Empty Nest Prep Series of Podcast Episodes

Empty Nest Prep Series of Podcast Episodes

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 7. Empty Nest Prep Series 5/5: The Tool that Changes Lives – Putting it all together

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!   The final part in a five part series: Empty Nest Prep. Your Empty Nest Coach, Christine, shares the Self Coaching Model tool that was assembled by Brooke Castillo of The Life Coach School. FAB-U-LOUS!   โ‡“โ‡“โ‡“ More goodies below, too! Scroll all the way down โ‡“ so you don’t miss anything! โ‡“โ‡“โ‡“ This Episode…

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Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 18: How to Get Rid of Guilt

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!   Mom guilt. Why is this even a thing? What does it do other than to make mom miserable? Let’s work on removing guilt from our lives.    Take a listen, or read the transcript, below.   โ‡“โ‡“โ‡“ More goodies below, too! Scroll all the way down โ‡“ so you don’t miss anything! โ‡“โ‡“โ‡“  …

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College Moms Conversation on The Scholarship Shark Podcast

Recently, I was a guest on the Scholarship Shark podcast! The lovely Pam Andrews hosts this podcast and invited a couple of amazing ladies and me to share our thoughts and experiences as college moms. I had a tremendous amount of fun chatting with Pam, Monica, and Debbie! Take a listen to The Scholarship Shark, episode #92 wherever you listen…

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

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…

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College Move-In Day: Tips & Helpful Items

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend! ย  Here we go. Move-in day:ย  it looms ahead in the distance and then suddenly – WHACK – here it is. We are hit with the balance of being excited for our child as they begin their next adventure and the heavy emotions that arise when you realize they won’t be in your home…

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Episode 39: Courage Addiction

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!   I have a quick message for you today about being courageous.    Enjoy!    Take a listen or read the full transcript below.    โ‡“โ‡“โ‡“ More goodies below, too! Scroll all the way down โ‡“ so you don’t miss anything! โ‡“โ‡“โ‡“   This Episode is Brought To You By Your Empty Nest Coach,…

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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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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, โ€œHow early is too early to prepare for the empty nest.โ€   I share my answer in this episode. Take a listen or read the full transcript below.    โ‡“โ‡“โ‡“ More goodies below, too! Scroll all the way down โ‡“ so you don’t miss anything!…

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42: My first retreat: An Audio Experience

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend! ย  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…

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Quick Tips: The FAFSA, Texting Your Child & You are Amazing

This episode is a fun test of an idea I have for 2020 where I share quick tips from some of my favorite guests.   Let me know what you think!   Today’s Quick Tips:   The 2020-2021 FAFSA is now available for filing! Texting Your Child. See Grown & Flown’s Blog Post: When Texting Your Teen, Follow These Four…

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43: Are you living your life as a victim?

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!   Warning: I have some tough love in this episode, today.   I shared in my Green Popsicle Sticks Facebook group that I almost changed todayโ€™s topic because I thought it could be a bit be too much tough love. But then I changed my thought to, โ€œSomeone needs to hear this right now…

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44: Make friends with Now- What I Learned from Eckhart Tolle

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!   I did some leveling-up, recently. I share my experience and thoughts with you in this episode. Please enjoy.   Take a listen or read the full transcript below.    โ‡“โ‡“โ‡“ More goodies below, too! Scroll all the way down โ‡“ so you don’t miss anything! โ‡“โ‡“โ‡“   This Episode is Brought To You…

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45: Why is this work so difficult?

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!   Just in case you were wondering, I revert to autopilot some days. Gasp! Yes, it is true. I appreciate it when I notice these days and can move forward quickly. I love the work, and I believe in it one hundred percent, but I believe I must provide you with proper warnings on…

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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.    โ‡“โ‡“โ‡“ More goodies below, too! Scroll all the way down โ‡“ so you…

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47: Is this all just positive thinking?

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!   I can see how others might think that I’m all about positive thinking. Sure, the story you tell yourself has a lot to do with it, but it doesn’t matter what you tell yourself if you don’t believe it โ€” more on that in this episode.   Take a listen or read the…

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103: How to Help Your College Student Prepare for A Different Campus Part 2 of 2 Featuring Dr. Jill Grimes, Author and a Family Physician Focused on College Student Health

103: How to Help Your College Student Prepare for A Different Campus Part 2 of 2 featuring Dr. Jill Grimes, MDHello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, If your child is scheduled to head back to campus in four to six weeks, you may have questions about how to best prepare for campus during COVID.In this episode, I have great fun chatting with…

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104: Campfire Lessons – Did You Fail, or Did You Stop Trying?

