The Changes Ahead

“You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past – whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.” –Bob Dylan   Many of us have seen a great deal of change in the last few months. For some, it’s been a bit too much change! However, I can guarantee you that change is one of the […]

Between Routine and Grief

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”  -Helen Keller   I realized early in life that I am not at my best in the morning hours. I rise most mornings at 5:30 to the sound of birdsong and distant train […]

Update to RSI’s Inclusion and Diversity Plan

Written by: Claire Farmer-Lies, Marketing and Communications Specialist In our statement shared with our community and all of our employees on June 11th, RSI Leadership addressed the recent events in Minneapolis and around the country that have been happening in response to the murder of George Floyd on Memorial Day. In that message, we also […]

Cultivating Hope

By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector   I have been digging into the concept of hope lately. I must admit that I haven’t always thought that hope is the best strategy. Instead, I felt like hope was the final straw. A desperate attempt to reach out for a solution. Instead, after digging a little deeper, […]

The Lost Art of Rest

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.”  –Thich Nhat Hanh   By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector Last week I heard the term “caution fatigue” for the first time. Caution fatigue has been observed in our […]

Rethinking Fear

By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector I started to resume connecting 1:1 with the people I work with at RSI during this past week, and I was surprised by the array of emotions that I experienced. I must say that it was not like riding a bike, not even close. It was more like just […]

The Power of Friendship

By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S. Lewis It’s a time of social distancing and practicing safe measures in order to remain healthy and to keep others safe. It’s pretty safe to […]

Our Response to the Recent Events in Minneapolis

These past two weeks have been very difficult for Minnesotans. We are all struggling to understand the senseless and unjust murder of George Floyd and the conditions that exist that allowed that violence to take place. It is hard to know what our responsibility is as an employer and a healthcare provider in the face […]

Changing Times

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector   We’re a couple of months into this lockdown and crisis, and it’s starting to wear on many of us. We continue to experience boredom, tiredness, and emotional […]

Embracing Our Fear

By: Jeff Mortimore, RSI Community Connector   “We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” –Seneca As we begin to see many states usher in the process of re-opening their economies, I can’t help but wonder about the fear and anxiety that attends this process. I see […]