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On my walk this morning it was so foggy I could hardly see 5 feet in front of me. I have walked on the same country road for 35+ years yet today it felt mysterious and foreign. I was uncertain about who or what I might run into and I became tentative and cautious.

Foggy uncertainty is what most of the world has been experiencing in the past 11 months isn't it?  Our usual path has been obscured from view and our familiar landmarks and reference points have been upended.

 

Over this past year, I too have had many moments of bewilderment and had to stop and pause to recalibrate my direction.

 

When a gymnast on the balance beam begins to fall, she doesn't just keep going, she stops, regains her balance, focuses on her next move and only then continues on.

 

This week I facilitated a Zoom call with 60+ hospice Chief Clinical and Operations Officers from across the US. The levels of exhaustion and frustration are still very high, vaccine rollouts are...

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The Best and Worst of Times

focus hope wholeness Nov 06, 2020

THE BEST AND WORST OF TIMES

 

Here we are, the first week of November 2020, and we have broken two all-time highs: 

  • more American's voted in this Presidential election than ever before in the history of our nation and 
  • COVID19 cases frighteningly hit all-time highs this week, higher than any time since the pandemic began only nine months ago

 

To say these are challenging times is a gross understatement. I am reminded of the historical novel A Tale of Two Cities (1859), by Charles Dickens.

 

"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…". 

 

And now, 160 years later, we still facing similar dilemmas. Half of us say it is a season of Light, and half of us say it is a season of Darkness....

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