Author Archives: Mary K. Doyle

What’s the Story?

“Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch.”  ― Hans Christian Andersen As a writer, I look at everything with story potential. Every person, place, and thing is so much more than what we initially see. Layers of emotions and history build on one another […]

The Sad Part of Happy Events

A group of friends recently gathered to present a magic show at the memory community in which Marshall resides. These dear friends donated time and talent to honor Marshall and bring magic and laughter to the residents, staff, and family members. The hour-long show was packed with laughter and surprise. The residents in this community are at […]

Read It Another Way

We go through life doing the same things in the same way because it’s how we’ve always done it. Those tried and true methods work for us. However, switching things around a bit often sheds new light on a situation, thought, or action. It can bring us to a higher level of understanding. There are […]

Lean on Loved Ones

One of the most challenging aspects of grief is its unpredictability. We often are caught off-guard by its appearance and return. We think we are on the road to recovery. We think we are healing, or maybe even fully healed. And then it strikes again. A song, scent, or something visual can be a trigger […]

Life-Long Benefits of Education

Statistics consistently show a correlation between education and salary. The more education we can attain, the more likely our earnings increase. Numerous well-educated individuals are underemployed today, but there’s no denying that education enriches our resume and increases our appeal to potential employees. It widens the scope of opportunity and allows significantly more choices than […]

Top 10 Reasons Why Praying the Rosary is Cool

Praying the daily rosary is my saving grace for so many reasons. I need to pray it. This prayer form is meditative, calming, and inspiring. Answers come while praying, and so does a sense of peace and reassurance that God is with me. It’s a timeless way to pray. How can all the benefits that […]

What Happen’s Next?

“When we get to the end of the story, you will know more than you do now…”  ― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen Who doesn’t worry about tomorrow? Life would be so much easier if we knew how things will work out. Knowing the future would reduce so much anxiety. Or would it? Everything works out […]