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Divorce

September 26, 2014 | by Natalie Caine | One Comment

Woman_Grieving__0131She wanted to get a new perspective about being solo now that her divorce was final, but perspective was clouded by deep sorrow.  “Just say I am sorry, just say it wasn’t your fault, just say I love how you raised our kids, just say your smile lifted me on those over worked days, just say I honestly loved you, just say you taught me to brush it off.”  When you know what you want to hear to heal and you can’t get it, now what?

She asked him to say anything personal about her and him that was positive. He couldn’t.  She wept. She wanted this pain to be over. She wondered how many times do I need to talk about this, cry about it, and sit in the dark?

When someone isn’t able to give you what you want, grieve it deeply.  Surround yourself in beauty. What is beautiful to you? Walk in nature. Find a new place that becomes sacred to you.  Be with a friend who listens and comforts you. Teach them what you need and thank them every time.   Get your music playing. Write your feelings on the computer or in a journal.  In big print, write what you APPRECIATE about yourself.

Window_5273Loss hurts. How could it not?  Change is entering the unknown, so of course you wobble and weep. Change also brings a time of reflection of who you are, who you are not, and who you might develop internally and externally.  Learning is a lifetime journey.

You will find your rhythm over and over. You will learn what matters to you and what doesn’t.  Mostly, I hope you learn to be gentle with yourself and trust this pain won’t last forever. Love will arrive.

Take good care,
Natalie

 

 

Natalie Caine M.A.

Life In Transition, What’s Next?
Empty Nest Support Services
(800) 446-3310 or (310) 454-0040
Los Angeles

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Change is inevitable. Get Ready. Get Support. Life transitions need a hand to hold.

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Happy New Year

September 23, 2014 | by Natalie Caine | No Comments

Wooded_Path_4997 Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are nearing. A woman shared with me that she is no longer religious, but the memories of walking to temple, having family and friends gather, feeling a bond, singing together, and the predictable discomfort of the heat, all flood in, vibrantly.   A part of her wants that again and another doesn’t want to make the effort because she feels she no longer lives temple life.

Isn’t it common how we compartmentalize feelings and longings?  We make rules of what is and isn’t acceptable.  After deeper conversation, she also felt she didn’t want to sit in temple and miss her mom and her dad, her uncle and her cousins, and her children, that are far away and may not be going to temple in their hometown.  Feelings flooded in vibrantly.

Vulnerability.  She had been in worker mode where rarely did sentiment and the unknown sit at her desk.  We actually laughed how a yearly ritual, HIGH HOLIDAYS, that will always be on the calendar, thank goodness, effortlessly, open a not so visited part of one’s self.  LOVE and LOSS. “Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. “Elizabeth Barret Brown, poet.

White_Flower_4881Memories are a precious treasure which includes tears.  You can feel them and then take those fallen petals and tuck them in your pantry. They make a very sweet challah.

However you decide to honor your HIGH HOLIDAYS, this year, whether in temple or being in nature, lighting candles, praying at home, bringing in traditional foods like matzo ball soup, brisket, carrot tsimmes, noodle kugel, and macaroons, may you celebrate your ancestors, family, friends, and YOURSELF, for all the good and all the growth in you and them, as well as, the I AM SORRY.  Honor your life and those who are and were part of your circle.  Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a collective ritual, allows your heart to be held, mend, and fold as you sip from a cup of sweetness and sorrow, grateful to simply be here for another turning of the seasons. May you embrace your gems and your flaws, and keep dreaming.

Take care,
Natalie
Natalie Caine M.A.

Life In Transition, What’s Next?
Empty Nest Support Services
(800) 446-3310 or (310) 454-0040
Los Angeles

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Change is inevitable. Get Ready. Get Support. Life transitions need a hand to hold.

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Claim some extra space when the kids move out

September 18, 2014 | by lheidel | No Comments

NowU.com

Maisy Fernandez interviewed Natalie for USA TODAY Best Years magazine.

