Life Transitions: Opportunities and Challenges

What is a life transition?

  • A bridge from one phase to another
  • A time of discovery or re-evaluation
  • A chance to reflect, imagine, consider options
  • A passage from one place, state or style, to another

Perspectives and priorities change naturally as we transition from one phase of life to another. Sometimes they are easy and graceful; sometimes not. Either way, they bring [Read more…]

Do The Work!

DO THE WORK! by Steven Pressfield

Resistance is one of those words that can be used in a variety of contexts. In politics, it might mean a resistance movement. In medicine, there is antibiotic resistance and in physics, biological resistance — that is a measure of how well minerals resist erosive factors. And let us not forget the video game, TV show, movie, song and novel, all with the title Resistance.

In Steven Pressfield’s 98-page book DO THE WORK!, he asks the question, “Does resistance kick your butt?” An interesting use of the word, to be sure. Pressfield wrote the book as [Read more…]

When Siblings Share the Care

When was the last time you heard or said the words, “Mom liked you best?”  Hopefully, not since you were very young — or ever.

But with our population living so much longer and siblings finding themselves in the role of caring for aging parents, these “fighting” words seem to be spoken more frequently.

Warm childhood memories often emerge during the course of family caregiving, but so do old grievances and pain. Sharing the care of elderly parents can be just as difficult as sharing was when we were children growing up in the same house.

Family dynamics leave a legacy that often becomes [Read more…]