barbara hannah gruffermanWith permission from the authors of “The 52 Weeks: Two Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck,”  I’m sharing the Foreword to the book, which I wrote, as a way to describe how I felt after turning 50.

In a word . . . I felt stuck . . . until I realized what was keeping me there.

Is this your story, too?

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The 52 Weeks Book by Karen Amster-Young and Pam Godwin

The 52 WeeksTwo Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck, with Stories and Ideas to Jumpstart Your Year of Discovery is finally here!

            HERE’S WHERE WE’LL BE!  


6:30-9pm     DREAM Downtown Hotel, 355 West 16th St., NYC

Join us for a first look at The 52 Weeks. Come chat with us and buy the book at MORE Magazine’s

Fierce & Fabulous Girls’ Night Out.

This annual event is a fun-filled evening featuring mini-makeovers, signature cocktails, gift bags and more. Go to for more information! This is a ticketed event.


7-8pm   150 East 86th St., NYC

Join us along with several experts from the book for a panel discussion and book signing.

DEC 4            NYU BOOKSTORE

6-7:30pm     726 Broadway, 

Book signing & create your own “52 List” for the New Year!

Hope to see you! Check back often at  for updates & news!

 Order Your Book Today!


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BOOK UPDATE: Early Read by Gretchen Rubin Lands Us A Cover Blurb!

August 22, 2013

We are so excited! Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project,  read an advance copy of our book and said… “We all want lives packed with both fun and fulfillment. With its humor, honesty, and great insight, The 52 Weeks is a terrific resource for anyone who wants to get unstuck.” Wow. This, from the […]

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52 New Things to Try This Summer!

June 19, 2013

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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The 52 Weeks: Book Update!

May 30, 2013

It’s Our Anniversary! A year ago we officially got a book deal! Yes, we know it’s been a while since we’ve updated you or even wrote about anything going on. So where have we been? Well, it started with our blog, It launched many, many weeks ago in July 2010. That’s when, for 52 weeks, […]

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Lessons Sandy Taught Me

March 17, 2013

This is a guest post by Jackie Moffett. She is funny, smart, a former PR maven and an amazing writer. Most important, she is a wife, mother, daughter, sister and a great friend. We reached out to Jackie to write for after months of following her inspiring journey helping Hurricane Sandy victims. We are […]

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Finding Funny at 47

February 8, 2013

This is a guest post by Linda Orton. Linda is a mommy, an optimist, a storyteller, comedian, and a serial entrepreneur. Currently owner of Intelligent Video Solutions, Intelligent Entertainment, and Vid4Pro, LLC, she works across the US helping major firms and corporations tell their stories. She is completing her first book, “Life is Hysterical. We love […]

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Feeling Stuck? Try This!

January 14, 2013

This is a guest post by Chris Assaad — a singer/songwriter and inspirational artist from Toronto who left a promising career in law several years ago to pursue his dream of a career in music.  Since then, Chris has been actively using his voice to encourage others to follow their dreams, express their creativity and […]

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How I Became a 45-Year Old Intern

December 8, 2012

Jodi Garner is the Associate Director of Development and Institutional Advancement at The City College of New York.  She is also an aspiring Broadway producer.  She lives in New York City with her twelve year old boy/girl twins. When Jodi heard that one of our chapters in our forthcoming book was about mid-life career changes, […]

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An Interview with Gretchen Rubin

December 2, 2012

We recently interviewed Gretchen Rubin for our blog. She is the best-selling author of The Happiness Project and, more recently, Happier at Home. We are thrilled she agreed to answer some questions for us. Her “real-world” advice and honestly is one of the many inspirations for our book.  1) is all about how Pam […]

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