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The Awakening Empty Nester Podcast shares messages from souls who have awakened to an open-hearted, joyful and intentional way of living. Be inspired by the conversations, where vulnerability, courage, and love are keys
Latest Episode3/11/2021

Episode 35 - Being Fearless with Jessica Seiders

Season 1, Ep. 35
Jessica Seiders - Being FearlessIn this week's podcast episode, we introduce a fearless mum who will inspire you with her courage and personal growth: Jessica SeidersAfter becoming an empty nester in 2018, Jessica struggled hard with empty nester syndrome. She was sad, lost and confused as to what she wanted to do with her life.In January 2019, she made the decision to sell all of her belongings and quit her job to travel the world where she went on a journey of self discovery, made Bali her home and ultimately found her purpose for helping empty nester mums.A must listen for empty nesters struggling to navigate through a major life change, or for anyone who is apprehensive of taking the next step in life, career or relationship.We know you will love and be inspired by this podcast episode with Jessica. Enjoy!Key points of this episode with Jessica:(02:03) Jessica’s background as a single mum(04:38) Sinking into the empty nester syndrome(05:38) The biggest first step for Jessica(08:20) The impact on her daughter(08:45) Building confidence through social connections and contribution(11:00) No passport, no job and on a plane to Spain(13:20) Surrendering to the Universe(14:30) Inspired and paying forward the inspiration(16:00) Her South East Asia adventure on search for her purpose(17:15) Getting “stuck” in Bali after borders closed and flight canceled(19:30) Creating her course to inspire empty nester mums(20:00) Focusing on enhancing her health despite having POTS(26:30) Balancing structure and flow(30:45) Jessica’s definition of an awakening soulConnect with Jessica Seiders:Website: https://fearlessemptynester.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fearlessemptynester/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fearlessemptynester
3/11/2021

Episode 35 - Being Fearless with Jessica Seiders

Season 1, Ep. 35
Jessica Seiders - Being FearlessIn this week's podcast episode, we introduce a fearless mum who will inspire you with her courage and personal growth: Jessica SeidersAfter becoming an empty nester in 2018, Jessica struggled hard with empty nester syndrome. She was sad, lost and confused as to what she wanted to do with her life.In January 2019, she made the decision to sell all of her belongings and quit her job to travel the world where she went on a journey of self discovery, made Bali her home and ultimately found her purpose for helping empty nester mums.A must listen for empty nesters struggling to navigate through a major life change, or for anyone who is apprehensive of taking the next step in life, career or relationship.We know you will love and be inspired by this podcast episode with Jessica. Enjoy!Key points of this episode with Jessica:(02:03) Jessica’s background as a single mum(04:38) Sinking into the empty nester syndrome(05:38) The biggest first step for Jessica(08:20) The impact on her daughter(08:45) Building confidence through social connections and contribution(11:00) No passport, no job and on a plane to Spain(13:20) Surrendering to the Universe(14:30) Inspired and paying forward the inspiration(16:00) Her South East Asia adventure on search for her purpose(17:15) Getting “stuck” in Bali after borders closed and flight canceled(19:30) Creating her course to inspire empty nester mums(20:00) Focusing on enhancing her health despite having POTS(26:30) Balancing structure and flow(30:45) Jessica’s definition of an awakening soulConnect with Jessica Seiders:Website: https://fearlessemptynester.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fearlessemptynester/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fearlessemptynester
2/25/2021

Episode 34 - 'Transition with Purpose' with Elly Hurley

Ep. 34
Elly Hurley I Transition with PurposeIn this week's podcast episode, we introduce a lady who in her 54 years has embraced many facets of life, flowing effortlessly through many a transition: Elly HurleyElly is a strong family-oriented lady from New Zealand. She began her first major transition in her 20’s when she landed in Australia to play softball. Since then, her personal life, career, and relationship transitions have been significant. Not one to shy away from change, Elly takes each of these transitions in her stride. Her life tools to transition with ease and grace are numerous: having a purpose, being open to growth, challenging the status quo and many more that you will discover in this conversation.Elly is a lover of many things including coffee, movies, technology, and rugby. However, her biggest love is to serve and help humanity. She contributes and connects with her many satisfied clients through her two businesses, Nudge Marketing and Green Balance Health.A must-listen for empty nesters struggling to navigate through a major life change, or for anyone who is apprehensive of taking the next step in life, career, or relationship.We know you will love this podcast episode with Elly. Enjoy!Key points of this episode with Elly:(01:25) Reflecting on 2020, its challenges and benefits(04:10) The transition from high level softball in New Zealand to playing for Australia(06:00) Transitioning from civilian life as a sales and marketing to the police service(07:40) Navigating transition in relationship with Helen and her son(08:03) Personal development, and her transition from the police force to hypnotherapist(09:50) More transition from hypnotherapy to business sales and marketing mentoring(10:25)What is Nudge Marketing(13:40) Elly’s many life tools on how to transition more easily(16:05) No end vision(17:53) Power of core values and living in the present(21:28) Embracing growth, and challenging the status quo as tools for life and business(29:00) Knock on your neighbour’s door!Connect with Elly Hurley:Email: elly@nudgemarketing.comWebsite: https://nudgemarketing.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nudgemarketing/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NudgeMarketing.au
2/17/2021

