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COVID-19 Coping Study / covid19copingstudy.com

Looking for the impact of COVID-19 on older Americans, University of Michigan researchers Dr. Lindsay Kobayashi and Dr. Jessica Finlay surveyed nearly 7,000 adults between the ages of 55 and 100 to find out what they were most concerned about due to our current global health crisis.

They talk to WEMU's Lisa Barry about their findings and what can be done with that information to improve lives as the pandemic plays out moving forward.


Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels / ymow.org

Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels has launched a new program called “Only a Ring Away” to help their clients during the COVID-19 crisis.  


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

The holidays can be a difficult time of year for many people.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with local author, speaker, and co-host of the TV show "MI Healthy Mind" Elizabeth Ann Atkins about how we can cultivate our own personal style of wellness and feel peaceful within.  


We’re aging at every stage of life, but as we get older, the challenges change.  This week on "Modern Aging," WEMU's Lisa Barry and Dr. Theresa Reid talk about overcomingageist assumptionsand how to figure out what comes next!


Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Many entrepeneurs have made their way into the Ypsilanti area.  A few of those business owners came with the purpose of healing its residents through more holistic and spiritual means, such as yoga, acupuncture, and massage practices.  Among these special folks are Aubrey and Art Schupbach, who own the yoga studio Zion Well, and they join WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg for this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi."


Anne Lamott
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

With all that is happening in our world, it may sometimes be difficult having hope.  This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to best-selling author and inspirational speaker Anne Lamott about hope.


Focus On EMU: Reducing Student Anxiety With Therapy Dogs

Nov 10, 2018
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Every once in a while, students may feel the usual academic, athletic, or financial strain that comes with the whole college experience.  Luckily, Eastern Michigan University has a solution with its team of furry, four-legged friends.  In this week's "Focus on EMU," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Nick Pomante from EMU's Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility about its ongoing "Wellness Woof" program.


Courtesy Photo / Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness

This week, Art and Soul is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapist Trish Magyari, who talks about how mindfulness and self-compassion can make our lives better.


Lisa Barry

This week, Art and Soul is about living a self-aware, well-balanced life with hope and happiness.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by Ann Arbor business leader and author Peter Morville.  Lisa and Peter see how their starkly different work experiences can merge into one healthy perspective offering balance and hope and a sense of well-being.