Recipes for a Beautiful Life

Recipes for a Beautiful Life

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Writing with a delicate balance of humor and truth, critically acclaimed author Rebecca Barry reflects on motherhood, work, and marriage in her new memoir about trying to build a creative life. When Rebecca Barry and her husband moved to upstate New York to start their family, they wanted to be surrounded by natural beauty but close to a small urban center, doing work they loved, and plenty of time to spend with their kids. But living their dreams turned out not to be so simple: the lovely old house they bought had lots of character but also needed lots of repairs, they struggled to stay afloat financially, their children refused to sleep or play quietly, and the novel Rebecca had dreamed of writing simply wouldna€™t come to her. Recipes for a Beautiful Life blends heartwarming, funny, authentically told stories about the messiness of family life, a fearless examination of the anxieties of creative work, and sharp-eyed observations of the pressures that all women face. This is a story of a woman confronting her deepest fears: What if Ia€™m a terrible mother? What if Ia€™m not good at the work I love? What if my children never eat anything but peanut butter and cake? What if I go to sleep angry? Ita€™s also a story of the beauty, light, and humor thata€™s around us, all the timea€”even when things look bleak, and using that to find your way back to your heart. Mostly, though, it is about the journey to building not just a beautiful life, but a creative one.It was still too wounded from an earlier trauma, and if she wanted to get pregnant, she had to heal her heart. ... Recipe: Heal Your Heart Sit in a quiet room with a notebook. ... Dear heartache, Dear (your name here), Dear body Ia#39;ve been talking about so meanly, Dear former self who did something Ia#39;m so ashamed of, anbsp;...

Title:Recipes for a Beautiful Life
Author:Rebecca Barry
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2015-04-07


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