Midlife Podcast for Women

Ep #4: Empty Nest and When It’s Finally Time for Your Baby to Go to College

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As the back-to-school time of year rapidly approaches, a certain level of uncertainty and anxiety begins to creep into the thoughts of a lot us who are facing an impending empty nest.

On this week’s episode of Women in the Middle, we’re talking about the thoughts and feelings that we face as our last chick heads off to college and you begin to deal with your empty nest.

My clients come to me with worry-riddled thoughts such as, “What will I do when I don’t have a kid at home?”, “Will things ever be the same?”, “Who will I be without my kids at home”, and “What will my relationship with my spouse look like now?”

Tune in for my tips on how you can lessen the overwhelm of your baby going off on their own with a little preparation, a “Life Lessons from Mom” list, and intentionally managing your thoughts.

I’ll share where your feelings are coming from and how to create a happier transition into this next phase of your life.

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • Common anxious thoughts that plague empty nesters.
  • My personal “Life Lessons from Mom” list that I run through before a kid leaves for college.
  • The difference between thoughts and circumstance and why you must understand this distinction.
  • How to manage your anxious thoughts about your child while he or she is away at school.
  • 4 tips for when you’re heading into a downward spiral of negative thoughts.

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Suzy Rosenstein

Suzy Rosenstein has been honing her laser sharp questioning and listening skills professionally for over 25 years. She coaches working women get out of their midlife funk so that they can be happier and regret-proof their lives! Enter your email today on her website for some quick tips and weekly insights about aging with mindfulness and humor: www.suzyrosenstein.com/midlifefunk