42: My first retreat: An Audio Experience

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
I not only survived my very first retreat, but I had an amazing time, too! It exceeded my expectations, and I can’t wait to do it again. What crazy idea do you have that you should try? This one was mine, and I’m so thankful I stepped out of my comfort zone and did it.
 
In honor of my crazy idea, this episode is also an experiment for me, so if this is your first time listening, know that this is not my usual format. It is more of a narrative and an audio journey. Whether you are a first-time listener or not, thanks for giving this episode a try. I open with the sounds of nature that I heard as I laid in my tent during my very first GPS Reset Weekend Retreat.
 
I’m thankful to my first retreat attendee, who took a chance on my idea, signed up, and uncovered how brave she is.
 
Join me on my very first retreat, by listening to this episode – or watching it – yes, I have an accompanying video!
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

    • The details of my first retreat
    • What I bought myself on the retreat
    • What to expect on a GPS Reset Weekend

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Have you ever done anything like this? 
  2. Would you ever do anything 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.

Episode 41: How early is too early to plan for the empty nest?

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 

A Green Popsicle Stick Facebook group member asked me, “How early is too early to prepare for the empty nest.” 

 I share my answer in this episode.

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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

    • When to start preparing for the empty nest
    • What you can do now to prepare for the empty nest

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Where are you on the empty nest journey? 
  2. Do you agree or disagree with my timing?

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

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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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.
 
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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.