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Hanging on for Dear Life!

Sometimes I feel like this baby animal, hanging on for dear life as I navigate relationship transitions. Yup, I said it! I've got trouble with transitions!

In my flesh, I want to hold on for dear life and keep everything the way it is. It's comfortable for me like that!

The reality is that life is one big transition! Our relationship with groups change, our relationships with our teens change, our relationship with our spouses change; the list is endless.

Let's face it: change is hard. The cool thing about change is, just because it's hard doesn't mean it's not good.

When we are experiencing change we are growing!

Yes, growing is all about change! We get to choose how we will adapt to the change, how we will behave in the midst of change, and we get to choose how we will think while in the midst of the change.

Yes, you get to choose! No one can do it for you and you also get to live with the consequences of your choice. Hmmmm.....I don't like consequences, but interestingly, choices all have consequences (either positive or negative).

So what do we do when we are in the midst of transitions?

1. Remember how you went through past transitions.

2. Look for progress in applying all the tools you have accumulated.

3. Cling to the certain (the one thing in our lives that never changes is God-He always remains the same and that give me comfort)

4. Enjoy the process and live in the moment (not the past or the future)

Smell the roses as you walk along the path towards transition; life is beautiful and transition is part of it!

I need to remind myself to get comfortable being uncomfortable!

How have you effectively dealt with your transitions?

How have you effectively dealt with your transitions?

Doreen Steenland 
101 Brighton Ave.
Spring Lake NJ 07762


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