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

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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

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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?

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

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. 🙂 

Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast, Episode 9: When You Aren’t a Fan of Your Child’s College Major

Hello, my Empty Nest Friend!
 
Today, I chat about your child’s college major and what you are making it mean. 
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

  • Christine’s favorite ice cream flavor
  • College major considerations
    • passion
    • personality
    • support
  • Christine reminds you to check your thoughts about your child’s college major

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Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. How excited are you for your child’s major choice?
  2. If you attended college, what was your major, and did it set the course for 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 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.