Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 35: Leveling Up in Life – Donkey Kong your Life

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
Life can be filled with lousiness sometimes. Right when you begin to feel like you are getting somewhere, suddenly something happens that has you feeling like you are back at square one. This is beautiful: it is real; it is life. Nowhere are we guaranteed smooth sailing or perfection, did you get that guarantee? Because I didn’t. But we get to live it – ALL of it. I encourage you to live through it, not run from it – the good, the bad, and the ugly – all of it because, you are ALIVE. It all comes down to who you want to be in each moment. I know you can be amazing, but you have to choose to live in it fully to level up in your life. In this episode, I share how I feel life is like Donkey Kong.
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

    • How life is like Donkey Kong
    • To notice that when you are sent back to the beginning of a level in your life, that how you show up is everything
    • The power in leveling up
    • To remove the drama as you play the game

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Do you feel like you are continually back where you started
  2. Have you noticed (or do you now notice) the leveling up in your life?

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🎙🎙🎙 New episode!🎙🎙🎙 Hello, my Empty Nest Friend! Life can be filled with lousiness sometimes. Right when you begin to feel like you are getting somewhere, suddenly something happens that has you feeling like you are back at square one. This is beautiful: it is real; it is life. Nowhere are we guaranteed smooth sailing or perfection, did you get that guarantee? Because I didn't. But we get to live it – ALL of it. I encourage you to live through it, not run from it – the good, the bad, and the ugly – all of it because, you are ALIVE. It all comes down to who you want to be in each moment. I know you can be amazing, but you have to choose to live in it fully to level up in your life. In this episode, I share how I feel life is like Donkey Kong. Listen wherever you listen to podcasts – or use link in bio! Full transcript is available on my website. https://youremptynestcoach.com/p35/ . 🐦What You Will Learn in this Episode: 🎙How life is like Donkey Kong 🎙To notice that when you are sent back to the beginning of a level in your life, that how you show up is everything 🎙The power in leveling up 🎙To remove the drama as you play the game . . 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 #EmptyNest #NewEpisode #Quote #EmptyNestPrep #YourEmptyNestCoach #EmptyNestCoach #FridayThoughts #DramaFreeLife #StartingOver #Life #StartingOver #EmptyNestSupport #PodcastEpisode

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Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 31: How do I Find Friends in the Empty Nest?

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 

This episode topic is from a fellow listener who asked about finding friends in the later years of life. When I sat down to organize and script this out, I had no idea that I had so many thoughts on the subject. But then, I do have a lot of thoughts on many subjects, don’t I? Ha!

Anyway, remember that some friendships serve seasons of our life, and others are in for the long haul. Either way, if you are looking to add friendships into your life, take a little bit of time to figure out what you are looking for in a friend, and then enjoy looking for those new friendships!

Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.

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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • To understand that some friendships are meant to serve seasons of your life
  • Ways to find new friends in the empty nest
  • To consider your current friendships
  • To figure out what you are looking for in a friend

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. How are you doing with your friendships?
  2. Do you have other suggestions for meeting new friends?

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🎙🎙🎙 New episode!🎙🎙🎙 Hello, my Empty Nest Friend! This episode topic is from a fellow listener who asked about finding friends in the later years of life. When I sat down to organize and script this out, I had no idea that I had so many thoughts on the subject. But then, I do have a lot of opinions on many topics, don't I? Ha! Anyway, remember that some friendships serve seasons of our life, and others are in for the long haul. Either way, if you are looking to add friends to your life, take a little bit of time to figure out what you are looking for in a friend, and then enjoy looking for those new friendships! Take a listen, or read full transcript, found on my website (link in bio). https://youremptynestcoach.com/p31/ . 🐦What You Will Learn in this Episode: 🎙To understand that some friendships are meant to serve seasons of your life 🎙Ways to find new friends in the empty nest 🎙To consider your current friendships 🎙To figure out what you are looking for in a friend 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 #EmptyNest #NewEpisode #GreenPopsicleSticks #Quote #EmptyNestPrep #YourEmptyNestCoach #EmptyNestCoach #FridayThoughts #friendsintheemptynest #newfriends #friendships #newepisode

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Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 30: I am not appreciated!

