55: Fan Favorite: Leveling Up in Life – Donkey Kong Your Life

55: Fan Favorite. Leveling Up in Life – Donkey Kong Your Life

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
This episode is the final of four recap episodes for this calendar year.

I’m sharing episodes that have resonated with you (my amazing listener) along with listener responses. This recap is of episode #35 where I introduce the concept of leveling up while you are in the simmer. 

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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

    • How “leveling up” has resonated with one listener
    • The power in leveling up
    • To remove the drama as you simmer in the game of life
    • To notice how you show up when you are sent back to the beginning of a level in your life – it is everything

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. How has 2019 been for you? 
  2. What are you most looking forward to in 2020?

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Episode 40: The problem with HUGE goals

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
Do you have huge goals in your life but don’t know where to start? The huge goals are just the beginning. Today, I talk about how to view your big goals in a way that will allow you to take action in your life. I can’t wait to see what you do! 
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

    • Why a big goal may cause inaction in your life
    • How to notice your go-to big thought that causes inaction
    • What to do when you notice your too-big thoughts and goals

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Do you have a BIG goal that is causing inaction in your life?
  2. Are you ready to notice where you need to challenge yourself more?

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Hello, my Empty Nest Friend! Do you have huge goals in your life but don't know where to start? The huge goals are just the beginning. Today, I talk about how to view your big goals in a way that will allow you to take action in your life. I can't wait to see what you do! #10 is me accomplishing one of my big goals this weekend- my very first weekend retreat- took some solo time before it got started. Listen wherever you listen to podcasts – or use link in bio! Full transcript is available on my website. https://youremptynestcoach.com/p40/ 🐦What You Will Learn in this Episode: 🎙Why a big goal may cause inaction in your life 🎙How to notice your go-to big thought that causes inaction 🎙What to do when you notice your too-big thoughts and goals . . 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 #EmptyNestPrep #EmptyNestSyndrome #FridayThoughts #NewEpisode #MomHelp #GreenPopsicleSticks #Goals #EmptyNestTransition #BigGoals #FutureYou #HugeGoals #Inaction #EmpoweringWomen

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Episode 38: Michele’s Story, Loving Through the Empty Nest, Raped as a Teenager and How it Changed Her Life

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
In this episode, Michele shares a portion of her life story with us and opens up to show us what helped her get through the remaining emotions and trauma she had from a teenage rape – or should I say, “who helped her.” The gift she received is one we all can learn from for our life. 
 
Your complete presence in any moment will allow you to comfort others in a way that they may not even know they need.
 
I invite you to listen to Michele’s story and share it with anyone who needs to hear it. 
 
Take a listen or read the full transcript below. 
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

    • An introduction to Michele
    • Michele’s story of overcoming a teenage rape
    • How Michele tells her story
    • What helped Michele to move on and own her story
    • Michele’s advice to parents
    • What Michele can’t live without
    • And more!

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. What have you had to overcome to become who you are today?
  2. How are you telling your story?

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🎙🎙🎙 New episode!🎙🎙🎙 Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend! In this episode, Michele shares a portion of her life story with us and opens up to show us what helped her get through the remaining emotions and trauma she had from a teenage rape – or should I say, "who helped her." The gift she received is one we all can learn from for our life. Your complete presence in any moment will allow you to comfort others in a way that they may not even know they need. I invite you to listen to Michele's story and share it with anyone who needs to hear it. Take a listen, or read full transcript, found on my website (link in bio). https://youremptynestcoach.com/p38/ . 🐦What You Will Learn in this Episode: 🎙An introduction to Michele 🎙Michele's story of overcoming a teenage rape 🎙How Michele tells her story 🎙What helped Michele to move on and own her story 🎙Michele's advice to parents 🎙What Michele can't live without 🎙And more! 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 #EmptyNestPrep #EmptyNestSyndrome #FridayThoughts #NewEpisode #MomHelp #GreenPopsicleSticks #EmptyNestTransition #Patience #KidsAreOffToCollege #Love #DifficultSituations #OvercomingRape #YourStory #yourstorymatters

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Episode 37: Laughing Through the Empty Nest Transition with Jenn Musselman

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
My guest, today, Jenn Musselman, is so much fun. She’s a closet coach, a certified professional life coach with a niche in closet coaching (more about that in the episode), and also manages one of my favorite places to hang out – and get my hair done – Reveal Salon, located in Chester Springs, PA. One visit there and you’ll know why I think of it so fondly.
 
Jenn chose to be open and honest with us in sharing some of the thoughts she’s had as her youngest heads off to college. She surprised herself with a couple of them and one she even had herself questioning, “where did this thought come from?” Now, if you have listened to a few of my episodes or more, you know I view observing and questioning your thoughts as healthy.
 
A special thanks to Jenn for joining me and for opening up to us in this way. May you find some comfort in what she shares. Take a moment to follow her on Instagram or Facebook while you are here. Links are below!
 
Take a listen or read the full transcript below. 
 
⇓⇓⇓ More goodies below, too! Scroll all the way down ⇓ so you don’t miss anything! ⇓⇓⇓
 
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Let me know if you have any additional questions – as I am always happy to explain how podcasts work!

