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How would I handle becoming a mom again at 50?

By Lisa Sugarman Easy, relax, I’m not preggers. I just wanted to get your attention. Actually, I couldn’t be further away from becoming a mom again. You know, grown kids and all. But I’ll be honest and admit that sometimes I wonder if I could do it all over again if...

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When both of your college kids are home sick

By Lisa Sugarman Certain things in life are just serendipitous. Like when you find a fifty-dollar bill in a wallet you haven’t used in three years. Or when someone discovers a cure for one disease when they’re really trying to cure a different one. Or when John Cusack...

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This New Year, don’t let fear stand in your way

By Lisa Sugarman Here we are, on the outermost edge of another new year. A fresh, unspoiled runway of time and space for us to forge ahead in new directions and take risks and make things happen. And I don’t know about you, but I’m excited and inspired and ready to do...

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Make this holiday season about presence, not presents

ya By Lisa Sugarman The holidays are a unique time of year, right? The vibe everywhere is festive and frantic and jubilant and high-energy because we’re on a hard deadline to make everything just right for all our people in time for the holidays. But that’s a lotta...

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How to access gratitude all year long

By Lisa Sugarman It’s been exactly one week since Thanksgiving. You know, that special day when most of us can easily access all our feelings of thankfulness and gratitude. That day, or few days, when we’re usually surrounded by those who we love the most, doing all...

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