As the owner of Los Angeles-based Empty Nest Support Services, Natalie Caine has helped many women through the process. She suggests bringing up the idea hypothetically before the child even moves out, when emotions aren’t as highly charged.

You might start the conversation by asking, “How would you feel if I used this as a guest room or a writing room?”

“Then listen, pause and respond,” Caine said. “Let the child know you are simply exploring the idea.”

Continue Reading at NowU.com

How to Cope When Kids Fly the Coop

September 16, 2014 | by Natalie Caine | One Comment

Chicago Tribune

Natalie was featured as an empty nest expert in a new article published in the Chicago Tribune.

Natalie Caine, founder of Life in Transition, remembers the feeling all too well. As her daughter and only child prepared to venture off to college 3,000 miles away from home (moving from Los Angeles to New York), Caine feared how their relationship would change. She hosted a meeting with other parents in her shoes, and out of that blossomed her counseling service. She provides advice to parents preparing for empty nests.

Caine and several other experts shared with us their tips for how to cope.

Continue Reading at ChicagoTribune.com

Let’s Try Again

September 13, 2014 | by Natalie Caine | No Comments

Sky_n_FieldTransitions can bring forward your worst and best parts of you.  What helps is to EXPECT BOTH.

At one of my presentations, a woman stood and asked, “I don’t know why I get so angry quickly. It is embarrassing and I just can’t seem to stop myself.”  She bravely shared more about her current change. The details aren’t that important. What is valuable is she was in over load.  What she came to discover that day of sharing was that her anger was her automatic response. She hadn’t learned, safely, to be vulnerable. Under her quick anger were hidden tears. She figured this out herself partially because she felt safe and because she heard other people sharing and felt like it was OK for her to speak as well. She felt a common thread and not like the odd woman in the room.

Another younger woman shared that she likes to have an outline in her head before she starts writing but these days, nothing is helping her get the words on paper.  Her inner critic froze her flow.  “You just write boring words and you go on and on.”  She listened too often to that critical voice, which fed another part of her that thought success would only come if she planned it in her head first. Plans make it better, is what she kept hearing in her sweet head.

For support and fun, I suggested each of us take five minutes to write, right now, starting with these words, “in the midst of….” I wanted this woman to feel supported and hear how it was for others to spontaneously write.  When some stood to read and share, responses were funny, tearful, blank, surprised, “in the midst of the chicken soup bubbling on the stove, I answered the phone and dashed out the door because the store clerk called to say they were closing in fifteen minutes and I hadn’t picked up the ring.”  I asked if that was fiction or non-fiction and she said, “I had no idea I was going to write that and I made the whole thing up.  So fun for me, she said.  I never just make things up.”   I told the writer she could email me on Monday, her first three lines and I would add to them, just for some creative juice.  She did.

“I have no idea what I want to do with my life now that I am not needed as much as Mom.”  She was the last to share and told us it took her courage to tell people she was clueless about what was next for her.  I asked how people view her, “they think I am such a go getter and pulled together.”  “Are you,” I asked.  “Well, NO, she easily said, and her tears fell.  What she discovered was yes she is a go getter and pulled together and she is also immobile and confused.  During this transition, the go getter and pulled together part of her is unavailable right now.  GOOD news is the part of her that has been waiting to be the opposite, has emerged.  The struggle has been that she judges this new, unfamiliar part.  When you can hold OPPOSITES, you open more windows to fresh ideas.

Let’s try again and again, to see beyond our SHOULD and AUTOMATIC responses to who we are and who we are not.  Open to POSSIBILITIES that you don’t have to struggle to discover and you do allow being visible.   Maybe ask for a night dream.

Take good care,
Natalie

Natalie Caine M.A.

Life In Transition, What’s Next?
Empty Nest Support Services
(800) 446-3310 or (310) 454-0040
Los Angeles

Featured in Time Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, MariaShriver .com, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Lifetime Radio for Women, Chicago Tribune, Sirius, Associated Press, Miami Herald, and many more.

