148: Find the Funny & GPS Reset Exercise 💚

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 that’s in that negative circle, releasing from within you on that breath and exiting in one clean sweep.  ..."

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  • 00:46 Quick Reminders
  • 01:10 Let's Find the Funny!
  • 01:56 A GPS Reset Exercise
  • 05:33 Bloopers

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00:00:00

Christine: Hi, I’m Coach Christine. This is my podcast, it’s the Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, and we’re on episode #148.  If you are new here, know that I tend to use terms I’ve used in prior episodes - should you feel a bit lost when this happens, I invite you to use my show notes for a list of earlier episodes to get caught up! High-level, I’m all about coaching you to become the CEO of Your Life and in my world, CEO stands for Conscious Effective Olympian. You’ll do this by leveling-up 

[level-up music]

your life in small increments - those small wins add up to big changes.

I appreciate that you pressed play on this episode today. Here we go…

[short intro music]

00:00:46

Some quick reminders: You’ll find a ton of information, resources and more on my website: YourEmptyNestCoach.com. I love feedback on the episodes - see my show notes for how to do that - and if you enjoy this podcast, don’t forget to follow in your favorite podcast player. SupaPass, who powers our online community, (that’s coming soon) is our fabulous episode sponsor. 

00:01:10

[computer game level up music (short)] 

Let’s find the funny!

[giggles from others] 

Celina Myers - known on Instagram and TikTok as celinaspookyboo. Oh my goodness, I get so excited when she creates a new video. Some are of her sleepwalking - which she does safely and is monitored but her editing of those videos are hysterical. She also does those dad joke type of videos to annoy her husband - and those open with “hey, Adam!” When I hear that, I get so excited. She’s an absolute riot. I recommend checking her out if you haven’t as of yet. It might not be your cup of tea but she usually makes me giggle - and we all need a giggle from time to time. They are great resets.

00:01:56

[computer game level up music (short)]  

A GPS Reset Exercise

My beautiful friend, take a deep breath in, and out. 

Feel your feet on the floor, or buttocks on the chair. Experience it a bit deeper in your body than you did a moment ago. Really feel that part of your body in contact with the floor, chair, bed or ground. 

Take note of the physical connection. 

Take any negativity that you have in your mind and allow it to flow together  - almost into a circle gathering any hidden negativity as it slowly spins. Future worries? They flow into the circle. Past negative experiences that you re-hash (or relive) in your mind? Those also pull into the circle like a whirlpool. 

Anything that is positive and that is clarity for you remains outside of the circle and easily stays where it is. 

Take another focused deep breath in and as you exhale, I want you to imagine everything that’s in that negative circle, releasing from within you on that breath and exiting in one clean sweep. 

While you feel the negativity has left, we’ll do an extra cleansing breath in - and out - the crumbs of negativity that remain, run to join the negativity that has left your body and your mind. 

You, my friend, have gifted yourself with a mental thought-cleanse. Is this a thing? Well, I’m deciding it is today. 

[giggle]

You take a moment as you breathe in and out to enjoy the peace that is within you now. 

I’m inviting you now to repeat after me (either silently or aloud): 

I have gifted myself with freedom from negative thoughts that do not serve me. I release thoughts that are not based in the present moment. I give myself permission to notice them but I allow them to continue on their way. By staying present in this moment I provide myself with peace, time and energy. I will soak them up and use all three to create momentum to move forward in my life. I am freaking amazing. 

And with that, my friend,of course, you are amazing.

Talk tomorrow!

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00:05:33

[bloopers]

[end music splash]

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147: Wednesday Wins & What I Wish My Parents Knew 💚

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 giving you a high-five. Yes, all of them individually. How fun is that?"

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  • 01:06 Celebrating You and Your Wins
  • 03:54 What I Wish My Parents Knew: I'm Tired!

