Stress & Transitions

Isn’t it fascinating how our capacity for stress increases with age? Think of your most stressful life periods. Almost always it involves some sort of a transition…

Moving to a new city, starting a new job, getting married, buying a house, starting a family, adding to a family, losing a loved one… 

Transitions always involve growing pains. 

And when we’re in the midst of one, it can feel overwhelming. But then we get to the other side and realize life goes on.

As we look back, things that used to be stressful are now something we can handle with ease. Our capacity has increased. 

It reminds me of what Tony Bennett wishes he had a chance to say to Amy Winehouse: “Slow down, you’re too important. Life teaches you how to live it, if you can stay around long enough.”