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Juggle without Stuggle

June 18, 2013

Written by Marykate O’Malley, mother of three wonderful children, Gladwyne PA


I was lucky enough to know the great Peggie O’Neill. I say great because as a mother, businesswoman, writer and humanitarian she left a lasting legacy and accomplished a tremendous amount during her life, most of it in service to others. She was a woman of presence and grace who truly walked the talk. Her enthusiasm was contagious. She died over a year ago to cancer, but her work and teachings continue on in her book “Juggle without Struggle”.

When I think of Peggie, she is smiling and laughing despite any hardship she faced in her life which were many. She unlocked the great mystery of how to experience true peace and gratitude despite what life threw her way. The central idea of the book is that as women we all face different challenges and struggles, some more than others. Struggles are a part of life and the human experience. We cannot, despite our best efforts avoid them and so the question becomes how do we continue on despite sometimes great difficulties. The answers lie in this book.

They are called the “peace secrets” and are woven throughout fictional stories of mothers facing every day challenges – loss of a job, failing marriage, health issues. I personally grew from reading this book and found that her concepts, when put to work are truly transformative. They are universal truths which provide a road map to peace.

You can purchase Juggle Without Stuggle on To learn more about the story behind the story, visit The Courage of One.



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  1. Marta Kyle

      on June 18, 2013 11:00 am

    “Keep calm and Carry on” takes on a whole new meaning after reading Juggle without Struggle! Peggie’s peace process allows you to find and maintain inner peace in everyday stressful situations. Anything from children screaming and fighting in the car to creative ways to overcome conflict with others. Anger turns into laughter once you allow this peace process to take root in your heart! Thanks Peg.


  2. Anne Schenendorf

      on June 20, 2013 4:15 pm

    I love this and have been meaning to comment since I read this post! I always knew she was an amazing person but in reading her quotes touched my soul. Life will always have a way of catching up and catching you off guard. I find it reassuring to hear from those who came before- ones who took challenges and created strength. It’s a gift to carry a cross and somehow know that God is still beside you. I loved Teapot and Mary’s interview about Peg on EWTN! That too really moves me and left me laughing as well. I loved what Mary was saying holding anger- your sitting here mad burning energy and the other guy is off happily doing his own thing. LOVE!!!! Thanks Mom for the great Mothers Day gift! Hello Amazon, can we say gift for other Mommas? 😉


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