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How Do You Begin In A Transition?

May 12th, 2011

How Do You Begin In A Transition? By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert  Read More

The Way We Were. How Does that Help Me?

March 28th, 2011

The Way We Were. How Does that Help Me? By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert  Read More

7 Things Nobody Ever Tells You About Empty Nest

October 31st, 2010

7 Things Nobody Ever Tells You About Empty Nest By Natalie Caine “I have found that to love and be loved is the most empowering and exhilarating of all human emotions.” — Jane Goodall 1.    No matter if you are married, single, career or non-career, tears will fall. 2.    You thought you prepared for the role shift and still you are confused who you are now and who your children are. 3.    Good news is you find new parts of yourself that had to go dormant and those parts bring happiness. 4.    Each person shifts uniquely and on their own timing because no one has the family... Read More

Parents on College Campuses, Hugging GOODBYE

September 22nd, 2010

If you are a parent whose child is heading to college for the first time, or returning, hopefully you bought yourself a bandanna. Why, you ask? It lasts longer than Kleenex and is easier to find in your Mary Poppins bag filled with directions, camera, money, power bar, credit card, keys, and ID. I carried a blue one then. Now I am in the habit and carry a red one. People ask me,”What is that for?’ or they say, “Are you kidding me, you carry that in your purse everyday instead of tissues.” What can I say, I choose what I like. I for sure did not choose, sobbing once I got in the airplane... 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