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Menopause Meets Its Match.

Growing up in the northeast of England in a working class neighbourhood meant that there was lots of opportunity for me to be led astray.  As I started high school...

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Surviving the Domestic Abuse That Nearly Killed Her

When I met my first husband, I was a 19-year-old college student, book smart, full of compassion and a peacemaker from birth. He was a broken man with no familial support to speak of and...

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Ashley Richardson

A Successful Career Transition from Corporate Exec to Entrepreneur

For about ten years, I worked for one of the largest healthcare companies in the world, in many different roles. My last being in medical education, working with experts around the globe who specialized in...

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How a High School Dropout Became a Successful School Principal

At 86 years old, I’m a widow, mother of four boys, one granddaughter that I raised as my own, and retired educator. I was born on July 31st, 1931 in Newport News, Virginia. My six...

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Ilene Lainer

Improving the Lives of People with Autism

As a young woman growing up in New Jersey, I would not have imagined that in my 50s, I’d be President of NEXT for AUTISM, a non-profit organization focused on building and supporting innovative programs...

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Ilene Rainer

One Mother’s Poignant Campaign After Losing Her Son to Overdose

I grew up in New Jersey, in a close-knit Italian family.  My husband, Tito, is from Argentina.  I have three sisters and a brother and between us we have nine kids who are all very...

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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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From Divorce and Addiction to Happiness and Peace

I am the middle sibling of three daughters born in 1956 in Jersey City, NJ.  My childhood was difficult; my mother was overwhelmed, and I felt unwanted and unloved. Through my teenage years, I endured...

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From Wall Street to The Stylish Bride: An Inspired New Path

I grew up as an only child in the Princeton area of New Jersey. My dad worked in finance, and my mom for the most part stayed home and then went back to work after I was in 5th grade. At that point in...

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Turning the Loss of Her Son Into a BIGVISION For Sober Life

I was born in Brooklyn, New York in the 60’s where I had a very nice, normal childhood in a modern orthodox Jewish family. My family included a brother and a sister, great parents, and...

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Becoming An Award Winning Film Maker at 50

I was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, the only child to the two most supportive and loving parents who were both school teachers.  I was a happy kid who excelled in school, played sports and...

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