Over 50s Lifestyle Vlogcast

Transitioning the Empty Nest to discover your Best Life

September 23, 2021

Major transitions in life can be challenging but with some planning and preparation moving on to a new phase in life can be easier than you think. 

My guest in conversation today is Karen Herbert, Life Coach and co-founder with her husband, Curtis of Themelios Coaching.

In today’s conversation I found that Karen’s ideas could translate to either the Empty Nester of those moving into retirement.

During the conversation we discussed:

  • Keys to building relationships with your adult children 
  • Having a ‘exploration mindset’
  • How and why self-compassion is a powerful antidote
  • Finding purpose, engagement, and positive emotion in the empty nest

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Meet Karen Herbert

Karen Herbert is a certified professional wellness coach and the founder and CEO of Themelios Coaching. Her signature coaching program is the Life In Abundance 6-month coaching program for the midlife woman, where we will make a deep dive into connecting with who you are now, what is leading you to an abundant life, and your explorations to step into new adventures. Karen specializes in helping women embrace and seize the opportunities in the empty nest transition. A mother of three young adults, she has a Master’s degree from Notre Dame and hired her husband, also a certified coach, as her first employee.   She started her coaching journey as she struggled with chronic Lymes disease and battled the mental health system for her family’s needs.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gettingreadyforyouremptynest

LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/thml-karenherbert/.

Email: karen@thmlcoaching.com

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  • Reply Donna Connolly September 23, 2021 at 10:38

    Hi, Sue and Karen – Great gems here. I really like the idea of having an ‘exploration mindset’. We often let ourselves believe that we need to get things ‘perfectly’ from the start (e.g emptynessism, retirement, etc. etc). In reality, quite the opposite is true. If we don’t take some risks and explore, there is likely plenty that we are missing out on.
    Thank you for this insightful podcast!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 1, 2021 at 18:17

      I loved the ‘exploration mindset’ too, Donna and Karen was such a delight to interview. x

  • Reply Debbie Harris September 23, 2021 at 16:08

    What an interesting conversation Sue and Karen, I really enjoyed the questions Sue asked and Karen’s insightful responses. Thanks for all your hard work.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 1, 2021 at 18:17

      Hi Deb, Karen was a delight to interview and I loved how she said we don’t put ourselves first, but rather into the mix with other members of the family. We are all equal. xx

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