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4 Ways Empty Nesters Can Live Full Lives

By Margaret Manning February 20, 2017

By the time we reach our 60s, we have had the house to ourselves for a while. But, this doesn’t mean that we have recovered from being empty nesters.

While the emotional sting of watching our kids leave the house and start their own lives fades quickly, the process of reinventing ourselves and finding meaning in our lives is much slower. Read More

4 Simple (and Unexpected) Actions an Empty-Nest Woman Can Do to Successfully Jumpstart 2019

By Iris Pastor December 07, 2018

My brand-new day planner for 2019 arrived from Amazon yesterday, and I eagerly began rifling through it – entering key dates and events. Read More

Losing a Loved One: Another Year, Another Empty Chair

By Christine Field November 14, 2021

I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday of the entire year. I try to live a life filled with gratitude, and it’s special to have a day set aside for giving thanks – even though I practice it every day. This year, my estranged daughter will once again…

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Decluttering the Nest: Helping Your Adult Children (and You!) to Move Forward

By Karen Kingston October 25, 2021

Why is it that so many adult children use their parents’ home to store all their childhood mementos? What effect does this have on them? And how does it affect the parents who allow it? When my husband and I bought our current home…

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Moving to a New Home Later in Life: Deciding to Stay or Go

By Peter Keers July 20, 2023

As I mentioned in the first blog of this series, moving to a new home later in life could be motivated by several things: health status, retirement, an empty nest, living costs, lifestyle choices. Among these, a health condition might force you…

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Suddenly Living Alone? Here’s How to Bring Your New Life Into Focus

By Paula Harer June 16, 2023

Whether you are starting over because your marriage ended, or because you are a widow or an empty nester, it is a time to refocus your life. And with that new focus come new possibilities. Attitude is everything. You will never find happiness if you don’t look…

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Fragile Is Only a Feeling

By Maggie Marangione June 03, 2023

Driving over 14 hours with my estranged ex-husband, I remembered I know how to thrive. Leading up to this trip I was in a funk, or my meds had stopped working, but it was definingly a low-grade depression. Empty nest syndrome…

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6 Ways to Build Healthy Family Relationships that Stand the Test of Time

By Margaret Manning October 28, 2013

One of the unique challenges of getting older is that our family relationships and family dynamics change with the passage of time. As a result, many women over 60 might find themselves navigating some uncertain emotional territory with their family relationships. Read More

Downsizing Your Home? Read This First!

By Margaret Manning September 10, 2013

Many women over 60 are making transitions in our careers, family lives and homes. Part of this transition process might involve downsizing your home. In fact, there are several trends in the real estate market that are causing more women over 60 than ever to consider moving to a smaller home. Read More

Embracing Rebirth, Redirection, and Meaning This Spring Season

By Diane Bruno March 01, 2024

I have a deep affection for winter. There’s something about the crisp air, the blanket of snow, and the cozy evenings spent nestled on the couch with a warm, soft blanket that fills me with contentment and joy. However, as spring approaches…

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