Second Chances

The great gift of family is to be intimately acquainted with

people you would not introduce yourself to,

had life not done it for you.

Kendall Hailey

Old Hollywood Glamour by Sharon Birke

“What are you reading?”, my husband inquired.  It completely escaped me that the title of this Powerful Goddess’ memoir might make any spouse nervous:  Eat, Drink and ReMarry.    I wanted to tease him that if I were seriously considering such an option, I wouldn’t advertise it!  But he looked like he needed some reassuring so I explained that I’m reading this because my work is beyond beauty that is skin deep.  I am about beauty grown from strength through resilience.  I believe such beauty blossoms even more when we affirm each other’s choices in our journey home to self trust.

And Stacey Tucker’s courage in sharing her  life story is true inspiration!   I’ve always appreciated how divorce and remarriage expand our capacity for love.  Stacey’s guidebook for second marriages confirms this while lending a witty and comforting hand to women navigating new beginnings, those striving to make peace with the emotional quagmire of  the past.   Thank Goddess time and distance are on our side when it comes to revealing the humor and wisdom of our travails and distresses!  Thank you, Stacey, for generously giving of yourself through your book and gorgeous portraits here, for being a powerful example of our ability to prevail no matter what, and for the potent reminder that we do know what is best for ourselves if we we take the time to listen to our truth–and not to the opinion of (m)others.

See Stacey’s books and blog on and click on “Leave a Comment” (above left) to share how you’ve traded second guessing for second chances.


Eat Drink & ReMarry author Stacey Tucker by Sharon Birke


Old Hollywood Glamour by Sharon Birke

© Sharon Birke

201 697 1947

Glamour Portraits of the Goddess in Every Wife & Mother

Eat Drink & ReMarry author Stacey Tucker by Sharon Birke

Fabulous Makeup by Wendy Boiardi


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. christinahultquist
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 10:42:31

    Beautiful! I LOVE her dress and the black and white is stunning!


    • Powerful Goddess Photography
      Feb 28, 2013 @ 16:58:30

      Thanks so much, Christina! She is beautiful inside and out, in color and black and white.


  2. Mountain
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 21:09:55

    I couldn’t agree more, Christina you called it! I love yellow but the way B&W enhances the photo and the framing of the Goddess in the painting frame in the background is so artistic. I only have one question; what is that painting of, Sharky? 🙂


    • Powerful Goddess Photography
      Feb 28, 2013 @ 22:35:00

      Interestingly, the painting is of a young girl in a yellow dress, Mountain. Your question gave me pause to consider how this is symbolic of how the Powerful Goddess in yellow here has grown to mother the little girl inside (and behind) her. xoxox


  3. Mountain
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 21:56:12

    Thank you, Sharky!

    Inspiration is shown to us in many ways, it’s up to us to recognize and appreciate.Thank you for sharing, Goddess Stacey!


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