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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?