© 2016 JOHN K MCILWAIN.

 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

      Albert Einstein   

 

Transitions are, in my experience, great sources of inner growth, painful as they often are.  This is true whether the transition is one we chose to make or whether it is forced on us by circumstance.  Aside from our two greatest transitions, our birth and death, our lives are filled with transitions, including falling in and out of love, getting married or divorced, starting a family or a career, the birth of children, changing careers, changing jobs, falling seriously ill, retirement, the death of those close to us, and many others.  The support of a trusted companion/mentor at these times offers us not only the warmth of a friend but also help in finding the many lessons all transitions offer us.

 

While there is growth in any transition, two of the most important transitions include:

Transitions

  • Retirement.  Retirement is often a time we anticipate with eagerness and/or dread; it is a time of opening to new experiences as well as a time of loss.  For some it can be a time of great inner growth, a new phase of life.  It is a challenging time, and it is helpful to work with a mentor to explore the remarkable possibilities retirement presents.  To read more, please click here.

  • Career Change.  There comes a time for many of us when we begin to feel restless in our current career, even one we may enjoy, where it may even begin to feel like a straightjacket.  This can be a rich time to explore these feelings and where we might want to go next.  To read more, please click here.