Why is this earthquake hitting me so hard? Not a victim myself and with no family or personal connection to someone living in Haiti, I’m really just a bystander. Yet wham…those scenes of utter rubble and a thoroughly collapsed life just freeze me in my tracks.
Without being there, we can barely fathom its magnitude, its devastation, and its trauma.
And even if we could, our senses are protected as we watch from a distance those first hours of search and rescue…the lifting out of broken bodies and the bearing witness to the hardly surviving and crushed.
Within just those few seconds, so many lives are forever changed, sometimes whole communities lost. Even the survivors are imperiled with a trauma that won’t let go.
What can we do?
Coming out of our own initial shock, we can muster our compassion into action. That’s what’s so remarkable about the human spirit, and actually gives me such hope: that sense of compassion to alleviate human suffering.
Humbled in disbelief, our hearts wrenching, we can, at the very least, turn our prayers into donations of life-support.
And that’s why we at NICABM decided to donate 50% of the proceeds for our upcoming teleseminar to the Haitian relief effort. Here is the plan:
Prior to the earthquake, we had scheduled a very special teleseminar with Bill O’Hanlon on How to Create a Blog . . . Even if the Technology Leaves You Clueless. (You might have seen some of the publicity for this.)
There are so many reasons why health and mental health care practitioners can benefit from having their own blog.
First, and foremost, it can help build your reputation, and beyond that, expand your influence and bring you more patients.
Yet too many of us are held back by not knowing the technology.
With this teleseminar, we’ll simplify the process and make it easy. And, we’ll show you how to get more blog ideas than you’ll know what to do with.
But really, you can find out more about that here.
What’s more important is that when we help you start to write or improve your blog, we’ll all be helping the relief effort in Haiti.
Our plan is to divide the donation between two relief agencies: Doctors Without Borders and Partners in Health. (Both organizations have established track records with minimal amounts of funds going into administration and fundraising.)
We at NICABM would also like to gratefully acknowledge Bill O’Hanlon. It is through his generous support of our plan that NICABM can help to make a difference in this global relief effort.
So, take a look. We’ll help you start or improve your blog and at the same time, we’ll be helping the relief effort in Haiti.