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How to Give Furniture a Vintage or Rustic Effect

Many homeowners use procedures to distress their furniture. When a furniture piece has a vintage look, it has more character. Although there are stores that sell vintage furniture...

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Claudia Arp

Co-founder of Marriage Alive International

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Natalie Caine

Therapist, coach and author

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Dr. Ellen Neiley Ritter

Founder of Family Transitions Coaching

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Betty Polston, Ph.D.

Polston has worked in counseling for almost 30 years and has focused her work on midlife and empty nest issues.
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Christine Schaap

Schapp is the creator of Path Partners, where she guides people through the changes of midlife.
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David & Claudia Arp

The Arps are a husband-and-wife team who founded Marriage Alive International, Inc. They have pioneered research on empty nesters and focus on strengthening the foundations of marriage.
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Ellen Neiley Ritter

The founder of Family Transitions Coaching is an empty nest specialist who focuses on the resiliency of families.
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Judy Harrison

Not long ago, Harrison worked as an interior designer—she would meet people who were interested in spending money on their homes but neglected to spend time on the important aspects of life. She took the opportunity to redesign her life by becoming a life coach; today she helps client redesign their lives.
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Mary Guarino Kearns

Kearns is an applied developmental psychologist and a health and wellness expert. Much of her work has focused on the influence of psychological factors with regards to health.
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Natalie Caine

Caine created Empty Nest Support Services when her daughter was a senior in high school—and she realized that she and her friends were going to need some emotional support as they transitioned into life as empty nesters.
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