About the Author

Writer, Speaker, Advice Maven

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Maria Rodgers O’Rourke is a mom, wife, author, and speaker who cries at movies. A few of her favorite things include: music, colorful scarves, autumn leaves, thrift stores, cheering at baseball games, and her family’s laughter.

She’s still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up, but knows for certain it will include watching her daughters do the same. In the meantime, she writes and speaks about creativity, work, motherhood, personal reflection and development, as well as faith and spirituality.

Maria has over 20 years of experience in communications and nonprofit management, and holds a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies. She and her husband have been married for more than 25 years and have 2 children.

In her books, retreats, advice column, and workshops, Maria offers moving and inspirational insights to readers and listeners. Her podcast is called Everyday Inspired and you can also find her work in Chicken Soup for the Soul and on the Huffington Post blog.