Some Americans wake up inspired and applauding; others fearful and disappointed. You, as parents, have been in all those feelings before, but for different circumstances.

News brings up memories and feelings. We are a community here. We will come together no matter what the ups and downs. We will be here to celebrate good times.

Change, whether for joy or challenges, brings up newness and maybe a sense of feeling off balance…a now what?

Maybe you can remember the times you were hurting and didn\’t think the pain would end. It did. Maybe you can reach out to something or someone that does lift you. Post on the Empty Nest support message board for some cheering together or for someone to help cheer you up. Help someone else if you are feeling lifted, even if it is as easy as a smile, opening a door, sharing a positive thought.

Get into nature and walk. See the falling leaves and bare trees. What has dropped away and what is empty, but still very alive?

In the election results, what are you grateful for? In other words, what can you love about your life right now even if you do or don\’t have what you want, if your candidate didn\’t win? How can you participate in life even though you have fears and disappointments? What excitement has emerged from the results of the election and how are you apart of that?

– No matter what the results are for you, we still all have work to do on this journey. We know a parent\’s job never ends.
– What little changes do you want to attempt?
– What do you appreciate about yourself?
– What one encouragement could someone give you that would lift you to reach?
– What holds you back? Do you think that can change?

Write in your journal. Get creative with art, whether you draw, collage, paint, take photos, sing, dance, sew, do pottery, blow glass, design, act, craft, tell stories, play an instrument….start a project for yourself and then share it.

This is a moment that has been building, which you understand from preparing for your changing role as a parent or from already sitting in the empty nest.

Transformation is possible.
Change happens and it always will.

We are here to help each other gather our inner resources, pass a Kleenex, and jump up and down in celebration of life.

I am looking forward to the possibilities and peace for all of our lives.

Take care,
Founder Empty Nest Support Services
800-446-3310 toll free number

Los Angeles, CA.

Natalie Caine is the founder of Empty Nest Support Services. When her daughter was a senior in high school, she realized that as a soon-to-be “empty nester,” she would be undergoing a major life shift. Not wanting to confront this transition alone nor have her many friends face this abyss without strong support, she created a support services group, which quickly grew into a new career and an exciting full-time business.