By Staying Human
With cases spiking, a long winter ahead, and at the climax of the most consequential election season in modern history … you might just be feeling stressed right now. Let us help.
Staying HumanNov 03, 2020
Staying Human Bonus: Election Meditation
Lama Rod Owens leads Greg through a meditation for coping with election and pandemic stress...
With everything going on in the world, we hope this helps you reconnect with your place in it.
What is a good life in the time of COVID-19? With no definitive return to “normal” in sight, where do we find hope? What do we do with our fear, and how do we handle extended isolation?
Greg M. Epstein, the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and MIT, a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning convener of ethical communities, embarks on a journey of reckoning with these questions and more, in an attempt to reclaim and reinforce what the pandemic has stolen from so many of us this year: our humanity.
Supported by a Grant from MIT’s MindHandHeart, this hour-long special starts at the heart of this crisis, as Greg talks with Helen Ouyang, a New York City E.R. doctor whose April New York Times Magazine cover story documented her struggle to maintain her own humanity while healing others. Jessi Gold, a leading campus psychiatrist, helps us manage the anxiety and depression levels we’re all neck deep in right now. And Lama Rod Owens, an inspiring Black, Queer Tantric Buddhist Lama, helps us manage our lingering, heartbroken rage (about ... *gestures broadly at everything*), even as he tends his own.