Now she can teach, write articles, work on a book, make 40 or 50 speeches a year, appear regularly on radio and television, and not feel guilty about neglecting her children.
"I'm still very active, physically. I walk four miles a day. And I love the fact that I don't care so much about things _ things that were so terribly important when you're younger, they don't matter when you get older," she said. "And it's such a sense of freedom."