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Emotionally Unstrung: Learning the Art of Relational Maneuvering

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
For most people, earning a living is not an option; it’s a requirement. Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster in Working with You Is Killing Me Before the morning alarm goes off more men and women than not are already lying…

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Introvert – Stand Up and Identify Yourself

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
I’ve always thought of myself as an old soul. Someone first called me that when I was still in high school (and since it was someone I both respected and admired I’ve never forgotten it.) Through the years, I’ve also…

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Nothing By Accident…Getting Rid of Excuses

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
ToledoFavs.com is running my Nothing By Accident article today. So…that lets me off the hook from having to write-write today. Instead, I get to enjoy the company of Logan and Tyler. Big Smile. Here’s to playing hookey every now and…

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Duty: It’s Not Just a Calling for a Select Few

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
A friend’s son-in-law has been assigned a temporary “duty” of informing the widow (and family) when her military husband dies. It’s not a permanent assignment but I can imagine it feels like one. How does one prepare oneself to offer…

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The Ultimate Career — Home Making

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Okay, before someone sends me a nasty email (or text) about this photo, let me explain why I chose it for the caption and subject of today’s post. It’s true. It is. From the beginning of time, creating a viable…