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SURVIVING THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC: HOW TO MONETIZE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

The Year 2020 has been an experience to remember, thus far for all of us. From the passing of Kobe Bryant to COVID-19, this year has propped mental health on the forefront for a vast amount of Americans across the globe.

Since the second week of March, millions of Americans have been without jobs, regular
income has dropped, jobs have become remote and parents have had to deal with their own children full time. Sounds do-able but in reality, families have had and are still having a tough time adjusting to the NEW way of living.

Due to the circumstances that we’re forced to live in, Covid-19 has escalated the levels
of stress that are dependent factors like age, race or even where people live. According to the

U.S National Pandemic Emotional Impact Report 2020, people with children under 18 are the most likely to experience high levels of emotional distress, likely due to balancing working from home and home schooling. This hits at a rate of 35% among adults under the age of 50. Those that fall under the age 34 are experiencing moderate-to-high pandemic distress compared to older individuals. This group is also most likely to report pandemic related job loss or reduced income.

 

Here are a few tips on how to cope with emotional distress:

1. Picking up a new hobby
- Whether that’s learning to play a new instrument or finding a new book to read.
Challenge your mental and feed your brain with knowledge.

2. Cooking
- Take a trip to your local Target or Barnes and Noble and purchase a cookbook of
your choice, full of new recipes... Bon Appetit!

3. Physical Fitness
- We all have some sort of “love-hate” relationship when it comes to exercising.
Use this time to write down your goals for your body and execute. Find a buddy
and go for a walk together. There are tons of workouts out there to keep that
body of yours moving. For example: Yoga, Zumba, Cycling, Speed/slow walking,
Hiking, etc. Find out what workouts work best for you.

4. Join a new social group
- Continue to surround yourself amongst positive people. Those who want to help
and see you grow. Those who want to see you win. Those who want to challenge
you and open your mind to various perspectives.

Explore your artistic side. You probably never dove into it because you found it wasn’t your area of expertise but you never know what you're good at until you try.

5. Scrapbooking
- Like putting together fun photos? Try scrapbooking!

6. Ever find yourself doodling on the side of your paper? How about trying “pencil
drawing”?

7. Never lost that love for coloring? There are now adult coloring books! Ugh, those
feelings of being a kid again! Remember to color in between the lines.

8. Want to relieve stress?
- Try watercolor painting. It’s satisfying, soothing and relaxing all in one!

 

***Tried one of the options listed or came up with a few of your own? Leave a comment in our
comment section and we’ll be sure to post your feedback!

 

by Brooklyn Washington

November 5, 2020

 

 

   EATING CLEAN: SLUTTY VEGAN STYLE   

 

 

Want to stray away from eating greasy foods but still have a love for America's favorite, "Burgers and French Fries"? Don't worry because Atlanta's got you covered!

CEO and Founder, Pinky Cole has created and launched one of the worlds best plant based restaurants, Slutty Vegan. Yes, everything is vegan, you heard that correctly. A multimillion business that has hungry tummies standing in lines that are wrapped around the streets of Atlanta.

With three locations under her belt, Pinky and her team have managed to change the lives of those wanting to live a more healthier lifestyle and convert to vegan life!

Here's a list of the mouth watering menu that you just have to try:

  • ONE NIGHT STAND
  • MÉNAGE À TROIS
  • DANCEHALL QUEEN
  • SLOPPY TOPPY
  • FUSSY HUSSY
  • HEAUX BOY
  • BIG DAWG
  • SUPER SLUT
  • CHIK'N HEAD
  • SIDE HEAUX
  • HOLLYWOOD HOOKER
  • PLT

Oh, and all sandwiches come with fries... and yes, they're vegan!

Locations:

  • 1542 Ralph David Abernathy  Atlanta, GA

Sun-Mon: CLOSED

Tues-Sat: 12:00pm-7:30pm

  • 164 N McDonough St.  Jonesboro, GA

Sun-Mon: CLOSED

Tues-Thu: 12:00pm-9:00pm

Fri-Sat: 12:00pm-11:00pm

  • 476 Edgewood Ave  Atlanta, GA

Sun-Mon: CLOSED

Tue-Thu: 4:00pm-12:00am

Fri-Sat: 4:00pm-2:00am

Take some time out of your busy schedule and try one of the vegan plant based burgers listed. They're delicious!

by Brooklyn Washington

November 5, 2020

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