Are you realizing that the first half of your life is over and you’ve been so busy concentrating on building a career or raising a family, or both, it has suddenly dawned on you that you may have lost yourself in the process and that the dreams you had when you were younger were set aside for more immediate concerns? Or are you frustrated that you have not had the time to truly give back? Mary Beth Sammons offers readers a chance to change all that in Second Acts That Change Lives. The book offers a collection of honest and inspiring stories delving into the lives of a community of mid-life trailblazers who wanted to make changes in their lives and found that as they reached inward for the strength to change, almost unanimously reached out to share their better self, their skills, their talents to make the world a better place. Second Acts That Change Lives is a wake-up call, an intervention of sorts to help prod readers to pursue their dreams—to turn the “someday I’d love to” into “today I will” and, by doing so, make a profound difference in the world.
About the Author:
Mary Beth Sammons is an award-winning journalist and women’s issues columnist whose work appears frequently in Family Circle, the Chicago Tribune’s lifestyle section, and leading consumer women’s magazines. She is currently the “Finding You” editor for www.BettyConfidential.com and writes for various health and business publications. As an editorial vice-president, Mary Beth launched the editorial departments of the largest consumer health on-line Web site—RevolutionHealth.com and its subsidiary, CarePages.com, for which she writes separate blogs. In addition, she is currently working with the Stanford Research Institute as editorial director of a storytelling project focused on consumer health and wellness. Mary Beth specializes in stories that inspire ordinary people to do extraordinary things from a place deep in their hearts. She has written six books in the women’s self-help and mind/body/health field including, We Carry Each Other: Getting Through Life’s Toughest Times (Conari Press, 2007). She lives in Chicago’s suburbs with her three children.