Awarded Honorable Mentions for the 2012 New York, San Francisco Book Festival, and the 2011 DIY Book Festival in Los Angeles!
This is a story of a Widow's journey from grief to happiness
When author 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, and then brain cancer.
“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‟ my life dramatically changed towards 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,” explains Anzini.
In 2012, Lori Godsey Anzini published this website. She continues to ply her efforts into her writing. Along her journey, a wonderful, spiritual man came into her life. Several chapters of her book describes her growth with her new-found love. Letting go of the past without forgetting her first true love.
Embracing new love in a deliberate way with new intention became her new focus.
In 2014, with courage and instinct, she moved into the Sierra Foothills to be near her son's family. Along the way, Chris Cacace said yes, and they were married in 2015.
She is now dedicated back into a political career, much needed with the disastrous 2016 election. Plying her skill, and keeping her activism intact, she remains vigilant in her focus that as a woman, her rights, and the rights of her past grand-mothers are precariously threatened. What better way to spend her time?
Upon organizing the county Democratic Central Committee in El Dorado County, and recruiting people to be involved locally, she threw her hat in the ring to be an example. Using her past political and governmental expertise as her talking points, in 2018 she was successfully elected to the local El Dorado Irrigation District. Her years of public service and her knowledge and experience of working with an East Bay water utility earned the trust of the constituents in her now adopted community.
Send all requests for interviews, or public appearances directly to Lori at: firstname.lastname@example.org