The Discomfort You Are Feeling is Grief
Karen McNenny http://www.karenmcnenny.com/served as a keynote speaker during a past ICAHN conference. She wishes to share this article from the Harvard Business Review to the ICAHN team and its extended "team" of member hospitals:
The GIST of it: What can individuals do to manage all this grief?
Understanding the stages of grief is a start. But whenever I talk about the stages of grief, I have to remind people that the stages aren’t linear and may not happen in this order. It’s not a map but it provides some scaffolding for this unknown world.
DENIAL: This virus won’t affect us.
ANGER: You’re making me stay home and taking away my activities!
BARGAINING: Okay, if I social distance for two weeks, everything will be better, right?
SADNESS: I don’t know when this will end.
ACCEPTANCE: This is happening; I have to figure out how to proceed.
Acceptance, as you might imagine, is where the power lies. We find control in acceptance.
MEANING: Many things have changed, some of them for the better. This is what I have learned...
After the crisis, the grief, the loss - we look for meaning in those darkest hours.
History tells us his is survivable. We will survive.
This is a time to overprotect but not overreact.
With so much compassion and concern,
Karen McNenny, Founder and CEO
Human Behavior & Relationship Expert
McNenny Enterprises, LLC