Amy Newmark is the author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, a second career she began at 50 after decades on Wall Street and in technology industry. Most importantly, she’s a wife, mother of four, and grandmother of three… so far. Connect with Amy at

Latest Posts By Amy Newmark

3 weeks ago

How to Use the Power of Forgiveness in Time for the Holidays

With the winter holidays just around the corner, many of us are wondering how we will handle getting together, in whatever form, with certain people, whether they are family or friends. We all have those people with whom we’ve had a falling out or a breakdown…

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2 months ago

How to Get Yourself into That Swimsuit Before Summer Ends

It’s the dog days of summer – the weather is hazy, hot, and humid, but I’m worried about getting into my swimsuit at a party this weekend. I gained 10 pounds while on chemo earlier this year, and I don’t like this new body. Body image is a big problem…

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4 months ago

What You Can Learn About Dementia from People Who Have Been There, Done That

When your family first faces the reality of a loved one with dementia, you embark on a journey you’ve never taken before. That’s what happened to my two siblings and me when our mother died, and we discovered that my father’s issues…

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5 months ago

How to Have a Less Stressful Summer

Summer stress! I know that summer is supposed to be easy, fun, relaxing. But if you’re like me, you continue to pack your schedule. We published a story almost 10 years ago that is my go-to stress reliever, and it really works. It’s by April Knight, who tells us…

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6 months ago

Changing Your Life with One-Minute Tasks

Let’s talk about minutes. We live one minute at a time. We waste lots of those minutes. But you can change your life with those little bits of time. They can be very useful. You just have to dive in and use them. Let me first acknowledge that I am that person…

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8 months ago

You Have Permission to Remove Toxic People from Your Life

One of my favorite Chicken Soup for the Soul stories is by Georgia Shaffer, who wrote about what happened when a “friend” drove her to chemo one day. Her friend spent the entire 50-minute drive relating painful stories about the people…

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9 months ago

Why You Should Indulge in Those Little Luxuries

If you’re like me, you’ve spent most of your life doing for others, whether that was your family, your job, or your friends. You probably put yourself at the bottom of your to-do list way too often. And I bet you save the nice things for other people…

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10 months ago

Start the New Year Off Right by Decluttering Your Home

Do you have too much stuff? Do you feel like your possessions own you, and not the other way around? There’s something so liberating about cleaning out those overstuffed closets, cupboards, and storage spaces! And what better time…

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10 months ago

There’s No Better Time to Confront Your Fears Than After 60

Do you want to feel empowered? Energetic? Self-confident? One way to do that is by trying new things and confronting your fears. When you step outside your comfort zone and challenge yourself with a new sport, a new technology…

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11 months ago

You’re Never Too Old to Find Love

Life begins again at 60, right? Well, it does if you have the right attitude and know that age is just a number. You can downsize and enjoy the freedom of less stuff; you can start a new business or volunteer; you can pursue long deferred dreams…

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