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A GATHERING FOREMPTY NEST WOMEN
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another. – Gail Sheehy, PASSAGES (1979)
About Natalie Caine
Natalie Caine M.A. is the founder of Empty Nest Support Services and http://www.emptynestsupport.com/ , launched in 2001. You can listen to her live interview with Lifetime Radio Network for Women on her website. Natalie has been featured in newspapers and magazines as an expert for empty nesters. She has taught Anticipating the Empty Nest toparents of high school students. She is the empty nest expert for Club Mom and National Association of Baby Boomer Women (NABBW), and Representative for International Women Writers Guild. Her book “Empty Nest: What\’s Next” will be available in Fall 2007.
A GATHERING FOR
EMPTY NEST WOMEN
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Branching out to you,Natalie Caine M.A.
Come join us to begin to build your personal roadmap. Whether you are anticipating the empty nest or already an empty nester, this workshop is for you. No other generation of empty nesters has faced the challenges and joys of letting go as are present today for parents.
Natalie will answer:
v What\’s uniquely next for you?
v How do you continue to growa healthy relationship withyour children
v Where do you build a new senseof belonging with a communitysince the school days are over?
v How do you cope with the “yo yo”life of your children leaving andcoming back home?
Natalie Caine, M.A. has spent 25 years developing and facilitating women\’s groups from Mommy and Me to the changes brought on by divorce, re-entering the work force, illness, death, re-marriage and single hood.
When her daughter was a junior in high school, Natalie attended a school meeting about launching your children. The inevitable empty nest was in clear vision. She quickly answered her inner call that screamed “I don\’t want to go through this major life transition alone.” She started a support group for mothers anticipating the empty nest. Then, she created a website, www.emptynestsupport.com , for all parents and families across the nation to receive information and talk with others about this foreign journey. Natalie shifted her thirty-five year career from
being a speech and language therapist to becoming the founder of Empty Nest Support Services.
Whether you have a career or not, are married or single, when your kids leave home the daily life of parenting ends. You move from manager to mentor and often sit with tearful moments of “How did this happen so quickly?” There are no simple answers, but there are tools and resources available so you do not have to go through this struggle alone. Natalie has heard thousands of empty nest stories from parents who have shared their confusion and pain. She offers practical and individual steps with a sense of humor, creativity, and compassion. Research says empty nesters take 18 months to heal. She will discuss the myths and realities about anticipating the empty nest and sitting in it. You will hear stories of how women moved from despair to a joy and freedom they never knew existed.
Natalie lives in Los Angeles, California. She re-married six years ago. She and her husband cuddle their grey cat, Sophie. If Sophie could meow words she would say, “pets feel sad too when kids leave home. I didn\’t even get up for catnip.”