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    2016

    Let’s Hear from an Expert: Maureen Tillman, Founder of College with Confidence

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    10475444_10153478110556844_5775376731084125317_o-3You are a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 35 years of experience working with adolescents, families and adults. Why did you feel a particular need to support young adults and parents through the college experience, and into adulthood, with your practice, College with Confidence?

    I created College with Confidence about 13 years ago when I experienced an increase in students coming to me for therapy, who had a crisis in college and needed to return home. The students were devastated and the parents were confused and extremely worried. I decided to create a proactive college transition service for high school students, as well as help college students become emotionally stable and resilient and decide on the best path from there. I have always felt dedicated to helping support people with transitions, feeling strongly that preparation creates confidence, going all the way back to my Master’s project in 1975: A handbook for new stepfamilies.

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    2016

    Writing a Novel About Alzheimer’s: Marianne’s Story

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    Marianne Sciucco, Author(2)Marianne had always dreamed of becoming an author. It took an encounter with an elderly couple, in her capacity as a nurse, to help her complete her first novel, Blue Hydrangeas. She is now working on her second.
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    2016

    Launching a Handbag and Accessories Business: Julie’s Story

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    Screen Shot 2016-06-19 at 11.59.57 AMAs her oldest child was applying to college, Julie realized she needed to plan for her next act. She rekindled her passion for fashion and launched J. Markell Designs, with the goal to provide more reasonably-priced exotic-skin handbags and accessories.

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    Jun
    2016

    Giving Former Inmates and Teen Mothers a Chance: Susan’s Story

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    Susan-Garcia-TrieschmannWhen her beloved brother-in-law, Curt, passed away too young, Susan reevaluated her life, got involved with restorative justice, and opened Curt’s Café, with the mission to help at-risk, underserved young adults coming out of the prison system. Three years later, she opened a second location to help teen mothers as well.

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    Jun
    2016

    Launching a Program to Empower Purposeful Retirement: Eva’s Story

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    unspecified-8When an unexpected illness hit her daughter, Eva chose to reconsider her path and craft the second half of her life in a way that’s true to her passions. She has launched Indigo, a VIP membership club that connects older adults with opportunities, experiences, and connections that enable them to thrive.

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    Jun
    2016

    Let’s Hear From an Expert: Esther Greenhouse, Environmental Gerontologist

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    headshot 3As a specialist in the relationship of the built environment to the well being of seniors, what trends are you seeing?


    First, finally people across society are beginning to see the importance and impact of good design. More builders are reporting having clients asking for features that enable successful aging in place.

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    Jun
    2016

    Writing a Memoir to Shed Light on Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Lucinda’s Story

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    LUCINDA 7 APRIL 2016Lucinda grew up with an abusive mother and married a narcissist. It took her daughter’s plea for her to leave everything behind, including her husband, and start over. She recounts her life, full of abuse but also adventure and comic moments, in her memoir, Walking Over Eggshells.

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    Jun
    2016

    Blogging from Costa Rica: Deby’s Story

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    IMG_2342Deby and her husband fell in love with Costa Rica on a surf trip. When they retired there, Deby needed something to occupy her time; she started blogging about her adventures with cooking and baking in the jungle.

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    May
    2016

    Hosting Equine-Assisted Therapy Retreats for Midlife Women: Margaretha’s Story

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    445A narrow escape from a charging stallion would cement Margaretha’s love of horses, but it would take her deteriorating eyesight after 20 years as a medical doctor for Margaretha to combine that love with her therapeutic training—and begin hosting transformational retreats in the Gascony region of France.

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    2016

    Launching an Anti-Aging Skincare Line at 50: Cecil’s Story

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    Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 8.52.39 AMWhen Cecil was postpartum at age 40, she was distressed at the state of her hair, skin, and waistline, and shared her dismay with her sister, a gynecologist specializing in hormonal wellness. They formed a partnership to help women achieve hormonal balance and vitality through their lifetime, with VENeffect.

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