm?s_cid=mm6915e3_w

 

CDC Page on COVID-19 and Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/racial-ethnic-minorities.html

 

New York Times’ Race and Medicine: The Harm that Comes from Mistrust https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/upshot/race-and-medicine-the-harm-that-comes-from-mistrust.html

 

NPR’s state by state look at COVID-19 Racial Disparities https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/30/865413079/what-do-coronavirus-racial-disparities-look-like-state-by-state

 

Additional info to read up on

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5333436/ https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200108.34515/full/

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/disparities/index.htm

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Episode 4: “I Am the Snape of Fitness!”

On today’s episode, Robyn discusses the importance of teachers having teachers, and puts the lesson into practice immediately by interviewing her “Jedi master” Saysha Heinzman. 

Robyn and Saysha discuss 80s and 90s analog entertainment, using The Force as a way to get in the right mindset for lifting, and creating a gang of misfits.

Lastly for this week’s mission: you gotta drink more water… no matter how much it makes you pee.

You can follow Saysha on instagram @sayshaheinzman or check out her site http://www.sayshaheinzman.com/

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Episode 3: Exercise Like a Kid Again

On today’s episode, Robyn digs deep on how we view educators, especially health educators. Gather round friends, because she has some feelings on the subject. Robyn also discusses how bad experiences in phys ed can lead to adults who have aversions to physical exercise.

 

For the interview this week, Robyn talks to GGS member and NYC school teacher Caitlin Dignan about teaching young people, being expected to choose between being a jock and a nerd, and her own very geeky tattoo.

 

Lastly for this week’s mission, we’ve got to rewind the clock to a time before exercise and grades were linked in our heads.

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Episode 2: We’re All At Home Now…

Welcome to the Healthy Geek Academy – make sure to wash your hands before touching anything! 

 

It seemed strange to drop a pilot episode that didn’t address how life has changed for most folks, so we’re dropping this additional one!

 

Robyn talks about the best ways to find little moments of self-care including making virtual time with friends and family, consultations to be sure your exercising safely in your home, and mimicking your pet by finding a little patch of sunlight.

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Episode 1: Welcome to Your First Day at the Healthy Geek Academy!

Welcome to the Healthy Geek Academy! 

 

In this first episode we are introing you to your host, and fearless Gryffindor leader, Robyn Warren.

 

Robyn discusses her own start in both geek fandoms and in the health and wellness sphere, interviews Mischief Management COO Taekia Blackwell, and then closes the show by explaining how every episode’s missions will be working and assigning the first one.

 

A note: This is addressed in episode 2, but this episode was recorded back in February, before COVID-19 really hit the US. As such you’ll hear references to things like “being together” and “going places.” It was a different time.

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