As a child growing up in New Jersey, Maura dreamed of boarding planes, having fun and meeting friends in foreign lands.
She never would have imagined that fifty years later, the UNESCO Center for Peace would call her the “Ambassador of Happiness.”
A 1980 Boston College graduate, Maura left law school mid-stream to exit a career path she was groomed for to find her own brand of happiness. This pivotal decision formed the catalyst for what would become her ultimate vocation: to help others start “Living Happy – Inside Out”.
With an eclectic life as decorated corporate manager, business owner and home schooling mom, Maura now purveys reflective questions and good news stories that uplift, inspire and empower others from every culture and background. Incorporating her travels to over 60 countries, Maura helps others see what unites people and shares what’s best in us all.
Maura and her husband Jim met when they were students at Boston College. Married since 1981, they now have a grown up daughter.
Jim is author of over 40 sports comic books under the MIKE(TM) name and recently published Old School Hoops, an entertaining and self-deprecating set of stories that chronicle the travel, friends, food and adventures he’s encountered while competing in over 100 masters basketball tournaments in the US and abroad.
Maura and Jim enjoy the lifestyle of Florida’s Gulf Coast.