“A Thing or Two about Resilience,” February 5, 2023

We’ve experienced extraordinary trying times here on the Coast lately. We’ve weathered through a month of atmospheric river storms; causing flooding, mudslides, fallen trees, downed telephone poles, extended electrical outages, and a major sinkhole on Hwy 92. These atypical California storms caused great damage to highways, homes, cars, and 22 people lost their lives. That would have been enough to test everyone’s resilience. And then the unthinkable happened. On January 23rd, here in our small, safe, friendly Half Moon Bay community, 7 lives were taken by an aggrieved farm worker. We’re not sure if there is a stronger word for Resilience. But there’s certainly a need for one, for what we’ve all been through at the start of a new year.

This Sunday, February 5th, Noreen Cooper Heavlin, talks about 5 key components which foster Resilience, including: Cultivating a Positive Mindset, Staying Mentally Flexible, Persevering with Grit, Staying in the Present, and Fostering Social Cohesion. The service takes place in person at Odd Fellows Hall, 526 Main St., at 11am, with a Zoom option also. We have a wonderful new pianist join us for this service, Diedrik Edholm, accompanied by his father, Kaj Edholm, on violin. (Zoom link for this service is below.)

Noreen has been the Chair of the UUCC Planning Committee for nearly 8 years. She overcame a fractured childhood and recovered from some serious health challenges. Come and hear how living with hope, staying present, relinquishing resentments, and reducing anxiety have helped Noreen stay resilient throughout her lifetime.

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