Grief, Healing and Transformation
Updated: Jun 21, 2021
My life has changed recently, changed in a way that feels profound to me. This change was initially very painful. Then as I have opened up to it…flowed with it, the pain has shifted and left me feeling more open, more spacious and…freer.
This life change has all been around my son leaving home to go to university. He is my youngest, which of course means that I’ve joined millions of parents around the world who found themselves facing ‘Empty Nest Syndrome’ as our children leave home to make a new start in different parts of the country.
This is what the Mayo Clinic says about it...
‘Empty nest syndrome isn't a clinical diagnosis. Instead, empty nest syndrome
is a phenomenon in which parents experience feelings of sadness and loss
when the last child leaves home.
Although you might actively encourage your children to become independent,
the experience of letting go can be painful. You might find it difficult to suddenly have no children at home who need your care. You might miss being a part of your