What your feeling is a real thing. There’s nothing wrong with you. Your experiences of fatigue, brain fog, and simply being “off”, are COVID grief. Global COVID Grief.
A COVID Grief Presentation
Last week I was asked to speak to the employees of Acumed. They’re a company that creates and manufactures orthopedic parts for hip replacements, knees, and other body parts. The CEO recognized that some of her people are struggling emotionally and mentally right now. It’s affecting their work and personal lives.
The topic of my presentation was: Navigating the Ocean of Emotions: COVID Fatigue, Financial Fear, and Social Injustice.
The introduction included this video.
I wanted people to know there was nothing wrong with them. They’re experiencing Global COVID Grief and what’s happening in their brain is real.
“There is nothing wrong with you. You are experiencing Global Grief.”
Later that day an attendee confirmed the truth in this email testimonial:
Thank you so much for your sessions today! They were such a huge help to me. I was in the 7:00 meeting and I felt pretty emotional. I began crying, I had my husband join me for the second session because I thought he needed to hear it also.
I think that I really needed to understand that this is indeed grief, and that if I’m not functioning at 100%, I can give myself a break and not view it as failure or weakness. The crying has helped. For the first time in about 5 months I am feeling relaxed, peaceful, and clear headed.
Thank you! You are a blessing.
You can help ease someone’s mind today.
Forward and share this message.
Then mark your calendars for July 15th. Join me in watching an OPB program, Speaking Grief.
More details about this program will be in next week’s newsletter.
Love all around, above, below, to the left and to the right, before you and behind you,