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

“Love doesn’t make the world go round.
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”

– Franklin P. Jones

We can feel love at any moment, whether in a relationship or not. Love is not dependent on who is present or on what we are doing. We can love the sun on our face and the rain splashing in puddles. We can love our brain power, even when it’s working really hard to figure out what to do next or what options might be available.

We can love the dedication it takes to become an educated human person, capable of learning about people and events instead of judging them blindly and declaring them problematic. We can love being generous with our time, energy and talents and we can love the challenge of finding a balance between keeping busy and complete relaxation. The question is – can we love ourselves enough to find this most necessary balance?
– Connie Popp

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.