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Andrea Verdone Gorsegner

Infinite Love – One Family’s Childhood Cancer Story

Dan and I met in college through a mutual friend and married two years after graduation.  I was working as a photo editor/producer in NYC and Dan was working in…

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Amanda Thebe

How I Became A Menopause Warrior (Part 2)

Excerpt adapted from Menopocalypse: How I Learned to Thrive During Menopause and How You Can Too, by Amanda Thebe WHEN MENOPAUSE AND MIDLIFE COLLIDE Have you ever googled the world “midlife”? The first thing that comes…

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Amanda Thebe Menopocalypse

How I Became A Menopause Warrior

Chapter 1: Excerpted from Menopocalypse: How I Learned to Thrive During Menopause and How You Can Too, by Amanda Thebe. Available October 2020 from Greystone Books. The Chinese call it “a woman’s second spring.” Westerners…

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From Afghanistan to America: How My Passion For Art Lit the Way.

Five-year-old refugee My parents had to make the decision to flee Kabul quickly. Afghanistan was embroiled in a civil war and had become unsafe for us. It was 1994, the mujahadeen had taken over the…

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Stacy Quarty

A Friend to the End: A Story of Loss, Regret and Second Chances

Risa and I met on that first day of college. We were both one of the very few students left by our parents, shortly after the car was unpacked. Most of the student’s families stayed…

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Beverly Adams

College and a New Career After 50

For years through my volunteer work, I knew I had a calling to work with people suffering from substance abuse and mental illness.  Because of my life circumstances and responsibilities, it took a while to…

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Joelle Jarvis

Grateful Every Day

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” My life has been a story of highs and lows. What I’ve learned is that while you can’t control what happens, what you can…

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Marybeth Walz Featured Image

Overcoming Tragedy To Realize Her Dream of Motherhood

I grew up in suburban Middletown, New Jersey, one of four siblings born into a strict, working class Catholic family. After graduating from Kean College, I began a successful sales career at MCI and for…

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Christine Sperber

From Ski Bum to Wisdom Seeker

During a trip to Sugarloaf, Maine, in my freshman year of college, I saw snowboarders flying downhill and knew I had found my passion. As soon as the academic year ended, I moved to Colorado…

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Jamie Sussel Turner_Less Stress

How I Learned Living With Less Stress Was a Choice.

I’ve always experienced a lot of stress. As a shy girl I hid behind my mother, blushed bright red when called on in class, and had many skin issues (triggered by stress).   The transformative experience…

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Lucie Dickenson_Anxiety

Anxiety Would Not Defeat Me.

I absolutely believe we are more alike than we are different. We all have a story and your story may not be my story, but mine is just different in the details. It is through…

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