Home / Lifestyle By On November 19, 2017

A Heart Of Thanksgiving

Hello everyone, I have not written in a while and I have missed you all so very much! My absence was primarily due to a summer packed with all of the activities a summer can bring and then some. Our daughter nested with us for three months upon her return from India. We got caught up on a lot of…

Lifestyle By On March 13, 2017

Believe it, Speak it

Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to throw up your hands and give up? Well, mine did not start out that way but it sure took a turn for the worst. Then, I went there. That one place I knew I had better not go, but what did I do? I opened the door….

Lifestyle By On February 20, 2017

Self Compassion Can Change Your Outlook

Apologies to my readers, I have not written a post since Monday, February 13th because I was ill.  But, thank goodness, I am now better and back to sharing exciting things with you! Now let me back up to January of this year. I began a journey to change the hard-wiring of my brain so that I could experience long lasting happiness,…

Lifestyle By On February 3, 2017

Practicing Mindfulness

As I write this post I am just a few weeks away from turning 60 years old. I have been a longtime wife, mother, nurse, and caregiver, a new grandmother and currently work a full-time job in corporate America. A couple of years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to the concept of practicing mindfulness and questioned if I might…

Lifestyle By On January 25, 2017


While traveling through Tennessee, my husband and I stopped in the quaint town of Leapers Fork to stretch our legs and grab some lunch. Much to our delight, we discovered the town’s population included a variety of artists and locals who genuinely welcomed road weary travelers to sit a spell. Leapers Fork is the kind of town that bids you kick…

Lifestyle By On January 23, 2017

Henry Ford Museum

My hubby and I toured the Henry Ford Museum – Greenfield Village,,, located in Dearborn, Michigan, and I just wanted to share our experience with my readers because this museum is truly a wonderful place for all ages. As you plan your 2017 vacations, this is a place to consider. I highly recommend it for a long weekend getaway for…

Aging / Home / Lifestyle By On January 18, 2017

Warming Up Your Winter

Following the hustle and bustle of Christmas and the introduction of a New Year, January feels like the slowest moving, not to mention grayest months of the year. Especially in the Midwest. So this year, to prepare myself for the slowing pace of winter, I created a list of ways to fill my nest with warmth and some much-needed comfort….

Aging / Home / Lifestyle / Relationships By On January 15, 2017

Welcome to It’s Never an Empty Nest

Mission Statement: To use my gifts and life experiences to enrich the lives of others. Welcome to It’s Never an Empty Nest, the place where baby boomers, or those interested in aging gracefully, can find useful information, insights, resources and inspiration for living life fully. Whether it is a delicious recipe, inspiration, relationships or healthy aging, I strive to help you…

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