Empty Nesting

Empty Nesting, Transformation

So, I’m 50…

Half a century is how long I’ve been breathing air according to the calendar. Here’s the heart-level truth about what this milestone means to me, aside from the pleasure of getting an AARP card in the mail: I’ve spent the last 50 years finding my way back to myself and…

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Empty Nesting, The Mom Thing

How to Navigate the Surreal Emotions of Your Child’s College Graduation

When our kin are ready to cross the threshold of dependence into full-blown independence, a surreal sense of shock and awe heaves through our tender veins. This time letting go means putting the nesting broom away for good, causing our soul to corkscrew in the process. But like any other stage of parenting, we press on and find our way one breath at a time.

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