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Author: Kim Damon

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Welcome to the Midlife Worthy Moms, the podcast for Graceful Empty Nesters. I'm Kim Damon, founder of Midlife Discoveries, Worthy Moms. As a certified life and Enneagram coach for moms of adults, I'm here to help you find connection with your adult kids while embarking on your journey as an empty nester mom. Let's create drama remission with your kids, step kids, son-in-law, and daughter-in-law. Build a life based on grace and peace. Tune in each week for practical tips and valuable lessons on connecting with your adult children and living your best life. Together, let's transform our moments of rejection into joy and laughter.
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Welcome to episode 50 of the Midlife Worthy Moms Podcast for the graceful empty-nester. We are exploring the theme of envy and its impact on our lives.I’ll share insights on the seven triggers of envy and practical steps to overcome them, emphasizing Teddy Roosevelt's quote, "Comparison is the thief of joy." The episode encourages listeners to focus on gratitude, self-love, and realistic perspectives to combat envy. It’s possible that you are not the one suffering from envy, but that som...
Welcome to Episode 49 of the "Midlife Worthy Moms Podcast for the Graceful Empty-Nester." Looking ahead, mark your calendars for the "Path of Connection" webinar on May 30th, where we'll explore the four levels of estrangement and strategies for reconnecting. Grab Your Free Ticket Here: https://www.midlifediscoveries.com/POCToday, our focus is on emotional triggers—those moments that weigh heavily on us, often related to past traumas, insecurities, or unresolved issues. I enco...
Listen to this ahead of your Mother’s Day weekend or any other holiday and big event. In this episode of Midlife Worthy Moms, as we head into Mother's Day weekend, we explore the varied emotions and circumstances many of us face during this holiday—whether spending time with our children, being estranged, or navigating complex family dynamics. We discuss the importance of planning our days intentionally, regardless of our situation, and embracing our emotions without shame or judgment. ...
Welcome to episode 47 of the Midlife Worthy Moms Podcast, where we explore the Pareto Principle and its impact on moms with grown kids. The Pareto Principle, often known as the 80/20 rule, suggests that 80% of effects come from 20% of causes—a concept that's surprisingly applicable to daily life. From focusing on 20% of your wardrobe to achieve 80% of your style, to spending quality time on the 20% of activities that bring 80% of your joy, this principle offers insights into optimizing happin...
In episode 46 of the Midlife Worthy Moms Podcast, we explore the fascinating parallels between the roles of Queens—be they of a country, a hive, or the household—and the experiences of mothers navigating the transition to empty nesting. Drawing inspiration from ruling Queens and the queen bee, we will reflect on our role as the matriarch in nurturing and organizing our family "hive." Let’s talk about how mothers gracefully relinquish control as their children grow, guiding daughters and...
Listen to episode 45 of the Midlife Worthy Moms Podcast, where we explore the challenges of staying connected with our kids during the empty nest phase. In this episode, we explore why our children may not be picking up our calls or reaching out as often as we'd like. Reflecting on personal experiences and research, we uncover common misunderstandings in communication styles and expectations between generations. Join me as we break down these issues and discover new approaches to nurtur...
Start believing your family can change in episode 44 of the Midlife Worthy Moms Podcast. In this episode, we're talking about how to believe in things that seem impossible, like rebuilding relationships with our grown children. Sometimes, we doubt ourselves because we're confused, scared of failing, or held back by beliefs that limit us. I’ll be sharing practical tips to overcome these challenges. By rewiring our thinking and actions, we can step into the role of "relationship architects" for...
In episode 43 of the Midlife Worthy Moms Podcast, I address the sensitive topic of responding to boundaries set by adult children, daughters-in-law, or sons-in-law. We will explore how to recognize warning signs that a boundary might be needed and into the emotional challenges of receiving a "no contact" boundary. Emphasize the importance of understanding and empathizing with the reasons behind these boundaries, advocating for a compassionate and reflective approach to foster healing and pote...
Welcome to Episode 42 of the Midlife Worthy Moms Podcast, where we're diving deep into the world of boundaries. Today, we're exploring the delicate balance of setting boundaries with love and compassion, without resorting to harsh ultimatums. Boundaries can be like drawing lines in the sand, defining what's acceptable and what's not in our relationships. But instead of creating division, we'll learn how to assert our needs assertively and respectfully. From recognizing when boundaries are nec...
