Inside the Gift of Goodbye: Ch 2 Invincible Me

Inside the Gift of Goodbye: Highlights from Chapter 2 Invincible Me Chapter two paints a picture of how my mom influenced me growing up and as a young adult. She indulged my every whim, including making seven formal dresses for me my junior year in high school, dresses I designed. I went to college to focus on accounting and become a lawyer, something my father encouraged me to do. After I struggled through my first accounting class, I discovered a [...]

2018-02-19T02:03:08+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Change, Faith, Health|

ReaderViews: The Gift of Goodbye Review

ReaderViews recently completed a book review on The Gift of Goodbye. Below are some highlights and the link to the full review. “The Gift of Goodbye” is a memoir that deals with loss and the subsequent feelings of anger, sadness, depression and acceptance. In the face of a devastating divorce, author Rebecca Whitehead Munn, is unable to cope when she learns her mother is diagnosed with cancer. As Munn’s story unfolds, she begins to view her situation more constructively and [...]

2018-02-19T02:04:57+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Faith, Love|

New Year, New Focus

A New Year, A New Focus- the age old tradition of setting new goals or resolutions, to be better at or do more of something.... As I moved through the first day of 2018, I watched the water in Richland Creek ripple over the stones and pebbles and considered the various twists and turns my life took the previous year. I felt peace and joy to be standing in a space of comfort as new beginnings were unfolding. As our [...]

2018-01-07T04:04:59+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Authenticity, Change, Faith|

Authors Who Influence My Writing: Marianne Williamson

I am grateful to the many authors who have published before me and influence my writing, including Marianne Williamson. I first was introduced to Marianne Williamson's writing through my mother. She was an avid reader and would send my sisters and I her favorite books when she felt the books would help each of us. The first book I received was A Return to Love. My mother embodied the full meaning of Agape Love, as I describe in The Gift of Goodbye, [...]

2017-12-28T19:18:30+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Change, Faith, Love|

Inside the Gift of Goodbye: Introduction

Inside the Gift of Goodbye is a new series of blog posts intended to share a little more about the story, and the story behind the story. Included below is a little background and introduction to the story. One of the most frequent questions I hear is how long did it take to write the story and what tools did I use in the process. As a single mother, working full-time, the writing took a little longer than I had [...]

2017-11-13T15:45:56+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Change, Faith|

Learn More: Book Launch and Signings

Come meet Rebecca Whitehead Munn and learn more about the writing of The Gift of Goodbye, hear an excerpt from the story, and get an autographed copy! Three launch events to choose from: July 28, 2017 Book People, Austin, TX at 7 pm http://www.bookpeople.com/event/rebecca-whitehead-munn-gift-goodbye July 29, 2017 Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX at 7 pm http://www.brazosbookstore.com/event/rebecca-whitehead-munn-gift-goodbye August 23, 2017 Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN at 6:30 pm http://www.parnassusbooks.net/event/author-event-rebecca-whitehead-munn-author-gift-goodbye

2017-07-23T21:22:45+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Authenticity, Cancer, Change, Faith, Grief, Loss|

Inside the Gift of Goodbye: A Podcast

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Charlene on her Soul Sciences show recently. Below is a link to the podcast, where I describe the writing process and the unintended outcome of The Gift of Goodbye: A Story of Agape Love. I wrote my memoir over more than a ten year period, with starts and stops as I would face a wall of grief. I transitioned to writing on a blog about five years ago, which accelerated the writing [...]

2017-08-13T19:43:31+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Authenticity, Change, Faith, Grief|