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On Taking A Deep Breath

December 14, 2020 was a big day in history. Not only did the Electoral College reflect the will of the voters (there was some doubt about how that would go), but the first vaccines for COVID-19 became available in the U.S.

I know that many millions of Americans voted for a different outcome in the presidential election and are disappointed with the result. But I believe all people of conscience respect our democratic process. So in that regard, yesterday’s events were a reassuring sign that our political system is still working.

Similarly, I know many (myself included) wonder about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines. There are still many questions about their ultimate efficacy. Yet, they may prove to be a major turning point in humanity’s battle against this awful virus.

So, it seems to me that we are all entitled to take a long, deep breath.

Now is a good time to reflect on how you feel about 2020 and the ways in which you reacted to these unexpected changes. What did you learn? Are there things you might have done differently?

This is also a good time to take a break and enjoy the holiday season in the best way you can. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Allow some time to decompress a bit. Self-care is important. Try some meditation. Get out in nature. Allow for the stirring of optimism about what kinds of positive changes 2021 may bring.

At SWC, we are busy planning great events for 2021 and know that you will find them uplifting, inspiring and empowering.

We can’t wait to welcome you!

With love and light,


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