Perfected Through Trials

When we are in the midst of battles that wound us at every turn it is difficult to appreciate the ways in which those wounds will benefit us at the end of the fight. No matter how you find yourself at the end of this, keep in mind that your efforts are changing yourself and the world for the better.

3 Words

None of us know for sure how this pandemic will end. None of us can appreciate how it will ultimately impact ourselves and the ones we care about most in our personal lives or with regard to the lives of the patients for whom we care. No matter the outcome, humanity will go on, and what you contribute today assures that.

25 Practical Ways to Cope

If you are in health care right now and still coming to work every day there is a good chance it is because you want to contribute to a solution. Dr. Margie Donlon has consolidated her advice on how to cope in a situation in which one cannot control a lot of what is going, but can nevertheless find ways to contribute.

Read the list in its entirety at 25 Practical Ways to Cope

One Day Closer

From the moment of the first infection of what would go on to be known as COVID-19, we have come one day closer to the end of this infection. That has meant enduring a build up to whatever our surge might look like. But with each passing day, we are one day closer to victory and one day closer to returning to our daily routines, remembering that we may find ourselves back in those routines with new perspective.

We are one day closer to everything being back to normal again. That is a good thought to wake up to every morning.

Broader Shoulders

You have all dedicated yourself to the mission of Cooper Health Care, the first two tenants of which are to serve and to heal. The burden may same overwhelming at times, but it is a burden you have the strength to bear. Go on with your day knowing that you are strong enough to overcome this challenge, and will come out even stronger on the other side.


It is perfectly acceptable to feel distressed by the current crisis. Especially in the face of so much lose, things may, for periods of time, seem rather dark. In today’s Daily Dose, a reminder that it is in those times people such as yourselves are needed most and always shine their brightest.

Stars Can't Shine Without Darkness

An Invitation for Gratitude

Those recommendations that are presently keeping us safe also, from time to time, feel like they are robbing us of what is most important. This is difficult, but also an invitation for gratitude.  Every time we wish we could do something, go somewhere, treat yourself, see someone you love, write it on a post-it note and put it in a jar. This crisis will one day end and, when it does, you will have a jar full of things to do for which you will be especially grateful.