Hi my name is Marie Nugent, I love life, I love the experiences I have had, I love the growth that I have gone through. I love that I have followed my guidance and it that it has brought me here in my life.
I never considered myself a victim. Did I love everything that I went through? definitely not! But I instinctively knew that they were experiences necessary to expand and grow. It was the process of learning to connect and trust myself and my Divine guidance that transformed my life. The added bonus is that I gained a huge amount of Wisdom along the way.
I am the eldest of 4 children, daughter, sister, mother, have been a wife , who has been through the challenges of discovering myself through the process of separation ,divorce and bringing up 3 children mostly on my own. I remain amicable with my X- husband and proud of the fact that we have a love and respect for each other. We were part of each others lives for nearly 30 years and wish only good things for each other.
I trained as a nurse ,midwife, SCBU. I enjoyed my work but embraced the opportunity to travel through my husbands work as a family, experiencing living in Israel, Syria, Australia, America and finally in Belgium. As anyone who knows that has traveled it takes a while to find your feet when you return it make you reevaluate your life and what you want to achieve.
I knew that I wanted to continue working with people ( women in particular ) I was feeling disconnected from who I was as a woman and the roles I was playing of wife , mother, nurse while they were fulfilling still felt that I was missing part of myself. I felt I was on the treadmill of life, on autopilot. So I went on a voyage of discovery, to awaken the woman within and to see how I could connect with the Divine Spark within me.
I studied as many of the energy modalities as I could became a Reiki master, qualified in IET and did all levels of the Mystery School. They were all fantastic and I took what I needed from each and continued to look for that missing connection.
I studied Reflexology, Indian Champissage, Hopi Ear candling, and EFT these were working on the body as opposed to energy and were also fantastic in their own way but still did not get connection with self that I felt was missing.
It was when I discovered NLP and studied it for over 2 years that the missing connection revealed itself to me and I felt my perception of who I was transformed. I developed my sense of self and the missing connection.I knew that I had come home to me. It was the part that was Divinely connected and I felt that whatever happened in life I would be able to navigate it.
I went on to record an audio cd for children called ‘You have the Power’ 7 stories in which I use powerful techniques to change children’s awareness of themselves, learn about breathing and relaxing and to access their own power to allow them to navigate through life.
I believe that we are more powerful when we are together . I am a huge fan of Networking and have been since I joined Network Ireland, Dublin branch in 2014. I loved it so much that I went on to become Network Dublin president in 2017. One of the happiest , fun and challenging years! I loved creating events and bringing women together to support and inspire each other. I was also during that year that I sold my house and moved house twice. Don’t do things by half!
I was always drawn to the country and the next move was to the country outside Athlone , its where I can honestly say that I was in country heaven. It allowed me to rest after all the challenging years. It was during the last couple of years that the Divorce was finalized and my difficult relationship with my solicitor came to its natural end. In endings there are new beginnings. Allowing time to heal! So necessary and underestimated !
But my journey was not finished. I had to learn a lesson in trust. It was time to move again and this was Divinely orchestrated by my landlady moving back into her house. So I was on the move. I knew I wanted to move close to Galway so started looking. But Galway is a big county and everywhere I looked did not feel right. I did have a moment of inspiration where I knew I need to pick a place first, to be more specific where I wanted to live, which I did. I picked Loughrea once I did that the house appeared. It actually fell into my lap. Oh the synchronicity, got the call, saw it fell in love and took it all in a couple of hours. Turns out after in subsequent conversations Catherine lady who owned it and I had links going back many years which left us both in awe with how it had all happened. Trust and Divine Timing.
Another lesson to add to my experience .My role is in helping women discover who they are, to help and support them through the major life changes. To overcome their fear.To allow them to harness their own power, in doing so they empower not only themselves but also their children. We are the present . The children are the future. Your work and empowerment of self is necessary to free you, allowing your children to be who they are. We are Powerful souls here to change the world for the better!
I created Time to Sparkle and Shine, because there are a lot of women who are now going through what I went through and are looking for that connection with themselves, to change their worlds, to become visible, and most of all to love, value, respect themselves.
Women are waking up to the possibility of the power they possess within and are ready to consciously change their worlds. Connection is hugely important, connection to their Divine Guidance, for those who are willing I will be their guide to their life of possibilities. Helping overcome fear so that they can live a life they are destined to lead!
When women take charge of their power they allow the men to also step up and embrace theirs, for humanity to evolve we need both men and women loving and supporting each other. An enlightened father and empowered mother leads to powerful family!