The Power and Pleasure of Giving Back: Two Weeks After Sandy and Still Much To Do

November 12, 2012

I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody. –Lily Tomlin Everyone who can is helping and everyone should. My story is not unlike so many others, so instead I thought I’d share a few words about the power of giving back courtesy of some 11 year olds. In […]

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Why I Can’t Write After Sandy

November 2, 2012

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not. — Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax I am trying to write, trying to work on my book today and I can’t. I  can’t stop thinking about how many people have been impacted by this horrible storm. The news coverage is incessant. […]

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Getting Unstuck in Boston

October 21, 2012

This is a guest post by Peggy Barons. Peggy contacted the52weeks.com and told us about how she has been getting unstuck with a group of women in Boston. Pretty incredible. When we heard about everything she was doing, we had to share her story. There is no doubt that what she has crossed off her […]

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Flash 52: A Book Deal & We Want Your Help!

October 1, 2012

I want to write books that unlock the traffic jam in everybody’s head.  — John Updike What We Tried: To Get a Book Deal & Bring Our Blog and All it’s About to the Bookshelves! When We Got the Deal:  This summer! Details: Originally launched blog, the52weeks.com in July, 2010. Did a lot of stuff. Didn’t […]

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How a Mensch Got Me to the Theater…Finally

September 28, 2012

This is a guest post by Robin Gorman Newman. Robin became a midlife mom at age 42, and it changed her life in ways she couldn’t have imagined. Soon, Motherhood Later (MLTS) was born – an organization for older moms. Robin is also Associate Producer of Motherhood Out Loud, which ran off-Broadway in New York and is now touring. […]

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The Collagen Crisis

September 5, 2012

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Flock, the author of the New York Times Bestselling novel ME & EMMA. The sequel, WHAT HAPPENED TO MY SISTER (Random House, 2012) was just released in August and is one of Oprah’s 15 Must-Read Books for September.  Liz is a former journalist who worked for Time and People […]

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A Change that Saved My Life

August 27, 2012

This is a guest post by Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP and author of The Healthy Apple. She is a Manhattan based Culinary Nutritionist, Personal Chef, Professional Recipe Developer and Food Writer specializing in simple Gluten-Free ‘Clean’ recipes for the home cook. She writes for the Huffington Post, GenConnect and other publications. Her story is intense and inspiring […]

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Flash 52: Meditation “Express”

August 15, 2012

What I Tried: Meditation “Express” Details:  Keep Calm & Carry On (CD); Music to Encourage Stress Relief (CD); Just 10 Seconds (App) and Simply Being (App )(99cents!) When: August Where: At home, on a couch, in a car and near a clam bar To Keep or Not to Keep: Yes, I need it. Definitely great […]

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Flash 52: Bikram

August 2, 2012

      What I Tried: Bikram Yoga Class Details: Heat, sweat, 26 poses When: About a month ago Where: Bikram Yoga East 83rd St. NYC (but you can find Bikram classes worldwide) The Back Story: In my never-ending quest to find the perfect exercise that I will stick with (running, tennis, body ballet are […]

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Flash 52: Detox

July 18, 2012

What I Tried: Drinking Green Stuff Details:  “Green Love” and “Mixed Green” When: Started early July Where: Organic Avenue in Southampton, New York Elm Health in New York City. The Back-Story (if you want to read more): Okay, so I admit my favorite drinks are Diet Coke and a good white wine.  Almost daily I […]

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