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Suzy Mighell

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  1. Gwen gottlieb
    January 6, 2022 @ 6:48 am

    Hi Suzy, terrific post filled with lots of useful information. I’m getting back into my strength training, long overdue. Also a fan of SOMA PJs!

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      January 6, 2022 @ 8:02 am

      Gwen,

      Yay! I’m so glad you found it helpful! Fresh PJs are always fun – I tend to wear my PJs until they’re threadbare – not sure why because I wouldn’t do that with any other type of clothing! I’m throwing out a bunch this year and getting some fresh ones! Soma’s are the BEST!

      You go girl with your strength training! 💪 Thanks for sharing!

      xoxo
      Suzy

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  2. Kay
    January 6, 2022 @ 7:12 am

    Happy New Year, Susie. Great post. Indeed, I do struggle with that work/life balance, too. I’m also determined to create more time for those other things in my life. And you’re idea of changing into your pjs right after dinner – especially in the winter! – really resonated with me. I wish you a bright and balanced New Year! And maybe we can team up again – making work a little more fun!

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      January 6, 2022 @ 8:05 am

      Kay,

      You are the sweetest! Let’s hold each other accountable on the work/life balance thing! I so appreciate you and your friendship! Thanks for noticing on the name! Our last name is so weird that it gets butchered all the time – which has made me weirdly care more than I should about how people spell my first name! Hahaha!

      Happy New Year!

      xoxo
      Suzy

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  3. Kay
    January 6, 2022 @ 7:13 am

    I just realized I butchered till the spelling of your name! Great friend! I’m so sorry 😬

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      January 6, 2022 @ 8:07 am

      Kay,

      You’re so cute! Thanks for noticing and taking the time to write back!

      xoxo
      Suzy

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  4. Laura Rieger Thal
    January 6, 2022 @ 8:22 am

    Great post! Thanks for reminding us of these basics. I too struggle with work/life balance. I didn’t realize you injured your back in August. I had a herniated disc six years ago and it took me a full year to recover fully. Rest and yoga and pt were the key for me. Also I can testify to the benefits of deep, slow breathing. I use the Headspace app for a daily meditation and it has helped me to slow down my breathing. In the process I’ve increased my lung capacity and lowered my blood pressure. Added benefit—haven’t had a cold or sore throat in more than five years but then we’ve been masked up here for almost two! Thanks again for ENB!

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      January 6, 2022 @ 10:00 am

      Laura,

      I feel like a lot of people struggle with work/life balance! I love that I can work from anywhere, but it’s tough to turn it off! I’m constantly thinking of things I want to share with y’all – even in the middle of the night! Hahaha!

      Thanks for the herniated disc encouragement! Healing from it has not been a linear process!

      Thank you also for encouraging me with deep breathing! Wow! You’ve had amazing results!

      You’re a blessing to me!

      xoxo
      Suzy

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  5. Lesa
    January 6, 2022 @ 4:20 pm

    Thank you for your transparency in this post. Yes, burn out is real and can get you down. I am thankful you are addressing it instead of letting it take you down.
    You bless your readers with tons of information for which we are thankful! Take care of yourself and stay well in 2022.

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  6. EmptyNestBlessed
    January 6, 2022 @ 4:37 pm

    Lesa,

    Aw, your comment was so kind! Thank you! I LOVE to work and I LOVE what I get to do here at ENB! Sometimes it can be challenging to turn it off, for sure. I’m really working on pacing myself better. If it seems like I’m getting a little crazy, feel free to check-in and hold me accountable!

    I so appreciate your encouraging words about ENB! The sweetest thing you can do for me is to share Empty Nest Blessed with others!

    I’m thankful for you!

    xoxo
    Suzy

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  7. Anne
    January 6, 2022 @ 9:00 pm

    Great call, Suzy! I finally took a big step and went to part time at my work for the same reasons, and I am so much happier and feel more like myself again! It can be hard to cut back, but you’ll be glad you did.
    We’ll enjoy reading your articles as often as you decide to post them.
    Thanks for everything,
    Anne

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      January 6, 2022 @ 9:18 pm

      Anne,

      It is so encouraging to hear that it helped you to cut back! Thank you so much for your sweet words!

      xoxo
      Suzy

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  8. Christine Lane
    January 8, 2022 @ 6:09 am

    Hello Suzy,
    Thank you for including oral care to your suggestions for a Healthy New Year. I am a dental hygienist of 35 years; 30 years private practice and 5 years at our town’s Free Clinic. I celebrate with you the highs and lows, changes and evolutions. When my three daughters were younger the mantra of ‘take care of mama so, mama can take care of the kids’ resonated with me. Now six months into an empty nester mama, I realize the same is true; it’s okay to place mama’s well being high on the list of daily priorities. I wish you peace in the New Year, keep those reasons to smile close to your heart.
    Blessed we are,
    Christine

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      January 8, 2022 @ 3:11 pm

      Christine,

      What a precious comment! Thank you so much! I loved every word you said! Hugs to you and Happy New Year!

      Thank you for reading Empty Nest Blessed and for taking the time to leave such an encouraging comment!

      xoxo
      Suzy

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  9. Kellie Kennedy
    January 8, 2022 @ 12:14 pm

    Hi Susie!
    Thanks so much for being vulnerable about the challenge of balancing all the things…I constantly struggle with the tension of what is too much and not enough. And certainly comparison is the thief of joy and not the barometer of Truth…still it constantly whispers to us that we are somehow needing to raise the bar. I have watched you increase the scope of ENB over the last several years with amazement. Your professionalism and expertise is inspiring and encouraging…but so is your vulnerability and honesty. So thank you for showing us fellow empty nesters that maybe the sky isn’t the limit…and it’s ok to just a be a person who is learning and growing and struggling as we forge into our new normal.

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      January 8, 2022 @ 3:15 pm

      Aw Kellie,

      Thank you so much! You have been here such a long time, and I’m so grateful for your support! Struggling with balance is something we all do, and I am no different. In some ways, with no kids at home, it is even more challenging for me! I am definitely that person who is learning & growing and struggling.

      I feel so blessed, and love that the Lord constantly challenges me and reminds me that He is the Rock, He is the Way, He is the Truth. When I keep my eyes fixed on Him, things fall into place so much easier!

      Thanks for always being such an encourager. I’m grateful for your Kellie!

      xoxo
      Suzy

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