Mary Treacy O’Keefe is a national speaker, spiritual director, former radio show host, hospice volunteer and author. She is the award-winning co-founder of Well Within, a nonprofit holistic wellness resource center that served over 30,000 people during the past 11 years. Because of her commitment to people living with life-threatening illnesses and other challenging situations, Mary is passionate about helping individuals become ‘well within’ and live as fully as possible, especially when they or their loved ones are facing health crises and other life transitions. Her presentations and writings are designed to help reduce stress and anxiety and foster hope, healing and spiritual growth for a variety of audiences. Mary is available for keynote addresses, seminars, breakout sessions, retreats, and workshops. Her presentations have been enthusiastically received by religious groups, healthcare and hospice organizations, women’s groups, wellness expos, associations and various other public and private sector organizations.
Mary’s heartwarming stories have been included in several books, including three Chicken Soup for the Soul books, plus in Women’s Day, Catholic Digest and other publications. Her first book, Thin Places: Where Faith is Affirmed and Hope Dwells, received Honorable Mention from the national Independent Publishers Book Awards. Her second book, Meant to Be: Discovering What We Are Called to Do and Be was published in September, 2014.
What people are saying…
“Mary’s presentation on Thin Places: Where Faith is Affirmed and Hope Dwells was well-received by participants and generated a lively discussion on Celtic spirituality, including the concept of thin places, where the veil between this world and the next one is very ‘thin’ and anam caras-the gaelic word for soul friends. The stories she shared from her book allowed participants to delve into their own stories of synchronicity, intuition, and the sacred time before, during and after the death of loved ones.”
–Cass McLaughlin, University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing
“Mary’s stories are poignant, tender, humorous and compassionate. I was most impressed with her “presence” before, during and after her presentation and I’m recalling a moment of grace that she shared with an audience member who was struggling with her own terminal illness. This woman was able to share a private recollection of a “thin place” and was very comforted by Mary’s genuine compassion, insight and understanding. I highly recommend Mary as an outstanding presenter, gifted writer and caring spiritual companion.”
—Mary Conway-Jast, HealthEast Care System
“Mary Treacy O’Keefe is one of the most skillful, sensitive interviewers I’ve encountered. Talking with her is an effortless, fun experience, in large measure because of her thorough approach to planning and preparation, and the rich life experience she brings to her task.”
~ Larry Dossey, MD Author of Healing Words and The Power of Premonitions