Finding Comfort in the Storm
As the senior living and long-term care field navigates a time of unprecedented challenge, Greenstone Mosaic wants to share its gratitude for all the amazing people who live and work in our communities. The courage and resilience on display every day are both inspiring and humbling.
During this time, you might try to find opportunities, as elusive as they may seem, for renewal. Many of those who have been through the LeadingAge Leadership Academy are familiar with the book “Sabbath.” In it, Wayne Muller writes, “Even in the middle of a hurricane, the bottom of the sea is calm. As the storm rages and the winds howl, the deep waters sway in gentle rhythm, a light movement of fish and plant life. Below there is no storm.” There are many resources that can help us find Sabbath during this time. LeadingAge has created some beautiful no-cost offerings on its LearningHub, such as “Purposeful Reflection: Leading through Uncertainty.”
If you’re not part of the Senior Living Leadership group on Facebook, request to be a member. Members of that online community are sharing information and encouragement with one another. Right now, there are more online opportunities than ever that can help those bearing the brunt of this storm—moments to breathe, to rest, to laugh. I also recommend connecting with the Frameworks Institute, a research partner in the Reframing Aging Project.
An irony of resilience is the importance of honoring whatever feelings we are feeling. So many feel helpless during this time, despite doing everything they can to face this crisis. Reaching out to colleagues at times like this creates an opportunity to share what you’re experiencing with kindred spirits who deeply understand.
Please reach out if Greenstone Mosaic can be of help as you and your organization pass through, and recover from, this storm. www.GreenstoneMosaic.com