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The Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 147

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00:00:00

Christine: Hi, I’m Coach Christine. This is my podcast, it’s the Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, and we’re on episode #147.  If you are new here, know that I tend to use terms I’ve used in prior episodes - should you feel a bit lost when this happens, I invite you to use my show notes for a list of earlier episodes to get caught up! High-level, I’m all about coaching you to become the CEO of Your Life and in my world, CEO stands for Conscious Effective Olympian. You’ll do this by leveling-up 

[level-up music]

your life in small increments - those small wins add up to big changes.

I appreciate that you pressed play on this episode today. Here we go…

[short intro music]

00:00:42

Some quick reminders: You’ll find a ton of information, resources and more on my website: YourEmptyNestCoach.com. I love feedback on the episodes - see my show notes for how to do that - and if you enjoy this podcast, don’t forget to follow in your favorite podcast player. SupaPass, who powers our online community, (that’s coming soon) is our fabulous episode sponsor. 

00:01:06

[computer game level up music (short)]  

Celebrating You and Your Wins[sound] 

My win? I’m going to say more about this in an upcoming episode but I’ve decided to take a summer break from podcasting. I LOVE podcasting but with some changes in my life (with the move, having our daughter home and such), I saw another podcaster who mentioned her summer break and I thought, “you know what, I think that might be a great idea for me.” The more I considered it the more it felt right. This being said, you are going to get three more episodes from me before I go on summer break. In that final episode, I’ll explain why this is good for me and also why it’s something you should consider for your own life for things that you do have the ability to take a break from. The recap of my win is that I’m giving myself permission to take a podcast summer break.  

As for your wins, I’m happy to share the last two weeks of wins from TikTok and Instagram! See my show notes to click through to view these wins and cheer everyone on. As always, please forgive any mispronunciations:

00:02:09

Sunnydays shares, “I get to virtually visit an old school I went to and I had a rough day yesterday but got through it and I am feeling better than ever.”

Sunnydays also stayed positive even though they had a rough day and finished two books in one day!

Classymalik finished the semester!

Sparklysapphic got the second dose of the vaccine and was able to do some prep work so was barely feeling any side effects.

Macenjoystaley finished writing a paper and submitted it on time!

RyanCawl3y came back from last week (which was rough) and stayed on top of all of their work this week!

The5KiloTraveller is getting an article published!

RamonaWildeman Committed to a cover illustration for her book.

ReviveYourMidLifeMarriage shared, “not taking or triangulating when my adult children have conflicts with one another. They have to figure it out without my mediation.” 

LaureyBennettLevy stayed in bed and watched all three seasons of Broadchurch to help pass some time of feeling, “low.” 

It’s good to do that sometimes.

[cheers]

Thank you all for sharing your wins. Now my listener, I want you to 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 giving you a high-five. Yes, all of them individually. How fun is that? 

As a reminder, you can always share your win with us on TikTok or Instagram. Add your win the comments below my Wednesday Win posts and we will cheer you on, my friend. 

00:03:54

[computer game level up music (short)] 

What I Wish My  Parents Knew

I wish my parents knew how tired I am when school ends. 

My listener,  I’ve mentioned this before but I don’t think it is possible to share this too much: When your kiddo - of any age - ends their school year, give them grace and be patient with them. If they can sleep in and if they do - allow them to do so without giving them a hard time. Of course,  we want to make sure they are mentally okay but more than likely they are exhausted. If you allow them to have the space, Not only will they appreciate it but by you giving them the time to recharge without giving them a hard time, you’ll be gifting yourself with removing unnecessary drama from your life. As a reminder, I have a list of tips for college breaks on both TikTok and Instagram. On Instagram - look for the guide I created for you.  

And of course, my beautiful friend, don’t you dare forget that you are amazing.

Talk tomorrow!

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145: Monday Motivation & My Wish For You Today 💚

145:  Monday Motivation & My Wish For You Today 💚

Hello, my amazing friend!

Coach Christine,

Your Empty Nest Coach

"My wish for you today is that you have clarity in your life on what you need to do today. And I’m not talking about the 400 things in your mind that you need to accomplish all year, I’m talking about the handful of things that are do-able for today."

