I have been marveling lately at the tendency we have to take advice from the people that 'have it all together', and ignore those who have tweaks or quirks or disabilities or challenges, as if those things cancel out wisdom. Dory, the blue tang in Finding Nemo, is amazingly wise. Not only that, she's humble (knows she's got problems) and caring and, frankly, heroic. If you're polished and charming and attractive, it's easy to get an audience. But real wisdom can come from surprising quarters. In all my imperfections, I want to be a "Dory".
Mary is working on a masters degree in education, and presently holds a bachelor's degree of science in nursing with qualification in public health and hospice. She's also formally studied anthropology, Bible, and Islam. She's published 2 novels and is working on a third book.