Mosaic Heart: Pieces of an Unfinished Life

Mosaic Heart: Pieces of an Unfinished Life

by Donna Mazzitelli
Mosaic Heart: Pieces of an Unfinished Life

Mosaic Heart: Pieces of an Unfinished Life

by Donna Mazzitelli


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Mosaic Heart is not a book solely about cancer, but cancer is an integral part of this story. As her teacher and guide, cancer helped Donna Mazzitelli see that the world and her family would go on, with or without her. Yet, if she wanted to continue to be a part of life and living, she had to learn to care for herself first. As her companion, cancer insisted it was time to take in this lesson of self-care, self-love, and self-compassion.

Donna's story reflects a deep dive into the exploration of pieces of her life-most especially her marriage, family life, and the discovery of her life's purpose beyond midlife. Above all else, this is a love story, as Donna began to rebuild her heart.

She was in her fifties when cancer showed up. Initially, she saw cancer as an unexpected, imposing intruder-something to be feared and fought against. Something to be excised. Something to be eradicated. Ultimately, cancer turned out to be Donna's closest friend and her most honest and life-affirming ally.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939919663
Publisher: Merry Dissonance Press
Publication date: 02/14/2022
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Donna Mazzitelli believes that finding our voices is critical to living authentic lives. As founder of Writing With Donna and Merry Dissonance Press, Donna is an award-winning writing coach, editor, and publisher. She helps writers connect to their unique core voice so they can share messages crafted with heart. Donna's life experiences, which include two cancer diagnoses and significant personal family loss, have helped grow her heart and compassion, as well as her intuition.Donna recognizes that everyone has stories to tell. The more we share our stories from our hearts-whether fiction or nonfiction-the more our readers will connect with us and be transformed. This is how we heal ourselves and our world.Donna continues to work on her own writing. To date, she has written and published three children's books: Warm Toes, The Great Stirring, and The Recycling Project. Mosaic Heart: Pieces of an Unfinished Life is Donna's first memoir. She has begun work on her next memoir, Madonna Blue Heart, which she intends to release in less than a decade!After fifty years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Donna resides in Castle Rock, Colorado, with her husband, Dominic, and their loving lap dog, Leo. To learn more about Donna, please visit
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