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  • 01:04 My Wish for You Today & a New Exercise to Consider

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00:00:00

Christine: Hi, I’m Coach Christine. This is my podcast, it’s the Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, and we’re on episode #145.  If you are new here, know that I tend to use terms I’ve used in prior episodes - should you feel a bit lost when this happens, I invite you to use my show notes for a list of earlier episodes to get caught up! High-level, I’m all about coaching you to become the CEO of Your Life and in my world, CEO stands for Conscious Effective Olympian. You’ll do this by leveling-up 

[level-up music]

your life in small increments - those small wins add up to big changes.

I appreciate that you pressed play on this episode today. Here we go…

[short intro music]

00:00:41

Some quick reminders: You’ll find a ton of information, resources and more on my website: YourEmptyNestCoach.com. I love feedback on the episodes - see my show notes for how to do that - and if you enjoy this podcast, don’t forget to follow in your favorite podcast player. SupaPass, who powers our online community, (that’s coming soon) is our fabulous episode sponsor. 

00:01:04

[computer game level up music (short)]  

My Wish for you Today

My wish for you today is that you have clarity in your life on what you need to do today. And I’m not talking about the 400 things in your mind that you need to accomplish all year, I’m talking about the handful of things that are do-able for today. 

How about a 1-2-3 Exercise? 

Choose at least:

One thing for self-care

Two things that HAVE to be done and

Three small things that you have to get done to serve the tomorrow-you.

Make them small and do-able

If you are my age and you watched a lot of Sesame Street as a child, there was this song that had in it 1,2,3. I won’t sing it because I don’t own the rights to it, but as I was assembling this, that song flowed through my mind. 

So, a little bit more on each one of these.

00:01:51

ONE for self-care - it doesn't have to be a full on spa appointment, it could be you painting your nails. And if you have more time, don’t feel limited to one thing. 

TWO things that HAVE to be done. These I think of as the larger items such as for me, go to work and be productive at work - I could use the one-two three method within my work day as well. But Work and packing my Lunch would be two things that I would have under number two. 

And Three small things that serve tomorrow-you, again, SMALL THINGS. If you have extra time, great add things on but not until you do the three small things - I don’t want to limit you with examples but I’ll give you a few anyway. Maybe it is prep food for your lunch tomorrow, or layout your workout clothes for tomorrow, or call someone you have been needing to call. Don’t limit yourself in any of these categories. 

You determine them and make this exercise your own. 

It is Monday, it is a brand new day to start your day and week ahead. I’m excited to see what you do with it and I’m cheering you on. 

Happy Monday my beautiful friend. 

You are amazing!

Talk tomorrow. 

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144: College Graduation Thoughts from a Mom & Plan Your Week Ahead 💚

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 isn’t a switch that flips that designates when the empty nest happens. It can be a transition that takes months or years - sometimes decades - where we’re navigating our babies becoming independent adults and moving permanently out on their own. Some never reach that. The back and forth, the emotions that arise each time aren’t to be ignored, my friend. They deserve recognition and processing because each stage of this transition is progress - for you and for them. Remember to enjoy the journey, my friend."

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  • 01:03 Personal Thoughts on Our Daughter's College Graduations
  • 04:10 Sunday Prep Work

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00:00:00

Christine: Hi, I’m Coach Christine. This is my podcast, it’s the Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, and we’re on episode #144.  If you are new here, know that I tend to use terms I’ve used in prior episodes - should you feel a bit lost when this happens, I invite you to use my show notes for a list of earlier episodes to get caught up! High-level, I’m all about coaching you to become the CEO of Your Life and in my world, CEO stand

s for Conscious Effective Olympian. You’ll do this by leveling-up 

[level-up music]

your life in small increments - those small wins add up to big changes.

I appreciate that you pressed play on this episode today. Here we go…

[short intro music]

00:00:40

Some quick reminders: You’ll find a ton of information, resources and more on my website: YourEmptyNestCoach.com. I love feedback on the episodes - see my show notes for how to do that - and if you enjoy this podcast, don’t forget to follow this podcast in your favorite podcast player. SupaPass, who powers our online community, (that’s coming soon) is our fabulous episode sponsor.  

