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I Struggle Too With Transitions

July 22nd, 2011

I Struggle Too With Transitions By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert Parents, college grads, worker bees, boomers, married and single, all want the one, two, three directions so they don\’t cry or stay in bed all day while not knowing WHAT\’S NEXT. Wanting and reality sit on the same bench. Separate them. “I just want to know already.” “I am still in shock and need to be for now.” You have been in the unknown before. How did you get through those times? My clients tell me they don\’t remember. They do remember when we name situations... Read More

Valentine, Do You Believe In Love Anymore?

February 11th, 2011

Valentine, Do You Believe In Love Anymore? By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert Parents, Empty Nesters, and Boomers ask me, “With all the stories you hear, do you still believe in real love?”  Real.  How do you define real?  The surprise is there are secrets couples live because they don’t feel they have a clan that would understand. They are OK with their choice of what real love is for them. If it works, it works. You have heard a list of how love works well: listen, give, surprise, get off the routine wheel, be happy. Yes, I for sure believe in love. Maybe you want... Read More

Grownups Who Mentor and Volunteer

September 22nd, 2010

Boomers and Empty-Nesters don’t want to be over committed with schedules and yet they want to participate. I hear this over and over and I understand. They ask me how to choose, how do they know if they are making a difference, and will they be trained? You can begin by talking with yourself about things you like: Education Gardening The Arts Politics Going Green Medicine Law Nature Sports Leadership Animals Military Special education Make a list of what is fun for you. Sounds so simple and yet we forget that step. Then research those words with mentoring and volunteering attached and see... Read More