Trying Something New

52 New Things to Try This Summer!

by Karen Amster-Young

Sometimes you have to shake it up to get “unstuck.” Summer is a great time to try new things. So break out of your comfort zone and try something new, even if it’s seemingly small or insignificant. In fact, doing one new thing often leads to another. Did we mention that More magazine recently asked […]

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categoryPosted: 06/19/13 11:31 AM

What is a Baritone?

by Karen Amster-Young

This is a guest post from John Malik and the first male guest blogger for Originally from New Orleans, John Malik is the author of the novel Doughnuts for Amy. He and his wife Amy owned and operated 33 Liberty Restaurant in Greenville, SC from 2001 until 2008. John received a James Beard semi-finalist […]


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categoryPosted: 04/10/12 12:42 PM

Meditating on the Downbeat

by Karen Amster-Young

This is a guest post by Laurey Bennett-Levy, a dear old friend who lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two beautiful daughters.  An early supporter of the52weeks, she was inspired to go drumming recently — although if you ask anyone that knows Laurey she has always been one to try new things!    This […]


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categoryPosted: 02/25/11 12:57 PM

Camera Shy No More

by Pam Godwin

Max is a confident, personable guy who is well-suited to be on camera. Good-looking and put together (at least whenever I see him), he always seems to be “camera ready”. I, on the other hand, while confident, am not only camera-shy, but one of those people who always manages to get caught in my sweatpants […]

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categoryPosted: 11/15/10 10:03 PM

Laughing on the Links

by Karen Amster-Young

The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can’t see him laughing.  ~Phyllis Diller, Comedian “It’s called chipping,” my tall, 20-something,  confident golf instructor named Reed said as we walked to an open grassy area with a bucket of balls.  I mistakenly thought I would be using a driver […]


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categoryPosted: 07/6/10 5:30 AM