Extremely disturbing. I understand the fear in coming forward, that has been the pattern for so long. But there is power in numbers and it appears the veil is being pulled back. I will be very interested in following this to see what the outcome is.
Very thought provoking. I have said from the beginning, I don’t know if I would have the courage to show up for work each day with so much death to look forward to - not only patients but co-workers. I am truly in awe of all who continue to show up and keep this world moving forward. It’s why I wear a mask even though I don’t like it - who would? Which brings me to the fact that anyone on the front lines has to wear a mask for an entire shift - unimaginable. What I personally feel called to do is be kind and patient. And I absolutely love tipping people who don’t expect it - gas station attendants, cashiers, restaurant workers and grocery store clerks. I tell them how deeply appreciative I am. How what they are doing really matters. Most look stunned but it truly makes my day to spread the love.
Excellent article. Questioning what is “normal” is always a good jumping off point. Looking for “gifts” in an otherwise challenging personal diagnosis takes a huge amount of courage and inner strength - to see, be and do differently. But man, does it inspire me! Love this!
I get a sense that the government is embarrassed to talk about UFO’s in the same way a parent was about sex in the 50’s! Grow up, we can handle it. I am almost certain there are far more intelligent beings out there and I would welcome their input. And friendship.
When I read a story like this, I am so grateful to have been raised in the 60’s. I don’t know the addictive pull of technology but it sounds dreadful. I’ve read enough articles on Readup to believe it’s a real problem. It’s probably good to take breaks to realize the difference of not being tethered. The physical demand he chose may imprint his experience more fully. The 15 minute sound meditation that he created while walking is perhaps a great device for when this author returns to his normal life.
I believe it was 1999, at the then named Garden State Arts Center, that I attended Lilith Fair. It was epic, to say the least. We had incredible seats because I was connected to the person who had the season tickets. I knew it was a “happening” and to be part of history was deeply felt and incredibly appreciated.
An absolute 10! This really resonates with me. Of course, I’m old and I can agree with the author about staying curious. I feel there is not enough time in my day to spend digging into all the things I find fascinating. And I have to say, so much of it starts with reading. For instance, I’ll get sparked by an article on Readup and I’m off and running. Or a podcast, a summit. One thread leads to another and the excitement takes over. I’m also saying yes more often to invitations (virtual for now) because I’m retired and have more time. I’m meeting new people which leads to new experiences and it’s a domino affect. Even within this pandemic, I’m feeling myself opening. There is this hopefulness I have that the new world coming will be improved - more inclusive, more creative and innovative because we have to be. Yes, I’m optimistic and curious moving forward.
Compelling,I could not stop reading this.Tragic seems too simple a word. I can totally understand how the trauma of seeing so many people dying could overwhelm and destroy someone so called to serve and save. I’m glad the family is out to expose the culture within the medical community where doctors are afraid to personally reveal their own trauma for fear of ruining their careers.
I love a very hot cup of black tea steeped for at least 5 minutes in a warm mug with a saucer on top to keep it hot. I agree with Orwell, I pour some whole milk in afterwards, just to barely lighten. No sugar, it does ruin the taste of the tea. So relaxing, yet rejuvenating. I can use both a tea bag or loose, but the loose tea is in some type of container. Could not imagine drinking the leaves. Perhaps I could buy a small strainer and see if it makes a difference. I also need to try Indian tea. I’m excited for this adventure into tea drinking.
I found this compelling story telling, yet it drove me nuts. I wanted more, some kind of explanation. But that’s the hook. The same kind of formula On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl. I liked that story, too, but I’ll have to try another of his, as the technique may wear thin.