49 episodes

I believe that living your daring life, challenging ourselves outside of our comfort zones is the most direct route to fulfillment. Through this podcast, you’ll hear stories of other empty nest and midlife transformations, along with solo episodes where I get to share tools and strategies to help you clear fear, doubt, and become more optimistic and happier from the inside out. Join me every Thursday for talks about Parenting, Community, Resilience & Happiness, sprinkled with a bit of Woo.

Beyond Empty Nest Jodi Silverman

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    • 4.7 • 20 Ratings

I believe that living your daring life, challenging ourselves outside of our comfort zones is the most direct route to fulfillment. Through this podcast, you’ll hear stories of other empty nest and midlife transformations, along with solo episodes where I get to share tools and strategies to help you clear fear, doubt, and become more optimistic and happier from the inside out. Join me every Thursday for talks about Parenting, Community, Resilience & Happiness, sprinkled with a bit of Woo.

    Divorce in Midlife

    Divorce in Midlife

    Marriage is often perceived as an unshakable bond and women learn to understand the meaning of self-love and empowerment when a challenging question arises -  should I stay or should I go?

    Today, our guide through this journey of introspection is Kate Anthony, author and host of the New York Times-recommended 'The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast'.

    Kate's expertise lies in making the ultimate decision about one's marriage - a topic she masterfully tackles in her book, 'The D Word.' Join our conversation and the complexities of this pivotal question, discovering the courage to face it head-on. Kate Anthony's program, aptly named 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?' offers a comprehensive toolkit incorporating coaching tools, relationship education, geeky neuroscience, community support, and deep self-work. It's an empowering journey for women facing the most challenging decision of their lives.

    Also certified as a domestic violence advocate, co-parenting specialist, and high-conflict divorce coach, Kate brings a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience to the table.

    ❤️ This week’s DARE is to connect with yourself. A few ways that you can do that is as you move through your day, start to notice your gut responses. The very first response you have is your intuition. Then journal about the experience. If you're not a journaler, notice throughout the day what your instincts are and if you can follow through on them.

    🤗 Take Jodi's  7-Day Mini Self-Talk Clean Up Challenge HERE to grow your confidence, increase your happiness, and improve your relationships by taking only 5 conscious minutes of your time each day.

    🌟 Share & Grow Your Business/Brand with Us - Apply HERE 🌟

    • 37 min
    Self-Love: Writing Yourself a Love Letter

    Self-Love: Writing Yourself a Love Letter

    In our busy lives, it's easy to lose sight of our worth. We often find ourselves searching for validation outside of us—through our children, partners, parents, or work. Little do we realize the toll this takes on our self-worth.

    Every woman I meet in the Moms Who Dare and Moms Who Double Dare communities have a common sentiment—they seek to discover their purpose, find meaning, feel fulfilled, and, of course, have fun in this next chapter of their lives. The revelation is this: you can achieve all of that, but only if you start with yourself.

    Our journey of discovering purpose, fulfillment, and fun, reconnecting with dreams and what matters most, begins with knowing and believing in ourselves. That's why today's episode is not just a conversation; it's a dare—a dare to write yourself a love letter!

    ❤️ This week’s DARE is to write yourself a love letter, to shift your focus from loving others to loving yourself. After writing your love letter, read it aloud to yourself, seal it in an envelope, and revisit it when you need a boost. 

    🤗 Take Jodi's  7-Day Mini Self-Talk Clean Up Challenge HERE to grow your confidence, increase your happiness, and improve your relationships by taking only 5 conscious minutes of your time each day.

    🌟 Share & Grow Your Business/Brand with Us - Apply HERE 🌟

    • 9 min
    Dating in Midlife

    Dating in Midlife

    Calling all the single ladies out there!

    If you find yourself single and feeling a bit lost in the dating wilderness, you're in the right place, at the perfect time. Today, the founder of Smart Dating Academy, Bela Gandhi, is sharing all of her dating insights that have led her to having one of the nation’s top dating firms.

    Affectionately dubbed the “Fairy Godmother of Dating” by none other than Steve Harvey, Bela is no stranger to the dating world. With a widely watched TEDx Talk, she has quickly risen to become one of the nation's top date coaching experts. Her expertise lies in teaching busy, successful professionals how to successfully jumpstart their dating lives.

    Bela has graced the screens of major national and local media outlets, including Good Morning America, the Steve Harvey Show, the Kelly Clarkson Show, ABC, NBC, Fox – the list goes on and on. Now, she's here with us on Beyond Empty Nest, ready to share her wisdom for the challenging yet exciting world of midlife dating.

    ❤️ For the single ladies, your DARE this week is to change something about your dating life. Do something different to get yourself out there! For the married ladies, your dare is to think of the single people in your network and set them up with someone.

    🤗 Take Jodi's  7-Day Mini Self-Talk Clean Up Challenge HERE to grow your confidence, increase your happiness, and improve your relationships by taking only 5 conscious minutes of your time each day.

