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Finding a New Normal: I didn’t have to be a Super-Widow
Finding a New Normal: I didn’t have to be a Super-Widow

I had just turned 19, and I had no idea that I was about to be confronted with a defining moment in my life. A complete stranger said to me, “You’d better watch out, John’s got his eye on you.” Apparently John had pointed me out to his colleague, and said, “See that girl? I’m […]

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I’m a lonely widow raising three teenage boys
I’m a lonely widow raising three teenage boys

I became widowed this year and I am raising three teenager sons. I have moved to another city and am so lonely. Can you help? Advice: Thanks so much for asking us to help with your situation. You have been through a lot of grief and stress in a short amount of time. Grieving the […]

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10 Ways to help your community in 30 minutes or less
10 Ways to help your community in 30 minutes or less

From waking up early to put in a first load of laundry to working all day and driving the mom taxi all afternoon, most women have little time to think about volunteering for community projects. But busy schedules do not mean we have to write off community involvement completely. In thirty minutes or less, anyone […]

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An Uncanny Calm: Facing the fear of cancer
An Uncanny Calm: Facing the fear of cancer

“Yes, the tumor is definitely cancer.” This news from my husband’s neurosurgeon should have shaken my world, but I felt an uncanny calm. But I was not always this way… just two months before, I had been an emotional basket case. Not only had we just learned that my husband had an inoperable brain tumor […]

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Coping with Loneliness at Christmas
Coping with Loneliness at Christmas

‘Tis the season to be … gloomy? Feeling low this Christmas season?  You’re not alone.  Amid cheery songs, festive parties, gifts and good wishes, many lonely people are crying or dying on the inside.  Maybe you’re one of them.  I was. During a horrible year, my wife of 20 years divorced me, my employer of […]

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Grandma Went to Taiwan
Grandma Went to Taiwan

“Myriam Faust, are you out of your mind?” asked a well-meaning friend. “A woman your age just doesn’t pack up and go off to Taiwan! What about your three children and your grandchildren? You’re at an age where you should have the pleasure of visiting and seeing them, not traipsing off to an island halfway around […]

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The Cookbook Lady
The Cookbook Lady

I love to create in the kitchen! The first year we were married, my husband and I never ate the same thing for dinner twice. I took pride in never allowing my husband’s meals to be boring. On our first wedding anniversary, we asked each other what we could do to become a better spouse. […]

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Alone – But Not Lonely
Alone – But Not Lonely

For many of us, the idea of living alone one day – probably when we’re over 80 – may conjure up images of a lonely and depressed senior rocking in a chair with a cat curled up nearby while the seasons change outside the window. This stereotype is anything but reality for many older single […]

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Starting Over
Starting Over

February 13th fell on a Tuesday that year, but it seemed like my unlucky day. My wife of twenty years was divorcing me; it would be final in two days. February 1, my employer had shown me the door—on the twenty-fifth anniversary of my employment. Now, on February 13, I was in my physician’s office […]

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Steps To Success – Part Two
Steps To Success – Part Two

Profile on: S Truett Cathy:  The Chick-fil-A  success Story. Chick-fil-A is a fast food restaurant chain in the USA.  It has over 1000 restaurants. Read Steps to Success – Part One S Truett Cathy’s four tenets Chick-fil-A’s expansion was governed by a small number of basic principles. In 1971 Truett articulated those principles in the […]

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