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So far Susan Levine has created 48 blog entries.

Telemental Health Counseling

  Now offering a variety of HIPPA compliant Telemental Health alternatives in addition to our in-person sessions. Are you choosing to venture out now that we are in a different phase of the pandemic? Do you find yourself in a quandary, weighing your desire to recapture the freedom of going out as you used to, against continuing fears about your safety? What do you feel comfortable trying? If you are struggling with life transition issues and difficult decisions, self-esteem issues, or suffering from [...]

Dreaming At Any Age

Have you closed yourself off from dreams of learning, adventure or travel for fear that it was not doable? Maybe you questioned and doubted until you just closed yourself off to the idea by telling yourself "I can't do that." Making your dream a reality doesn't happen with the wave of a magic wand! More likely it happens with the planting of a seed and then nurturing it and bringing it into being one, small step at a time. My own dream started out that [...]

March 10th, 2020|Knowing Yourself, Times of Transition|0 Comments

Lesson In Self-Compassion

It can happen when you least expect it...Your day starts out in a sunny and positive way and then...Circumstances and frustrations beyond your control challenge your good mood. Before you know it, a dark cloud descends, anger bubbles up. Not only are you mad at the unfairness of what has occurred, you are also beating yourself up for not being able to fix or control what is not in your power. Beating up on ourselves can happen over just about anything...from making a wrong turn, [...]

Becoming

I bought myself a gift recently. The minute I saw it, I was drawn to it. This purchase was not made out of whim or indulgence. It was made out of a deep personal connection and need. Ever since reading Michelle Obama's autobiography, "Becoming", I have been attracted to the idea that we all have the human capacity to reach beyond ourselves, opening up possibilities of learning, growing and doing in ways we never imagined. The gift I gave myself? A "Becoming Journal" to explore [...]

Becoming

I bought myself a gift recently. The minute I saw it, I was drawn to it. This purchase was not made out of whim or indulgence. It was made out of a deep personal connection and need. Ever since reading Michelle Obama's autobiography, "Becoming", I have been attracted to the idea that we have the human capacity to reach beyond ourselves, opening up possibilities for learning, growing and doing in ways we never imagined. The gift I gave myself? A "Becoming Journal" to explore and [...]

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