“Transcendence is what Judy suggests; pursue a course of action that will inspire and be good for other people, something that will add meaning to your life.”

—Linda Wertheimer, co-founder of All Things Considered for NPR

“Transcendence is what Judy suggests; pursue a course of action that will inspire and be good for other people, something that will add meaning to your life.”

—Linda Wertheimer, co-founder of All Things Considered for NPR

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The HappiNest Podcast and upcoming book HappiNest: Finding Fulfillment When Your Kids Leave Home will inspire you to reinvent yourself during this time of change, revitalization and repurpose. By pinpointing priorities, tapping into passions, setting new goals, cultivating key relationships, and contributing to something larger than yourself, you can transform the second half of life into the best time ever! #HappiNestbook 

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