Episode 33 - 'The 3 Cups' with Michelle Lee

Ep. 33
Michelle Lee I The 3 CupsIn this week's podcast episode, Michelle Lee reflects on 2020/21, the impact world change has had on humanity, and how through deep reflection and revelation, many have come to more deeply crave one thing: freedom.So can we reclaim our freedom? Absolutely!We invite you to explore the 3 Cups teachings as Michelle applies this wisdom to each of The Dream Architects’ ECG teachings of Experience, Contribution, and Growth. Living with a strong ECG pulse is your way to your personal freedom.Michelle is an empty nester of two daughters who are in their mid-20's. She has experienced many physical transitions in her 52 years, moving countries, houses, careers, and transforming her emotional, mental and spiritual being through conscious learning. She is an experienced Personal Development Coach and has for more than 12 years dedicated her time to helping youth & their parents through challenging times, both through her business and at a voluntary level.Michelle is an author, speaker, and now the Dream designer at The Dream Architects where together with Mark O’Toole, her partner in love, life, and business, they help empty nesters to add more life to their life.We trust our messages drop lovingly into your heart. Enjoy!Key points of this episode with Michelle:(02:15) Reflecting on 2020 and 2021 and our(03:10) Acknowledging the downside of the world shake-up(05:30) The opportunity and gifts presented to us(08:10) We seek to be free(09:30) Applying the 3 Cups wisdom to the ECG life pulse(10:25) The cup of Experience(12:12) The Cup of Contribution(15:10) The Cup of Growth(17:57) How to do the ECG life using the 3 Cup wisdomConnect with Michelle Lee:Podcast: The Awakening Empty Nester Podcast https://www.thedreamarchitects.com/podcast-blogEmail: info@thedreamarchitects.comFB Group: Awakening Empty Nesters https://www.facebook.com/groups/2277749752486811/FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/thedreamarchitectsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_dream_architects/Website: https://www.thedreamarchitects.com/
12/14/2020

Episode 32 - 'Awaken to Your Magic' with Ashley Gonor

Ep. 32
Ashley Gonor I Awaken To Your MagicIn this week's podcast episode, we speak with a passionate inspiring mother of 2, whose personal development trajectory in previous years has led to her successful podcast launch and growth “Uncover Your Magic” in 2020: Ashley GonorAs Ashley transitioned through different phases of her life, she awakened to brand new possibilities, uncovering her personal magic through a deep dive into personal development. She is passionate about helping others live with passion, purpose and gratitude. Host of “Uncover Your Magic” podcast, Ashley facilitates conversations with amazing guests about an array of insightful topics. Ashley inspires and encourages others, especially her two girls to always look for the magic around and within them. This has led her to be launching her brand new course in January 2021 called “Raising Confidence” to help parents teach their children the important tools of life.We know you will enjoy this easy flowing conversation with Ashley whose many powerful messages will land lovingly into your heart. Enjoy!Key points of our conversation with Ashley:(02:35) Living fully in each moment(04:50) Imprinting valuable life tools at an early age(07:15) We have a choice in our creation(08:15) A shift in the education system would be a game-changer(09:25) The power of gratitude(10:08) Uncovering Ashley’s own magic(12:20) The magic of trusting(13:25) The incredible love story of the Hallmark card(16:22) Setting a clear intention and focusing on the emotion(17:53) Being specific about how we feel(19:00) Expanding the ripple of gratitude, positivity and abundance(20:06) The impact of Ashley’s “Raising Confidence” course(25:40) The importance of having a mentor(26:50) We are not done at 52!(28:00) Love, love and love again!(29:40) Embracing this blessing we call life(31:00) How Ashley defines an awakening soulConnect with Ashley Gonor:Podcast: Uncover Your Magic https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uncover-your-magic/id1506674226Email: ashleygonor@gmail.comFB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/ashleyerholmgonorInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleygonor/Website: AshleyGonor.com [under construction at time of recording]
11/28/2020

Episode 31 - 'Awaken to Healthy Nutrition' with Kate Eason

Ep. 31
Kate Eason l Awaken To Healthy EatingIn this week's podcast episode, we speak with a lady whose passion and zest for healthy living is leading her on a mission to build a healthy world through educating what true health feels like. Introducing: Kate EasonKate is the owner of Food deFined. She helps empower people to create an eating lifestyle that helps them balance their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual life.Outside of her work, Kate lives what she teaches by creating scrumptious wholefood recipes, regular hiking, netball, singing, enjoying the sunrises, and engaging in continuous self-development.A country girl with a keen sense of adventure, Kate had by her mid 20s, travelled around the world taking in many different cultures and experiences. She personally knows the positive value of community and contributes with regular volunteering in her own community on the Gold Coast.We know you will be uplifted by Kate’s passion for healthy food, just as we were. Enjoy!Key points of our conversation with Kate:Kate’s journey towards healthy nutrition (03:20)The majority of people don’t eat real food (07:00)Reasons many have lost the art of nourishment (11:43)People don’t realise how good they can feel (13:09)The importance of balance and community (14:40)Know what works for YOU (16:16)Using biochemistry to pinpoint physiological imbalances (21:31)The Dream Architects link arms with Kate (28:00)How healthy eating applies to empty nesters (30:00)3 healthy tips to awaken to healthy balance for our audience (34:00)Connect with Kate:Website: http://fooddefined.com.au/Email: mail@fooddefined.com.auFB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Definedfood/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fooddefined/
11/18/2020

