Having your children leave home can be hard, even heartbreaking. Research has found that the “Empty Nesters Syndrome” phenomenon can provoke identity crisis and feelings of severe loss for parents. What if though, this new reality provided better opportunities for parents?

Guilt, fear or worry should be forgotten when your children flee the nest. When we have children, of course we put them first. It’s an automatic reflex. We have to step out of our comfort zone once our children have left. It’s actually a chance to commit to your own life.

Embracing empty nesters syndrome doesn’t necessarily mean packing up and going on an expedition. Rather, it provides the opportunity for parents to embrace things they may not have done previously.

Finding purpose beyond children may frighten parents, but these tips from Laurence Favier will help you to embrace the new empty nest in Inside Small Business. 


Laurence Favier is a Joy of Business facilitator and highly experienced corporate executive. After more than 30 years in senior IT roles, particularly in project management and operations, Laurence made a conscious decision to adopt a more fulfilling and nurturing approach to work and impending retirement.

After discovering Access Consciousness™, Laurence began to integrate these quick and effective tools into her own life, and to teach them to others. She has swiftly become an Access Consciousness™ certified facilitator, a Being You facilitator and a Joy of Business facilitator.

Her knowledge of the corporate world is an asset to her clients – Laurence offers relevant and effective training for businesses and business leaders, as well as valuable insights for the wellbeing of employees. She provides trainings, conferences, workshops and one-on-one sessions.  www.capzen.info

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