Marcia Byalick

Marcia Byalick Marcia's written three novels, three self-help books and dozens of essays for women’s magazines. She’s taught memoir writing, wrote for the Long Island section of The New York Times, and served as the content editor of

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I Illegally Parked In A Handicapped Spot

March 25, 2014
embarrased with bag over head

Just because you do what’s right 99.9 percent of the time doesn’t give you permission to behave like a skuzzball ever.
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No Judgments Until The End Of The Story, Please

March 12, 2014
Would you open your car window for him?

Try to refrain from shouting out what you would have done or what I should have done, because honestly, that’s a bit like offering a comb to a bald person…
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My Friend Doesn’t Hate Me Any More

March 6, 2014
I dont hate you

As far as I know, my hate fan club has only one member. I’ll call her Carole.
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Loving My Friends

February 11, 2014

Have you noticed how in recent years the shelf space devoted to Valentine cards geared to friendships has grown?
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Body Wisdom

January 24, 2014

Chubby at the prom, thinner at my college graduation, chunky after my daughter was born---
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Why You Should Take A Nap

January 14, 2014
why you should take a nap

Just because TV and Kinko’s and CVS and the Internet are open for business around the clock doesn’t mean we should be.
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This Is The Year I Will Never Again…

December 24, 2013
broken promises, new year's resolution

A recent poll revealed that 97% of Americans do not follow the four rules for healthy living… That means only three percent of us are committed to keeping the most popular New Year’s promises.
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Voted Most Charming

July 26, 2013
voted most charming

Fifty years ago this fall I was voted Most Charming Senior of Tilden High School in Brooklyn.
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Gift Angst

December 4, 2012
Gift Angst - Holiday Shopping Lament

I have to make sure my friends and family are in awe of how well I know how to please them.
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DVR Compulsion

November 20, 2012
DVR Compulsion

If I read a book or visit friends or have a conversation with my husband that involves eye contact, I run the risk of losing my copy of The King’s Speech.
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Face Lift – Am I Ready?

October 29, 2012
face value

“Have you lost weight?” is just about code for, "who did your eyes?"
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Compassion Fatigue

October 23, 2012
Compassion Fatigue

When I grew up, contributing to a good cause was a much more straightforward affair.
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What’s The Worst That Can Happen?

September 11, 2012

I have lived all these many years handicapped by an irrational fear of spur-of-the-moment.
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Listing Off Course

August 28, 2012
To-Do List

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” What I’ve come to realize is that I spend a huge percentage of my days making up lists.
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Stretching the Chains

August 21, 2012
children moving away from home

In today’s world, home has become a place you have to leave to find yourself...
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My Mother, My Self

June 26, 2012
my mother my self

It’s taken 20 years to understand exactly what my mom passed down to me.
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Sisterhood: Yins and Yangs

June 5, 2012

Now we choose our friends and acquire our enemies but sisters come with the territory.
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OMG I’m A Grandma!

May 15, 2012
OMG I'm a Grandma

A few months ago I was blindsided. My daughter had a daughter.
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The Not Perfect Mother

May 8, 2012
Mary Cassatt

Most of us think we are better mothers than ours were. In fact, we get insulted when compared to the women who raised us.
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Turning Newer Every Day

March 20, 2012
Turning Newer Every Day

In the last few years accepted the challenge of co-writing a book in a genre that was completely foreign to me, lost 25 pounds and took up spinning.
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