Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 13: Future You Has All the Power; I’m Telling You, She Does

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Today’s episode is something that has really, truly, I can’t stress this enough, changed my life.  It’s been such a huge part of the changes I have made over the last eight months, that I decided to make it my free gift to you.
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • How to uncover your future
  • The importance of getting to know a future version of yourself
  • Imagining the future version of you in detail is fun
  • Future you has all the knowledge you need

Announcements

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Do you have any idea who future you is?
  2. What is the biggest dream you can think of for you, right now, and how does it make you feel?

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Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 12: The Power in Understanding that Life isn’t Supposed to be Perfect

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Life: it isn’t supposed to be perfect. Do you know that? When you make the false assumption that it should be perfect, you are arguing with reality. What do you think will come from that?
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • You can be the hero in your life
  • Life isn’t supposed to be perfect
  • You stall your life when you argue with reality

Announcements

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Who are you in life? Are you the hero solving things, or the person crying hysterically about their circumstances?
  2. How do you feel when you think about the fact that life really isn’t supposed to be perfect?

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Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 11: Misery Loves Company, But What Does That Get You?

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Let’s chat about misery. 
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • Your friend’s circumstances are not your circumstances
  • There is power in processing through your emotions

Announcements

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Do you find yourself often ignoring your own circumstances in this way?
  2. Dumbo, did you see they are doing a live-action, well mostly live-action, version of this movie coming up? Are you going to go see that new live-action Dumbo? (fun question)

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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 10: What Your College Enrollment Office Wants You to Know About Admission and Financial Aid

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Today, I have six guests joining me from Ursinus College. They share their best advice for parents and students embarking on the admission and financial aid process.
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • Advice from Ursinus College’s Admission and Financial Aid Office
  • That the college search should be fun
  • College representatives are your resources – use them
  • and more

Announcements

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. If you could tell your child’s college enrollment team one thing, what would you want them to know?
  2. What is the most important thing for you, in your child’s college search?

Episode Resources

All College Topic Podcast Episodes:

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Cat Poop Around the House: Frustration or Entertainment?

This post was originally posted on an old blog of mine in May of 2017


For a while, we were finding cat poop around the house quite often. Thankfully, we’ve made changes to our cat’s diet that (at least for now) that has fixed our poop problem.

When we were in the onslaught of deliveries, it never failed to appear at the most inopportune time.

In the beginning, I was a stress fest, but by the end of the “run” I learned to pad plenty of time around almost anything I had planned, “just in case.”

Something to know: our cat has three legs. He was having trouble getting himself clean for a while, so to remedy the situation, he would scoot around the carpet dragging his butt.

Tripod kitty on a chair with an arrow labeled "culprit" pointing to him.Tripod Kitty on a couch.

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Tripod Kitty on a Chair

Oh my, if you were lucky enough to catch him in the act, it was difficult not to smile – or laugh.

Anyway, one of the things I was working on at the time was to wrap my mind around the fact that whatever happened in my day was supposed to happen and to just go with it. It didn’t go well at first, but by the end of our “poop trials,” I would look at the skid mark across our carpet and truly think, “Well, of course, he did that. Now he feels better; we are trying to figure out the cause; and in the meantime, my carpets are cleaner than they’ve ever been b/c I’m cleaning them thoroughly so darn often.”

Truly.

When you look at something that your mind has decided shouldn’t be there, and realize that maybe your expectations are what is wrong, not the circumstances, life can get interesting, in a super fun way.

Plus, how can you be upset with this face?

Update: he is so much better but we think he scooted for so long that he has created a habit – not to worry – he is under the care of a vet. 🙂 

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