Definition: *Coda: A tail; a repeated phrase; or a flourish at the end of a musical composition. (Definition combined from multiple sources.)
This is my Coda: an American Boxer and my working psychotherapy dog. I named her Coda as a tongue-in-cheek reminder to myself that my work as a psychotherapist would be a ‘flourish at the end of my multi-career life'. Coda* means: a repeated phrase, or flourish at the end of a musical piece. So the term Coda* identified my last career as a Psychologist, prior to retirement, or so I thought.
At a time, when most people start thinking about retirement, I began my career as a Licensed Psychologist Master, in private practice. (my 1st *Coda). Next, I developed a group practice: "Coda Grove: Center for Emotional and Relationship Well Being". (my 2nd *Coda). I enjoy my work and I do not plan to retire any time soon. However, I continue to evolve and grow and that brings me to my 3rd*Coda.
Let me explain the inspiration behind the 3rd Coda. Prior to becoming a psychologist I engaged in two previous careers. I taught elementary school, adult education, and later owned and operated a horseback riding school. Because of my training and experience in my work with children and adults, I learned a great deal about the essential ingredients to emotional well-being. These are #keys to how we connect with ourselves, our God, our children, and other people in our lives. Thus, recently I began my 3rd *Coda, as an author.
Why do I write, when I could retire? I write because I want to connect with you and share what I have learned. Please feel free to join me as I share more about the #keys to the emotional well-being for yourself, your children, and others in your life. I hope you will find many ideas to make your life more enjoyable. Did you enjoy this? Leave me a comment or share.
Susie E. Caron MA,
Author, Blogger, Podcaster,
Christian, Wife, & Mother, helps build parent-child relationships, 1 blog, book & podcast at a time.
Welcome! I recently retired from combined careers in teaching, psychotherapy, and parent coaching to spend more time writing.
When I'm not busy creating books or articles, you might find me looking for dark chocolate or riding my beautiful horse Apple in the woods and fields of Vermont.
These articles are for educational and self-help purposes only and are not intended as psychotherapy.
If you experience unusual symptoms or discomfort please see your medical or mental health practitioner.
No patent liability is assumed for use of the information contained. The author disclaims any responsibility for loss or risk for use or application of this material.
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July 13 at 7:17pm ·
Just wanted to say that I love your posts about the different ways to connect/relate/understand your child. It has given me a new approach towards understanding my daughter and allowing HER to tell me how she feels instead of me suggesting to her how she should feel. Thanks Susie!