by Kate Nelson, Partner
Change seems to be ubiquitous right now. Our communities, families, work, daily routines are experiencing change at a breakneck speed. From the macro to the most micro levels, each of our lives are shifting. It would be easy to just say “our world is changing”, which of course it is. But the way each individual processes the change happening in our world at large is in the big and small ways our individual lives are changing. While the headline is “pandemic”, for each of us individually, the story is about how our personal lives are shifting.
As human beings, we continually strive to feel control, understanding, support, and purpose. We need to feel like we have some semblance of control of our lives, we need to feel as though we understand what is happening around us, we yearn to feel supported, and we need to feel that we each matter by fulfilling some purpose. During change, control, understanding, support and purpose are often thrown out of equilibrium.