For white friends who are new to racial justice issues, here is a summary of what I have learned by listening to Black People over the past few years and the past several days. If we're in it for real, we're in it for the long haul.
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These lists are a little of what I'm holding as April comes to a close. What items are on your lists?
Thursday is one of the days when I participate in a weekly online professional gathering at noon. This week's topic was navigating disorientation, something we all seem to be able to relate to these days. My wise psychologist colleagues pointed out how routines serve to ground us and help us mark time. This insight has me thinking about ways I can introduce additional day-of-the-week routines to my current state of being. Are you feeling disoriented about what day and/or date it is? Do you have daily rituals that help you mark time? What routines do you find helpful or comforting?
Throughout this difficult time (and maybe more this past week than previously), my emotions have been ping-ponging around to stress, fear, anxiety, grief and occasionally a sense of security or normalcy. No wonder I'm exhausted by day's end. How have you been experiencing these strange days? What's keeping you grounded and connected to gratitude?
At the start of 2018, with the Minnesota trees standing dormant and snow covering the ground, I sat near the picture window in my living room and wrote out plans to shut down Learn + Explore + Share. Having decided to return to full-time employment, I announced that I had...