Waiting 50 years to debut in a profession that can’t be acquired through university degrees, corporate promotions or public accolades, author Maura Sweeney introduces The Art of Happiness. With wit, wisdom and self-deprecating humor, she unwraps a half century of life experience. In this self-empowerment series of short stories, Maura captures familiar issues like Comfort Zones and Competition, Influence and Values, Judgment and Nonsense.
The Art of Happiness reflects a lifetime of the eclectic. Maura’s experiences range from corporate sales management to suburban housewife and from home schooling mom to publisher and entrepreneur. She’s counseled incarcerated teens in Florida and brought medical relief to coffee growers in the mountains of Honduras. Her perspectives are honed by visits to Rome and Paris, Bosnia and Romania, Cuba and Morocco, Israel and Uganda.
The 1980 Boston College graduate is also an acknowledged law school escapee, a move she claims launched her on the Road to Happiness. Distinguished for leadership and mentoring abilities, Maura holds national honors from her former corporate career. An effective and engaging public speaker, she received the National Award for Media Effectiveness from one of the country’s largest women’s organizations.
An avid video blogger under the Maura4u brand, Maura co-hosted The State of Happiness talk radio program in St. Petersburg, FL featuring interviews with authors, creators and entrepreneurs. Maura is publisher of MIKE sports books and the best-selling preschool series, Inky Winky Spider. The author and her husband have been married over 30 years and live on Florida’s west coast. They have one daughter, an international journalist and graduate student at Harvard University.
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