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Don't Burn Out: Marcy McKay on Extinguishing COVID Stress

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Last week on High Plains Morning, we had a delightful visit from Marcy McKay, an Amarillo-based author and regular HPPR Radio Readers Book Club contributor about her latest book, When Life Feels Like a House Fire: Transforming Your COVID-19 Stress. While those in the TX Panhandle writing community know Marcy as a fiction writer, this latest work deals specifically with helping the reader tackle the inevitable anxiety, isolation, and other challenges of dealing with life during a global pandemic. And this past year has ushered forth so much more than just COVID-19—such as climate change, an economic collapse, and social justice protests in response to systemic racism by law enforcement, to name a few. So how can we deal with it all? Check out the full interview with Marcy on the link below, where she unpacks the basics of how to think about and begin to deal with these emotional challenges: where do you start, how can you identify stress patterns, and what should each of us should be doing to adapt to our transformed, post-COVID selves?

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.