He took my hand. I could feel his eager and anxious anticipation. We started out together on that walk to school. It was the first day of KINDERGARTEN! Where had the time gone? No longer my baby or toddler, my little boy was growing up. I was anxious, just like my son. How would this first day be for him? I yearned for it to be just right. How I wanted to protect him from any and all of those school time hurts. Emotions of [...]
In this interview on The Simsbury Woman with Barbara O'Connor ("The Simsbury Woman: Counseling—Susan Levine interview"), I discuss why life transitions affect women differently at various stages of our lives. We talk about how gender roles, stereotypes and our own expectations affect our approach to transitions. I offer some ideas of how to best navigate these transitions and make life change a journey of promise and growth. What transitions have affected you the most? Join the discussion by adding your thoughts to the discussion below.
With summer coming to its conclusion and the beginning of fall right around the corner, I connected very personally with this article about looking at our life rhythms through the lens of natures' seasons. I have been in pursuit of my work-life balance dream for quite some time. My search has at times been frustrating and overwhelming. It has been through my retirement from the full time work of over thirty years and the creation of my counseling practice Women Reshaping Lives, that I have begun to [...]