Boomers and Empty Nesters, How Do You Begin?
Life changes whether expected or planned.
Starting over is complex. What I hear over and over is, “I just need someone who gets what I am going through right now.” The reason I launched Empty Nest Support Services is because I did not want anyone to go through major life transitions alone. I have been through a list of them, including empty nest, illness, loss of loved ones, divorce, financial challenges, re-locating, career change in my fifties, re-marriage, loss of my best friend and more. I am passionate about passing on what I learned in order to help others know this is normal and there is life beyond this moment of challenges.
Yet, there are situations where you have just you. Support is unavailable. Here is one resource I offer in my speaking engagements, workshops, support groups, private consultations on the telephone and blogs:
I believe art is healing. Telling our stories through found objects and making an assemblage with them is fun and insightful. You can glue some of them on poster boards, frame them, and set them on a table, dialogue with them, “hey what\’s up today? What do you need and how can you get that for yourself? What matters to you right now? What are you trying to tell me? No one will see you or hear you, so be a little wild with these objects that can speak to you.
Objects are starters for having a conversation with yourself and sparking a little creativity which feeds your vitality.
You are welcome to visit my BLOG section and see where I posted photos of found rocks at the beach and give examples about telling your story. Use the pictures of the rocks to ignite your story if you don\’t feel like going for a hunt.
Sometimes, I use cut out pages from a variety of magazines that I buy at thrift stores. I ask myself, why am I drawn to that picture?
Found objects are a good thing for days when you want insight and creativity.
Looking forward to hearing your stories; you are welcome to email me firstname.lastname@example.org
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