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Jason Robert Brown Says “I’m Not Afraid of Anything.” Are You?

Strange title for an empty nesters blog, right? In 1995, one of my favorite songs, “I’m Not Afraid of Anything,” hit the New York stage in a musical play called “Songs for a New World.” The composer and lyricist was … Continue reading

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Empty Nest Kids: Before and After

As an Empty Nester, you now have one or more Empty Nest Kids. You probably feel you know your young adult son or daughter inside and out. You know her friends. You know his favorite foods and his favorite t-shirt. … Continue reading

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A Perfect Gift For Your Favorite College-Bound Teens…

As you say good-bye to your own college-bound teenager, you may also be saying good-bye to her friends. They’re all pretty much the same age, after all. They’ve been in school together for one year, four years, sometimes from the … Continue reading

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The Merry Month Of May? Maybe Not For Empty Nesters

For empty nesters, the merry month of May, joyfully celebrated in songs and poems, brings two poignant reminders of this new stage of life we’ve entered. First, May brings Mother’s Day, possibly your first Mother’s Day without children at home. … Continue reading

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Comfort In Your Empty Nest Home: How Much Is Too Much?

How comfortable have you made your empty nest home? One thing I realized in Fiji is how very comfortable I’d made my nest at home. It’s not perfect, but it’s a pretty darn comfortable cocoon. And it came as something … Continue reading

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An Empty Nester in Fiji—My Heroine’s Journey

In case you didn’t already know, I’m an empty nester. Well, it’s not just me—my husband is also an empty nester. And in case you couldn’t tell from the title, we were recently in Fiji. On a “personal development” and … Continue reading

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How A Lesson About Growing Your Business Can Change Your Life

“Make decisions based on where you want to go, not where you’ve been.” I don’t know who came up with that idea originally, but I sure hear it a lot at business trainings and events. The funny thing is, like … Continue reading

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That’s Not What I Meant… Or Is It?

Have you ever been frustrated by just trying to be helpful? You know how it is—you tell your kids (or someone else) something you think is important for them to know, or you explain something to someone you care about. … Continue reading

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Scenes, Sounds, Scents and ……Ships? Huh?

You’re probably thinking I’m losing it after reading that title, but I’m really not! Let me explain. All day (and night) every day, we are bombarded by stimuli that register on our 5 senses—sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. I … Continue reading

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How Is Your Health?

Does “how is your health?” seem like an odd question for a blog written with empty nesters in mind? Maybe so, but it’s something I want to talk about with you, and maybe get you thinking about in a new … Continue reading

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