Mary Farr is the definition of inspiration. She has dedicated her life to helping others find healing and joy even at the lowest point of their lives. An author of numerous books including Never Say Neigh: An Adventure in Fun, Funny, and the Power of Yes, (which she wrote with her horse Noah Vail), The Promise in Plan B: What We Bring to the Next Chapter in Our Lives, If I Could Mend Your Heart and now most recently, Don’t Postpone Joy, She has inspired a variety of audiences including: the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, The Chautauqua Institution, CaringBridge, and the Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care .Mary uses strategies, personal stories and even humor to spark that essential sense of hope.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Mary completed divinity studies in the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire, Wisconsin where she was ordained to the permanent diaconate. She received a Masters of Theology from Saint Catherine University, Saint Paul, Minnesota and currently serves in pastoral ministry at St. Martin’s By The Lake Episcopal Church, in Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota.ed a variety of audiences including: the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation,
Mary’s books are available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon.
Don’t Postpone Joy emerged during a year of an isolating pandemic and social turmoil. It was a year that left the world watching and wondering how healing could ever happen. Each chapter offers an element of hopefulness, an expectation of future good.
Don’t Postpone Joy defines life more holistically, as a series of turning points and passages. These become our personal stories, those important tests and trials that shape us. Our task, according to the author, is to examine what they mean, come to peace with their impact, learn to coexist with the heartaches, and build joy from the whole lot.