Brighter Skies Ahead: Forecasting a Full Life When You Empty the Nest (Paperback)
Millions of Americans will become "empty nesters" over the next decade. It's an emotional time. Overwhelming feelings of sadness and grief and emptiness are common.
Those who find themselves in this new chapter of life can find comfort in the ironic truth that they are truly not alone. According to recent US Census information, there are approximately 22.5 million empty nest households in the United States. Terri DeBoer has spent her career as a high-profile meteorologist in western Michigan, as a trusted personality on the television sets and smartphones of more than a million viewers checking the weather every day. With insight and good humor, Brighter Skies Ahead takes readers on a positive, easy-to-read journey through 50 strategies she has discovered for weathering the often stormy transition to an empty nest. DeBoer helps readers find hope, peace, comfort and joy in this next stage of life.
These 50 chapters are broken into multiple categories, highlighting the past, present, and future of the life cycle of a parent. As Terri wrote Brighter Skies Ahead, the world has been gripped by a global pandemic of the Coronavirus. Terri will weave some of the lessons learned as the world navigates the uncertainty of this health crisis: creating a book that is both timely and timeless. Within Brighter Skies Ahead, there are practical exercises and each chapter ends with reflection questions.