Marc takes you from the middle of February to the last week of April with how he is experiencing the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mexico.
Experiencing the pandemic as an expat in a foreign country can be an "interesting" experience. Every country and culture reacts to these kinds of disasters or events differently. Marc will paint a timeline starting in February and describe what he encounters.
I discovered David from my good friend, Andy Levine, who has the 2nd Act Stories podcast. That episode At 63, He Joined The Peace Corps And Moved To Moldova is worth a listen.
Here is David's bio:
David Jarmul is a writer and world traveler whose blog has been read in more than 100 countries. He was the head of news and communications at Duke University for many years and held senior communications positions at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Academy of Sciences. An honors graduate of Brown University and past president of the D.C. Science Writers Association, he has also worked as an editor for an international development organization, a writer for the Voice of America, and a reporter for a business newspaper. His previous books are Headline News, Science Views and Plain Talk: Clear Communication for International Development. David has traveled throughout the world and in all 50 U.S. states. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal, where he met his wife, Champa, and with her in Moldova, Eastern Europe. They live in Durham, N.C.
I was approached several months ago about interviewing Steven and Paul regarding their book Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals. I was fascinated by the book and shared the following review from one of my Career Pivot Community members - Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals [Book Review].
I think you will find this topic is especially relevant during the current CoronaVirus pandemic.
Here are their bios:
Steven J. Stein, PhD is a clinical psychologist and the founder and executive chair of Multi-Health Systems (MHS), a leading assessment and behavior analytics company. He is a former chair of the Psychology Foundation of Canada, former president of the Ontario Psychological Association, former assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and former adjunct course director in the Psychology Department at York University. He teaches at the Directors College of Canada, a university-accredited corporate director education program. He is a fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. His work has been featured in numerous newspapers, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, webinars, and magazines. He shares information on emotional intelligence and hardiness with audiences around the world.
Paul T. Bartone, COL (Ret) is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Policy, National Defense University. Over his 25-year career in the U.S. Army, Bartone served as Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe; he also taught leadership and psychology at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, where he was Director of the Leader Development Research Center. As the Army’s senior research psychologist, he served as Research Psychology Consultant to the Surgeon General and as Assistant Corps Chief for Medical Allied Sciences. A Fulbright scholar, Bartone is past-President of the American Psychological Association's Society for Military Psychology, a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science, and a life member and Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Chicago.
We are all dealing with a lot of uncertainty these days. I discovered Eliz Green on my friend Thom Singer's podcast episode Uncertainty, Overwhelm, and Stress for Business Leaders.
Eliz's introduction is as follows:
Do you worry about the toll all of the uncertainty and stress is taking on your health, quality of life…and maybe even your sanity?
Eliz Greene has a thing or two to say about stress.
She is a professional speaker, a small business owner, and a mother of 19-year-old twins.
She received volumes of unvarnished truth from employees and leaders all over the world as part of her research on job stress. Working with a wide range of organizations, from NASA to Forward Financial to Colgate-Palmolive…and smaller organizations as well, she’s seen how high-performance, purpose-driven leaders create teams immune to overwhelm and uncertainty while protecting their own productivity and quality of life.
She is on a mission to help busy people deal with the stress caused by uncertainty and overwhelm so they can feel better, protect their health, and get more of the important stuff done…
…and don’t we all want that?