Hindsight’s 2020 is a podcast that gives voice to the stories and lessons learned during 2020, a year that saw our collective cortisol levels at an all time high! My goal is to share stories in a safe space where it’s ok to be who we are, feel what we feel and to know we’re not alone. To build a community where we can unclench our jaws, let our guard down for just a little while and maybe even have a laugh or two. So let’s lift one another up, learn from each other how to put one foot in front of the other and let the healing begin...because Hindsight’s 2020.
Laika is the Founder of Hygrid Health, a digital health company that she launched in February 2021. She's a mother of two energetic and sweet kids and has been married to her husband for over 12 years. Laika was born in Karachi, Pakistan and moved to the US at the age of 7. She grew up just outside of Atlanta, GA and has lived in San Francisco since 2011.
Details on Hygrid Health:
Hygrid Health is enabling a platform where consum...
2:13 Parenting-wise, I have row, row, row'd that boat!
3:35 When our (customers) works were getting shut down, they definitely were very interested in our work remaining open - understandably - so they could get their work done at home and we could take care of their kids.
4:01 We went with the commercial insurance guideline and we shut 'er down, and I think our daycare parents we're like "Really? You're not gonn...
Mental Health Resources:
Dr Chung of Kaiser Permanente
2:14 The most difficult thing during that time was the fact there were so many unknowns with the pandemic
2:49 That definitely put me in a spiral in terms of my mental health
3:08 We all know our limitations when it comes to anxiety and stress
4:07 I knew it was nothing like something as intense as a heart attack, but it was an attack of...
2:33 That’s when it started to hit me and I was getting a little bit nervous about things.
4:57 I was really just in survival mode at that point.
5:11 Are we at a point in our relationship where we’re really gonna hunker down together and there’s no end date? Are we going to do this?
5:48 We’re gonna be in this for awhile
6:05 I hired a moving company, they Facetimed me and they went in and packed up my entire apartment and put it in b...
4:04 My parents told me right then and there “You cannot talk to the police. You cannot get in trouble”.
4:24 I was afraid to do any kind of mistakes because I immediately equated that with possibly going back to place that I didn’t know anybody or anything about.
4:45 I think that made me work very, very hard bc I knew I needed to be excellent to do anything.
4:57 I had to walk a very fine line and that there was no room for mistakes...
1:47 Having a pre-k’r, doing zoom school is impossible, so he literally just watched tv all day.
8:08 it was nice because for those three days we got to pretend that he didn’t have cancer.
8:41 Pancreatic cancer is just awful and terrible and you need the most awful drugs to try to penetrate those cells.
9:06 He was NED for almost a year - which was awesome - and then it came back, it had metastasized, but in very small not life thre...
3:34 I felt like I hit my limit in terms of caregiving to an extent.
10:31 Smart companies, from my perspective, know that it's so much more expensive to replace someone than to make room for them to get better and take care of themselves.
11:30 I took 6 weeks off toward the end of the year - to me the leave is more of a symptom of the fact that I didn't put myself first for a long, long time. Then I got to the point where I ...
This episode, during which I share bits of my story, is just the beginning. In future episodes, I’ll speak with guests who bravely share their personal ups and downs from last year. I hope you’ll tune in to hear their stories and be part of the conversation about cultivating our own resilience and empathy in order to move forward with hope and joy.
The first few episodes will feature guests who have really diverse experiences and pe...
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