Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 15: Being Brave When Your Child Picks a Non-local School, or Going Far Away to College; How to be The Emotional Adult in The Room

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Anne (my guest) and I touched on this in my last episode – how to be the emotional adult in the room.  College is a significant change – and when they go far enough away that they can’t stop by for dinner – it is a REALLY SIGNIFICANT change. 
 
You can handle it. I know you can. Take some deep breaths, do some thought work and you’ve got this. 
 
Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.
 
Apple Podcast / iTunes
Spotify
Google Play
Stitcher
How to Subscribe & Review

What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • How to be the emotional adult in the room. Sneak Peek: Check Your Thoughts
  • Benefits of your child moving away/going far away to college
  • The thoughts I used to adjust to the transition

Announcements

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Are you having to deal with this situation?
  2. Have you dealt with this situation and do you have advice for others who are about to go through it?

Episode Resources

All College Topic Podcast Episodes:

Full Transcript

You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 12: The Power in Understanding that Life isn’t Supposed to be Perfect

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Life: it isn’t supposed to be perfect. Do you know that? When you make the false assumption that it should be perfect, you are arguing with reality. What do you think will come from that?
Apple Podcast / iTunes
Spotify
Google Play
Stitcher
How to Subscribe & Review

What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • You can be the hero in your life
  • Life isn’t supposed to be perfect
  • You stall your life when you argue with reality

Announcements

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Who are you in life? Are you the hero solving things, or the person crying hysterically about their circumstances?
  2. How do you feel when you think about the fact that life really isn’t supposed to be perfect?

Episode Resources

Full Transcript



You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 11: Misery Loves Company, But What Does That Get You?

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Let’s chat about misery. 
Apple Podcast / iTunes
Spotify
Google Play
Stitcher
How to Subscribe & Review

What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • Your friend’s circumstances are not your circumstances
  • There is power in processing through your emotions

Announcements

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Do you find yourself often ignoring your own circumstances in this way?
  2. Dumbo, did you see they are doing a live-action, well mostly live-action, version of this movie coming up? Are you going to go see that new live-action Dumbo? (fun question)

Episode Resources

Full Transcript

You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Cat Poop Around the House: Frustration or Entertainment?

This post was originally posted on an old blog of mine in May of 2017


For a while, we were finding cat poop around the house quite often. Thankfully, we’ve made changes to our cat’s diet that (at least for now) that has fixed our poop problem.

When we were in the onslaught of deliveries, it never failed to appear at the most inopportune time.

In the beginning, I was a stress fest, but by the end of the “run” I learned to pad plenty of time around almost anything I had planned, “just in case.”

Something to know: our cat has three legs. He was having trouble getting himself clean for a while, so to remedy the situation, he would scoot around the carpet dragging his butt.

Tripod kitty on a chair with an arrow labeled "culprit" pointing to him.Tripod Kitty on a couch.

” data-medium-file=”https://happyathometoday.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/culprit1.jpg?w=840?w=179″ data-large-file=”https://happyathometoday.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/culprit1.jpg?w=840?w=179″>
Tripod Kitty on a Chair

Oh my, if you were lucky enough to catch him in the act, it was difficult not to smile – or laugh.

Anyway, one of the things I was working on at the time was to wrap my mind around the fact that whatever happened in my day was supposed to happen and to just go with it. It didn’t go well at first, but by the end of our “poop trials,” I would look at the skid mark across our carpet and truly think, “Well, of course, he did that. Now he feels better; we are trying to figure out the cause; and in the meantime, my carpets are cleaner than they’ve ever been b/c I’m cleaning them thoroughly so darn often.”

Truly.

When you look at something that your mind has decided shouldn’t be there, and realize that maybe your expectations are what is wrong, not the circumstances, life can get interesting, in a super fun way.

Plus, how can you be upset with this face?

Update: he is so much better but we think he scooted for so long that he has created a habit – not to worry – he is under the care of a vet. 🙂 

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 7. Empty Nest Prep Series 5/5: The Tool that Changes Lives – Putting it all together

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
The final part in a five part series: Empty Nest Prep. Your Empty Nest Coach, Christine, shares the Self Coaching Model tool that was assembled by Brooke Castillo of The Life Coach School. FAB-U-LOUS!
 
Apple Podcast / iTunes
Spotify
Google Play
Stitcher

What You Will Learn in this Episode 

  • I will introduce you to Brooke Castillo’s Self Coaching Model
  • Circumstances don’t control your thoughts
  • Your thoughts are optional

Announcements

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  • What are your thoughts about the Self Coaching Model and my visualizations to go along with it? 
  • What isn’t working in your life right now?

Episode Resources

Full Transcript

You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.