It’s Monday With Joshua & Kerrie . . . Transitions


It’s Monday!   

Monday is our day to ramp it up and renew an element of living.  *We recommend this practice for individuals, couples, and families as well as organizations.  This practice serves who we are and what we do.

This week our conversation at the table is about transitions, the process of pivoting to the next.  

We’ve had different experiences with transitions.  We agree the best way to understand transition is to take a look at what happens in the **childbirth experience.

Think On This: Physical Transition

It’s advisable for the laboring mother to be coached with encouragement, focused direction, and assistance.

The coach is key to the mother’s best experience, especially when a good relationship exists between the two. 

Transition in labor to delivery is intense and hard work for both the mother and coach.  The increased pressure and number of contractions in the transition are challenging to manage.   It’s helpful to remind the laboring mother that the discomfort (pain) is a part of the final work of opening the cervix to deliver the baby and to work with her body, not against it.  Most will tell you it’s the most difficult space of labor.

It’s easy to be distracted and frantic with the pain and lose sight of the mother’s capabilities, techniques, and tools to transition from labor to delivery.   

Transition To Your Next

The transition of the laboring mother’s body is a necessary change to shift into the delivery.

Transitions are not always easy but always lead to the next. 

Take time to assess your place in a transition, mindful of the intensity and work of it, focusing on what matters.

Best Advice

  • Determine the space you are in is essential to transition to your next.  Appreciate the moment you are in now.  Refuse to regret the past and fear the future as you wait in the in-between.
  • Relax. Keep calm. Remember peace is essential to live your best in the space of your transition.
  • Remember to work with the process of the transition rather than trying to push your way to the next before it’s time.
  • Stay focused on where you are now and where you will be in your next.
  • *Invite people to your table who will coach you with encouragement and direction.

Make it a great day!  

There’s always more each and every day~Joshua & Kerrie

*Connect with  a life-coach, pastor, spiritual advisor, professional counselor, or trusted friend for direction, guidance, and wisdom. 

**Kerrie served as a registered nurse and childbirth educator before transitioning into serving as a pastor.

Joshua & Kerrie

Joshua & Kerrie are pastors, entrepreneurs, and co-developers of TableThink.

Joshua & Kerrie are in different seasons of life.  Joshua is in his first half of life; Kerrie is in her second.  Generational wisdom is a key piece of their best conversations with growth and contribution in the forefront.

Joshua is in the beginning years of his marriage with his wife, Louise.  Kerrie and her husband, Gregg, have been married for 42 years and have three children, two son-in-laws, and six grandchildren.  Joshua was born and raised in Arkansas.  He now lives in Oregon but says his Southern ways are ingrained within him.  Kerrie has always lived in the Pacific Northwest and loves everything about it, including rainy days.  Joshua has a passion for technology; he founded and oversees Joshua Lindley Consulting. Kerrie’s passion for serving people led her to becoming a registered nurse for a season, public speaking, and blogging.

Joshua & Kerrie invite everyone to take a seat at the table, ready and excited to learn from one another.  They  are passionate about what TableThink can be as they invest in the work with inspiration and innovation.  You are always welcome at TableThink’s virtual table.  You can connect by emailing: [email protected]

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