Kids Are Grown, NOW WHAT?

Kids Are Grown, NOW WHAT?

Hey there, I’m Alice Agnello. Having a hard time as an empty nester? Feel like your kids were your life and you’re nothing without them? How can you be overwhelmingly proud but also feel lost at the same time? You were busy for years taking care of everyone else and had no time for yourself. Imagine your dreams that were put on hold while raising kids. Don’t you think it’s time to go after them? In this show, I want to help you figure out who you are now that your kids have grown and don’t need you as much. I’m your snarky girlfriend who tells you like it is from a place of absolute love. I truly want you to find yourself again in midlife and be deliriously happy. Every woman deserves to know who she is, now that her children have grown. Have a question or topic you’d like to see me talk about on the show? I would love to hear it. Go to aliceagnello.com/podcast and submit your idea. Download the FREE guide to 5 Things You Can Do This Week To Help Find Yourself at aliceagnello... Show More

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Do you ever have the chance to look at how your talking to yourself? You're now in midlife and should be able to figure stuff out right? In this episode, I'll share with you the #1 thing that will keep you stuck and unable to move forward. Are you willing to get uncomfortable and change your perspective? Then go listen now!

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Women have been taught to take care of everyone's need first, before they can take care of their own. Women also tend to wait until things are ready to explode before confronting what is bothering them. Learn from Michelle Irving who you are being, a child or teenager, when you are acting a certain way towards others and become the mature woman you were meant to be.

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I realized late last year that I wasn't committing 100% to myself and the business that I wanted to see thrive. So after procrastinating for months, I finally decided to do something about it. Learn the one thing that made me decide to stop playing small.

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Kim Barnes Jefferson interviews me about what every mom should know about preparing for an empty nest. How to prepare your kids to be "adults," how I keep in touch with my younger son who doesn't like to communicate, and how to embrace the you that you are now, not just the "mom" you.

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I always wanted to know a guy's perspective to being an empty nester and Jon Magnuson was gracious enough to share his story. You can tell throughout the interview how much he loves his boys and is slowly adjusting to the new normal of not seeing his eldest everyday. He describes himself as a tough alpha male but his sons melt him.

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Samson and Delilah are our two English labradors and they have taught me that using redirection can help break me of midlife behaviors that don't help me. Like eating dessert after every meal. Or laying on the couch after work each day. In this episode, I'll show you ways to use redirection to break habits that you don't want to live with any more.

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I'm not a fan of new year resolutions but I am a huge fan of creating habits in order to create consistency to then see results especially now in midlife. In my interview with, Kim Barnes Jefferson, a Lifestyle Interventionist, she breaks down how to add habits into your life slowly so you won't get overwhelmed and give them up before they've had a chance to help you.

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This year was really, really long for me and I'm so looking forward to 2020. Patience is one thing I learned this year and I'm bringing it with me into the new year. I want patience to be my wish for you as well in order to reduce any anxiety or worries that you have. I'm not into resolutions but creating a habit around patience is a top priority for me and I hope it will be for you too.

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At this time of year, I always get into a reflective mood. I began to go over the big moments that stood out over this past year. But then I got really introspective and starting thinking about how my life is now compared to my 20s and 30s. What are things that changed and improved about me and my life since that time? So I came up with a top 10 list, because who doesn’t like a top 10 list!

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Meet Abby, a single midlife mom trying to figure out what's next when her 17 yr old daughter leaves for college. She's an introvert who works from home and knows that she will need to be brave in order to fill up the empty space once her daughter moves out. Listen to learn how she sets two goals for herself to get her out of her comfort zone.

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Do you give too much in midlife? When we give more than we receive, unconsciously, we do it out of a place of emptiness. We do it to pick up the slack of the other side, to fill in the empty spaces. We do it to ensure that we will never end up alone in midlife. Learn how to give less and receive more so your relationships will not be unbalanced.

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Women cannot accept a compliment without tossing it aside and degrading themselves to show how they’re actually not worth it. We will deflect the compliment like it’s an annoying mosquito, batting it away with our hand, instead of appreciating what was said and acknowledging the person who said it to us. Learn how to take a compliment with only two words.

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I thought it would be fun to tell you some of the things I’m thankful for this year and encourage you to do the same. Some of these you might not be aware of since like an iceberg, this podcast sometimes only shows what’s on the surface because I can’t tell you everything that’s going on below the surface. Some of it might be due to my embarrassment or it may incriminate me in a bad way. Hehe.

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Are you beginning to feel the squeeze of the sandwich generation? We may be helping our kids find their feet to venture out into the world while just beginning to be tugged in the other direction with our parents needing our help too. We are still bringing up our own kids while taking on the care of our parents. In this wonderful interview with Johanna Lynn, we discuss how to have difficult conversations with our parents. In som... Read more

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How do we quiet your self-critic when she’s been around since junior high? She constantly complains and never has your back. She’s out to destroy any self-confidence so no wonder you can’t move forward. You may need to stick duct tape over her mouth if she’s being too loud in order to get anything done. Find out how to quiet your self-critic so you can figure out what’s fact from fiction.

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So how do we avoid all of the stress that we put ourselves and our families, especially our adult children through, trying to coordinate the flawless, low drama holiday experience. I’ve come up with five things to remember while holiday planning but also to remember: the holidays don’t revolve around you.

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How many times have you kept your word to other people? It’s pretty easy, right? But let me ask you this, how many times have you kept your word to yourself and showed up on time for something just for you? How many times have you kept your word to yourself? It’s harder to remember right? Are you even able to keep promises to the most important person in your life: YOU? Learn how self-integrity can help keep those promises to yo... Read more

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What are some of the things that I have given up now that I’m in midlife? Or, a better question that I asked myself was, what are the things that I SHOULD give up in midlife in order to become even more of the person that I want to be proud of? Listen in for some tough love and wisdom to get you going!

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October 14, 2019 9 min

As mothers we are BOMBARDED with images and definitions of what a great mother should be. Somewhere along the way we started to believe in those images and allow the feelings of mom guilt to rule all decisions that we made around what we needed in life. We gave to our families but never stopped to give to ourselves. You may think that mom guilt rules over you but it doesn’t. Listen in to learn how to get rid of mom guilt because... Read more

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So how is perimenopause different from menopause? What are the symptoms and what tests should you take to help relieve the symptoms of perimenopause. In this episode, I talk to Jennifer Harrington, ND, Clinical Director of Menopause Natural Solutions to answer all of my burning questions.

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