Empty Nest Support Services
About NatalieOwner - Empty Nest Support Services - the joys and challenges of this major transition.
Natalie Caine, M.A., shares wisdom, tips, and comfort to singles, couples, and adult children across the country, as people deal with happy and challenging life transitions that include the major life change of empty nest. She has been featured in top media including Time Magazine, USA Today, New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, Better Homes and Gardens, Associated Press, Miami Herald and more for her expertise. Empty Nest Support Services helps anticipating empty nesters and current empty nest families through the joys and challenges of a new life chapter.
She teaches LIFE IN TRANSITION, WHAT NOW at resorts and spas , as well as, cities where her audience includes, re-invention, divorce, blending families, retirement, grand parenting, re-marriage, illness, loss, longevity, care-taking, and mentoring.
Clients and reporters ask her, "How do you get through the disappointments and exhaustion?" Her reply, "My middle name is HOPE. I rely on it. My two best friends are Curiosity and Compassion. I developed them after living a life of transitions, that include, five month sudden bed rest when pregnant, life threatening illness , divorce, re-locating, re-marriage, care-taking parents, empty nest, suicide of my best friend, re-inventing myself and career and death of my parents.
When her daughter was a senior in high school, she realized that as a soon-to-be "empty nester," she would be undergoing a major life shift. Not wanting to confront this transition alone nor have her many friends face this abyss without strong support, she created a support services group, which quickly grew into a new career and an exciting full-time business.
In 1972, Natalie received a master's degree and board of medical examiner's license in speech and language therapy. After 15 years of offering therapy and workshops to the Los Angeles Unified School District, she opened a private practice to serve her community. Since the early 80s, Natalie has created and facilitated women's support groups dealing with marriage, divorce, parenting, dating, illness, loss, and helping people fulfill their dreams and goals.
Natalie is the Southern California Representative for The International Women's Writing Guild, Volunteer at UCLA Law School Witness Protection Program, Mentors children and adults, Volunteer for Women Making A Difference, Member of CSHA.
LIFE IN TRANSITION, WHAT'S NEXT is being revised for publication in 2011.
An example of what Natalie has taught and been called upon by media for interviews are:
How did you find your new career and transition from the old?
How do you travel solo for work and have a great time?
How do you make the time and find leads for marketing your new business?
How do you shift your role with your adult children?
How do you make new friends at this stage of life?
Life in Transition, What's Next is a workshop and speech you teach, what are the common threads and successes of a transition?
What is the challenge and joy of empty nest?
How do you take care of yourself when adult children move back home?
Natalie's style is humor and concrete practices. She does not want anyone to go through a transition without a hand to hold. She is a captivating storyteller.
Natalie lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Ken and cat Sophie who both like to chat in the kitchen as she cooks from her organic vegetable garden. Her college graduate daughter, Rachael, lives in Northern California working at her dream job. Writing, photography, travel, hiking, gardening, music, friends and a spark for the new, are parts of her that get more attention now that she is an empty nester and loving it. The art of being in her pajamas all day is a new found luxury on a rainy Sunday.