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Welcome

The joy of being outside lifts creativity easily seeds calmness that may have felt buried for months. Welcome! I shared my new photography collage piece with a group of women while supporting them to dive deeper within themselves. With their permission, here are a few of their depths. 1. I can’t forgive because then I have to
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If You Want To Love Me, I Need You To Know My History

With the permission of the group and not revealing any names, I share with you: In our woman’s group, we began with that sentence.  Each woman wrote a line and passed it around the table, adding on, not stopping to read.  Kleenex on the table, white unscented tall candle lit, circled by yellow daffodils, chocolate
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Spring Break

Whether you are a first time parent of a college student or experienced, you are planning their favorite meals and watching the clock, hoping their plane or car arrives on time. All together again and finally seeing their faces! I remember a group of college kids shared with me that they have been so stressed
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A Reminder

 Who doesn’t have habits they wish they could magically end and move into more peace and happiness?  All of us have parts like the critic, the pusher, the judge, the punisher, the victim, the better than,   that are annoying for us and others.   In my breakfast support group, I shared suggestions for what to
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Thoughts From Our Support Group

When women gather and share, they leave uplifted, and with new tools to implement. When women gather, they have a place of belonging and a place to add meaning for others.  When women gather, they change what they want to change and appreciate what they love about themselves. I have been facilitating support groups since
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Navigating the Unknown at the Golden Door, April 26 – May 2, 2015

Presenting: Navigating the Unknown with Natalie Caine M.A. at the Golden Door, San Diego April 26- May 2, 2015 To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop
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You Will Find A Way

  Decisions. I don’t think any of us took classes in how to choose. A woman called me in tears about a challenging time of her life.  Unexpected changes arrived. Her tolerance for her husband’s behavior made her pack her bags.  Then she put the black suitcase back in their closet. Her immediate response to
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I Am Doubting Myself

 “Here it is the beginning of a New Year and I am already doubting myself.” Those are the words a sweet woman shared with me during our telephone conversation.  She had a fight with her spouse and a zero on her 8 day chart of starting something new. I want to remind you and me,
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New View

For me, happiness is effortless when I walk one of my favorite nature spots. I feel like a kid as I drive there, wondering what I will hear and see today.   It never looks the same and yet I have expectations of what might be.   Today, I got an unexpected view…two dolphins swimming side
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This Time of Year

More than not, you focus on what needs fixed or what you need to do in the next year.  Add what you are good at that you want to remember to appreciate in 2015. Sit right where you are. Close your eyes. With awareness of your breathing, in and out, five times, next say out
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I Think There Is a Larger Life for Me

She never said that out loud before. End of the year brought her into deeper conversations with herself. I am grateful I was with her. Am I just settling for what I have? I asked her to name what she does have and doesn’t have.  I asked her to share what hasn’t come together that
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How To “Relate” During The Holidays

What makes your holidays happy or fall apart, whether it is the kids coming home from college, being newly divorced, recent losses, being with one friend, or solo, newly married, first time parents, grandparents, challenged with illness,  well the list is long, is that you remind yourself that you are good enough. – Good at
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Natalie Caine, M.A. natalie@lifeintransition.org | 10061 Riverside Dr., Suite 1002 Toluca Lake, CA 91602 | 800-446-3310