About Mary B. O’Neill

Mary B. O’Neill, Ph.D. is a contributing writer on a variety of topics. In whatever she writes, Mary tries to see the humorous and philosophical in the subject at hand. She is an adjunct instructor in philosophy at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. Prior to that, she coordinated adult programs at the Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury, CT and worked in numerous non-profit organizations including The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Before moving to the area she lived in London for nearly a decade. Mary writes a periodic column for The Lakeville Journal called The Agora. She lives in Lakeville, CT with her husband and three children.


For Margaret Ahearn of M+A NYC, good design creates products with intention and community that enhance beauty, function, and utility in our homes.  

Designing life changes

This philosophy has evolved from decades of experience as a designer. Educated at Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology, Ahearn started her career as […]

By |2023-09-28T20:49:25-04:00September 28th, 2023|Featured Article|

Designing Your Life

Feel stuck? Paralyzed and unable to take a step? Is your life out of sync with who you are, or who you want to be? Do you think you have to figure it out alone? It doesn’t have to be that way.

Enter the Designing Your Life (DYL) […]

By |2022-11-09T19:23:16-05:00November 9th, 2022|Featured Article|

Getting into the Swing of Golf

Sometimes the Universe aligns in a particular way and propels you in a new direction. So it has been with me and golf. Friends applying positive peer pressure, a membership special at Canaan Country Club in Canaan, CT, and the discovery of a brand-new unboxed set of golf clubs. They had lain dormant in our […]

By |2022-05-28T17:09:44-04:00May 28th, 2022|Sports|

Moving Heaven

Moving is stressful. Upheaval, resurfacing of possessions that trigger memories, deciding what to keep, toss, and donate, guesstimating where the furniture will fit, and finding a mover all contribute to the angst. Even local moves in the same town stir up conflicting emotions and create drama. A recent local move brought all these issues and […]

By |2022-04-29T21:25:46-04:00April 29th, 2022|Monthly Entrepreneur|
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