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.
 
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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?

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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 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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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 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. 

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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?

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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 22: Thursday Thoughts about Being Brave, Imposter Syndrome, and Consistency

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Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
In this episode, I share some of my favorite Thursday Thoughts About email content with you: being brave, imposter syndrome and consistency. 
 
Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • About my weekly email: Thursday Thoughts About
  • The thought I used, in the last minutes, to motivate me to attend an out-of-town event – to move me from “Nah,” to “yes!”
  • Where the draft of my imposter syndrome episode began
  • The types of content included in my Thursday Thoughts About emails

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Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Are you on my “Thursday Thoughts About” email, yet? 
  2. If yes, what is your favorite type of email? If no, why the heck not?

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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 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)

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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?  

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