104: Campfire Lessons: Did you Fail, or Did You Stop Trying?Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, A few weeks ago, I booked a local campsite for 24 hours to reset myself. Wow, I needed that! In this episode, I share my campfire thoughts with you. Coach Christine,Your Empty Nest Coach”Giving up at any one step doesn’t mean you are a failure; it just…

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105: Aaaand My Child’s School Went Online Again ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

105: Aaaand My Child’s School Went Online Again Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, I had another topic scheduled for today, but with my clients, friends, and colleagues struggling with figuring out their fall season this year due to school changes, I sat down in front of the mic to share some unscripted thoughts with you. Forgive the rabbit trails. My friend,…

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107: Empty Nest Transition Resources โญ

107: Empty Nest Transition Resources Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, Here we go. Another attempt at college during a pandemic. What an adventure for all of us – whether your child is heading back to campus with face masks, symptom monitoring, physical distancing, and no group hangouts, or if they are home.No matter the choices that your family has made,…

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108: Let’s Talk About Intuition

108: Let’s Talk About IntuitionHello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, Intuition. What are your thoughts about it? I share mine in this episode.Coach Christine,Your Empty Nest Coach”My theory is that much of a humanโ€™s unsettledness, or restlessness, has more to do with not following their own intuition/guidance/GPS, than to do with the outside world.  Internal peace is life changing, and then, you…

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109: A Glimpse of Some Tips from Inside Our Empty Nest Flock ๐Ÿ“

109: A Glimpse of Some Tips from Inside Our Empty Nest Flock Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, In this podcast episode,  I share a few helpful nuggets from inside the GPS Support Flock: Your Flight to Empty Nest Success. Coach Christine,Your Empty Nest Coach”Make sure you are your biggest fan.”Take a listen or read the full transcript at the bottom of…

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110: How are you doing with 2020โ“

110: How are you doing with 2020Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, How are you doing? Let’s check in. Coach Christine,Your Empty Nest Coach”Any time our life is challenged we have an opportunity.  An opportunity to hide, an opportunity to grow, an opportunity to rise to the challenge, and opportunity to dig deep within ourselves –  to question beliefs that we thought were…

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111: Christine, My Child Isn’t in College, Can You Still Help Meโ“

111: Christine, My Child Isn’t in College, Can You Still Help MeHello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, Believe it or not, non-empty-nest humans listen to my podcast!What?Yep!Since I create these episodes with someone in mind who isn’t quite yet in the empty nest, this makes sense! Sure, many of my examples are empty nest specific, but you can change them to apply…

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112: When We are Forced to Change Course ๐Ÿ†—

112: When We are Forced to Change Course Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, Sometimes challenges – and opportunities – pop up in our life. What do you make them mean? I explore this in today’s episode.Coach Christine,Your Empty Nest Coach”Life isnโ€™t a one way, smooth sailing go-kart course, or street.  It has detours.  It has bumps.  It has U-turns sometimes.  Yes,…

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113: When Something Unexpected Comes Along: Pots on the Stove ๐Ÿณ

113: When Something Unexpected Comes Along: Pots on the Stove Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, Some years the unexpected is more the norm than the norm (whatever that means). The unexpected has a way of leveling us up, stretching us, and making us stronger. When we focus on a specific project or route for our lives, the unexpected may cause…

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114: I’m Calm. Why are people telling me I’m not? ๐Ÿค”

114: I’m Calm. Why are people telling me I’m not? Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend,Have you experienced being peaceful and then having someone ask you, “what is wrong?” or said, “what is wrong with you; why are you upset?”  It seems bizarre. But if your behavior is different from what others are used to, they are interpreting your change…

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115: How Long Does Empty Nest Syndrome Last? โฑ

115: How Long Does Empty Nest Syndrome Last? Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend,Have you ever wondered how long you will be experiencing empty nest syndrome? You aren’t alone! It is a commonly searched phrase on the internet.I did a light bit of research for this episode,  and share my thoughts on the time frame I found listed high in my search…

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117: It is FAFSA time & Let’s Talk About College Breaks ๐Ÿ“…

117: It is FAFSA time & Let’s Talk About College Breaks Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend,If you have a child in college, and they’ll continue to be a college student next year, it is time to complete the FAFSA! It is also time to think about winter break. Whether they were on-campus or not, I’ve got you covered in this episode as,…

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118: The Benefit of Taking Time Off – Listener Requested โš 

118: The Benefit of Taking Time Off – Listener Requested Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend,Breaks benefit us. We know this.Why, then, is it incredibly difficult for us to take the time for ourselves? As mothers, we tend to be experts at not taking breaks. So much so that when we do have downtime, we may not be sure what…

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120: How to Avoid Empty Nest Syndrome

120: How to Avoid Empty Nest SyndromeHello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend,I have the quick answer and the long answer in this episode. Enjoy!Coach Christine,Your Empty Nest Coach”You get to call this next chapter of your life whatever you want: An adventure, a creative process, or a discovery. And don’t feel limited by what I come up with. What ideas…

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121: A Motherhood Memory Book and The Rest of 2020

121: A Motherhood Memory Book and The Rest of 2020Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend,When this episode goes live, I’ll be in my car, traveling to see my daughter’s senior art show, and then will bring her home for winter break a couple of days later. Honestly, when she headed off to campus, I did not have high expectations that…

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122 – 127: Holiday/Winter Break Episodes ๐Ÿ’š

