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Endings. The Beginning?! of a transition.

The Ending. From William Bridges‘ book Transitions. Letting go is hard. We worry that the change was a bad idea.  The difficulty of releasing old selves and old identities makes us think „Can it be that the old thing was somehow (and in spite of everything we thought we knew) right for us and the new […]

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What’s a transition?

What is a transition? I’m drawing from the work of transition expert William Bridges (source below). A transition has three basic parts, and these can come in any order or mix up or flip back on themselves and repeat.  An Ending. „Letting go of an old situation.“  This is a kind of death. The good old […]

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Transitions. We all have them. We don’t talk about them. We need to.

We can find some patterns and some reassurances from myth, ritual, nature, and the experiences of others.

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Transitions. We all have them. We don’t talk about them. We need to.

We can find some patterns and some reassurances from myth, ritual, nature, and the experiences of others.

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Soul messages and sense of mission

The work we choose, the lessons we repeat for those around us, tend to be reflections of where we have been, where we are, or where we want to be.  The messages that hold the most resonance for us personally will be the ones that we long to repeat for others, in the hope that […]

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“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”  Madeleine L’Engle

  hen we are teaching, doing social work, raising children, training, or coaching, we are teaching, working with, raising, training, and coaching ourselves.   We nurture our own earlier selves in nurturing those who are on the path we once took. You reach out, they take your hand, they move towards what you offer.  You offer […]

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Fear of Death: What to do now.

I was just inspired by a conversation about colleagues who are a few years away from retirement. These colleagues are difficult in meetings. They’re creating conflicts. They’re acting out. In these behaviors, they may not only be fighting for their perspective in the meeting on the small point under discussion. They may be fighting for […]

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Bloom where you’re planted – or replant yourself

A colleague just returned from a conference on another continent. As usual, she had amazing experiences with new sights, cuisine, and culture, and she loved having been.  And as usual, she said how glad she was to come home, because “it’s so nice here.” I love feeling that way, too.  My entire childhood, my family […]

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Diversität und Inklusion: was ist der Unterschied? Was sollte uns das kümmern?

Ein besonderes und ungewöhnliches Ereignis fand am 23. Juni in Frankfurt auf dem Dach und in den Räumlichkeiten des 25 Hours Hotel by Levi’s statt – ja, die Jeansfirma Levi’s war am Design des Hotels beteiligt. Daher trugen alle Jeans und Turnschuhe (außer mir, aber das lag eher daran, dass ich für offizielle Vorträge nicht […]

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Karrierewege in der Wissenschaft: Chancen und Herausforderungen

Was möchten Sie gerne mit Ihrem Leben anfangen? Ist Wissenschaft etwas, das sie anspricht? Was würde das für Ihr Leben bedeuten? Am 28. Juni 2017 fand auf dem Campus der Universität Koblenz-Landau ein Tagessymposium statt zu Karrierewegen in der Wissenschaft, veranstaltet vom Women Career Center der Universität Koblenz-Landau, dem Projekt Zugewinn, dem Interdisziplinären Promotionszentrum, dem […]

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