Erin's Journals

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Just a thought… I believe sharing stories and experiences is the best way to teach people to empathize. [Jane Goodall]

And…it’s suddenly eerily quiet. There are chores to do and fingerprints to wipe down, but all of that will wait. Today I want to share with you a sit down video chat I did with a very special lady. I promise you’ll enjoy it.

About one month ago, I got an email from Dianne Raynor, RN saying she wanted to interview me for a summit series she’s doing to help boost morale and offer support to health workers during COVID. My first response was literally “who, me?” and I wrote back asking if perhaps she was looking for the Christian author who shares my name. When Dianne confirmed it was me she was looking for, we got down to talking.

Dianne has done a series of video chats with people from all walks of life who have messages that support her mission. This North Carolinian (whose accent I found myself sliding into within the first minute of chatting) wanted me to share my story of love, loss and reclaiming joy – the basis of Mourning Has Broken.

I hope that you’ll click on and enjoy the interview from The Hearts of Healthcare Professionals: Rebalance and Renew Your Resilience. It’s only available to watch for another 24 hours (it was posted yesterday for 48 hours but I didn’t have a journal that day, so….).

There’s a little gift in it for you if you’re interested – something I haven’t offered to share before – for which you can email me once you’ve seen the interview. I call it my ED talk.

So for now, grab a coffee, tea or whatever gives you comfort, click this link and just watch. I wish I could be talking to you in person, but for now let’s share time together this way.

Take good care and enjoy this (gulp) final weekend of August. I’ll be back with you here on Monday.

Rob WhiteheadThursday, August 27, 2020