The Wound is a Gift: Impact of COVID-19

Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Virtual Zoom

Cost: FREE

Presenter(s):

Rana Awdish, MD, Pulmonologist, Author, Patient Advocate

The pandemic has brought a loss of innocence at scale and a newfound communal awareness. This is a starting point from which we can begin again. This period between the terrible wounding damage and when the scar inevitably forms and pain becomes memory is a time when we can actively examine and rebuild ourselves. Wounds offer us a window, provided we are willing to look. Taking time to acknowledge the ways in which the pandemic has revealed and changed us is the first step. We each know the tally of this past year’s losses intimately; we know the weight of our suffering as individuals and communities. But (and this is important) we are not our pain. There is something powerful in acknowledging that we are separate from our pain. That while our experiences shape us, we have agency in our own healing, as individuals, as families, as communities, and even as a city. We get to decide the form of our own scar, how we will use this experience to better serve others, and, ultimately, how to transform it into something meaningful.

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