Change is inevitable. Get Ready. Get Support. Life transitions need a hand to hold.

www.lifeintransition.org
www.emptynestsupport.com

- Private Telephone Consultations
- Speaking engagements
- Support groups
- Workshops
- Mentoring
- Facebook, Linked In, Twitter

Lasting Impressions

August 27, 2014 | by Natalie Caine | No Comments

Ocean_Birds_P1110950I thought it would be fun, for end of summer, to share some of your happy moments.  I will begin and you add on.

1. Walks on the beach in the evening
2. Jackson Hole hikes to lakes and views of Tetons
3. Being with friends, who had more free time, to deeply share and catch up on NOW WHAT…
4. Braving up to speak on a pilot TV talk show segment
5. A walk with a very special person, in Venice, CA, talking about commitment
6. Seeing blue, August, jelly fish on the sand for the first time with hubby
7. Photographing sunrises
8. Music gathering at a woman’s home and remembering how much I love piano, drums, harmony, guitar, voices
9. Hugging my daughter when she walks in the door to visit
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I bet if I were to write this memory next week, there would be more happy memories to visit.

I remember walking the ocean bluffs and meeting a woman, tall, lean, grey-haired, wearing a pink shawl, and maybe 80. She shared with me that she is painting her cards for Xmas already.  I asked what they looked like. She said, “Oh that is a surprise for Xmas.”  She is a reminder to me that age has nothing to do with finding something that lifts your spirits.

Grateful for easy times and wonderment… Oh, I forgot, early morning, black coffee (dash of cinnamon no cream or sugar) on the patio, smelling the growing cilantro and basil

Forest_Sunrise_P1110441What comes to mind for you?

Enjoy,
Natalie

Natalie Caine M.A.

Life In Transition, What’s Next?
Empty Nest Support Services
(800) 446-3310 or (310) 454-0040
Los Angeles

Featured in Time Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, MariaShriver .com, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Lifetime Radio for Women, Chicago Tribune, Sirius, Associated Press, Miami Herald, and many more.

Sail_Jellyfisth_P1110953Change is inevitable. Get Ready. Get Support. Life transitions need a hand to hold.

www.lifeintransition.org
www.emptynestsupport.com

- Private Telephone Consultations
- Speaking engagements
- Support groups
- Workshops
- Mentoring
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When Kids Leave Home

August 25, 2014 | by Natalie Caine | One Comment

Sunset_P1040207“My sister is on her way to drop off her first college kid.” That is the call I got last week. I have never had a sister call about letting go and now what, as kids leave home for college, or marriage, or work.

She shared how this boy, this little fire cracker boy, who slept in her back car as they caravanned on vacations, every summer to the lake, was more like her kid than any kid she ever knew.

She took a photo of her back seat, lined with toys, boxes of cheese crackers, raisins, orange slices in baggies, juice boxes, water bottles, and sports equipment, and mailed it to his new mail box at college  “When you come back home, I am always here to have a good time and if need be, a good cry together. Enjoy your well-earned college days and know you are loved no matter what,” she wrote.

She and I came up with that idea as a way for her to begin to let go.  This boy, this nephew, was her motivation to stay hopeful, while critically ill, divorced, jobless, and while well and happy about life.

She didn’t caravan to college drop off day.  That was for her sister.  She didn’t even ask to go.  What she decided to do was cook seven meals and put them in her sister’s freezer, each taped with colorful paper and words of what she loved about her sister and each ending with THANK YOU for sharing him with me for eighteen years.  He helped me grow up. Now I will help you, sister, find what’s next with your new free time. I will always find time to listen to you and pass you soft Kleenex as you miss your boy. He will be home for Thanksgiving.

Sunflowers_7440She left yellow sun flowers on her sister’s kitchen table and a bowl of blue berries, along with an empty journal saying, NOW YOU BEGIN YOUR NEW ROAD BEYOND PARENTING. ENJOY YOUR WELL EARNED MILESTONE THAT INCLUDES MISSING AND EXPLORING.

May all of you who are missing someone right now, be grateful you could love that much and be open to both the tears and the joys,

Take good care,
Natalie

 
Natalie Caine M.A.

