Valerie discusses the challenges and opportunities of the empty nest phase, offering five practical tips for women to navigate this transition. She emphasizes the importance of allowing oneself to feel the complex emotions that come with children leaving home, while also celebrating the achievement of raising independent adults. Valerie suggests reigniting the relationship with one's partner, exploring newfound freedom, finding renewed purpose, and making the home truly yours again. She encourages women to embrace this transition as an opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.
00:00 Introduction to the episode and topic of empty nesters
01:10 Sharing personal experience of becoming an empty nester
02:35 Tip 1: Allow yourself to fully feel the emotions
03:52 Tip 2: Reignite your relationship with your partner
05:38 Tip 3: Seize your newfound freedom
06:20 Tip 4: Explore ways to find renewed purpose
07:32 Tip 5: Make your home truly yours again
09:30 Recap of the tips and closing thoughts
10:11 Conclusion and call to action
Give yourself permission to feel the complex emotions that come with the empty nest phase.
Use this time to reconnect with your partner and rediscover each other beyond the roles of parents.
Take advantage of newfound freedom and pursue activities that bring you joy.
Explore ways to find renewed purpose; whether through volunteering, a new career path, or pursuing a passion.
Make your home truly yours again by redecorating and creating spaces that reflect your personal style and interests.