The HappiNest Podcast

By Judy Holland

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.

  1. 1.
    Find Your passion, Dare to Dream and Go after It!
    33:33
  2. 2.
    Point Your Compass Toward Your Health
    30:55
  3. 3.
    Design and Live a Life of Your Own Creation: Trust Your Intuition
    33:33
  4. 4.
    Overcome Self-Doubt and Emotional Traps to Unlock Creativity
    36:59
  5. 5.
    Moving Forward When You Can’t Move On
    30:14
  6. 6.
    Listening to Music Allows us to Move Beyond Trauma
    28:07
  7. 7.
    Date your Mate! Make Emotional Deposits, not Withdrawals
    33:48
  8. 8.
    Keeping Family Harmony while Sequestered from Society
    39:00
  1. 9.
    Keeping Love Alive in the Time of Covid
    34:08
  2. 10.
    Put your Ego and Pride to the Side and Reach out to Others!
    35:54
  3. 11.
    Be Open to Creative Ideas, Beat Back Self-Doubt and Get Started!
    31:01
  4. 12.
    Reinvent Yourself: Launch a Second Act!
    35:29
  5. 13.
    Simplify! Keep Your Life as Lean as Possible
    34:23
  6. 14.
    How to Disrupt, Change and Improve
    33:29
  7. 15.
    Tough Love and Wisdom: How to Get out of Your Own Way
    37:09
  8. 16.
    Channel Times of Tragedy to Emerge Better Than Before
    37:37
  9. 17.
    Helping Young Adults Suddenly Boomeranged Back Home
    34:36
  10. 18.
    25: Facing Anxiety in the Moment Will Lead to Less Anxiety over Time
    40:30
  11. 19.
    Engaging in Novelty Adds Verve to Romantic Relationships
    33:07
  12. 20.
    Failure to Launch: Why Your Twenty-something Hasn't Grown Up
    32:13
  13. 21.
    22: What Happens When a Friendship Turns Toxic
    33:56
  14. 22.
    21: How to Find Focus, Calm and Joy from Morning to Evening
    42:56
  15. 23.
    20. Elizabeth Lombardo: Purging Perfectionism
    23:04
  16. 24.
    19: Adding Spark and Joy to Marriage after your Kids Go
    44:18
  17. 25.
    18: Finding Power Through Pages: Badass Women’s Book Club
    36:41
  18. 26.
    Mom’s Empty Nest Gap Year, with Michelle Fiordaliso
    31:26
  19. 27.
    Don't Blame Young Adults for Boomeranging Back Home
    32:00
  20. 28.
    Face Fear, Take Risks, Find Fun and Get into Gear!
    34:32
  21. 29.
    The Art of Letting Go: Creating Resilience and Self-Reliance in Young Adults, with Michael Kaplan
    29:17
  22. 30.
    Building Intergenerational "Generation-Gap" Friendships
    36:05
  23. 31.
    Many Empty Nesters Fail to Build Healthy Social Networks
    28:08
  24. 32.
    Build Your Psychological Courage Muscles By Living Bravely with Margie Warrell
    29:25
  25. 33.
    Forging Meaningful Friendships in the Second Half of Life with Margaret Clark
    24:45
  26. 34.
    Breaking Isolation Through Short, Bright Interactions with Relative Strangers
    30:19
  27. 35.
    Finding Creativity, Ambition and Transcendence After Tragedy Strikes
    29:11
  28. 36.
    Finding a Meaningful Life After the Kids Leave Home: Engage in Eudaimonia by Striving and Contributing to Something Beyond Yourself
    34:09
  29. 37.
    Thriving in the Second Half of Life with Bob Levenson
    39:47
  30. 38.
    When Your Last Kid Leaves, it’s a Major Transition and a Time to Pro-Actively Reinvent Yourself and Let Go of Your Young Adult Fledglings
    29:39
  31. 39.
    How to add harmony and fun to your empty nest marriage with David and Claudia Arp
    39:06
  32. 40.
    Helping Young Adults Succeed in an Era When 30 is the new 20, with Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
    34:55
  33. 41.
    How to Reignite the Spark in your Empty Nest Marriage: Don Cole of the Gottman Institute, a.k.a. the Love Lab
    33:28
  34. 42.
    Transitioning to an Empty Nest is a Daunting Passage and Can Trigger Existential Angst
    10:36

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