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

Changes in four years since I first created this page: moved twice as a family, navigated all four years of out of state college for daughter (now graduated), I lost weight, started taking better care of myself, started working full-time while building this business, turned 50-years-old, hubby above is now ex-hubby, got a great new job, cranked out 150+ podcast episodes, attended my first podcasting conference, spoke at the next one, and just bought a manufactured home for me (and my daughter for as long as she needs to be there) to live in, changed my last name, podcast hit 100K downloads, and I’m working on a book!

Empty Nest Success doesn’t always look like over the moon happiness. Sometimes, it looks like accepting what is, processing emotions, and moving forward as peacefully as possible with little drama – and that feels amazing!

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 17: Green Popsicle Stick

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
This episode has taken more energy than most others!
 
It took me weeks to gather my thoughts and then a few more additional weeks to put them together and even assemble it. The result is a fable I created for us! It is my gift to you.  Let me know if it resonates with you. In today’s episode, I introduce you to Greenlee the green popsicle stick. 
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode 

  • If the green popsicle stick fable resonates with you

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. What structures are you supporting?
  2. Where are you in green popsicle stick journey? Do you have your GPS?

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Changes in four years since I first created this page: moved twice as a family, navigated all four years of out of state college for daughter (now graduated), I lost weight, started taking better care of myself, started working full-time while building this business, turned 50-years-old, hubby above is now ex-hubby, got a great new job, cranked out 150+ podcast episodes, attended my first podcasting conference, spoke at the next one, and just bought a manufactured home for me (and my daughter for as long as she needs to be there) to live in, changed my last name, podcast hit 100K downloads, and I’m working on a book!

Empty Nest Success doesn’t always look like over the moon happiness. Sometimes, it looks like accepting what is, processing emotions, and moving forward as peacefully as possible with little drama – and that feels amazing!

For those who are freaking out about the empty nest years. It is time to make the rest of your life the best of your life!

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 16: How I lost almost 50 pounds and am still losing

Originally posted March of 2019. Updates:  Always simmering and adjusting based on lifestyle and who I am in each day. This episode is reflective of my personal journey at the time of recording and is no way meant to be advice – I am not a health coach. 😉 
 
Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Well, here we go, I’m sharing how I lost 50 pounds – and am still losing. I finally hit the 50-pound mark, between recording this episode and go-live. And I sat at about 48 pounds lost for over two months. I’m proud that I didn’t let it get to me, didn’t let the drama creep in and kept doing what I’ve been doing. Let me tell you it feels terrific to not let food boss me around. 
 
More about that in this episode where I share the catalyst for my weight loss. Enjoy.
 
Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.
 
PS – The picture (above) in this post is the perfect example of me working on “good enough.” I would never have put that out in the world – not because of my weight but because of the lame clean-up work around the photos in my featured photo at the top. The old me would have kept working on it to make it close to “perfect.” The new me thinks, “This is good enough. The message comes across, and I can now work on something else.” Progress comes in all areas of our lives -for all of us. Celebrate your wins like that – even when, to the world, it looks like a loss, you know the progress you are making inside. {{hugs}}
 
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Photo from my daughter’s high school graduation. Just before I changed my thoughts about food – definitely a top weight photo for me (pictured with my dear father).

The shock on my face when I fit comfortably into mediums.

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What You Will Learn in this Episode 

  • How much weight I have lost
  • The key to my weight loss
  • What made me super sick
  • What I removed from my diet
  • How using food as fuel changed everything
  • Question if food is the boss of you

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Are you the boss of food, or does it boss you around? 
  2. Do you have any weight loss goals? 

Episode Resources

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For those who are freaking out about the empty nest years. It is time to make the rest of your life the best of your life!

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Special Announcement: Teachable’s The Women Who Create Summit

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
I have a super-duper special announcement for you. I have a free ticket for you to Teachable’s The Women Who Create Summit. The speaker line up is AH-MAZING! The entire event is online, so there is no need to travel anywhere. Recordings are available for a limited time, so you don’t have to worry about attending each session live – you can catch up as your schedule permits.

The summit is over. It was fantastic!

 
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💚 Send audio feedback to Coach Christine now: voicemail/text to 920-LIFEWIN (920-543-3946).

