The above photo captures the joy Mary experienced as she crossed the finish line of the Brookline Symphony Orchestra 5K Fun Run & Walk after a two year running hiatus! She is now training for the Feaster Five.
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Mary was honored to be a guest on Michele Rosenthal's show Changing Direction on 9/11. You can listen to the show archive by following this link.
No matter how hard we may try, the images of the terrorist attacks and the aftermath in both New York City and Boston are deeply ingrained in our minds. The suffering and loss will forever be part of each individual, their families, and - on a bigger scale - our entire country. However, remembering and commemorating does not mean that we need to focus on the tragedy itself. Instead, it is far more useful to focus on rebuilding; becoming stronger and more powerful as individuals, as families, as communities, and as a country.
Today, Mary McManus joins Michele to discuss resilience after trauma and how each of us, whether directly or indirectly affected by a traumatic event, can find strength to not only move past what cannot be changed but overcome our own emotional and psychological barriers to healing.
Dr. Linda Hoopes, President of The Resilience Alliance has interviewed Mary for her upcoming book on resilience.
Mary is a contributing poet to Journey of the Heart:Women's Spiritual Poetry Blog
Savor the Sensations
I Didn't Know
My Soul Settles By The Sea
There Comes a Moment
The Flower of Compassion
Visit Mary's Author's Page on Amazon to purchase her books of inspirational poetry. Mary is writing her memoir, "Coming Home:A Memoir of Healing, Hope and Possibility."
Follow Mary's blog Healing, Hope and Possibility and be inspired by her journey of healing and transformation.