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Today, Liz shares her life with her husband, Felipe, in an old Presbyterian church built in 1792 in West Central New Jersey. "I think it's great, the idea that I went from being on a spiritual journey to living in a church," she says.

Liz and Felipe's home is decorated with memories of their travels around the world, but Liz says her favorite part of the house is her reading area, which is in the church's old choir loft. "This answers a childhood dream of mine to have a tiny little cave-like spot that was only for reading," she says.

Liz says her next book is about what happened after Eat, Pray, Love, including her marriage. To help her write, Liz always fixes herself a cup of tea. "Celestial Seasons Bengal Spice, which is the tea that reminds me the most of the chai that they make in India," she says.

When she needs a break, Liz loves to walk to the Delaware River Canal bike path near her home. "It's awesome because you get to be in this really beautiful setting and it's just peaceful and a really nice place to walk. I didn't have time for stuff like this, and that was kind of the crisis of my life."

Liz says she loves her simple life. "Toward the end of my first marriage, I just kept saying, I want a bigger smaller life. What I meant by that was smaller materially. Bigger spiritually. Bigger emotionally. Bigger full of pleasure. Bigger full of family, friends, joy, time, space, books. I am my best person when I have less on my plate," she says.
FROM: Why We Can't Stop Talking About Eat, Pray, Love!
Published on January 01, 2006


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