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So far Susan Levine has created 43 blog entries.

Seasons Of Change

The summer sun is still shining. The heat and humidity are here as well. We waited through a harsh winter and a rainy spring to finally arrive at summer, only to feel regret that these beach days are not enough. And now...we are anticipating summer slipping away into fall. How we approach nature's seasons teaches us about how we also approach our life cycle and changing seasons. Perhaps during this summer you have been continuing the celebration of your child's graduation from high school only [...]

Self-Care For Caregivers

As I sit here writing about self-care for caregivers, my mind is wandering back in time to when I was a caregiver for my mom. We journeyed together on the long road of good-bye that is Alzheimer's disease. Because I feel this so personally, I wonder, dear readers, what I can offer to you that will help you in coping with the stress, anxiety and emotional turmoil of caring for your loved one. Caring for a parent who is no longer the pillar strength, support [...]

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda

It is part of our human nature to look back on our past and question our choices. I can think of any number of times in my life and remember wondering, "What was I thinking??" I have asked myself this question about many of my decisions, from questionable fashion choices and hairstyles, to weightier scenarios dealing with relationships and life choices. Perhaps you've questioned yourself too. Maybe you have wistfully visited that saying, " I wish I knew then what I know now." our self-talk [...]

A Special Gift

A delicate pink box with a paper butterfly sat on the dresser. It was so pretty in its special place. I wondered what was it in and who it was for, but for the longest time I was just too shy to ask. Had it ever been opened? Finally, curiosity got the better of me. Hesitantly I posed the question. My friend listened and smiled. Then she took down the box and gently opened it. Inside, nestled on a bed of crinkled pink tissue paper [...]

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