On this episode of THE BOB Happy Hour, we welcome Kristine Konen, President & CEO of NAMI Northern Virginia (National Alliance on Mental Illness), to talk about the importance of maintaining your mental health during this crisis.
What you’ll learn:
- When you start to feel mentally overloaded, a change of state will help, i.e. get up and exercise, walk outside, or use guided meditation or breathing exercises can help your mental state.
- If you don’t have your own mental health you are no good to anybody else; any metal dysfunction will impact your decision making abilities.
- Lean on the support systems that you already have; ask for help from experts you know that might be willing to help navigate any new rules and regulations that are impacting your business or industry.
- Have awareness and empathy for your employees mental health.
What we’re drinking:
Machine House Brewery – Seattle, WA
Best Bitter English Style Ale, 4.25% ABV
“Our flagship, best-selling English Bitter. A well balanced, copper coloured ale brewed with British Crystal malts and First Gold hops.”
Ghost Runners Brewery – Vancouver, WA
Running Up Pils, Pilsner, 5% ABV, 28 IBU
“Inspired by tradition, this German-style Pilsner is crafted with a mult-step infusion mash with old world pilsen malt. We then lager ferment over three different temperatures until the flavor profile is just right. This light German Lager is packed full of flavor and is perfect accompaniment to the spring and summer. Cheers, and happy lawn mowing!”
Brothers Cascadia – Vancouver, WA
Fermentator 2: Judgement Haze, Hazy IPA, 6.2%
“In a future where the hard seltzer’s rule, our own creation of fruity water has nearly wiped out humanity. It seemed harmless, no one thought that a few White Claws at the beach or a case of Trulys on the river was a big deal, but then they took over! Back in the present day, our savior (the outdated, but crowd favorite) is back to save humanity! An aromatic Hazy IPA with all the tropical and dank flavors to show people that beer can be even more fun than this new “low carb” villain.”
NAMI Northern VA
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