Nearly a decade after the debut of her best-selling, life-changing classic A year by the sea, Joan is so busy helping other women search for their true selves and taking care of several generations of her family that she doesn't even realize how out of control her life has become. Ironically, she finds she needs to listen to her own advice more than anyone else does. The second journey chronicles Joan's quest to restore her own equilibrium and find herself again. Suffused with her characteristic humor and warmth, this is a book for any woman who wants to know how to awaken her own independent spirit and set herself on a new path. Sharing her musings on love, marriage, family, growing older, aging parents, and spirituality, Joan offers reassurances that the best is yet to come and empowers other women to come of age in the middle of life.