Once again, it’s a joy and an honor to write for Maria Shriver’s blog:
Because we live in a culture that fears change, we don’t provide people with the accurate information and necessary tools that would guide them through the tricky emotional terrain of transitions. We expect our young people to dive into the awkward stage of adolescence without guidance and information about the monumental changes that are occurring emotionally and physically. We expect college graduates to enter the world of adulthood without a map of what to expect during their 20s. And the list goes on –- from getting married to becoming a parent to moving, changing jobs, getting divorced, empty nest, retirement, and losing a loved one –- we leave people in the rapids of transition and expect them to figure it out on their own.