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

“Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul
even to your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success.”

– Sivananda Saraswati

In many significant ways, there truly are no big important acts versus small unworthy acts. Everything we do is an action affecting someone, even if it is only our own selves. If we want to feel successful and recognized for our accomplishments, perhaps we need to recognize that we each determine how fulfilled or empty we feel about what we do. Perhaps that feeling of accomplishment we so desire comes more from the care we put into our actions than the result itself.
– 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.