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So far Susan Levine has created 39 blog entries.

Everyday Mindfulness

I have been thinking bout how we define and live in a full awareness of our present moments. So often I find myself ruminating about the past or worrying about the future. This makes allowing space to be able to be completely in the present, very challenging! Yes, when I find that moment where I am only in the present, it is quite illuminating. My worries about the future fade away and the weight of being stuck in the past loosens its grip on me. [...]

October 17th, 2018|Gratitude, Mindfulness, Times of Transition|0 Comments

Top 5 Barriers to Change & How to Overcome Them

Top 5 Barriers to Change & How to Overcome Them All transitions are about movement from one state of being or thinking, to something new and unknown. Clinging to our comfort zone can be a way of resisting that movement. We might not even be aware of how we dig in our heals to avoid the fear of something unfamiliar. Do you know what your comfort zone is? Mine has always been the safety of predictability. Anything that challenges what I know to be steady and sure sends me [...]

Who Am I Now?

I've had many days, just like Alice in Wonderland, starting out feeling grounded and secure in knowing myself, where I was going and who I was, only to be derailed, sometimes even before I stepped foot out my front door! Questioning our identity and sense of direction is especially challenged when we are in the midst of major life change. If it is divorce that we are anticipating or going through, suddenly that question of "Who Am I?" is fighting our image of self as [...]

May 21st, 2018|Times of Transition|0 Comments

Journey Of A Move

"How big a deal could this be? It wasn’t like I was moving out of the state or country." This was some of my self talk as I was in the process of making a decision to move my counseling office. The move was a small one… relocating in the same building, literally right around the corner. But… the decision making process felt earth shattering. If I was struggling with anxiety, stress and overwhelm in deciding to move my office to a larger, brighter space [...]

April 24th, 2018|Knowing Yourself, Times of Transition|0 Comments

Intentions for 2018

  Dear Readers, I sit here wondering how it could be that two months have passed between newsletters. Not being a procrastinator by nature, I know this lapse has not been from lack of thinking about or planning to send monthly messages about life changes and how we navigate them and learn from them. So… in this spirit, I share with you that I have learned much about the nature of understanding and forgiveness in not keeping up with writing monthly. What I have been able to see, [...]

January 21st, 2018|Knowing Yourself, Times of Transition|0 Comments

Summer Rains of Change

  Summertime rains are a very curious and changeable event. The sky can be threatening and dark or sunny and bright when the rain starts to fall. One can try a hand at predicting where and when the showers may appear by looking up and gauging what the sky is portending. Our life storms and changes can be much like these summer rains, sun showers, thunder storms or sprinkles. Change comes in many forms. It can be turbulent, mild, predictable or sudden. Transitions can be big, small [...]

July 18th, 2017|Knowing Yourself, Times of Transition|0 Comments

The Certainty of Uncertainty

Every stage of our life has places of uncertainty, times we get caught in the worry, anxiety and stress of trying to anticipate when our sky will fall. We go to great lengths to prepare for these surprises of illness, accident, aging and loss. Whether we are anticipating something big or small, building an emotional fortress to keep it out can become an all-consuming pursuit. What is really lost in these fruitless efforts to secure a guarantee of safety is the ability to enjoy the [...]

Should I or Shouldn’t I? Struggling With Self-Doubt

There it was... just what I was looking for. I took it off the rack and tried it on. It felt comfortable and cozy...BUT...SHOULD I OR SHOULDN'T I? As I stood looking in the mirror, waves of self-doubt washed over me. Was the color too red? Did it really look okay? Could I really be that bold? I looked around, quite desperate for the approval of someone. Any stranger would do. I needed someone to tell me it was okay. I needed someone to validate [...]

The Uneasiness of Change

There are defining moments in the journey of life transition. It is arriving at the place of committing to decision...the decision to retire, to divorce, to change careers, to move. This list could go on and on as our lives are filled with changes both big and small. It is that moment of standing at the crossroad of choosing to take the leap, or stay with what is familiar, that causes our uneasiness... This month I am remembering my own crossroads...my leap into forming Women [...]

Lessons In Saying NO

Do you struggle with saying NO when you are asked to do something that you know is not wise or healthy for you to commit to? Perhaps you feel caught off guard by the request and feel the need to respond immediately. Do you get tangled up in your self doubting questions when in the midst of the decision making process? Maybe your internal conversation goes like this: “ I know I can’t fit one more thing into my life right now…But..." " How can [...]