Change, loss, opportunity, and transition…That’s what Life hands us. How we deal with it…That’s up to us.
Change happens every day. And every change, pleasant or unpleasant, brings both endings and beginnings. Though it's normal and natural, it's sometimes challenging and a little help can make a big difference.
Even with exciting new beginnings we often feel the loss or potential loss of whatever we relinquished to make space. It's part of the dance of Life.
As humans, we are programmed to grieve all our losses whether we think they are “big” or “small,” "good' or "bad,"even though that normal and natural grief may cause us to feel stuck. The feelings are normal, but our skills for dealing with them are often not helpful and may leave us feeling worse than before. And that goes for changes we view as “good” such as a fabulous new job or dreamy new relationship as well as for those we see as “bad.”
A few of the most common triggers include: · Marriage, meeting someone new, or other exciting relationship beginnings · Divorce, friends moving away, or other relationship endings · Major illness – Yourself or someone dear to you · Changes in finances – Up or down · Career changes – Great new job or lay-off for you or your partner · Retirement – Yours or your partner’s · Empty nest - What do I do with myself now? Who am I without these responsibilities? · Becoming a caregiver - How do I handle these responsibilities? · Moving - By choice or force · Growing older (Growing up is optional) · Pregnancy - Eagerly awaited, nervous, or unplanned · Starting a business - Exciting and terrifying · Death of a loved one - Their absence leaves a hole
You have probably been told to “Let Go” and “Move On.” Most of us would do that if we only knew how! Let's navigate your life changes together. We'll explore your preferred future and define better ways to move through change, loss, opportunity, and transition whether from a recent change or one that occurred long ago. It's time to get back to joy!
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