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Respite: Impossibly Great

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” - Charles R, Swindoll Many surely relate to the multitude of “great opportunities” that have come our way, perhaps just this past year, but definitely throughout our lifetime. How many “opportunities” have we wasted, sulking about the impossible [...]

February 11th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Enjoy the Scenery

“The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour.” - Author Unknown Although we make the most detailed plans for our journey through life, it seems that detours consistently loom on the horizon. Suddenly the road we thought we were going to be on all the [...]

January 14th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: Keeping the Boat Afloat

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since we all are in the same boat, and everything we do potentially affects all other passengers on board, shouldn’t our main task be to try and keep the boat as stable and water [...]

January 14th, 2017|All, Respite|

Respite: One Step at a Time

“To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” - Chinese Proverb When frustrations over a particularly confusing homework assignments got to me, my father’s advice always was “take it one step at a time.” If I followed his predictable advice, eventually I [...]

December 31st, 2016|All, Respite|

Respite: Stick Together

“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” - Vista M. Kelly This reference to snowflakes is not meant as a foreboding premonition but rather a lighthearted metaphor, the truth of which we can allow ourselves to appreciate, at least until the actual entity [...]

December 16th, 2016|All, Respite|

Words can be over-rated

Words can be over-rated One of my favorite axioms is, “Networking is simply saying the right thing or asking the right question to a key person at the right time.” This requires thought and preparation—and it’s worth the effort. Good impressions are established and relationships move forward. Referrals result; abstract conversations turn to discussions about [...]

March 19th, 2016|All, TranSpirations|

LifeSHIFT Recap: Feb 2016 at The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos

LifeSHIFT: Work & the Christian Journey The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Los Altos, California February 19-21, 2016 Hosted and co-sponsored by the Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos for the first time, LifeSHIFT was offered to 20 participants from a variety of work and career backgrounds. Tom Bachhuber, (President of the Board for [...]

March 12th, 2016|All, LifeSHIFT, LifeSHIFT Recap|

Respite: Suddenly you are doing the impossible!

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Francis of Assisi So often, when we want to give up, let go, or dropout, if we can hang on for one moment more, we might find ourselves turning the situation around. Everyone has these moments and must deal [...]

March 12th, 2016|All, Respite|

Waiting and Questioning

Waiting and Questioning Effective group leaders know how to gain valuable inputs from those who are less verbal or too shy to speak in groups. These quieter folks have ideas that are valuable and their participation is critical to success. Getting their thoughts requires sensitivity, patience and more time than many leaders are willing to [...]

March 5th, 2016|All, TranSpirations|

Respite: Will The Sun Ever Shine Again

Respite Reflections' purpose is to help people push the "pause" button in their transition work -- to take a break from the thinking, researching, networking and preparing for interviews. Taking a moment to center yourself, ponder a positive thought, and focus on a broader perspective is invaluable during a time of transition. “Times of stress [...]

February 13th, 2016|All, Respite|