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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.

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.

What Not to Do

Nancy Sharp | Posted 02.04.2013 | Comedy
Nancy Sharp

As a matter of habit, it is wise not to slam your finger in the car door. Should such an unfortunate incident occur, certainly, do not be surprised if you scream and curse, blame your mother, husband, son, teetering dishwasher, unpredictable furnace, and gentle neighbor.

The Last Muffin on Earth and Tales From My Kitchen

Nancy Sharp | Posted 12.29.2012 | Denver
Nancy Sharp

Comfort food is what helps Frances Owens deal with important transitions -- the wild ride of politics and transitions she is making in her professional and personal life. Together we dished on life in Colorado, the calling she feels as a community leader and dinners at the White House.

Ride the Bumps

Nancy Sharp | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

When life puts a bump in the road, you've got to grind the gears, sidestep the potholes as smoothly as possible, and keep going forward. If my friend was able to move away from the grip of her condition, then so can I.

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.

Who Are You, Exactly?

Nancy Sharp | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Nancy Sharp

My kids have crossed the threshold from children to full-fledged tweens overnight. Am I ready?

Sometimes Bit by Bit Is Best

Nancy Sharp | Posted 06.25.2012 | Books
Nancy Sharp

I completed my graduate thesis last week -- the entire draft of Both Sides Now, my memoir. I want to focus on the process of writing a book. Here are some fresh takeaways that not surprisingly ring as true in life as they do for the written page.

Goosey Events and Trees That Smile

Nancy Sharp | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

Let yourself go the next time you stumble across the improbable or the unforeseen. Be wildly silly and curious about everything that you see, paying attention to all that is quirky because you never know what meaning lies behind.

The Story of Crazy Legs

Nancy Sharp | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

Today, my late first husband's memory is like particles of dust in the air. He's with us in the most minute ways even when we aren't consciously remembering him. And that's true for all lost loved ones. We can trust that they breathe inside us as memories.

A Forgotten Watch Is a Timeless Gift

Nancy Sharp | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

Funny, isn't it, that part of me was ruing the day for wasting time when really I have things to do. I might have lost productivity but I found much more. Where are you in time today?