Author, Poet, Inspirational Speaker
Maureen Napier is the author of The Soul’s Power - A memoir of the Spirit through the Journey of MS. Maureen had just turned forty years old. Personally and professionally, she was at the top of her game, she thought she had it all. But on March 26, 2006, she suffered a sudden paralyzing multiple sclerosis attack. Within hours her life, her work and her very identity changed forever. During the first year of her diagnosis, she changed from being a food scientist to a scientist exploring her soul. This is where her inspirational story of self-awareness begins. The Soul’s Power demonstrates how one woman faced her demons and realized her greatest strength was buried deep within her. She explains it was her determination that helped her on the hardest challenge of all, living well with MS. Her daily mission is to have courage with faith, patience with love, compassion with forgiveness, to remain open and part of the Divine flow that courses through us all.
She says her journey was a quantum leap of the human heart and soul, of a family’s love and commitment to each other. Her most significant gifts she no longer takes for granted. She believes her journey was a passionate rebirth of who she is now. She continues to inspire with words of wisdom from her heart, and shares her unshakable belief in the energy source of Spirit.
Her greatest dream in sharing her journey has been to bring inspiration and a new way of looking at our challenges. She believes challenges are lessons that help us grow. “We are all students in life. When we remove the drama and emotional pain associated with the challenges it becomes clearer as to how to navigate through it. Like a rainbow after a great storm, maybe there is a pot of gold at the end of it.”
From her own depths of solitude, silence, reflection, and prayers of gratitude she awakened to be One with the great mystery of the Divine, the spiritual source of creation, whatever that means to you.