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Stop Hurrying and Start Living

A recent family crisis caused me to stop and reflect on a lot of things about life, which I’ll share with you over the next few days. I’ll share those nuggets because I think they will help you during your Empty Nest Journey. Here’s my first advice for you….   Stop Hurrying and Start Living […]

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2014

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Side-Stepping a Midlife Crisis: Hold the Hot Rod in the Empty Nest

Want to hear something ironic? The term “midlife crisis” was coined by a 48-year-old MAN. A midlife crisis refers to the tendency of people in early middle age to undergo an emotional exploration of self-identity. Whether this actually occurs or if it was just an idea played out by TV sitcoms doesn’t matter. One of […]

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2014

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Sending Your Child Off To College

Family Matters A Question and Answer series about sending your fledgling out of the nest for college Q: My husband, Ronald, and I are about to send our only son, Randy, off to college. He hasn’t been away from home much, except for camp and that sort of thing. The thought of him living on […]

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2014

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Moving From Inspiration to Action

How many of your great ideas have gone unrealized? It might have been a great idea for an invention, book, or unique business proposal. If there’s one self-criticism that most moms have, it’s the inability to take action with any consistency. For example, you might have the inspiration to finally lose weight now that the […]

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2014

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Overcoming Procrastination – 5 Tips for Getting Things Done

Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? Wait a minute, that’s not how the saying goes!  I thought I would try to trick you.  Here’s the big question though.     Are you a procrastinator? If you are, there are a number of possible reasons. There are also some consequences when you […]

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I choose joy

I choose joy. I choose joy, even during times of hardship. In every moment, I have all that I need to feel peaceful. I distinguish between joy and pleasure. Joy is readily available, regardless of whether my wishes are being fulfilled. I can be uncomfortable and blissful at the same time. I experience love and […]

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2014

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How to use Gratitude to create a bounty of change in your life

  Consistent gratitude is one of the most powerful tools that you can use to propel yourself into a brighter tomorrow. Gratitude isn’t a magical shortcut, though. It’s not a lot of kumbaya.  It doesn’t necessarily create any changes outside of yourself. What it can do, however, is open you up to other opportunities within […]

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2014

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The Empty Nest Can Release New Aspects of Your Personality

That’s a picture of me stepping out of my “shy” personality. I can speak in front of a crowd with no problem. But when it comes to one on one speaking to a complete stranger in public, I may become a little shy. But when this guy was walking in our local Home Depot with […]

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2014

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Winning Ways in the Empty Nest

Hi everyone! I have a little heart to heart talk for you today. Are you ready to peel back the layers in your life and design that ideal life you have been dreaming of? The empty nest years are a wonderful time to design an awesome you. I’m ready to help you do that! I […]

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2014

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8 Ways to Find Calm in This Chaotic World

Hello sweet readers!  I hope this post finds you feeling rested and calm.  However, I’m sure you may be just as overwhelmed as I have been lately. We live in a stressful world.  These days, many of us are expected to work longer hours for less pay. When we get home from work, it’s not […]

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