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Keep Going -- We Believe in You

Nancy Sharp | Posted 02.21.2014 | 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 | Food
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 | World
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.