Archive: February, 2012


Transition and Personal Energy

Transitions sometimes slows the system way down.  When one is expending energy on successfully transitioning, any sudden changes or new challenges, cause the system to slow down as energy must be diverted to attend to the new issues. This is why sometimes people become ill during times of transition.  Energy is drained, and, stress even […]



Talk about transitions and pivot points!  I went to the “1968” exhibit at the Minnesota History Museum and was bombarded with reminders of transitions and pivot points from my own life.  1968 was truly a pivotal year for me in many ways and I think it was good to sit back and reflect upon those […]


Transition as Creative Energy

One can spend a lot of time focusing upon the painful aspects of transition.  There is the pain of letting go of something that we cherish and there is the pain of learning how to do something new.  However, one must not forget the joy of leaving pain behind and moving on to something new […]


Personality and Transition

I had to take a group of psychological tests recently because of a new project I am becoming involved with.  The test showed me flat lined but did indicate that I may be prone to over reflection and rumination which may lead to worrying.  Anyone who knows me well will now respond with, “why did […]


Biblical Principles of Transition

I am in the middle of a major life transition. It is a transition that I never expected, but it is here. There truly was a long period of restlessness and then a triggering pivot point. As is the case, once a pivot point presents itself it requires action and one either freezes where one is […]


Recent Items

  • The Loneliness Factor

    I was at a luncheon that was serving as a listening post for seniors to describe their sense of loneliness and isolation. I knew that the population invited to this luncheon was one that would probably have a higher sense of isolation, but, what I heard was much more intense than I expected. A man […]

  • Social Networks and Aging

    It is interesting that research is showing two demographics experiencing social isolation in such as way as to impact health: Young Adults (18-22) and Senior Adults (65+). I have worked with both populations over the past 50 years and I continue to be amazed at the similarity of the questions raised by both groups and […]

  • An Eye-Opening Awareness: One More Transition for this Guy

    I sat at a luncheon two weeks ago that opened my eyes to a reality that I knew was there, but as the discussion unfolded I began to realize how the discussion, about to take place, was going to expand my thinking. As I listened to the needs of the people with whom I shared […]


    When it comes to the human condition and a desire to change, we can become easily frustrated: we think that we want to change … but we really don’t. Paul expresses this contradiction well in Romans 7:15-24: “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do […]

  • The Crisis of Loneliness

    THE NATIONAL CRISIS CALLED LONELINESS From “LINKED IN” “America is becoming Isolation Nation. Nearly half of respondents to a nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna say they always or sometimes feel alone, and 54% say they feel no one knows them well. Such loneliness is connected to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death. The […]