Life In Transition, What’s Next?
Empty Nest Support Services
(800) 446-3310 or (310) 454-0040
Los Angeles

Featured in Time Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, MariaShriver .com, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Lifetime Radio for Women, Chicago Tribune, Sirius, Associated Press, Miami Herald, and many more.

Change is inevitable. Get Ready. Get Support. Life transitions need a hand to hold.

www.lifeintransition.org
www.emptynestsupport.com

- Private Telephone Consultations
- Speaking engagements
- Support groups
- Workshops
- Mentoring
- Facebook, Linked In, Twitter

Grieving

August 21, 2014 | by Natalie Caine | No Comments

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 I need to be in the rain.

I was invited to sun, but not now.

Rain is my companion to weep.

I need to be in the rain.

I was invited to sun, but I am not ready.

I lost, she lost, and now, I don’t know.

I need to be in the rain.

If I cannot allow myself to be with thunder, then, I cannot heal.
I know me.  I need to be in the rain.

I will not sit soaked forever.

So invite me, again, to sun.

White_Petals_5277Natalie Caine M.A.

Life In Transition, What’s Next?
Empty Nest Support Services
(800) 446-3310 or (310) 454-0040
Los Angeles

Featured in Time Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, MariaShriver .com, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Lifetime Radio for Women, Chicago Tribune, Sirius, Associated Press, Miami Herald, and many more.

Change is inevitable. Get Ready. Get Support. Life transitions need a hand to hold.

www.lifeintransition.org
www.emptynestsupport.com

- Private Telephone Consultations
- Speaking engagements
- Support groups
- Workshops
- Mentoring
- Facebook, Linked In, Twitter

Empty Nest Update

August 16, 2014 | by Natalie Caine | No Comments

White_Flower_4881  Hello Parents,

As children leave home for college, work, marriage, gap year, etc. parents reach out to me, sad and wondering, now what?

I have been so happy speaking and working with parents who are walking this milestone and wanting to get to know more about who they are beyond parenting.  They wonder about their relationships, role with their adult children (well, children heading towards adulthood), their spiritual side, creative side, wellness side, and what is next for them.  Some are care-taking parents and didn’t feel like they had time for emptiness or pondering the now what do I want to do with my free time?

Whether solo or partnering, life beyond parenting is a real transition.  What about the big house?  What about finding new meaning and developing their dream list? What are positive practices for daily living? How do you make changes to focus on you and not your kids? How do you build a new community beyond the school days, whether you are solo or partnering?

I want you to have a support community, which was my passion when I launched Empty Nest Support when my daughter was senior in high school year. I began with seven mothers in my living room. Now my daughter and all of our kids are living on their own, some uncertain about career paths and some developing their communities of interest and love.

I know what the journey felt like for me and I don’t want anyone to travel this new territory alone. This OPEN SPACE (that I call it, rather than empty nest term, which I don’t like), when you return home, is a reflective, resting time for some and for others, they want to get busy or live the list they put on hold.

Your school community ends.  Some people remain friends and some begin a new for friendships.    How do you build a new community? How do you discover what matters to you at this stage of life and how do you implement your new rhythm?

REd_White_Flower_P1100307I think you know what services I offer, which is listed on my website:

• Private sessions on and off the telephone, paid by check.
• Speaking engagements for your friends and community.
• Workshops and retreats, either in your hometown or another location.
• Mentoring
• Skype groups for group connections since travel is not often easy and people want to hear each other and receive concrete tips for support.
• Creative projects you know you want to do and need the support to move forward.

 “Transitions are places of pausing, feeling, floating above your life for a new view, thinking, and digging in the earth to cultivate parts of you that had to go dormant and now want to blossom. You find your rhythm over and over, and from that grounding, you step. Let someone meet you there.” – Natalie Caine
You are welcome to send me an email or call and let me know what you need. No one wants to go through this life transition without support.

Change happens. Build a community of support.

Does anything in this newsletter resonate with you?

