When author and Antioch resident Lori Godsey Anzini is asked to describe the beginning of widowhood, the spirited survivor answers with one word – grief. But Anzini doesn’t stop there.
She joyfully adds that sunshine does indeed come after the rain. In her new book, “Escaping the Jaws of Life: A Widow’s Journey to Happiness” (published by AuthorHouse), she chronicles how she found joy after her husband succumbed to Parkinson’s disease.
“Happiness comes in various forms,” says Anzini, “but ultimately, I found that I was happiest when I purposely moved my intentions into pure positiveness, doing the things that I knew felt right. I became healthier, happier and significantly drawn into my resolve that if I take care of myself first, then everything else is better.”
In her intimate memoir, Anzini divulges the highs and the lows of caring for her husband during his illness and how she and her children dealt with the devastation of his death. Becoming a widow, admits Anzini, was a tumultuous journey. She credits the art of submission to helping her overcome her grief and flow gracefully into her next phase in life.
“When practicing the art of ‘letting go,’ says Anzini, “my life dramatically changed toward a different path – one of spirituality, mystical belief, freedom and acknowledging that my path unfolded the way it’s supposed to go, and nothing is ever wrong.”
About the Author
Lori Godsey Anzini was married for 36 years before she became a widow. She was born and raised in Northern California, later settling in the San Francisco Bay area. Before retiring, she launched a successful political career, serving as Democratic party delegate, school board member, city council member and mayor. Anzini has two adult children and three granddaughters, and seeks happiness in everything.
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