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.

Respite: A short interval of rest or relief

Thoughtful respite. The power of attitude.

“We can choose to go through the day with hopelessness and cynicism, or to grow through the day with cheerfulness and enthusiasm.”
– William Arthur Ward

Each day offers opportunities for people to act with hope and optimism or cynicism and despair. No matter what situation enters our view, the power to choose a response is ours. It can be difficult to remain positive when challenges appear but often these challenges, rather than holding us back, actually create the ideal conditions for our greatest growth.

Dr. Connie PoppDr. Connie Popp is a board member for The Center for Life Transitions as well as an active facilitator for the Center’s Life-SHIFT and Job Search Courage programs. She is also the Director of Campus Ministry at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Read more.