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We are living in interesting times. The news is full of curiosities, concern, and astonishment. It is with effort that we look to what is good and full of humanity as we go through our day-to-day lives. It is wonderful to turn on the news and hear about the great admiration for the First Lady Barbara Bush upon her sad passing and learn about the life she lived. It is hard to hear that Jennifer Riordan lost her life even though other passengers worked so hard to save her on that fated Southwest flight. It is also inspirational to hear of the heroes inside the cockpit Captain Tammie Jo Shults and First Officer Darren Ellisor, who kept control under extreme stress and safely navigated the plane to the ground. Humanity is all around us, but sometimes we have to look hard to see it or feel it. FSR’s employees both at our clients’ sites and at corporate, work in an industry that regardless of opinions, work to help people. They are my heroes. They go to work every day and work hard to make someone feel better, help someone heal, save a life, teach, and support. They create, innovate, and think through problems, which will help now and in the future. May 6-12 is National Nurses Week. This week is particularly special to me as I shout out to my fellow nurses. I know it is not said enough, but I thank you for your service to others, your patients, to our clients, and to each other.
I have been recently introduced to another organization that is full of humanity, cares, and relies upon the compassion of others. Exhale to Inhale was founded in 2013 by Zoe LePage. Exhale to Inhale’s mission is to “empower those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault to transform their lives. ETI uses the healing practice of trauma-informed yoga to empower survivors, while helping communities to develop skills and knowledge to support them.” https://exhaletoinhale.org Zoe knew intuitively what research has since proven – that yoga can reduce many of the symptoms of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This organization has profoundly helped over 2,000 survivors.
This is one of my favorite YouTube videos about humanity, a little charity, and the power of music. You can feel it ring true to your soul. It stops people in their tracks, even for just a few minutes to share a common bond.
Enjoy and be well.
Founder, President & CEO