What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

    • An introduction to Jenn Musselman
    • The freedom in laughing at your thoughts
    • How your thoughts may be a bit more unusual than what you are used to
    • To consider talking about your emotions and thoughts
    • What Jenn offers as a closet coach
    • What Jenn is addicted to
    • And more!

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. What is the wildest thought you have had leading up to or going through the empty nest transition?
  2. Do you think Jenn should do stand-up because I think she’d be great! 

Where to Find Jenn

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🎙🎙🎙 New episode!🎙🎙🎙 Hello, my Empty Nest Friend! My guest, today, Jenn Musselman, is so much fun. She's a closet coach, a certified professional life coach with a niche in closet coaching (more about that in the episode), and also manages one of my favorite places to hang out – and get my hair done – Reveal Salon, located in Chester Springs, PA. One visit there and you'll know why I think of it so fondly. Jenn chose to be open and honest with us in sharing some of the thoughts she's had as her youngest heads off to college. She surprised herself with a couple of them and one she even had herself questioning, "where did this thought come from?" Now, if you have listened to a few of my episodes or more, you know I view observing and questioning your thoughts as healthy. A special thanks to Jenn for joining me and for opening up to us in this way. May you find some comfort in what she shares. Take a moment to follow her on Instagram or Facebook while you are here. Links are below! Take a listen, or read full transcript, found on my website (link in bio). https://youremptynestcoach.com/p37/ . 🐦What You Will Learn in this Episode: 🎙An introduction to Jenn Musselman 🎙The freedom in laughing at your thoughts 🎙How your thoughts may be a bit more unusual than what you are used to 🎙To consider talking about your emotions and thoughts 🎙What Jenn offers as a closet coach 🎙What Jenn is addicted to 🎙And more! 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 #EmptyNest #NewEpisode #GreenPopsicleSticks #Quote #EmptyNestPrep #YourEmptyNestCoach #EmptyNestCoach #FridayThoughts #Humor #Laughing #CollegeParent #newemptynest

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Episode 36: Walking Through the Empty Nest Transition with Jo Davies

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
I am thrilled to bring this episode to you.
 
I enjoy scrolling through Instagram and making new connections on that platform. One account that always makes me smile is Midlife Highway, which is run by the ever so funny, Jo Davies. 
 
Jo has supremely fresh and funny posts and is highly engaged on the platform. She shared a few photos and Insta stories about her walk on the Camino de Santiago this year. The stories piqued my interest, and a few thoughts arrived in my head: I would like to know more about this walk, and I would like to know more about Jo. I bet some of her other followers would like to know more, too. I’m going to invite her to be a guest on my podcast.
 
I did.
 
And she said, “Yes!”
 
Not only that, she took the interview call while she was on holiday/vacation, and stayed up late! She’s got the amazing thing figured out! 
 
This conversation, along with my recent camping trip, simmered together to inspire me to create my GPS Reset Weekend: Unplugged and Charged Up retreats. A shout out to Jo for being a vital part of that recipe!
 
I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I enjoyed speaking with her.
 
Take a listen or read the full transcript below. 
 
⇓⇓⇓ More goodies below, too! Scroll all the way down ⇓ so you don’t miss anything! ⇓⇓⇓
 
Want to subscribe to this podcast? Great news – it is free!
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OR
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Let me know if you have any additional questions – as I am always happy to explain how podcasts work!

What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

    • An introduction to Jo Davies
    • What inspired Jo to walk the Camino de Santiago
    • The impact of the walk in her life and why she has made it an annual walk
    • Jo’s advice to future empty nesters
    • And more!

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Have you ever done a long walk such as the ones Jo has completed? 
  2. Would you ever consider doing a walk like this?

Where to Find Jo

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🎙🎙🎙 New episode!🎙🎙🎙 Hello, my Empty Nest Friend! I am thrilled to bring this episode to you. I enjoy scrolling through Instagram and making new connections on that platform. One account that always makes me smile is Midlife Highway (@midlifehighway) which is run by the ever so funny, Jo Davies. Jo has supremely fresh and funny posts and is highly engaged on the platform. She shared a few photos and Insta stories about her walk on the Camino de Santiago this year. The stories piqued my interest, and a few thoughts arrived in my head: I would like to know more about this walk, and I would like to know more about Jo. I bet some of her other followers would like to know more, too. I'm going to invite her to be a guest on my podcast. I did. And she said, "Yes!" Not only that, she took the interview call while she was on holiday/vacation, and stayed up late! She's got the amazing thing figured out! Take a listen wherever you listen to podcasts or listen and read the full transcript, found on my website (link in bio). https://youremptynestcoach.com/p36/ . 🐦What You Will Learn in this Episode: 🎙 An introduction to Jo Davies 🎙 What inspired Jo to walk the Camino de Santiago 🎙 The impact of the walk in her life and why she has made it an annual walk 🎙 Jo's advice to future empty nesters 🎙 And more! 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 #EmptyNest #NewEpisode #GreenPopsicleSticks #CaminodeSantiago #NatureReset #LongWalk #MidLifeHighway #JoDavies #CoachChristine #YourEmptyNestCoach #emptynestcoach

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