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Take good care,
Natalie
natalie@lifeintransition.org
800-446-3310 Pacific Time, Los Angeles, Ca.
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www.emptynestsupport.com
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Life in Transition

August 15, 2014 | by Natalie Caine | No Comments

Garden_Path_119Whether chosen changes or unexpected, it truly is an opportunity to be gentle, and get to know parts of you that had to be tucked in your socks.

Now you find your new rhythm, over and over.

Now you begin to ask yourself questions. What matters to me today?  What do I appreciate about myself?

Now you check in daily, five times a day, asking HOW AM I DOING, WHAT AM I THINKING ABOUT, HOW AM I FEELING, WHAT DO I NEED TODAY and WHO CAN HELP ME? This becomes your new daily practice, and it honestly supports you. You know yourself better than you give yourself credit.

When I was working with a woman, she shared how she needs warnings about changes. She gets overwhelmed, which for her shows up by over eating and isolating. Her feelings freeze. Her head spins with worry.  I appreciate the courage in this woman to express who she is for now.  She was open to building new habits.

Here is a small road map built for her and maybe you:

1. Writing in bed for fifteen minutes about her feelings. “I am feeling so…, I did not expect this because…
2. Reminding herself to STOP thinking about the worries… say “STOP IT.”
3. Remembering, she did go through challenges before, and happiness returned. “Oh yeah, that was a terrible time and I got through it.”
4. Dream big. Engage your creative side and your imagination. You have a full range within you. So go within and chat with parts of you that you haven’t met yet, like the “WISE ONE.” Hello Wise One, what do you think about my…?”
5. Grieve for what isn’t happening and what did happen. Pour out those tears. Who wouldn’t be sobbing if this happened to them?
6. You are not being punished.
7. TRUST… each experience offers you practices in trusting yourself. You will be more than all right in time. You can handle the sorrow and the UNKNOWN. You have not been forgotten.

Change happens over and over in your life. Isn’t it too bad we weren’t taught in school how to handle changes? It is never too late to begin, again. I have lived a long list of changes from a young age.

There are times I just want to whine about going through them, again. I do whine. I do collapse. I do stand tall again.  In getting to know myself for who I am and who I am not, I know those behaviors are part of my coping skills of changes. Sometimes I shift. Sometimes I don’t.

I am grateful to be here. I am appreciative for who I am with me and with others.  That helps the tearful times when I am clueless, sad, and non-productive. I don’t see value in comparing myself to others. I am a value for myself and those I love. I put my voice in the room because I need to express and I can handle the responses.  It takes practice. It is worth practicing. Change does happen in happy ways.

You will be able to engage in other parts of yourself that are tucked in your socks.  They are patiently waiting to meet you.

Take good care,
Natalie

Natalie Caine M.A.

Life In Transition, What’s Next?
Empty Nest Support Services
(800) 446-3310 or (310) 454-0040
Los Angeles

Featured in Time Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, MariaShriver .com, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Lifetime Radio for Women, Chicago Tribune, Sirius, Associated Press, Miami Herald, and many more.

Change is inevitable. Get Ready. Get Support. Life transitions need a hand to hold.

www.lifeintransition.org
www.emptynestsupport.com

- Private Telephone Consultations
- Speaking engagements
- Support groups
- Workshops
- Mentoring
- Facebook, Linked In, Twitter

Transitions

August 11, 2014 | by Natalie Caine | No Comments

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I feel too much.  I am too sensitive.  I just can’t make a clear decision.  I need more help.

 

Who hasn’t heard those words in their head at some time?  We can’t always feel solid as a rock. Change happens. Here are a few tips for the road of change:

1. Be kind to YOURSELF. Catch yourself when you are being punishing to you and shift.
2. Make time to be open and to close.  Sometimes we are too open for too long when we needed to pause and rest, to stop and just not think or feel. Empty yourself and float in warm water images.
3. Your rhythm will change. You will bloom and you will seed.   You will have times where nothing seems visible. Trust yourself. Remember past times when you came through a rocky road.
4. Appreciate all you have been for others.
5. Take one step forward towards something that might lift you.  You do know what that is…maybe you just forgot until right now.
6. Be realistic by getting your expectations a reality check, not a fantasy view.
7. Allow yourself to dream big and not have to take an action right away.  Dream…
8. Say what you need to say to that person.  Find your words and let them know you feel awkward with this and still here you go…..

