All Kinds of News for December 07, 2016
Living Well Transitions opened the Landing Pad a year and a half ago. The Landing Pad is a house that provides a soft transition for clients as they begin their journey with Living Well and acclimate to the Boulder community. Since the doors opened, clients have been welcomed into the house with warmth, clinical intention, and genuine concern, and are supported by Jasleen T.J. MacKeigan throughout their 30-90 stay. As the year comes to a close, Jasleen spent time reflecting on her role as House Manager at the Landing Pad.
Jasleen writes: At the end of August of 2015, I arrived to a beautiful five-bedroom house tucked away in a quiet neighborhood of Boulder, Colorado. This would be my “landing” from a three-year journey in Asia. Coming back to my hometown from spending several years living and teaching at a retreat house in the Philippines could be likened to our client’s experience of coming to our program from wilderness or other environments.
Over the past year and a half, I have seen a plethora of different people with unique stories come through our doors. The common thread that runs through them is a sense of not being accepted in some way. This lack of acceptance may be from oneself, their family, friends, society at large or all of the above. It has been both inspiring and heart wrenching to see groups of young people, who have all felt rejected, sit in a circle and listen to each other. The most unlikely friendships have formed, and during an election year, the boundaries of what makes us different have softened. Time and time again I have seen our clients support and show genuine care and connection for each other, and feel honored to witness and contribute to the creation of this Landing Pad.
About Living Well Transitions
Living Well Transitions, in Boulder, CO, offers intensive therapy, groups and life skills counseling to young adults ages 18-32 in a real-world, independent living environment. Living Well helps clients struggle less by developing self-acceptance, values clarity and the courage to take action so they can lead purposeful lives in alignment with their core values.