Episode 30 - 'Awaken to a New You' with Annette Cruz-Padilla

Ep. 30
Annette Cruz-Padilla I Awaken To A New YouIn this week's podcast episode, we speak with a truly amazing lady who embodies the ECG pillars that add more life to life; Experience, Contribution and Growth. Introducing Annette Cruz-PadillaAnnette has managed to fit into her 50+ years of life more than most people have. She calls herself a quasi - empty nester with her son having left, returned and left again, and a special needs daughter who is finding her own way in life. When you listen to the number of career roles Annette has had prior to retirement, added to that being wife, mum, Ombudsman and much more, you will not be alone in wanting to crown her the Queen of Transition!In this episode, discover how this extreme human who was a Law enforcement professional for 30 years, first responder, hostage negotiator, a DoTerra Oils Director, peer support mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor, Girl Scouting Leader, Ombudsman and more, continues to make a positive impact and is creating a legacy through her role as a lifestyle coach at URSoBusted.com.Annette’s inspiring passion, energy and enthusiasm fuels her mission to help retiring and retired first responders to navigate through the uncertain and at times chaotic post retirement period. She wants to help change the narrative for first responders, using her own life learnings, guiding them to peel back their old identity to discover who is truly within, whilst honouring the non-negotiables of life.We know you will be uplifted by this conversation, just as we were. Enjoy!Key points of our conversation with Annette:Growing up of both sides of the law (02:20)How debt opened up her career in law enforcement (03:53)Jails vs prisons (05:55)The many different roles Annette had as a first responder (06:47)Annette, proud mum, wife and empty nester (09:24)Empty nest to full nest, due to Covid (10:00)Experiencing her son in a totally new way (12:27)The different gifts her daughter brings (18:52)Education expectations, and self-growth (24:47)Annette’s mission and passion for empowering retired First Responders (29:00)The magic of self-discovery and personal growth (29:50)Taking her health more seriously (31:07)How WildFit, Baby Groot and DeadPool helped her change her relationship with food! (35:36)Annette’s mission of serving and mentoring First Responders through URSoBusted (41:25)Annette’s definition of an Awakening soul (46:02)Connect with Annette:Website: https://ursobusted.com/Email: acruzn@gmail.comFB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/acruzcitaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/u_r_so_busted/
11/11/2020

Episode 29 - 'Awaken to Being Curious' with Tanya McQueen

Ep. 29
Tanya McQueen I Awaken To Being CuriousIn this week's podcast episode, we speak with a truly special soul, a lady who has overcome many labels throughout her life, through resilience, humour and curiosity. Introducing Tanya McQueenTanya is on a mission to help awaken others to their soul’s purpose and to create and deliver poignant heartfelt messages that deeply influence through their authenticity. This is possible through Tanys’s unique kaleidoscope of life experience. Tanya’s choices, her addictions, her highs and lows, the love, joy and humour she shares, her curiosity for humanity, and her skills for photography, videography, numerology and much more, have woven a tapestry for those who choose to be awakened to their life’s calling.Tanya lives her life out loud and is acutely perceptive. Born in the South Island of New Zealand Tanya followed her soul calling to move to Queensland Australia in 2019, broadcasting her mission of expansion and living life deeply.On Episode #29, Tanya shares her incredible journey of pure resilience. She is now at a place of balance between her dark reminders and her fun playful joy of living.Mark and I are grateful and honoured to have experienced the love, kindness, abundance and magical energy of this truly beautiful and compassionate soul, on both a personal and professional level in 2020. We know you will be uplifted by this conversation. Enjoy!Key points of our conversation with Tanya:How Tanya turned labels she was given into a gift (02:42)Drinking, drugs, bad food and the 20- year journey of learning to love herself (06:50)How curiosity saved her life (08:30)The voice on the beach (10:10)The phone call that jolted Tanya to a place of deep gratitude (13:25)Heeding the call of the soul (16:40)Getting curious and having fun (20:33)Sharing our soul purposes with the world through video (24:19)Soul purpose video using modern technology and ancient wisdom (28:08)Numbers and their energy vibration are everywhere! (29:31)Choosing your preferred “radio station” (33:20)Honouring the dark and the light (35:34)Tanya’s funny take on what is an awakening soul (38:00)Connect with Tanya McQueen:Email: tanyamcqueen8@gmail.comPhone: +61 428 393 480FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/TanyaMcQueenFilms/