“Firefighter Zen never disappoints; story after story is pitch-perfect. It is astonishingly good.”—Amy C. Edmondson, professor at Harvard Business School and author of The Fearless Organization
“Hersch Wilson has written one of the best books I’ve read in the last decade. He’s wrapped up perennial wisdom and practical advice in a little over 200 pages. I consider him and his life experience as a master guide in sharing essential wisdom on how we might choose to live our lives. In 47 years of doing New Dimensions, I’ve not made as strong a recommendation for the book.”—Justine Willis Toms, Co-founder and Host of New Dimension Radio
“Full of heart-pounding 9-1-1 calls and timeless spiritual truths, Wilson’s book describes the many challenges and intense hardships firefighters and EMTs endure but also offers a blueprint on how to thrive, maintain our humanity, and find transcendence on the other side.”—Kevin Grange, Lights and Sirens: The Education of a Paramedic
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I want to start with an emotion. Imagine, right now, in your department, that you get the call that one of your members has killed him or herself. It might be someone who you’re close to, gone on hundreds of calls with, shared dark fire department humor. Maybe, someone you thought of as a rock. Maybe (like in our department) you responded to a 911 call that was the suicide of a member.I promise you two things. First, there is the deep and numbing grief, the pain of losing someone to suicide, which is a pain like no other. Second — and I again promise this — is the search for clues. Why, as an officer, didn’t I figure this out? What did I miss? Did she say anything? Was there a change in how he was acting? Could we have done anything?Nights of this, I promise.Our first “gut” reaction…
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CBC – Health Care Workers face ‘soul-destroying’ pandemic, Zen teacher offers tips for coping.
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