Finding deep happiness in the face of adversity

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Social worker Mary Jo McVeigh shares her story of transformation and discovering audacious love in new book.

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Audacious love can provide you with great healing during some very dark hours or hold you as you go through difficult times.

Is it possible to find deep happiness in the face of extreme obstacles? According to social worker Mary Jo McVeigh, this is absolutely possible. She shares her journey to find this fulfillment in her spiritual autobiography, “Discovering Audacious Love: Finding Deep Happiness in Everyday Life.”

McVeigh reveals how the presence of love and how the realization that love is all around us transformed her from a shy and somber child into an outgoing woman filled with passion and joy. Throughout her life’s journey, McVeigh has come face to face with many different types of love - divine love, eternal love and beautiful love, for example. She combines all of these together into an unshakable force she calls audacious love. This force has sustained her with hope, even in the grimmest moments of life. It has also helped her in her work with trauma recovery.

“Audacious love can provide you with great healing during some very dark hours or hold you as you go through difficult times,” she says. “Deep happiness can be found despite life’s adversities.”

“Discovering Audacious Love” also reveals McVeigh’s Celtic spirituality and heart. The cultural influence of these traditions helped her discover audacious love and will inspire others to connect with their cultural and spiritual traditions.

According to McVeigh, all humans are different but the one thing we have in common is the shared power of love. Her spiritual journey will entertain readers with tales of her travels and experiences and inspire them to discover the power of audacious love.

“Discovering Audacious Love: Finding Deep Happiness in Everyday Life”
By Mary Jo McVeigh
ISBN: 978-1-4525-0910-5 (sc); 978-1-4525-0912-9 (hc); 978-1-4525-0911-2 (e)
Softcover, $12.99
Hardcover, $30.95
Ebook, $3.99
Approximately 150 pages
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About the author
Mary Jo McVeigh is the founder of Cara House Centre for Resilience and Recovery in Sydney, Australia. She completed her Master’s Degree in Social work in 1986 in Belfast, Ireland, and brings a creative diversity of wisdom to her work. She has been a guest speaker on TV and radio shows and has been published in professional journals and presented at national and international conferences. She was a New South Wales Woman of the Year nominee in 2010 for her work with children and adults traumatized by abuse.

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