Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend, In this episode, I spill the beans on an embarrassing moment in my middle school years. I had not planned to dive into that story, but ideas and concepts sometimes appear, and I go with the flow. Goodness gracious, there is so much power in laughing at yourself. This episode topic originated from an Instagram Reel where I poked fun at "life coaches" (mostly myself) and our my abundant use of analogies. And when I say extreme use - a few of you thought I was serious with my Reel - which made me laugh at myself more. 😂 Thank you for that. Consider for a moment what life would be like if you laughed at yourself a bit more: not in a cruel way but a, "Well, I see the silliness in that, and I don't take myself too seriously," kind of way. In the end, it may alleviate the pain a bit when another human laughs because you've already released the power the situation could have held on your life. Cheers and Giggles! 🗨 "What if your protector could slide on a pair of sunglasses that had a funny filter. Would anything change for you?" This episode's full transcript is available on my website. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast! 💚 Send audio feedback to Coach Christine now: https://www.speakpipe.com/EmptyNestCoach or call/text to 920-LIFEWIN (920-543-3946). This Episode is Brought to You By The GPS Support Flock, Your Flight to Success in the Empty Nest What You Will Learn in This Episode What Happened When I Recently Poked Fun at Myself An Embarrassing Story from My Middle School Years To Consider Giving Your Protector a Pair of Glasses That Have a Humor Filter Episode Questions for You to Consider How serious do you take yourself? Does the tissue box analogy need to die? For detailed show notes, full transcription and more, visit my website: https://youremptynestcoach.com/p116/ First Time Here? Try This Order of Episodes The Your Empty Nest Coach Podcast Trailer Series 1: Empty Nest Prep - starts at episode #3 Series 2: The CEO of Your Life - starts at episode #64 Series 3 (this one): The CEO Toolbox - starts at episode #88 Episode Resources Episode #49: The Power of Laughter How Laughing at Yourself can Change the World, Brad Jenkins: Tedx Cape May Join the Flock today! For everything else visit https://youremptynestcoach.com/links/ Between shows spend time with me on: Instagram: @EmptyNestcoach Linkedin: @EmptyNestCoach Twitter: @EmptyNestCoach Facebook: @EmptyNestCoach You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.