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Divorced or Soon-to-Be Divorced?

Nancy Sharp | Posted 03.16.2017 | Divorce
Nancy Sharp

Joanie Winberg never lost sight of what mattered most in the midst of her divorce. Her big-picture approach to divorce made a lasting difference for Winberg and her children, who are now grown with children of their own.

Dishing on Boldness and Daring With Gail Sheehy

Nancy Sharp | Posted 08.12.2016 | Arts
Nancy Sharp

Sheehy was recently widowed, and much of her newest and most personal book, Daring: My Passages, is about moving on after the loss of her beloved husband, the legendary magazine editor and journalist Clay Felker.

BOLD Living at 49

Nancy Sharp | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

I celebrated on May 7 and as a gift to myself -- and you -- I offer insights and strategies about BOLD Living at 49. Why BOLD Living? Well, why not? Life's richer when you write the story you want to live.

Thanksgiving and Awakenings

Nancy Sharp | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

Painful lessons often yield great blessings. At no time do we feel this more acutely than the holidays. In 2009, Toti Cadavid, born in Columbia and ...

In Light of Brittany Maynard's Death, Go Where You Need to Go

Nancy Sharp | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

By facing her own imminent mortality, Brittany Maynard gave herself and her family the gift of living. She did so by making the quality of her days count. Each minute. Each hour. Each day.

When Life Feels Grueling, Find the Grace

Nancy Sharp | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

If we're lucky, we're thrown one curveball at a time. But that's seldom the case, and in fact, sometimes in our despair over one unlucky turn, we wind up creating others. Like an unstoppable chain reaction.

Write the Story You Want to Live

Nancy Sharp | Posted 11.16.2014 | Women
Nancy Sharp

I used to believe that all stories had a beginning, middle and end. While in the most obvious of ways, Brett's death was a finite end; it would take years for me to realize not only that the three of us could make a pleasing new life but that doing so meant rewriting our story.

What I Know at 48

Nancy Sharp | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Nancy Sharp

I'm more entrenched in my middle years even as I taste the sweetness of my twenties and the far more bittersweet decade of my thirties. Fifty doesn't frighten me because at last I'm settling into myself.

Keep Going -- We Believe in You

Nancy Sharp | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

Among all the lessons borne from losing my husband to cancer, the one I see clearest is this: The best way to memorialize a loved one is to choose life. When life feels hard, I tell myself to keep going. I tell my children the same thing.

Ode to Nostalgia and Something New

Nancy Sharp | Posted 04.02.2014 | Home
Nancy Sharp

How I wish someone in the family had my grandmother's chicken wing recipe. I've tried to replicate it -- using a combination of corn flake crumbs, soy sauce and ketchup -- but it's not the same.

When Life Gets Hard, Go Forward

Nancy Sharp | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

One, two deaths this week -- but also, new life. First our dwarf hamster Whiskers died. She was the first pet my children have ever had, and they ado...

A Prayer for Peace

Nancy Sharp | Posted 02.15.2014 | Home
Nancy Sharp

Might we put aside our frustrations and be gentle with our children? Might we have real conversations about values? Might we all just stop and breathe and think about peace in our lives and peace in our world?

Lessons on Acceptance

Nancy Sharp | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

I ought to know that death pays no heed to the natural order of life. I first learned this lesson nearly a decade ago when my husband Brett died at thirty-nine years old. Until then, I'd been relatively sheltered from calamity, at least among family.

Keeping It Real at Reunions

Nancy Sharp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Nancy Sharp

With so many people to see, so many lives to catch up on, so many long-ago acquaintances to rekindle if only for the weekend, how exactly does one master the fine art of small talk?

Women of Second Acts

Nancy Sharp | Posted 11.30.2013 | Denver
Nancy Sharp

Never did I expect to stumble upon a group of women just like me: women who came together for one reason only.

And She Rides

Nancy Sharp | Posted 08.21.2013 | Parents
Nancy Sharp

I wasn't able to protect my daughter the day she was hit on her bike. I am, however, able to cheer her courage today. Love and letting go co-mingle; this is the axiom of parenthood.

What Happened to May?

Nancy Sharp | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Nancy Sharp

I don't know about you, but I'm bothered that I've come to resent the rush of May. Because May really is a glorious time of year.

A Story of Second Chances

Nancy Sharp | Posted 04.22.2013 | Denver
Nancy Sharp

Nothing could steer me off course during my inaugural year in Denver. So when I read about the widowed news anchor who was selected as a 5280 Magazine's "Most Eligible Single" in February of 2007, it was only fitting that I should reach out.

Here's My Cancer Story, What's Yours?

Nancy Sharp | Posted 11.06.2012 | Women
Nancy Sharp

This is what I understand: My story may be unique to me but the human experiences of loss and life and love are as universal as the stars.