Welcome to episode 41 of the Midlife Worthy Moms Podcast this week. We are going to dive into The Perfect Family. Let’s explore the dynamics of perfectionism within our family life. That relentless pursuit of the perfect family, the perfect relationship. I want to challenge all of you to embrace the imperfections and the complexities of parenting adult kids. Consider trading in your idealistic expectations for a genuine and imperfect relationship with your adult ...
The Midlife Worthy Moms podcast delves into the emotional complexities surrounding weddings, drawing parallels between weddings and funerals as significant life events marked by intense emotional turmoil. With personal anecdotes, I'll explore the dynamics between mothers and their children during wedding preparations, shedding light on unspoken expectations, the struggle for control, and the importance of forgiveness and self-care amidst the high emotions involved. Through introspection and c...
Welcome to Episode 39 of the Midlife Worthy Moms Podcast for the Graceful Empty-Nester! In this succinct yet impactful episode, we delve into the power of asking ourselves questions and providing the answers we often leave hanging. Hosted by Kim, this episode navigates through the moments when we find ourselves asking, "Why is this happening to me?" and the transformative shift that occurs when we reframe those questions into actionable self-reflection. Through personal anecdotes and insightf...
Welcome to Episode 38 of the Midlife Worthy Moms Podcast for the Graceful Empty Nester, where we delve into navigating the delicate balance of sharing family dynamics with others. In this episode, we explore the discomfort and potential pitfalls of discussing personal matters, especially concerning our adult children, with friends and acquaintances. From well-intentioned inquiries to nosy probing, we discuss strategies for responding to questions that cross boundaries while maintaining contro...
Welcome to episode 37 of the Midlife Moms Podcast for the Graceful Empty Nester. In this episode, we delve into the challenge of feeling stuck in the middle, whether it's between our children, parents, spouses, or siblings. As our kids grow up, navigating conflicts becomes trickier, and we find ourselves in no-win situations. Drawing from personal experiences and insights, we explore strategies to maintain neutrality and handle delicate family dynamics with grace. Tune in to discover how to v...
Welcome to Episode 36 of the Midlife Worthy Moms Podcast, dedicated to the graceful journey of empty nesting. In today's episode, we delve into the internal dialogues we engage in, those moments when we argue with ourselves about various situations and decisions. From mundane instances like reminding grown children to wear a coat to deeper conflicts surrounding family dynamics, relationships, beliefs, career choices, and parenting styles, these inner debates often arise from clashes between o...
Welcome to Episode 35 of the Midlife Worthy Moms podcast, where I dive into the delicate topic of indulging in worry, particularly for the graceful empty nester. In this episode, we explore the detrimental effects of overindulging in worry, drawing parallels to the tempting allure of a piece of chocolate in a candy bowl. I share personal experiences from my journey as a mother with kids in the military, delving into the thin line between regular worrying and the onset of anxiety. Strategies f...
Welcome back, moms! This is Kim, and you're tuned in to episode number 34 of the Midlife Worthy Moms podcast for the Graceful Empty Nester. In today's episode, we're delving into a common struggle many moms face – the urge to change our grown kids' behaviors. I'll be exploring why this can be problematic and offering insights on how to overcome it. Trying to control or change someone who doesn't see an issue in their actions can lead to strained relationships and unmet expectations. I share p...
Episode 33 of the Worthy Moms Podcast, let's talk about embracing discomfort, particularly in relationships with grown children. I’ll outline 10 reasons why it's beneficial to face and navigate discomfort, ranging from strengthening relationships and fostering empathy to personal growth, resilience building, and enhancing problem-solving skills. This episode also delves into the ways discomfort can be noticed, such as through resistance, avoidance, and reaction, providing practical tips on ho...
Welcome to episode 32 of the Midlife Worthy Moms podcast! As a mom, life coach, and Enneagram coach, I share my personal perspective on facing challenges with a positive outlook. I discuss the benefits of viewing life events as opportunities for growth, resilience, empowerment, motivation, and adaptability. Drawing inspiration from my own experiences, I touch upon the importance of acknowledging mistakes and understanding that suffering can lead to perseverance, character, and hope.Grab Your ...
Welcome to Episode 31 of the Midlife Worthy Moms podcast for the graceful empty-nester. In this episode, we dive into the concept of black and white thinking and its impact on relationships, especially with our adult children. As a mom, life coach, and Enneagram coach, I'll share insights on recognizing and challenging this rigid thinking pattern. We explore how black and white thinking can limit us, create conflicts, and harm relationships. I encourage you to embrace the gray area, acknowled...
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