What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • About Teachable’s The Women Who Create Summit.

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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 13: Future You Has All the Power; I’m Telling You, She Does

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Today’s episode is something that has really, truly, I can’t stress this enough, changed my life.  It’s been such a huge part of the changes I have made over the last eight months, that I decided to make it my free gift to you.
 
Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode 

  • How to uncover your future
  • The importance of getting to know a future version of yourself
  • Imagining the future version of you in detail is fun
  • Future you has all the knowledge you need

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Do you have any idea who future you is?
  2. What is the biggest dream you can think of for you, right now, and how does it make you feel?

Episode Resources

Send audio feedback to Coach Christine now: voicemail/text to 1-920-LIFEWIN (1-920-543-3946). 📞

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Full Transcript

For those who are freaking out about the empty nest years. It is time to make the rest of your life the best of your life!

Changes in four years since I first created this page: moved twice as a family, navigated all four years of out of state college for daughter (now graduated), I lost weight, started taking better care of myself, started working full-time while building this business, turned 50-years-old, hubby above is now ex-hubby, got a great new job, cranked out 150+ podcast episodes, attended my first podcasting conference, spoke at the next one, and just bought a manufactured home for me (and my daughter for as long as she needs to be there) to live in, changed my last name, podcast hit 100K downloads, and I’m working on a book!

Empty Nest Success doesn’t always look like over the moon happiness. Sometimes, it looks like accepting what is, processing emotions, and moving forward as peacefully as possible with little drama – and that feels amazing!

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 8. Imposter Syndrome and Answers to Your Questions

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Today, I’m going to answer your questions and with that I’m going to talk about imposter syndrome.  
 

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What You Will Learn in this Episode 

  • Christine answers your questions including: 

🐦 Christine, what are your credentials?  Okay, let’s chat about imposter syndrome. (01:35)
🐦 I want to create a business but I have no experience in the area I want to pursue. (05:38)
🐦There is a lot on my plate right now, how should I proceed? (07:04)
🐦 Christine, I feel like I am in a funk with the realization that my babies are leaving the nest. (08:14)
🐦 Help! I don’t want to make any decisions! (09:52)

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Do you have a question you want to ask me?
  2. If you could give your past 19-year-old self advice, what would it be?  

Episode Resources

Send audio feedback to Coach Christine now: voicemail/text to 1-920-LIFEWIN (1-920-543-3946). 📞

Legal disclaimer: Listening to this podcast doesn’t make Christine your official coach, and this podcast is not meant to replace your doctor or therapist. Curious? Click here for the deets!

First time here? Try these episodes & resources:

Full Transcript

For those who are freaking out about the empty nest years. It is time to make the rest of your life the best of your life!

Changes in four years since I first created this page: moved twice as a family, navigated all four years of out of state college for daughter (now graduated), I lost weight, started taking better care of myself, started working full-time while building this business, turned 50-years-old, hubby above is now ex-hubby, got a great new job, cranked out 150+ podcast episodes, attended my first podcasting conference, spoke at the next one, and just bought a manufactured home for me (and my daughter for as long as she needs to be there) to live in, changed my last name, podcast hit 100K downloads, and I’m working on a book!

Empty Nest Success doesn’t always look like over the moon happiness. Sometimes, it looks like accepting what is, processing emotions, and moving forward as peacefully as possible with little drama – and that feels amazing!

Thursday Thoughts About RESOLUTIONS

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Thursday Thoughts about RESOLUTIONS by Your Empty Nest Coach, Christine

Chat soon, my Empty Nest Friend.

You are amazing,

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

Changes in four years since I first created this page: moved twice as a family, navigated all four years of out of state college for daughter (now graduated), I lost weight, started taking better care of myself, started working full-time while building this business, turned 50-years-old, hubby above is now ex-hubby, got a great new job, cranked out 150+ podcast episodes, attended my first podcasting conference, spoke at the next one, and just bought a manufactured home for me (and my daughter for as long as she needs to be there) to live in, changed my last name, podcast hit 100K downloads, and I’m working on a book!

Empty Nest Success doesn’t always look like over the moon happiness. Sometimes, it looks like accepting what is, processing emotions, and moving forward as peacefully as possible with little drama – and that feels amazing!