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

“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”

– Maori Proverb

During wintry days, when the sun shows itself less often, we know it’s still there and our hope is that, one day soon, the sun will shine so brightly that we will be warmed by its presence, healed by its strength and blessed by its beauty.

When shadows of disappointment and valleys of weariness come our way, and personal goals seem a distant dream, we are to keep our faces turned toward the sunny completion of our goals and the brilliant realization of our dreams, ever hopeful that a bright future lies in wait just over the horizon.

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.