Maria Rodgers O’Rourke

Writer, Speaker, Advice Maven

Music, poetry, and finding yourself, again

Music, poetry, and finding yourself, again

We love lyrics in our house. Over Saturday breakfast, my husband Steve puzzled over Toto's "Africa" -- especially the wild dogs' "solitary company." Steve can spot a contradiction a mile away. We mused about the oxymoron, and came up with this: The wild dogs cry out...

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Stalled on (or starting) a writing project?

Finishing School can help! As facilitator, Maria will help you find what’s blocking your writing, set goals, and keep you on track to complete them. Join her at a Finishing School Meetup!

I Know You Are, But What Am I?

You’re taking good care of yourself. Keep going, even if it means removing this Don Rickles from your life.

Mom and Dad, We Need To Have a Talk…

Tough sell. For aging parents, this is a huge change. Not only is it downsizing; it’s admitting a shift toward greater dependence on others.

Hide the keys! Hide your eyes!

Your husband might hear the advice of a third, professional party better than from family or friends. In the meantime, try taking the wheel, or riding with friends.

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Browse the Bookstore

All editions of the Prepare Your Heart series are available here:

Prepare Your Heart for a Great Christmas
Prepare Your Heart and Be a Great Mom

Baseball Buddha

We plan and make lists and think we control the outcome the whole time. And yet, the answers come when we surrender to what comes our way.

Sustenance for The Holidays

A quick list of things to bring you inspiration and warmth as the holiday season begins.

Amy Grant’s New Christmas CD “Tennessee Christmas” – A Review

From the first notes of Amy Grant’s new Christmas music CD, Tennessee Christmas, it feels so cozy.

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