An Intimate Conversation about COVID: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Friday, September 11, 2020 By: Natalie X Korytnyk Forrester, PhD
The Health and Wellness Committee is hosting a 45 minute conversation and small group discussion about how fellow Rotarians are surviving, coping, and maybe even flourishing during this period of COVID-19.

An Intimate Conversation about Covid: The Good, Bad and Ugly via ZOOM videoconference: Friday, September 25, 2020, at 5:30 pm and Friday, October 2, 2020, at 12:30 pm.

The Health and Wellness Committee is hosting a 45 minute conversation and small group discussion about how fellow Rotarians are surviving, coping, and maybe even flourishing during this period of COVID-19.

Moderated by Natalie Korytnyk Forrester.

Reserve a spot by emailing Natalie at Natalie@DrNatalieK.com. Participants will be limited to 10 Rotarians per session on a first come, first serve basis. Registered will receive a Zoom invite the week of the event.

Join in with your favorite mask or show off an original one, if you like.

We have a mutual connection around our experience of coping and dealing with the current pandemic. We plan to explore our unique and individual responses and what the most pressing issues. Research shows that social connection with others, support, and sharing is one of the most powerful tools in resilience.

Some questions to consider for discussion:
  • Has the stillness of staying home created some self-awareness or understanding of ourselves and our life moving forward? For example, what is essential and what may not be? Will it change how you live your life once there is a vaccine?
  • What do you miss the most?
  • What have you found most useful in managing anxiety/fears around the issues related to COVID?
  • Are you getting the support you need? If not, how may Rotary or others help? What if it is difficult to reach out to others? How can you do it? What about the loneliness and isolation?
  • Is there a silver lining for you during this pandemic? Discovering a new hobby? Reaching out to friends from the distant past? Catching up on home repairs/tidying, etc.? Having time to read, relax, and sleep more? A new way of thinking about your life?
Let’s share and connect with each other around this mutually challenging time. We are all in it together.