00:01:03

[computer game level up music (short)]  

Did you get to listen to my last two episodes? In them, I share ten things to keep in mind when your child graduates from high school. I’d love to know your thoughts on those, and what you’d add.

I’ve recorded this episode earlier in the week, and it is fun to think about our daughter’s high school graduation as this Sunday morning, I’ll be waking up to our daughter’s college graduation day. 

Over the last four years, she’s changed her majors and minors - sometimes by her choice and sometimes because of circumstances. She’s become independent enough to walk around alone for fun in a town that is multiple states away from home. She’s learned to advocate for herself - even more than she already had done - and she’s been reminded that no, everyone won’t necessarily jump on board when you stand up for yourself - be it for what you believe in or for your mental health - but to stay the course, take care of yourself, stay true to what you believe in and your core group of people will rise up. They’ll show who they are in your life. Some of these amazing humans will be in your life for only a season. Some will return, fences will mend, and others well, that season won’t be coming back. That’s okay too. She’s learned a whole bunch more but for now, I wanted to share some thoughts of where I am. 

If my daughter will have allowed it, I’ll have posted some photos on Instagram this past weekend, feel free to check it out. She’s a force to be reckoned with and I couldn’t be more proud of the bravery she’s had to head out to an out of state college knowing no one at the age of fourteen. No, it hasn’t been a cake-walk but she’s met true peers and friends for life who “get” her which is honestly, what I, as her mother, was hoping for. 

Little secret: I’ve asked her and her friends to pop on my podcast to talk about what it was like to attend college so early. We’ll see if I’m successful with that. I figure it might help someone with a decision - I kind of wish I had something like that - and for everyone else it should be super interesting.

Now, if you are a student listening to this...if you are about to graduate and are feeling a bit lost. Please know that it’s normal. Having doubts about everything? Also normal. Take it one step at a time, you’ve got this. I believe in you and for the record, I’m super proud of you whether you are my child or someone I’ve never met, I am cheering you on.

As for our daughter, she’ll be coming home for some time, and I’ll get to use my own tips on what to do when your child is home for a break - again, and for a bit. 

It is really important to understand that in the empty nest adjustment, for most of us, there isn’t a switch that flips that designates when the empty nest happens. It can be a transition that takes months or years - sometimes decades - where we’re navigating our babies becoming independent adults and moving permanently out on their own. Some never reach that. The back and forth, the emotions that arise each time aren’t to be ignored, my friend. They deserve recognition and processing because each stage of this transition is progress - for you and for them. Remember to enjoy the journey, my friend. 

00:04:13

[computer game level up music (short)] 

As for the Sunday prep work, I thought it would be nice to take a moment to think about our week ahead. 

Yes, right now… you might have a routine that you are used to, and that’s fantastic but I’d like to encourage you to take some time to do an extra little bit of planning this week. 

Yes seriously. Future-you will thank you. 

Think of three things you can accomplish this week that you don’t have on your radar. I’m talking about those things that sneak up on us - maybe it is looking at the next six weeks ahead to see if there is anything you can prep for now.  

For example, I have a colonoscopy coming up - I can make sure I have everything I need for that prep experience. 

Or you could look at birthdays or celebrations that are going on in the next two months and jot down thoughts on how to get ahead on those. 

Have a doctor appointment you are putting off? 

How about a small area you’ve been wanting to declutter? I said a small area. 

I use the three things method in my daily life and even in my work. It is incredibly helpful for me to assess the top three priorities for the day - often I get more than three done but it’s bonus then and it feels amazing. 

Try finding three things to help your future-self. Then get out your calendar or however you plan your days and schedule time to do them. 

Remember, you are gifting your future-self with this time. Just like the thought-delivery inventory we do, planning is work that is worth it. 

I’d love for you to share something you chose to add to your week ahead. 

If your week is off-the-charts busy, that is okay, this is simply a suggestion. If you are motivated by it, try it. Find moments to be thankful, to be present in and use those to reset you when things aren’t so great. 

Go get ‘em

You are amazing!

Talk tomorrow. 

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