Always in Transition

I work mostly with people in transition. Many of my students at Miami Dade College are 18-26 year olds, transitioning from adolescence to adulthood and navigating the challenges of discovering their life’s passion and work.

Most of the people who come to both Maribel’s fitness classes and my yoga sessions are middle-aged and older. They are often transitioning from raising children to taking care of elderly parents, from living in a full house to an empty nest, from enjoying healthy and youthful bodies to inhabiting less than appreciated older bodies.

The men at the prison are also in their own state of transition as they work with the challenges they face as the result of their loss of freedom. This group faces these transitions with greater uncertainty and often greater suffering. Navigating internal battles and facing outward danger takes a whole lot of wisdom.

No one has it easy. Everyone struggles.


For all of us, the path forward is often not clear and if it is clear, it is often one that demands a tremendous wherewithal in order to remain present and focused on those things that matter.

Waiting for the future is not a good thing. This may sound strange. But think about it, there really is no such thing as the future. It’s always the present and to pause one’s life or divert one’s energy for a longed for future means to miss out on living right now.

Three questions come to mind thinking of these things: 


  • Who are you?

  • What do you do to keep yourself centered?

  • What do you do to take care of yourself?



These three questions anchor us to what’s most important. They bring us back to ourselves, our hearts, our beings. We may not find the clear guidance or three easy steps into the next phase of our lives by exploring them, but they point us to our center. Being able to draw sustenance from within is the best thing we can do to prepare for the journey ahead. 

There’s no real doing without being.

Looking for a community to support your path ahead? Check out our calendar. We may look like a fitness company, but we are so much more.


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