How I Became A Menopause Warrior (Part 2)

Amanda Thebe

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 up is “midlife crisis,” along with this definition at Wikipedia: “A midlife crisis is a transition of identity and self-confidence […]

How I Became A Menopause Warrior

Amanda Thebe Menopocalypse

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 call it “The Change.” I call it “menopocalypse.” Yes, I am talking about menopause. My journey into the unknown started […]

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

Stacy Quarty

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 for the day-long orientation and were huddled in small groups. We were a group of two and became fast friends. […]

Overcoming Tragedy To Realize Her Dream of Motherhood

Marybeth Walz Featured Image

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 many years that was my focus. After several suspicious pap smears and reassurances from my doctor that everything was fine, […]

How I Learned Living With Less Stress Was a Choice.

Jamie Sussel Turner_Less Stress

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 in my life was learning how to live with less stress and not let stress rob me of joy.  That […]

Anxiety Would Not Defeat Me.

Lucie Dickenson_Anxiety

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 the sharing of our experiences that we can help others take note, take action and rise up beyond our struggles. […]

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 Academy Street building, where she worked, in Newark, NJ were my first example of discipline, hard work and a place […]

Amy Siskind—Wall Street to Political Activist

Amy Siskind_profile

When I graduated from college, and during a long career on Wall St., I never would have guessed where my life would take me. I like to say I am in the third chapter of my life, one that I never could have predicted, but that is perhaps the most important work of my life. […]

A husband’s legacy lives on helping families deal with loss and grief.

When I met David, the love of my life, he said something very startling to me.  He told me he didn’t think he would live past age 40.  His words turned out to be prophetic. David came into my life like a wonderful Christmas present my senior year in college.  As a theater arts major, […]