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President's Message

Dear SWHRMA Colleagues and Visitors,

Did I ever think that I would be guiding our chapter through a global pandemic? Hell no! But here we are. So we have to learn how to live with this profound uncertainty and anxiety, and advance forward. I think we are in shock right now and we’ll adjust in time. Our attitude is going to mean everything. We have to accept this reality, deal with the life style changes this crisis demands, wash our hands a lot, stay at home, and stay away from others. Enjoy being home, possibly with family, talk with friends on the phone, work on projects, and enjoy coming through this just fine. And if the illness comes for a visit, usher it out the door as soon as possible. 

We’re operating on the second level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (remember Maslow), Safety and Security. So it’s hard for us to fulfill our higher level of need right now – Love and Belonging, Esteem, and Self Actualization. I find that I’m productive but that my mind is preoccupied with following the new rules of life. It’s a little harder to focus and I get tired earlier than usual. I try to do something nice for myself each day – eat a favorite food, love my family and animals, let the sun soak into my soul, dance around my kitchen to my favorite music. It all helps me to feel more centered. What works for you? 

Due to low registration we have decided to postpone our March meeting, by Chuck Pritivera on “What about us?” Addressing the Diverse Financial Needs of all of Our Employees, till our April 16th online meeting. Please mark your calendars and join us. Maybe our lives will feel a bit saner then.

I know that I speak for all of our chapter leaders when I say that we wish you and your family good health. Thank you for being a member of our chapter and please reach out to me/us if you need our help.

God speed,
Maya Ollson
President
Sussex-Warren Human Resources Management Association
maya.ollson@kokopella.com
973-534-7311

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