It’s been quite a month. (And, we are only halfway through it.) Each day my brain feels overly crowded with a cacophony of disturbing news. The pandemic in the United States rages on. Our Presidential election continues to be unsettled. Our country remains sharply divided. I struggle to focus on my numerous daily tasks, juggling myriad challenges at work and at home (as we all are doing) and pretending an on-line yoga class will do the trick to quiet my mind.
November 2020 seemed to be synonymous with Election Day in the United States. Now that the day has passed, I am relieved to be reminded of November’s greater fullness. November 11 was Veterans Day in the U.S., a day for remembering and honoring all those who served and who have made immense sacrifices on our behalf. November 14 marks the beginning of Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. Thanksgiving is coming on November 26, when we will especially remember to express gratitude.
This November, I am wishing for you and for all of us in the Social-Organizational Psychology community a spirit of remembrance, light and gratitude, experienced with a quiet mind and an open heart.
Sarah Brazaitis, PhD
MA Program Director
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