    🌟 Share & Grow Your Business/Brand with Us - Apply HERE 🌟

    • 31 min
    Big Wild Love - How to Let Go And Make Room For What’s Next

    Big Wild Love - How to Let Go And Make Room For What’s Next

    I have three words for you: Big Wild Love! What is it? And why do you need it?

    Author Jill Sherer Murray developed the concept of Big Wild Love to help women let go of what’s holding them back in order to obtain the life they want. For those stuck in a loveless marriage, bad relationship, or have given up on love completely.

    In her book, Big Wild Love: The Unstoppable Power of Letting Go, Jill offers insights, wisdom, and practical guidance to help release what no longer serves you.

    As Jill and I chat, you'll soon realize that BWL is an exploration of the unstoppable power that comes with letting go of what holds us back.

    ❤️ Your Dare for this week is to take a sheet of paper and draw a line down the middle. On the left, make a list: What do I have? And on the right: What do I want? Then, write down the "letgoable" that's standing in the way of what you have and what you want.

    🤗 Reconnect to your purpose! The 7th LIVE Virtual Vision Board Workshop is for moms and midlife women ready to ditch rigid resolutions in favor of a crystal clear vision of your best purpose-led life. Sign up here!

    🌟 Share & Grow Your Business/Brand with Us - Apply HERE 🌟

    • 41 min
    Finding Your Muse: Reinventing Yourself Creatively

    Finding Your Muse: Reinventing Yourself Creatively

    Still grappling with the age-old question of what you want to be when you grow up? If so, you're not alone! Over a decade ago, in my mid-forties, I found myself plagued by a gut feeling that there was something more waiting for me. And I know many of you can relate to this sentiment. But what often follows this realization?

    For most of us, the knee-jerk reaction is to engage the left side of our brain – the logical, analytical side – in an attempt to decipher our purpose and passion. We ask ourselves, "What do I want to be? What do I want to do? What do I want more of in midlife?" I too fell into this trap. However, the answer lies in tapping into the right side of our brain, often associated with feminine energy and creativity. It holds the key to unlocking our true potential.

    And this is precisely what our guest today, Sally Jean Fox, is here to discuss. A writer, performer, artist, and coach, Sally specializes in guiding women to reconnect with their creative essence and rewrite the stories of their futures.

    She invites us to turn off the logical side and allow our creative instincts to take the lead. Are you ready for creativity beyond midlife? Sally Jean Fox is here to show you the way.

    ❤️ Your Dare for this week is to listen to that one creative thing you've always wanted to do and to go beyond what you think you can't do to reinvent your story. Reclaim the creative self that is just waiting to come out.

    🤗 Reconnect to your purpose! The 7th LIVE Virtual Vision Board Workshop is for moms and midlife women ready to ditch rigid resolutions in favor of a crystal clear vision of your best purpose-led life. Sign up here!

    🌟 Share & Grow Your Business/Brand with Us - Apply HERE 🌟

    • 24 min
    Ditch Your Resolutions and Do This Instead!

    Ditch Your Resolutions and Do This Instead!

    In the frenzy of our daily lives, we often find ourselves caught up in the whirlwind of responsibilities and routines, leaving little room for the pursuit of our aspirations. The dreams we once harbored may have taken a backseat, but here's a gentle reminder - it's never too late to start dreaming again.

    Let’s ditch the usual resolutions for something more effective!

    ❤️ Your Dare for this week is to grab a seat at the FREE Goal Setting Workshop

    ❤️❤️ Your Double Dare is to set aside intentional time to start daydreaming again.

    🌟 Share & Grow Your Business/Brand with Us - Apply HERE 🌟

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

wyhomingnance ,

Empty nest grief

Thank You for this episode! My son( Only child) left the nest in June 2023 he got married and joined the Navy. I do a lot of self care and one of the things I do is IFS therapy. Well I found a part in me that after sitting with it for 3 weeks finally identified as “ Grief”. So as a spiritual person I turned to the people who have passed away that I was very close to. I gave them all jobs, I sat with the black candle, I wrote in my journal….all the things. Today for some reason it came to me that this grief is for my son. I have feelings of remorse, loneliness, isolation, and guilt. What a relief to get validation from your podcast. I am going to work with this “part” of me and do my best to make a plan to see my son, even if just for ice cream. He is about 1700 miles away. Thank You so much. I will be listening to all of your shows. ❤️🤗

lewis.brendalee ,

Jodi came into my life at the right time!

Th very first podcast I listened to lifted me up and gave me the spark I needed to rise above! I was thrown into empty nest unexpectedly and thought I had everything planned perfectly - but I was not prepared for my son to leave during his senior year in high school. I am super happy to be connected here!

Kreiner Co ,

Heartfelt and Practical

Beyond Empty Nest’s heartfelt conversations and practical advice are a must listen not only for empty nesters but also for anyone on their own path to rediscovery. Jodi and her guests are so relatable. You feel like you are listening to a friend.

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