We need to grieve as a country and as a world. We have lost so many vibrant people, old and young, to this pandemic, often dying alone without loved ones at their side. Telling their stories, and listening without judgment is deeply important. This trauma and grief will live with us as a people for a long time. As a nation and as a world we need to grieve together. Frontline healthcare workers who have survived are deeply traumatized. Much work is needed to help them work through this trauma of holding hands with the dying while their loved ones are not permitted to be with them. Maybe they can be virtually present on a phone or tablet. It is left to the nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, palliative care team, to be with so many who are dying alone. They in turn need and will need tremendous ongoing support.
We are getting through this, but these are definitely scary and unsettling times. What gets us through this? It is concern for the wellbeing of others. This is compassion. Having the wish to help is […]
Fear and panic due to the coronavirus pandemic only compounds the problem. It doesn’t help. Vigilance is required. Frequent hand washing is very important. Social distancing from 3 to 6 feet is also important. If […]
Two days ago HH Dalai Lama offered a special message to all brothers and sisters around the world, suffering from this unprecedented pandemic — https://www.dalailama.com/…/a-special-message-from-his-holi… His words fill us with courage and hope. He fully […]