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2021 International Impact Award


Forty-something Italian-American immigration attorney moves through life-altering grief after her beloved mother dies from breast cancer. Questioning her life purpose, Meg resigns from her federal career to search for the lighthouse she saw in a vision before her mother passes, leading her to walk El Camino de Santiago in Spain.


“The author’s limpid prose invests ordinary travails with an intense emotional charge that is often affecting.” —Kirkus Review


“This memoir of searching and healing in the face of grief captures surprising connections as a woman seizes life.” —Book Life/Publishers Weekly
“Meg’s memoir is a must-read for anyone dealing with loss. Who knew when Meg and my path crossed that she would end up helping me with my own grief? I am grateful for Meg and all the magic she brings.”
—Pam Grout, #1 New York Times best-selling author of E-Squared and The Course in Miracles Experiment


“In Butterfly Awakens, Meg Nocero takes us on a quest that is physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual. We join her as she journeys through fear and despair with courage and hope. Meg’s metamorphosis becomes ours as it inspires us to transform our lives.” —Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, New York Times best-selling author of Happier, No Matter What


“Meg takes us bravely through her extraordinary evolution by sharing how she moved through unimaginable grief and sadness with the loss of her mother and how this massive life experience shifted her world and opened her up to her soul’s calling. Her beautiful vulnerability opens the door for all of us to peer into our heart and pay attention to its stirrings, inviting us in to discover our bliss. Meg reminds us that we all have the power to transform our lives and the lives of others by following our dreams and becoming the person we were intended to be.”
—Amy Butler, editor-in-chief of Blossom


“Meg takes us on a deeply personal journey of transformation that ultimately serves as profoundly hopeful encouragement for finding one’s own true path. Her story truly moved me to tears in some places, to giddy joy in others.” —Jessica Ciosek, author of Sometimes a Soldier Comes Home


“I appreciate Meg’s candor in not holding back and more than anything, I really appreciate her eloquence. I TOTALLY LOVE THIS.” —Berta Medina-Garcia, keynote speaker, adventure coach, and founder of Dreamers Succeed


“Butterfly Awakens celebrates a woman’s journey to her authentic self as it illuminates the enduring bond between mother and daughter. . . .With this life-affirming memoir, Meg Nocero will become your soul sister, enthusiastically welcoming you into her world, as she lays her heart wide open on her journey to wholeness. She bravely reveals her own dark night of the soul, offering her readers permission to be beautifully and imperfectly human—to stumble, fall apart, grieve, and ultimately awaken to boundless self-love.” —Tanya Mikaela, author of The Circle: A Woman’s Guide to Joy, Passion, and Authenticity


“Nocero brings you into her story with her amazing way with words, spirituality, and imagery. . .” —Readers' Favorite

Butterfly Awakens: A Memoir of Transformation Through Grief


  • ISBN





    Butterflies & Bliss, LLC


    Meg Nocero (author); Dr. Habib Sadeghi & Dr. Sherry Sami - Founder of Love Button Global Movement (foreword)

  • # OF PAGES





    None. All Rights Available


    Meg Nocero,

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