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The Shocking Feelings

A woman called today sharing how the words DISASTER RELIEF (Tennessee Tornado) unexpectedly dropped her into tears about her wanting relief from her disasters.  She was SHOCKED this emerged in her thoughts.  Weeping she said, “I don’t like when feelings immobilize me, and I am heading out the door.  Well, I don’t like them anytime.”
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Finding the Best in an Empty Nest: Captrust

More than a decade ago, Natalie Caine went to a meeting at her daughter’s high school. The headmaster wanted parents to think about the fact that they “were all about to become empty nesters,” Caine said. That reality knocked her back on her heels. “I turned around to my friends and said, ‘If I start
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A Bud of An Idea

During a transition, meaning you are no longer where you use to be and you don’t know where you are headed, a bud of an idea to lift your spirits is worth watering.  A woman shared with me that she knows it will take time to decide what’s next for her, but that doesn’t ease
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It’s Your Time

Day of Calm Retreat WHEN: Saturday, February 23TIME: 10 am to 3 pmHOW MUCH: $150WHERE: THE GATHERING:   665 Swarthmore Ave. Pacific Palisades INCLUDES: Morning and Afternoon Guided Meditation, Yoga, and Life Transitions Workshop.  We will also provide a delicious and healthy lunch and snacks throughout the day.   Meet Our Retreat Leaders: we are excited to bring you some of
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Navigating the Unknown: Palisadian-Post

I have been through floods and fires and earthquakes and riots…

Period of adjustment: ‘Empty-nesters’ look to tears — and travel

Natalie was interviewed for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article “Period of adjustment: ‘Empty-nesters’ look to tears — and travel” by Len Barcousky. Here’s an excerpt: Natalie Caine says tears — shed by both fathers and mothers — are not unusual during such transition times. Ms. Caine leads workshops and counsels couples and individuals as they face a
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How to Cope With an Empty Nest

Natalie was interviewed for the AARP article “How to Cope With an Empty Nest” by Sarah Elizabeth Adler. Here’s an excerpt: That said, if you’re distraught, you’re not alone. Natalie Caine, the founder of Empty Nest Support Services (which she started the year before her own daughter left for college), says that grieving is normal, whether
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Developing Skills for The Unexpected in Life

You are no longer where you were and not sure what’s ahead for you. It is natural to collapse and stand tall over and over until you find your rhythm. Change happens. It is amazing we never had classes in school that prepared us for the unexpected. I know we are spread across the country and
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Empty Nest – Finding Your Rhythm

Posted in the Palisadian Post Aug 31, 2017


I drove to Santa Barbara to be with my friend who I have known for twenty-five years. We don’t get enough face-to-face time because she no longer lives in California, as I do. Isn’t it the best knowing you are going to be with someone who gets you, who carries your HISTORY, who could care
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If you know me, you know I love mentoring. No one wants to develop his or her life without support. I have had help and am daily grateful. You know how you have an idea and you are flowing along and then you lose momentum? It happens. What I hope for you is that along
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Father’s Day

Adoption or birth of a child, fathers are ecstatic playing with their children. The love they give and receive changes them. Sure, you hear the stories of how they are showing up more by getting time off and taking it from work and how some are happily taking the role of care-taker as their wives
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Natalie Caine, M.A. natalie@lifeintransition.org | 10061 Riverside Dr., Suite 1002 Toluca Lake, CA 91602 | 800-446-3310