In many ways, my memoir, Reclaiming Joy, is a love letter to Nantucket, for this is where I first experienced sustained joy after Lev's death. Sheryl Sandberg taught me to focus on joy rather than pain.
Blair House: A house of history and hospitality - The Washington Post
I've Come Full Circle on Nantucket. My first visit as a widow was in August 2013. I was inspired to write and completed the first draft of RECLAIMING JOY. This summer I am preparing for publication.
Adopting Healthy Breakfast Habits. I am obsessed with eggs. I am convinced that my big, nutritious, savory breakfasts are the secret to my losing 20 pounds in less than four months and then keeping the weight off ever since. This is coming from a person who could never face an egg before noon.
‘Life is not over” — Writer shares her honest, insightful journey of widowhood
Practical information for exploring the Dordogne & southwestern France.
I have learned as a widow, if there is any place in the world that I want to see, if I want to go badly enough, I can make it happen! Last month I checked a driving trip through the Dordogne, Vézère and Lot river valleys of southwestern France off my bucket list—a trip I thought I would never make after Lev's death.
Life's a Beach...But What Kind of Beach? This whole, long process of publication—from the time the Baylor University Press offered me a contract for RECLAIMING JOY almost a year ago—has been a nonstop education for me. Who would think it would take so long to birth a book? Why a beach scene on the cover?
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TRAVEL LIGHT. Widows often find ourselves encumbered by too much baggage. We were accustomed to husbands who carried more than their share. I had more practice than many, for I occasionally traveled alone or with friends. Then, as Lev's health declined, I became the partner with major responsibility for the baggage.
Live Well, LOOK GOOD, Travel Light, Part 2. In August 2011—almost 17 months after Lev's death—I took my first big step in traveling alone, as a widow. I flew to London, then took the train to Edinburgh, another first for me. On my arrival, I walked into a pre-dinner reception at the hotel to meet 40 strangers who would be my travel companions for the next week.
LIVE WELL, Look Good, Travel Light. We all want to live well, though each of us—at different periods in our lives—defines living well differently. There is no one right answer. There is also no final answer. To live well, look good and travel light is a challenge at this stage of life. Barbara Bush lived her life well.
Church at Horseshoe Bay
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