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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…

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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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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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Greer Hendricks_Grit and Soul

Chapter Two Starts at Age 50!

I recently found a drawing from when I was a lot younger. It showed me with a husband and two children. In the picture, I am holding a book that I had written. Just before…

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The Bergdorf Goodman Guide to Animal Welfare

There is an old expression that says gifts sometimes come in strange packaging. I hadn’t thought about that quote in a while. But it came to me early one morning in the summer of 1999…

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Janice Lintz_Grit and Soul

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities!

The Never-Ending Divorce My ex-husband was abusive shortly after we married in 1988. I never thought abuse happened to women like me; well educated, living on the upper East Side of New York City, married…

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Against All Odds: The Triumph of Christine Carter Love

Marguerite Grace King was a domestic worker from the deep South who cleaned office buildings for a living. For many, this meager job was merely an income, but for me, the long corridors of the…

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