42 episodes

The HappiNest Podcast explores a variety of challenges that arise when the house is suddenly empty or emptying, and Judy Holland provides tips and tools for managing the emotions and realities of this new life stage.

From dealing with friends, career transitions, rekindling love or leaving a marriage, to reconnecting with genuine interests and passions, this road map will help guide you.

With mindfulness, hard work, and knowledge of experiences, research, and wisdom from seasoned empty nesters, you can create the most golden phase of your life.

The HappiNest Podcast Judy Holland

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The HappiNest Podcast explores a variety of challenges that arise when the house is suddenly empty or emptying, and Judy Holland provides tips and tools for managing the emotions and realities of this new life stage.

From dealing with friends, career transitions, rekindling love or leaving a marriage, to reconnecting with genuine interests and passions, this road map will help guide you.

With mindfulness, hard work, and knowledge of experiences, research, and wisdom from seasoned empty nesters, you can create the most golden phase of your life.

    Find Your passion, Dare to Dream and Go after It!

    Find Your passion, Dare to Dream and Go after It!

    As you enter midlife, you might find yourself standing on the edge of the high dive, wishing you could cannonball. But you’re frozen. What’s holding you back? Fear of the unknown? Procrastination? Self-doubt? Fear of failure?  Just ask Amy Schmidt, a podcaster and author of Canonball, Fearlessly Facing Fifty, whose goal is to encourage women older than forty to push fears aside and “go all in.” In her book, she shares personal stories to help women cannonball fearlessly into the rest of their lives

    • 33 min
    Point Your Compass Toward Your Health

    Point Your Compass Toward Your Health

    Mai Trinh is a chronic disease prevention expert and corporate wellness speaker. She says what we focus on grows. If we focus on stress and feeling disempowered, our feelings of helplessness grow. “As long as you are alive, you have the choice of where to place your compass,” she says. “By focusing on your health, you are pointing yourself in the right direction." You can find her at www.maihealthnow.com.

    • 30 min
    Design and Live a Life of Your Own Creation: Trust Your Intuition

    Design and Live a Life of Your Own Creation: Trust Your Intuition

    Terri Hanson Mead is an entrepreneur and helicopter pilot based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is also author of Piloting Your Life: Take the Controls and Be the Pilot of Your Own Life.

    • 33 min
    Overcome Self-Doubt and Emotional Traps to Unlock Creativity

    Overcome Self-Doubt and Emotional Traps to Unlock Creativity

    On the heels of this pandemic and in the next few years, we will see an explosion in innovation and creativity. But many people stifle their own creative impulses. Martha Alderson helps people move beyond self-criticism, negative emotions, and unhelpful habits that block them from accomplishing creative goals. The author of Boundless Creativity: A Spiritual Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubt, Emotional Traps and Other Creative Blocks, Martha focuses on unlocking inspiration!

    • 37 min
    Moving Forward When You Can’t Move On

    Moving Forward When You Can’t Move On

    At the time of the World Trade Center attacks, Virginia Buckingham was head of Boston's Logan Airport, which became the launching pad for the two hijacked planes that destroyed the World Trade Center on 9/11. She was blamed for security flaws at Logan in the worst terrorist attack on American soil. But she was able to rebuild her life and career and glean valuable lessons along the way. She writes about her journey in her new memoir, On My Watch. 

    • 30 min
    Listening to Music Allows us to Move Beyond Trauma

    Listening to Music Allows us to Move Beyond Trauma

    Author and music therapist Dr. Sandi Curtis explores how creating one’s own music and embracing that of artists including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Rihanna can empower women to live their healthiest and happiest lives. Sandi is the author of Music for Women (Survivors of Violence): A Feminist Music Therapy Interactive eBook. She has worked for more than three decades with women and children survivors of violence and to empower women worldwide.

    • 28 min

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