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INTERVIEW–Nurturing, Healing Love Guides Scarlett Lewis’ Life Mission


Scarlett Lewis, author Nurturing healing love book

Scarlett Lewis

By Stacey Gualandi (@StaceyGualandi)/December 13, 2015
Photos Courtesy The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation

In her book, Nurturing Healing Love, Scarlett Lewis writes about her very personal journey following the tragic death of her six-year-old son Jesse at the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.   Scarlett gave her book that title because those were the last three words Jesse wrote on his chalkboard before he was killed three years ago on December 14, 2012.

“It was such a message of comfort that he left for his family and friends. I also knew that it was a message of inspiration for the world.”  Scarlett Lewis 

Writing about what happened at Sandy Hook began as a way to cope, but for Scarlett it soon became a journey of forgiveness and hope.  I was fortunate to talk to Scarlett on The Women’s Eye Radio Show when her book was released in 2013. Here is an excerpt from that interview…   [Read more…]

PERSON OF THE DAY: Author Anne Lamott Stitches Life Back Together

Anne Lamott by Sam Lamott

Anne Lamott/Photo: Sam Lamott

By Laurie McAndish King/November 10, 2013


“People ask why I called the new book “Stitches.” It’s because when we are stuck, or lost, or too sad, we can take one stitch.” Anne Lamott

“I wrote this book accidentally,” Anne Lamott explains. Two days after Newtown (the site of the December, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy), Lamott found herself in her regular Sunday School class, wondering What am I going to tell these children? Where do we even start?

But Anne did know what to say. A popular novelist, essayist, memoirist and political advocate, she has been inspiring people with her words for more than twenty years. Tell them the truth, Anne reminded herself. Start where you are. Breathe. Stitch things together. And so Lamott’s latest book, Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair (Riverhead Books), was born.   [Read more…]

TOP 10: On Tour, Giffords’ Actions Speak on Gun Control

Gabby Giffords and husband Mark Kelly in New Hampshire 7/5/13/Photo: Mary Schwalm

On Tour, Giffords’ Actions Speak on Gun Control: Steve Peoples–sfgate.com–7/6/13–Photo: Mary Schwalm

TOP 10: Powerful ’60 Minutes’: Sandy Hook Families Talk

Sandy Hook families on 60 Minutes

Powerful ’60 Minutes’–Sandy Hook Families Talk: eurweb.com–4/9/13

TOP 10: Gabby Giffords Returns to Scene of Deadly Tucson Shooting

Gabby Giffords in Tucson, Mar. 6, 2013

Gabby Giffords Returns to Scene of Deadly Tucson Shooting: Sarah Muller–tv.msnbc.com–3/6/13–Photo: MSNBC Screenshot

TOP 10: Giffords Shows Support for Newtown

Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly in Newtown/1-4-13

Giffords Shows Support for Newtown: Dirk Perrefort–newstimes.com–1/4/13–Photo: Jason Rearick/The News-Times