The Overthinker's Guide to Joy with Jackie de Crinis | Advice for the Empty Nester

Ep #53: Advice for the Empty Nester

September 7, 2022

For the first time in 28 years, I am officially an empty nester. In spite of thinking I had processed all the feelings because I’m very proud and excited that my youngest daughter is off to college and I’ve done this twice before, there was something profound about the empty nest experience that I didn’t expect.

If you have children of your own, you’ll likely resonate with the nesting period we go through before the baby comes. It turns out that that instinct can sometimes show up later in life too when the baby birds leave the nest, and that’s what I’m going through right now. And if you too are in this place, I’m offering my practical tips and tricks for navigating this transitional period.

Join me this week as I share my experience of becoming an empty nester, how I’m navigating this totally uncharted territory, and my top five pieces of advice for anyone going through the same period in their lives. 


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What You Will Discover:

  • How my experience of being an empty nester has manifested. 
  • What nesting has looked like since my youngest daughter left for college.
  • How nesting is a coping mechanism that can be healing. 
  • 5 pieces of advice for the empty nester. 

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