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#1 Bestselling Author

Mary has overcome many challenges throughout her life, including an abusive relationship and nasty divorce that impacted her self-esteem and selfconfidence. She is an entrepreneur who has owned multiple successful businesses, most recently an accounting firm specializing in bookkeeping and payroll services. An accomplished QuickBooks guru, she taught classes to business owners and the unemployed. As her career progressed, Mary has come to realize the value of happiness. Feeling that her business no longer satisfied her desire for a more rewarding life, she sold it in 2016.


Mary is an avid traveller and has visited four different continents. She has three children and four beautiful grandchildren.


Sports have played an important role in Mary’s life. She played on various soccer teams for almost thirty years. She has also run half marathons as well as other races. When she is not working out, you’ll find her enjoying the company of friends and family. Her current goal is to complete her new book, which focuses on overcoming your obstacles to create the life of your dreams.

16 Women Who Are Thriving
Through Turbulent Times

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Chapter Title: Old Habits Die Hard

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.” 

~Abraham Maslow

Thrive: “To advance, grow, develop and flourish.”


Our world is dramatically changing, and we are being invited to evolve right along with it.


In the midst of overwhelming challenges, including isolation and business closures, you will find many unsung heroes who are living rather quietly but with meaning and purpose. In this deeply stirring book you’ll take a walk into the lives of 16 women who refuse to be ruled by fear, and have stepped into exploring new ways to work and live with curiosity and courage.


From Canada to the United States and from Guatemala to Hong Kong, you will meet these remarkably authentic women who have shared their stories about how they adapted to change.  Besides being inspired, you will also take away their practical tips and ideas to bring into your own life.


There is something for everyone, as these stories clearly demonstrate how the resilience of the human spirit can shine in the most turbulent of times.  You have been invited into the personal lives of these courageous women who are inherently just like you, and you’ll see exactly how it's possible to not just survive but thrive.

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