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Leslie is a 55-year-old mother of three who felt her life unraveling just six years ago. At 49, she decided to leave her job as a successful magazine editor to open her own soup shop. "Two days before the grand opening, my husband of 22 years told me he was leaving our marriage. I thought my world had come undone," she says. "It turned out to be a gift, and a world of possibilities opened up before me."