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When Chaos Strikes and Life Strips You of Your Identity

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When Chaos Strikes and Life Strips You of Your Identity
"Change can happen at any time, but transition comes along when one chapter of your life is over, and another is waiting in the wings to make its entrance." -William Bridges, author The Way of Transition I never thought it could happen to me. But it did. And I'm not alone.

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William Bridges

“Change can happen at any time, but transition comes along when one chapter of your life is over, and another is waiting in the wings to make its entrance.” 

William Bridges

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The Stages of Transition

The experience of Transition has 4 main stages:

  1. Disengagement: the feeling of separation from what is lost
  2. Disidentification: the destruction of the old identity
  3. Disenchantment: tearing out of the old reality
  4. Disorientation: the feeling of being lost and bewildered by the loss experienced.

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Change is Inevitable

Change is the only constant in life.

It is always a certainty and failure to cope with change is not an option.

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Mike Dooley

“Life’s magic reaches us through serendipities, coincidences, and happy accidents.”

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