Joan Anderson is a journalist and the bestselling author of A Year by the Sea, An Unfinished Marriage, A Walk on the Beach, and A Weekend to Change Your Life. She lives with her husband in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and conducts weekend workshops for women around the country. And she made the decision to do just that, and only that, as a part of a second-chance return to the Self disclosed in her latest book, The Second Journey: The Road Back to Yourself. What she has to teach us is that even after finding the Self we can get off track, out of balance and that by taking that second journey we can find our way back. Through her poignant rendition of her own journey she becomes a personal mentor to all of her readers. Not only that, but her workshops for women facilitate the feminine energy of going within to go without, and finding the balance between the internal and external essential to authentic living.