Rated one of the 6 New Self-Help Books for Better Living by AARP.

“This shrewd guide will be useful to any empty nester concerned about next steps.” —Publishers Weekly
“Holland puts a positive spin on what could be a tumultuous season of life, providing a solid route on which to travel.” —Library Journal

Rated one of the 6 New Self-Help Books for Better Living by AARP.

“This shrewd guide will be useful to any empty nester concerned about next steps.” —Publishers Weekly
“Holland puts a positive spin on what could be a tumultuous season of life, providing a solid route on which to travel.” —Library Journal

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“HappiNest lays it out for us with the good parts and the bad and with some guidance for making the best of what is ahead when children leave home…Judy’s thorough research is enlightening if sometimes a bit chilling.”
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The HappiNest mission is to help others traverse this passage with grace by distilling the latest social science research and drawing from hundreds of interviews with psychologists, sociologists, seasoned empty nesters and other experts.

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Happinest Podcast

The HappiNest mission is to help others traverse this passage with grace by distilling the latest social science research and drawing from hundreds of interviews with psychologists, sociologists, seasoned empty nesters and other experts.

Listen to Our Newest Episodes

COME BACK EVERY TUESDAY FOR A NEW EPISODE!

THE BOOK

HappiNest explores a variety of challenges that arise when the house is suddenly empty or emptying, and Judy Holland provides tips and tools for managing the emotions and realities of this new life stage. Whether you’re seeking a renaissance in your romantic relationship, guiding a boomerang child at home, or figuring out how to handle an empty nest divorce, this HappiNest book and podcast are for you.

From dealing with friends and career transitions, to reconnecting with genuine interests and passions, this road map will help guide you. There are hills, valleys, thickets, briar patches, and ditches ahead, as well as waterfalls that resolve into pristine ponds. With mindfulness, hard work, and knowledge of experiences, research, and wisdom from seasoned empty nesters, you can create the most fulfilling phase of your life—and make the world a better place.

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Judy Holland is active on social media platforms creating meaningful engagement and prompting people in the second half of life to communicate, inform and inspire each other.

Judy Holland is active on social media platforms creating meaningful engagement and prompting people in the second half of life to communicate, inform and inspire each other.