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“When we are no longer able to change a situation…we are chal­lenged to change our­selves.” Vik­tor Frankl

A wise men­tor of mine, Sis­ter Mary Mar­garet Camalo, told me that as we grow older the chal­lenge is to inte­grate all the expe­ri­ences of our lives and find accep­tance and make peace with them. In doing so, we gain integrity. Our lives will be enriched and we become more evolved as humans. If we strug­gle against accep­tance and inte­gra­tion of the hurt, loss, regret, heart­break and resent­ment, we become bit­ter. It is vital trans­for­ma­tive work. I came face to face with this chal­lenge in a time of per­sonal trials.

In an 8-month period, I quit a job, ended a mar­riage, became care­giver to my dying mother, and was treated for breast cancer.

Those tri­als chal­lenged me (again) to expe­ri­ence the need to let go of con­trol, have faith and trust, ask for sup­port, live in the moment, and use all the resources avail­able, out­side of me AND inside myself. That time of shock, anguish, bewil­der­ment and loss brought an oppor­tu­nity for transformation.

Now I have devel­oped a frame­work to pass on the prin­ci­ples I learned that allowed me to grow stronger rather than grow bit­ter. There are four essen­tial build­ing blocks which are: The 4 RsRela­tion­ship, Resilience, Respite and Renewal. These tools can help trans­form the expe­ri­ence of pain and change it into one of growth and enrichment.

This site is intended to be a resource for per­sons going through tran­si­tions, or want­ing more from your life. It may be that you are:

  • a care­giver to a loved one
  • expe­ri­enc­ing burnout
  • chang­ing careers
  • strug­gling in a relationship
  • new in town
  • end­ing a marriage
  • afraid for a fam­ily mem­ber who is mak­ing poor choices
  • expe­ri­enc­ing health prob­lems or just heard a fright­en­ing diagnosis
  • search­ing for more out of your life
  • like all humans, grop­ing your way through developmental/life stage changes

 

Using my own expe­ri­ences in com­bi­na­tion with my pro­fes­sional knowl­edge and skills, this site will offer infor­ma­tion, links, insights and inspi­ra­tion. Welcome!

“If there is mean­ing in life at all, then there must be mean­ing in suf­fer­ing.” Vik­tor Frankl

“When we are no longer able to change a situation…we are chal­lenged to change our­selves.” Vik­tor Frankl

A wise men­tor of mine, Sis­ter Mary Mar­garet Camalo, told me that as we grow older the chal­lenge is to inte­grate all the expe­ri­ences of our lives and find accep­tance and make peace with them. In doing so, we gain integrity. Our lives will be enriched and we become more evolved as humans. If we strug­gle against accep­tance and inte­gra­tion of the hurt, loss, regret, heart­break and resent­ment, we become bit­ter. It is vital trans­for­ma­tive work. I came face to face with this chal­lenge in a time of per­sonal trials.

In an 8-month period, I quit a job, ended a mar­riage, became care­giver to my dying mother, and was treated for breast cancer.

Those tri­als chal­lenged me (again) to expe­ri­ence the need to let go of con­trol, have faith and trust, ask for sup­port, live in the moment, and use all the resources avail­able, out­side of me AND inside myself. That time of shock, anguish, bewil­der­ment and loss brought an oppor­tu­nity for transformation.

Now I have devel­oped a frame­work to pass on the prin­ci­ples I learned that allowed me to grow stronger rather than grow bit­ter. There are four essen­tial build­ing blocks which are: The 4 RsRela­tion­ship, Resilience, Respite and Renewal. These tools can help trans­form the expe­ri­ence of pain and change it into one of growth and enrichment.

This site is intended to be a resource for per­sons going through tran­si­tions, or want­ing more from your life. It may be that you are:

  • a care­giver to a loved one
  • expe­ri­enc­ing burnout
  • chang­ing careers
  • strug­gling in a relationship
  • new in town
  • end­ing a marriage
  • afraid for a fam­ily mem­ber who is mak­ing poor choices
  • expe­ri­enc­ing health prob­lems or just heard a fright­en­ing diagnosis
  • search­ing for more out of your life
  • like all humans, grop­ing your way through developmental/life stage changes

 

Using my own expe­ri­ences in com­bi­na­tion with my pro­fes­sional knowl­edge and skills, this site will offer infor­ma­tion, links, insights and inspi­ra­tion. Welcome!

“If there is mean­ing in life at all, then there must be mean­ing in suf­fer­ing.” Vik­tor Frankl