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September 6, 2022

Power Host Profile: Sharon Guskin!

She’s now been practicing Buddhism with a daily meditation practice for about nine years and reports it’s been a total game-changer.

Sharon Guskin is a 56 year old Novelist, Buddhist, and new Empty Nester.

When she was writing her bestselling first novel, The Forgetting Time (published in 2016, just as she turned 50!), she became interested in reincarnation, and particularly the amazing stories of children who seem to have spontaneous past life memories. During that same period, she was feeling stressed-out applying to middle schools in NYC for her older son, and pretty anxious in general. She started meditating in order to relax more, and discovered that the Buddhist path made a lot of sense to her. She’s now been practicing Buddhism with a daily meditation practice for about nine years and reports it’s been a total game-changer.

Sharon has two sons: Eli is a junior in college and Ben, her youngest, just left home last week to start his freshman year. Thus, her Empty Nest!

Feeling a need for support around this big transition, Sharon created a support group on Revel. She says “I'd been dreading this moment for a long time -- all that youthful energy leaving the home, the end of an era, for sure -- when I finally realized I needed to change my view about it and commit to creating a wonderful new empty-nest world for myself. It seemed to me that this was a kind of grief, even if it was a "good" grief, and I thought having a group where we could share our feelings and support each other through it might really be helpful.”

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