Cover image for the Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast Episode #30, Coach Christine with some coffee.
Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 

As a mom, unappreciative humans may surround you at all times. Some days it may feel like it is part of the job description. Is there even the slightest chance that you have created that yourself? Let’s think about that in today’s episode where I give you a little bit of tough love because feeling unappreciated is a lousy place to be.

Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.

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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • What your thoughts have to do with how appreciated you feel
  • To think about who you want to show up as in the world even when your mind is confident that you are unappreciated
  • Consider using Pinterest for your future-you dreams (listener suggestion)

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Do you currently identify with not feeling appreciated?
  2. When you have the thought that you are unappreciated, how do you feel?

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🎙🎙🎙 New episode!🎙🎙🎙 Hello, my Empty Nest Friend! As a mom, unappreciative humans may surround you at all times. Some days it may feel like it is part of the job description. Is there even the slightest chance that you have created that yourself? Let's think about that in today's episode where I give you a little bit of tough love because feeling unappreciated is a lousy place to be. In this episode, I talk about who has the real control with unappreciative humans in your life. Take a listen, or read full transcript, found on my website (link in bio). https://youremptynestcoach.com/p30/ . 🐦What You Will Learn in this Episode: 🎙 What your thoughts have to do with how appreciated you feel 🎙 To think about who you want to show up as in the world even when your mind is confident that you are unappreciated 🎙 Consider using Pinterest for your future-you dreams (listener suggestion 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 #EmptyNest #NewEpisode #GreenPopsicleSticks #Quote #EmptyNestPrep #YourEmptyNestCoach #EmptyNestCoach #FridayThoughts #appreciation #appreciatingmom

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Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 29: Christine, What Will I Do With My Time, and What Should I Do Next?

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 

I can’t begin to tell you how much I needed this episode when I wrote it. Throughout our life, we experience change. Sometimes it is expected, sometimes it is not. When we are unable to be patient with ourselves through the transition, things can get a little off course and “boil over.” 

In this episode, I talk about the importance of a simmer in a beef stew and what that has to do with your life. 

Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • The importance of “sitting in the simmer” in your life
  • Why beef stew is a good analogy for transitions in our life
  • Future you is your navigation system not the predictor of your future

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Have you found future you yet?
  2. What was or is your biggest obstacle in finding future you?

Announcements

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🎙🎙🎙 New episode!🎙🎙🎙 Hello, my Empty Nest Friend! I can’t begin to tell you how much I needed this episode when I wrote it. Throughout our life, we experience change. Sometimes it is expected, sometimes it is not. When we are unable to be patient with ourselves through the transition, things can get a little off course and “boil over.” In this episode, I talk about the importance of a simmer in a beef stew and what that has to do with your life. Take a listen, or read full transcript, found on my website (link in bio). https://youremptynestcoach.com/p29/ . 🐦What You Will Learn in this Episode: 🎙The importance of “sitting in the simmer” in your life 🎙Why beef stew is a good analogy for transitions in our life 🎙Future you is your navigation system not the predictor of your future 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 #EmptyNest #NewEpisode #GreenPopsicleSticks #Quote #EmptyNestPrep #YourEmptyNestCoach #EmptyNestCoach #FridayThoughts #simmering #SitInTheSimmer #indecision

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Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 28: The First Semester Transition: What to Expect and How Mom Can Help

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 

I am thrilled to bring you this episode!

Not only is if overflowing with content that I wish I had known before my daughter headed off to school, but I also learned a few things.

My guest, Katy Oliveira, Host of the Collegehood Advice podcast, shares her advice and tips on navigating the first semester and how we, as mothers, may help our children.

Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.
 
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My Guest: Katy Oliveira, Host of the Collegehood Advice podcast

What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • Your role as benefactor
  • How grade notifications are handled in college, and a quick chat about FERPA
  • Campus resources that parents should be aware of for their child
  • What are challenges our child might face in the first semester
  • Katy’s best piece of advice

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. What are you most focused on for your child’s first semester?
  2. If you went to college, what are some defining moments from your first semester? Do you remember any?

Where to find this episode’s guest: Katy Oliveira, Host of the Collegehood Advice Podcast

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Become a GPS Exec, today!

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