Will Hall gives a keynote speech on the importance of honoring our diversity, listening to one another, and building community. This talk took place at the Voices of the Heart 2nd Annual Conference in Glens Falls, NY, June 28-29, 2011.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. I make an effort to remember this is true of people I like as well as those I might not like. Once we remember this we can soften towards everyone and in turn we soften towards ourselves.
This is really what it’s like to live with chronic illness or pain. It’s true of anyone with any variety of chronic illness. It’s also true of us with iatrogenic illness from psychiatric drugging and protracted withdrawal syndrome. Toni Bernhard is helping shed light upon this affliction in ways no one else has done.