Grief Stories: Katie Peluso

This article is part of a series called “Grief Stories.” With over 500,000 who have lost their lives to the COVID-19 virus and countless others that passed away within the last year, grief has been on the minds of many. Yet, in some cases, those who are grieving have had to deal with their painContinue reading “Grief Stories: Katie Peluso”

COVID Survivor Stories: Catie Barber

This article is part of a series called “COVID Survivor Stories,” where we profile the struggles of those who survived a diagnosis of COVID-19, as they deal with the repercussions of recovery. Catie Barber was a newlywed, marathon runner and proud dietician at a nursing home who never thought her life would be rocked byContinue reading “COVID Survivor Stories: Catie Barber”

Social Worker Weighs in on Anxiety Screening Policy

With the recent news that the Affordable Care Act has made anxiety screenings free for girls as young as 13, social work intern Hanna Brinnier shared her thoughts on this groundbreaking change. The policy change was initiated in 2019 for ACA patients and patients with private insurance, but went into effect this year, and theContinue reading “Social Worker Weighs in on Anxiety Screening Policy”

COVID: One Year, Two Perspectives

It has been one year since the spread of the COVID-19 virus was declared a global pandemic, thereby changing our lives forever. That means one year of wearing masks when we go out, socially distancing from our loved ones and having parties on Zoom. With this in mind, psychologist Dr. Denise Morett and nurse practitionerContinue reading “COVID: One Year, Two Perspectives”

Living Well During the Pandemic

If you are looking to shed the “quarantine 15” you might have gained this year while on lockdown, health coach and part-time Beacon resident Marika Blossfeldt has some tips that anyone can incorporate in their daily diet. The cookbook author and health coach — whose book “Cooking with Marika: Clean Cuisine from an Estonian Farm”Continue reading “Living Well During the Pandemic”

Giving Back More Vital than Ever during a Pandemic

With millions of Americans struggling during the pandemic, volunteering is now more important than ever, but it can be difficult to join a committee, participate in a fundraiser or take on a community project in a time of social isolation. Young Leaders United, a volunteer committee of young professionals organized by the United Way ofContinue reading “Giving Back More Vital than Ever during a Pandemic”

Working Moms Share Experiences During Pandemic

With reports of women leaving the workforce in droves due to the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, working mothers in the Hudson Valley are feeling the burnout as well. Filomena Fanelli of Impact PR in Poughkeepsie has been running her firm since 2014, but has found some newfound challenges taking her business to the homeContinue reading “Working Moms Share Experiences During Pandemic”

Therapist Talks Grief, Trauma in Time of COVID

Trauma and grief are two words that have become omnipresent during this time of COVID. With over 500,000 Americans lost to this virus, and millions who have lost jobs due to the pandemic, it is clear that Americans are also faced with a mental health crisis. Licensed mental health counselor Sadie Miller-Daley, who has practicesContinue reading “Therapist Talks Grief, Trauma in Time of COVID”

Students Feel the Weight of the Pandemic

With students reporting added stress since the start of the pandemic and remote learning, two local high school seniors spoke about how they’ve been faring during a senior year unlike any other. Isabella Crow of Cornwall Central High School, Ashley Sanchez of John Jay High School and Anastasia Zhurova of John S. Burke Catholic HighContinue reading “Students Feel the Weight of the Pandemic”

Drug Use Among Teens Worrying During Pandemic

With drug usage appearing to be on the rise after a worrisome report that celebrity therapist Dr. Laura Berman’s teenaged son allegedly died of a drug overdose after obtaining illicit substances via social media, Ulster Prevention Council head Cheryl DePaolo weighed in on online drug trafficking and other drug usage trends during the pandemic. DePaoloContinue reading “Drug Use Among Teens Worrying During Pandemic”