Wellness Wednesday from The Current Every Wednesday The Current's Morning Show host Jill Riley connects with experts and local personalities for some real talk about keeping our minds and bodies healthy—from staying safe in the music scene, to exercising during a pandemic, to life coaching and personal journaling. Join Jill for a super practical hot take on self-care every week.The Current is an all-music, noncommercial, member-supported station from Minnesota Public Radio.
Wellness Wednesday from The Current

Wellness Wednesday from The Current

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Every Wednesday The Current's Morning Show host Jill Riley connects with experts and local personalities for some real talk about keeping our minds and bodies healthy—from staying safe in the music scene, to exercising during a pandemic, to life coaching and personal journaling. Join Jill for a super practical hot take on self-care every week.The Current is an all-music, noncommercial, member-supported station from Minnesota Public Radio.

Most Recent Episodes

Supporting students as they return to school in a pandemic

Much as we hoped it would be different, students from preschoolers to collegiates are returning to in-person learning with a pandemic that continues to rage. How can we support our students and be mindful of their mental as well as physical health? Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley; and produced by Christy Taylor and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

Dealing with feelings of anger and resentment as the pandemic continues

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into a second fall, many people who have been vaccinated are feeling anger and frustration toward those who've chosen not to get the shot. Jill Riley talks with psychiatrist Sophia Albott about how people can process their feelings in ways that don't do more harm than good. Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley; and produced by Christy Taylor and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

Dealing with feelings of anger and resentment as the pandemic continues

Changing approaches to obesity

In addressing the obesity epidemic, physicians and researchers today focus on obesity as a chronic disease - not as a personal trait. Dr. Megan Bensignor of the University of Minnesota joins Sean McPherson to explain this new approach. Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley (with, this week, guest host Sean McPherson); and produced by Christy Taylor and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

Understanding the COVID-19 delta variant

Just when it looked like life was starting to get back to normal, the rapidly-spreading delta variant of COVID-19 has forced a return to some formerly abandoned pandemic precautions. Kris Ehresmann of the Minnesota Department of Health explains what the variant's rise means moving into the fall. Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley; and produced by Christy Taylor and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

How to stop doomscrolling

Why is it so hard to stop reading bad news, and how can you break the habit of obsessively checking your phone? NYU psychologist Ariane Ling joins Jill Riley to share some perspective. Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley; and produced by Christy Taylor and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

Navigating the music world when you're in recovery

When Alicia Bognanno of Bully posted on Twitter asking for tips on touring sober, Jill Riley decided to call Johnny Solomon: an Alaska-via-Minnesota musician and therapist who's been open about his own experiences as a touring musician in recovery. Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley; and produced by Christy Taylor and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

Tips for navigating the doctor's office as an LGBTQ person

A visit to the doctor can be intimidating for anyone, but the challenges are multiplied for members of the LGBTQ community: too few medical professionals are properly trained to meet their distinct needs. Jessica Halem, of the Tegan and Sara Foundation, shares strategies that can help. Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley; and produced by Anna Weggel and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

Managing the 'Sunday scaries'

If you have a Monday-through-Friday job (or if you're in school), you've probably experienced at least a mild version of the 'Sunday scaries.' For some people, dread of the week ahead can be downright debilitating. Psychologist Jessica Stern shares some tips on navigating this anxiety. Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley; and produced by Anna Weggel and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

Soothing pet anxiety

As people who've been working from home prepare to return to offices, many are thinking about the pets that have grown used to their near-constant presence. What are some good strategies for soothing pet anxiety? Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley; and produced by Anna Weggel and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.

Minneapolis School of New Music gets kids in the groove

The Minneapolis School of New Music is a tuition-free charter school that immerses students in music. Sophia Eris, a music artist who's on the school board, told Jill Riley about the school's mission and why it's so important. Wellness Wednesday is hosted by Jill Riley; and produced by Anna Weggel and Jay Gabler. Our theme music is a portion of the song 'F.B. One Number 2' by Christian Bjoerklund under the Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 International License. Head to thecurrent.org for more wellness content and great music.