ep 7: Coping with Natural Disasters & Deanna’s experience with the Thomas Fire

Episode 7 is filled with tips and personal experiences from Deanna & Frances in dealing with Natural Disasters and Evacuations.

As a resident of Ventura, CA, Deanna recorded this episode with Frances in the midst of evacuations and the unpredictable nature of the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, CA. Although delirious from sleep deprivation, worry and feeling sick from breathing in smoke, the women pulled through to make this episode as they both felt it was important to bring it to all of you in “real time.” In fact, they felt it was so important, they decided to release this episode 2 days ahead of schedule. This episode is full of mental health tips to encourage healthy coping, words of hope and love for their community and fellow human being.

There are also some laughs in discussing Deanna wearing her pants inside out, why she evacuated with a jar of pickles. She also talks about leaving behind her work clothes & risking them being taken by the fire. To clarify, when she says, “F*** them,” she meant that towards her uncomfortable clothes and not her job. Lastly, she admits to a horrible confession having to do with a Star Wars autograph. Tune in!

Follow Deanna on Instagram at @HilariousHumanitarian and Frances at @ShutupSkippy


Hi Friends! I run the Instagram Accounts @HilariousHumanitarian & @HumanitarianMom I am a Psychotherapist, Writer, Advocate, Educator & Life Coach. I am really passionate about the field of Mental Health, the ways in which humans connect with one another and optimizing our time on Planet Earth. I believe humor is a connector and opens doors where they otherwise would have been closed.

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