58: Fish Tank Empowerment

58: Fish Tank Empowerment

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
In this episode, I introduce you to a concept/analogy that came to me as I drove home from She Podcasts Live — conceived in my effort to keep the momentum from the conference going for days, weeks, and months ahead. 
 
I utilized my long car ride homeward to work through the struggle that I knew had the potential to remain in my life had I not processed it in this way. I share this with you with love and hope you find the motivation and inspiration that I found in it the next time you experience an event in your life like this.
 

When you honor who you are, the universe responds.

I am living this now. It is three months out from the conference, and this analogy continues to serve me well. I am savoring the simmer as I return to the giant fish tank. 
 

Take a listen or read the full transcript below.

⇓⇓⇓ More goodies below, too! Scroll down ⇓ , so you don’t miss anything! ⇓⇓⇓
 
Want to subscribe to this podcast? Great news – it is free!
You may either:
> Subscribe to my Thursday Thoughts about email for an email reminder every Thursday that includes a link to listen to the newest episode on my website, like the page you are on now.
OR
> Click here, and then choose your favorite podcast app – be sure to hit subscribe or follow, once you choose your favorite!
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: 

    • The mental struggle I had as I returned home from She Podcasts Live
    • How a fish, a bowl and a tank came to my rescue 

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Have you experienced the after-event energy drainage?
  2. How are you feeling about your fishbowl now? 

Announcements

Episode Resources


Full Transcript

Become a GPS Exec, today!

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

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. 

Take a listen or read the full transcript below.

⇓⇓⇓ More goodies below, too! Scroll down ⇓ , so you don’t miss anything! ⇓⇓⇓
 
Want to subscribe to this podcast? Great news – it is free!
You may either:
> Subscribe to my Thursday Thoughts about email for an email reminder every Thursday that includes a link to listen to the newest episode on my website, like the page you are on now.
OR
> Click here, and then choose your favorite podcast app – be sure to hit subscribe or follow, once you choose your favorite!
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: 

    • 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?

Announcements

Episode Resources


Full Transcript

Become a GPS Exec, today!

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

54: Fan Favorite: Beef Stew: Enjoying the Simmer

54: Fan Favorite. Beef Stew: Enjoying the Simmer

(Christine, What Should I do With My Time? )

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
This episode is the third 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 #29 where I answered the question, “Christine, what should I do with my time?” It is also the episode where the concept of simmering first appeared: so much fun! 

Take a listen or read the full transcript below.

⇓⇓⇓ More goodies below, too! Scroll down ⇓ , so you don’t miss anything! ⇓⇓⇓
 
Want to subscribe to this podcast? Great news – it is free!
You may either:
> Subscribe to my Thursday Thoughts about email for an email reminder every Thursday that includes a link to listen to the newest episode on my website, like the page you are on now.
OR
> Click here, and then choose your favorite podcast app – be sure to hit subscribe or follow, once you choose your favorite!
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: 

    • How the “simmering” has resonated with my listeners
    • The advantage of a good “simmer” in life
    • Why forcing things to fill your time isn’t always the best answer

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Have you been using the simmering analogy in your life? 
  2. What are you simmering about? 

Announcements

Episode Resources


Full Transcript

Become a GPS Exec, today!

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

46: How do you know when it is time to stop simmering?

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
A question I have been asked lately by listeners and clients is, “Christine, how will I know when it is time to stop simmering?” This episode is my response. 
 
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!
You may either:
> Subscribe to my Thursday Thoughts about email for an email reminder every Thursday that includes a link to listen to the newest episode on my website, like the page you are on now.
OR
> Click here, and then choose your favorite podcast app – be sure to hit subscribe or follow, once you choose your favorite!
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: 

    • Who will know when your are done simmering
    • The importance of your motivating factors
    • Why the work in the simmer is so important

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. What thoughts come to your mind as you listen to this episode? 
  2. Do you have a particular simmer that you are working through right now? 

Announcements

Episode Resources


Full Transcript

Become a GPS Exec, today!

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

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!
You may either:
> Subscribe to my Thursday Thoughts about email for an email reminder every Thursday that includes a link to listen to the newest episode on my website, like the page you are on now.
OR
> Click here, and then choose your favorite podcast app – be sure to hit subscribe or follow, once you choose your favorite!
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

Announcements

Episode Resources


Full Transcript

View this post on Instagram

🎙🎙🎙 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

A post shared by Coach Christine (@emptynestcoach) on

Become a GPS Exec, today!

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