Mary Anne in her kayak and posing with her yellow lab, Bayfield.


Author Mary Anne Smrz is an avid kayaker who uses insights gained on the water to enrich her own life and the lives of others. She finds depth and meaning in her life from the solitude of kayaking, hiking with her yellow lab, Bayfield and spending time in the restorative sanctuary of the natural world.

In her vocation, Mary Anne is a Certified Financial Planner™ who helps her clients find meaning beyond money by identifying and clarifying their beliefs and values. In her avocation as a photo journalist, Mary Anne shares her thoughts and musings while kayaking, taking others on an insightful inner journey. In her own quest for authenticity, she encourages others to find the same. She writes from her home in Wisconsin.

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