Mary McGuinness Reflects on how she Found ‘The Meaning of Contentment’

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In 2014, author Mary McGuinness published “Mary’s Prayer,” a memoir which charted her journey to health through prayer and music following a lengthy period of illness from depression. In “The Meaning of Contentment” (published by Balboa Press), McGuinness follows up with a book that reflects on how some people one meets in life can inadvertently transform and afford one a stronger identity. The book is available for purchase at:

In the memoir, McGuinness 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. The author also meditates on how she attained contentment through her faith.

“In an aging society, many people are involved in the care of elderly relatives,” says McGuinness. “Most stories recently about the elderly have been about people with dementia or Alzheimer’s, this story is refreshing in the sense that the autobiographical memories of my uncle were vivid and contributed to filling in the gaps in our personal family history.”

“The Meaning of Contentment”
By Mary McGuinness
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 256 pages | ISBN 9781982216665
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 256 pages | ISBN 9781982216672
E-Book | 256 pages | ISBN 9781982216689
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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. McGuinness 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. Readers may connect with McGuinness on Twitter @Mcguinness1Mary.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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