Transitions are entering the unknown and practicing making friends with just not knowing for now.  There are happy surprises in new rooms.

Take good care,
Natalie

Natalie Caine M.A.

Life In Transition, What’s Next?
Empty Nest Support Services
(800) 446-3310 or (310) 454-0040
Los Angeles

Featured in Time Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, MariaShriver .com, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Lifetime Radio for Women, Chicago Tribune, Sirius, Associated Press, Miami Herald, and many more.

Change is inevitable. Get Ready. Get Support. Life transitions need a hand to hold.

www.lifeintransition.org
www.emptynestsupport.com

- Private Telephone Consultations
- Speaking engagements
- Support groups
- Workshops
- Mentoring
- Facebook, Linked In, Twitter

 

Kitchen Full Of Kids, Not in the Empty Nest

August 10, 2014 | by Natalie Caine | 9 Comments

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   Back to school is already happening.  Parents are checking the lists and encouraging their children’s hearts, saying, “all will be fine, it is going to be a fantastic year.”

   Then there is you, Mom and Dad.  I remember when I dropped my daughter off at college, three thousand miles from home.  I knew I would be fine and I knew I would be sad.  I did not    know what I wanted to do with the free time nor with the longing for the phone to ring with her on the other end.  Sure texts were a connection, but there is nothing like the sound of your child.

I remember in our support group, how we shared, that if our kids were happy, it made our day.  We wished that weren’t true, but in the beginning, their feelings affected our day.  Fortunately, that shifted.

Kitchen full of kids.  Don’t you just love those memories of them and their friends popping in and that somehow you had something for them to eat.  Well, that will happen, again.  It is not over.

What is shifting is your role as parents.  You are no longer the leader with your kids.  THEY LEAD NOW.  When you can accept that, even if you don’t like it, you won’t suffer resentment as much.  Your expectations will be more in reality.  They just aren’t going to call you every Sunday at 8.  You wouldn’t want to have to follow a schedule either.  Life happens for them. You want them to manage their life, more and more.  It isn’t easy letting go.  It will happen, though.  New passions grab your attention and then arrives new meaning beyond parenting.

This is your time to focus on you.  You don’t have to know for sure what’s next.  You will simply feel better by asking yourself, throughout your week:

• What matters to me now?
• How do I want to spend my time?
• Who do I want to spend more time with and less time with?
• What did I use to like to do when I wasn’t Mom or Dad?
• Do I just need time to do nothing?
• How am I feeling and what have I been thinking about? What do I need and how can I receive that?
• Getting to know more about you, is a good thing, when it comes to transitions.  You are not being selfish by focusing on you now.

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I will share one short story of something fun I did in my more free time.
I love cooking. It is creative for me and relaxing.  I like being with kids.  So, I invited a group of kids to come over on Wednesday and one boy, who thought he wanted to be a chef, taught these kids  how to cook.

 

You will find your rhythm for what’s next for you.  You will miss your kids being around and you will also love the new openness of your life.  It isn’t a step by step manual to live in this stage of life. It is a meandering.

 

 

 

Take good care,
Natalie
Natalie Caine M.A.

Life In Transition, What’s Next?
Empty Nest Support Services
(800) 446-3310 or (310) 454-0040
Los Angeles

Featured in Time Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Maria Shriver .com, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Lifetime Radio for Women, Chicago Tribune, Sirius, Associated Press, Miami Herald, and many more.

Change is inevitable. Get Ready. Get Support. Life transitions need a hand to hold.

www.lifeintransition.org
www.emptynestsupport.com

- Private Telephone Consultations
- Speaking engagements
- Support groups
- Workshops
- Mentoring
- Facebook, Linked In, Twitter

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