Mary Elizabeth Coen
First of all I’m Irish born and bred, apart from spending the greater part of my first two years living in London, of which I remember little.
Though I always dreamed of being a writer, I took a rather circuitous route getting here. You could say I have had several incarnations in this lifetime from Home Economics teacher to Fashion Editor of a magazine, along with being mother to my three wonderful children, Mark, Janet and Emily. Due to demand from clients I opened my own pr consultancy firm specializing in fashion; - the dream job for a fashionista, availing of great discounts on wonderful shoes and vintage clothing!
Sadly it was not meant to last as in 2004 my health deteriorated and as a result, work had to take a back seat. I became interested in holistic medicine, personal development and writing in an attempt to cope with my diagnosis of fibromyalgia. In the process, I developed a passion for mythology, philosophy and the study of ancient spiritual traditions. As a spiritual seeker, I’ve travelled to Mayan sites in Mexico, visited a famous healer’s ashram in Brazil and undertook a shamanic journey through Peru. I am also a trained bio-energy therapist and have my Grandfather’s ability to channel healing for others.
I love to dance, walk in nature and cook for family and friends.
Mary runs a website called Goddess MECA which stands for Mary Elizabeth Coen Assists the Goddess in everywoman through sharing her love of cookery fashion and mythology.
Love & The Goddess
A woman's voyage of self discovery starts on the internet, leading all the way to a famous Brazilian healer's ashram and a shamanic journey through Peru.
When cookery teacher Kate Canavan's perfect life falls apart her friend James urges her to love and nurture herself, but mischievous Ella persuades her to dust off her unused dating skills. So
Kate explores the world of on- line dating using the name of a Greek Goddess. In the midst of a mad dating frenzy, Kate has a traumatic health scare, which convinces her to drop everything and go in search of a guru.
Travelling with Ella, she visits a spiritual healer in Brazil, only to find Ella is more interested in having fun than seeking enlightenment. Next stop Peru, where a shaman tells her how to harness the energy of the Goddess and the Divine Feminine. Kate's journey of self discovery continues apace after she returns home and events unfold in a surprising manner, as she learns to think for herself.
"Funny, informative, heart-warming and wildly entertaining. This book rocks!" - Ferdia Mac Anna