Empty Nest: When the Kids Fly the Coop

Lisa StoryConscious Living, Spirituality & Love

Lately, I’ve been talking with clients and friends who’ve been sharing their varied emotions as kids graduate from high school, college, get married, or move away. Empty nest is that phase of life when we’re happy and proud that our kids are becoming independent adults while simultaneously experiencing feelings of loss and sadness. First, acknowledge yourself for a parenting job well done. Being a parent is rewarding and it’s one of the most noble and toughest jobs on the planet. Second, be gentle and patient with yourself. The fact is you’re going through a major life transition. It’s normal to feel a wide array of emotions during times like this. You may experience feelings of joy, pride, love, and excitement … KEEP READING…