transitions

Feeling Stagnant

July 9, 2014
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I’ve been struggling to come up with topic ideas for this blog. It’s not a new struggle—this kind of stagnation has happened periodically in my 5+ years of blogging. You may even call it writer’s block.
My initial reaction to this feeling is always one of alarm. After all, I take a developmental approach and believe […]

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The Next Chapter: A Life of Academia

May 1, 2014
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The final transition of the graduate school experience may not be the passing of a thesis or dissertation defense, but rather figuring out what happens next. My conversations with fellow graduate students at this stage in their degree often centers around job possibilities, job interviews, and professional scuttlebutt about who is moving into what position.
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Mommy Mondays: The Kids Are Okay

February 10, 2014
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I think the kids are doing okay. After six months apart from Daddy, a major move in the middle of the school year, and transitions to new schools, new teachers, and new friends in a new (and big) city where the majority of people speak a new (to them) language…the kids seem to be handling […]

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Mommy Monday: 5 Strategies That Helped My Kids Survive Our Long Six-Month Transition

January 13, 2014
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During my first visit to the UU church in Miami last week, the reverend began her sermon by saying, “We have arrived!”
Given that this was the first Sunday of 2014, she was obviously talking about arriving to a new year. But my husband and I looked at each other and laughed, because her sentence meant […]

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My Week in Pictures

August 16, 2012
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It’s been quite a week in my household! Lots of transitions and exciting things are happening. Instead of telling you about it…thought I would show you:

First is the big, big, news that my oldest just started kindergarten. Crazy!!! He was excited, but a little nervous about riding the school bus all by himself. When the […]

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Mommy Mondays: Transitions and Developing Flexibility

August 6, 2012
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As therapists, we spend time thinking about and developing smooth transitions. Transitions to and from the therapy setting, transitions between experiences, transitions when gearing up for vacations, leaves, and outgoing and incoming therapists. One reason transitions are important is that they can make or break how safe a client feels, which is paramount for any […]

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It’s Finally Here…

June 17, 2010
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…today is moving day!!!
I’m feeling lots of emotions that can be wrapped up in one word: bittersweet. Although I feel like we’re heading on this great new adventure, it’s hard leaving our wonderful friends and this beautiful house my husband built.
Ultimately, though (and as cliche as this is), life is about change. And I embrace […]

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Turn, Turn, Turn: A Season for Change

May 11, 2010
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Today I share with you a major announcement. Even though I’ve known about this for a month, I’ve had to wait to tell you about it. In truth, this announcement won’t really affect you, but it’s a major change in my life and I’m excited to share it with you.
I’m moving.
My husband, currently Director of […]

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A Song of Dedication for A Time of Change

November 19, 2009

Four-and-a-half years ago I started working with my first client, a residential treatment center for abused and neglected children. I was hired to provide 6 hours of group and individual music therapy for the children living there. I had never worked with at-risk children before and was soon “hooked.”
Since 1976, the Namaqua Center has helped […]

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