The Meaning of Contentment

by Mary McGuinness


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/11/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781982216672
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781982216665

About the Book

Mary’s Prayer, Mary McGuinness’ first book, charted her journey to health through a lengthy period of illness from depression. She told how she was healed by the power of prayer and through her love of music; she possessed an inner drive and commitment to improve her life in the long term. The Meaning of Contentment, a sequel to the first book, covers a period of almost six years. In total, the two volumes chronicle almost twenty years of her life, charting the gradual changes taking place during two decades on the journey to middle age. This second book reflects on these natural changes and also on the personal transformation that occurred because of the varied perspectives of McGuinness’ experiences. This memoir shares the story of how a meeting with her Uncle John changed the course of her life. The Meaning of Contentment tells how she strengthened both her identity and the familial bond while helping him. It focuses on the friendship and the interactive learning experience that dramatically impacted on her future.


About the Author

Mary McGuinness is a chartered accountant. She also has an honors degree in psychology from the Open University and is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Mary has a particular interest in positive psychology. She has a first degree in mathematics from the University of Glasgow, and she studied accountancy at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Her first book, Mary’s Prayer, was published in October 2014 with Balboa Press. She is interested in traveling and learning about new cultures. Mary has studied the Spanish language and would love to learn German. The Meaning of Contentment is her second book, which is a sequel to Mary’s Prayer. She lives in Scotland with her family.