122 – 127: Holiday/Winter Break Episodes Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend,I hope You are wrapping up 2020 and heading into 2021 by managing your thought-box deliveries wellYour family is healthy and safeYou know (or are working) to know your future-selfYou realize (or are beginning to realize) how powerful you areI’ll be adding resources and podcast episode players to this post…

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132: Imposter Syndrome, Finding Your Funny, Your Stress & More ๐Ÿ’š

132: Imposter Syndrome, Finding Your Funny, Your Stress & More Hello, my amazing friend! Coach Christine, Your Empty Nest Coach “After all, all that leveling up youโ€™ve been doing in your life until now is making things run a tiny bit smoother each time. And by smoother, I never mean perfect, I mean youโ€™re able to manage your thoughts around…

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137: A Mother’s Day Message 2021 (The Daily Experiment)๐Ÿ’š

135: The Daily Experiment, Your Empty Nest Coach Style: My Wish For You Today & New Things  Hello, my amazing friend! Coach Christine, Your Empty Nest Coach “My amazing friend, my wish for you today is that you are able to take time for you for something that youโ€™ve been putting off. Whether it is a hair appointment, a doctor appointment…

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138: Shared Future Goals (The Daily Experiment) ๐Ÿ’š

135: The Daily Experiment, Your Empty Nest Coach Style: My Wish For You Today & New Things  Hello, my amazing friend! Coach Christine, Your Empty Nest Coach “My amazing friend, my wish for you today is that you are able to take time for you for something that youโ€™ve been putting off. Whether it is a hair appointment, a doctor appointment…

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142: 5 Things To Remember As Your Child Graduates from High School ๐Ÿ’š

142: 5 Things To Remember As Your Child Graduates from High School Hello, my amazing friend!Coach Christine,Your Empty Nest Coach”I know you have a million things you want to tell your child to make sure they are prepared for whatโ€™s ahead but donโ€™t lose listening to their hopes and dreams as you navigate this transition.”Take a listen or read the full…

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144: College Graduation Thoughts from a Mom & Plan Your Week Ahead ๐Ÿ’š

144: College Graduation Thoughts from a Mom & Plan Your Week Ahead Hello, my amazing friend!Coach Christine,Your Empty Nest Coach”It is really important to understand that in the empty nest adjustment, for most of us, there isnโ€™t a switch that flips that designates when the empty nest happens. It can be a transition that takes months or years – sometimes…

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145: Monday Motivation & My Wish For You Today ๐Ÿ’š

144: College Graduation Thoughts from a Mom & Plan Your Week Ahead Hello, my amazing friend! Coach Christine, Your Empty Nest Coach “It is really important to understand that in the empty nest adjustment, for most of us, there isnโ€™t a switch that flips that designates when the empty nest happens. It can be a transition that takes months or…

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147: Wednesday Wins & What I Wish My Parents Knew ๐Ÿ’š

147:  Wednesday Wins & What I Wish My Parents Knew Hello, my amazing friend!Coach Christine,Your Empty Nest Coach”…take a couple of seconds here and think of a recent win of yours: small – or big, that you can celebrate. Do you have it? Now imagine all of your closest friends and family members running up to you right now and…

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148: Find the Funny & GPS Reset Exercise ๐Ÿ’š

148:  Find the Funny & GPS Reset Exercise Hello, my amazing friend!Coach Christine,Your Empty Nest Coach”… Take another focused deep breath in and as you exhale, I want you to imagine everything thatโ€™s in that negative circle, releasing from within you on that breath and exiting in one clean sweep.  …”Take a listen or read the full transcript at the bottom…

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150: Celebration & Summer Break Time ๐Ÿ’š

150: Celebration & Summer Break Time Hello, my amazing friend!Coach Christine,Your Empty Nest Coach”Itโ€™s really nice to look back at your past-self and thank her for the work sheโ€™s done. I have been using my future-self to motivate me constantly to work on the podcast, so itโ€™s really nice now to take time to appreciate the work from my past-self.”Take a…

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151: College Students Missing Home and It is Time to Shine ๐Ÿ’š

150: Celebration & Summer Break Time Hello, my amazing friend! Coach Christine, Your Empty Nest Coach “Itโ€™s really nice to look back at your past-self and thank her for the work sheโ€™s done. I have been using my future-self to motivate me constantly to work on the podcast, so itโ€™s really nice now to take time to appreciate the work from…

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152: Powerful Pauses in Your Life ๐Ÿ’š

152: โ€‹Powerful Pauses in Your Life Hello, my amazing friend. Thanks for stopping by! I’m popping in with a fun new segment, and sharing about the pause in my life.  Coach Christine, Your Empty Nest Coach “My beautiful, amazing, resourceful friend, I’m impressed by you. You made time to do something for you. Do more of that, and then do even…

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153: Listen to this episode when the holidays are approaching ๐Ÿ’š

153: Listen to this episode when the holidays are approaching Hello, my amazing friend. Thanks for stopping by!I’d love to know if you find this episode helpful in any way. Looking for the printable transcript? Click here to register and gain access!  Holiday Topics Included Your adult/emerging adult child is home for the holidaysYour family stresses you outYou are aloneDealing with parental guiltMourning a…

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