The Hidden Cost of a Pandemic: Breaking the Silence
May 21, 2020
Hosted by Gord Riddell
Let me ask you, ‘How are you holding up during this pandemic?’ How do you think you might answer that question? A lot of people have very pat answers. How are you? I'm fine, or I'm holding up in view of everything; I'm OK. Seems there's a lot of feelings that have been incredibly repressed and that somehow or other we've determined that it's not OK to admit that we are bothered or are upset about what is going on. Now we've done this on another show about “ The unspoken message that seems to be emerging is, whether you have feelings or not about this pandemic. Specifically negative reactions. As long as we are ‘fine’ , hopeful and upbeat we are in line with status quo. After all we are in this together!!! The message, since we are all in this together, then we must fall in and give the “the party line” The message we are all in this together, takes away our right to our own feelings. When we emerge from the lock down a lot of feelings will surface., like anger, sadness. Ready?
Things Worth Considering
Thursday at 5 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
This is a show about connections. Connections to your self, your spirit, your feelings and your story. We know one of the most powerful healing tools we have is our connections. Explore connecting to your intuition and those aha moments. Discover how we get in our own way and how we can overcome obstacles to move on. We will discover that how we think, what we believe, and our attitude defines how we experience our life. Fascinating is the idea that we shape our reality to what we believe it should be, in our minds. Connection to our families, our aging family members and becoming caregivers, not caretakers.
Reality of our self aging, not into senior citizens but embracing the archetypal Elder, the Wise One. Living the Spiritual idea of being of service but not feeling like someone’s servant. Moving forward, with our guests, we will connect to each other embracing the mysteries of life as we explore the many roads of the human journey and those will be things worth considering.
Stepping onto the road never travelled, and mostly terrified, Gord Riddell entered his lawyer’s office and, with one other founding member, signed the Transformational Arts College into being. It was 1988. Today Gord is a Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor in Toronto, a Spiritual Director and a member of Spiritual Directors International. Gord is a former columnist for Vitality magazine and serves as President and a faculty member of the Transformational Arts College. Gord learned to go with his intuition in opening a spiritual school in 1988. An international teacher he brings humour, storytelling, inclusiveness and a directness that his audiences embrace.