transitions

I listened to the heart monitor beeping regularly, the blood pressure cuff whirring every few minutes, and stared through
How we react and adapt to life's changes is a choice. Traditionally, cultures have provided assistance, guides, and rituals
Through the years, I've upset my share of audiences by telling them how overrated product knowledge really is.
If you were a typical teenager, turning 18 meant finishing high school, proms, college trips. But for the more than 22,000 young people who turn 18 in foster care this year in the United States, approaching the age of official adulthood is a different matter.
My daughter, my eldest child, just had her first child -- a baby boy. They live in Israel, and I flew over for his birth and to help afterwards. What was meant to be a two-week trip, became four and I became an integral part of a very important time in my first grand baby's life, and in those first few weeks that my daughter became a mother.
The transition from summer to back-to-school can be difficult. It can be even more trying when it's the first year back to school after a divorce. My kids are going back to school in a week with the added twist of now living at two different houses.
The knowing that the mid-twenties carefree girl who boarded the plane to take her to the other side the world will never return. She will never again be the girl who never went to war. She will never again be a girl whose friends didn't die from mortars.
The new book Transitions at the Top by Dan Ciampa and David Dotlich is valuable -- but incomplete. If you are involved with a top-level transition you should use this book to help you -- just not this book on its own.
While productivity experts know clearly the importance of paying attention to transitions, busy high-performers can be terrible about this. In fact, it's a trouble spot that's usually ignored and it's a major cause of getting caught in vicious cycles with overwhelm, overload, and overeating.