It’s good to start each Forum meeting with an opening pulse to get a sense of where everyone is at mentally, emotionally, and physically.
The opening pulse can be in the form of one word or one breath.
As the Forum moderator, it’s good to know how everyone is feeling as they enter into the meeting. If someone starts off with an Opening Pulse like “wrecked or ruined,” it might be a good idea to pause and give that person some space to share more. Otherwise, they might not be present for the rest of the Forum if you ignore how they are feeling and plow forward with the agenda.