PODCAST EPISODES

De-fund and dismantle the police?

Mary’s point of view from Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis: “Our solutions need to be holistic.” Welcome to this special edition of the Rise and Thrive podcast. In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the civil uprising that flamed across Minneapolis, there came a call to end systemic racism in police departments across the nation.  The question of how...

Connect with your Soul with this Guided Meditation

Are you feeling stressed, "off," or disconnected? Do you wish to increase your peace of mind and strengthen your assurance on your life path, day by day?  Take 20 minutes for yourself, and Mary will guide you into a good "check-in" with yourself, and then lead you into a connection with your soul. Your soul is available to you for...

Staying Close and Hopeful in the Pandemic

Mary and Erin check-in with each other as the reality of Covid-19 takes hold.  Mary shares a vision that inspired her back in the 1980s, and it’s giving her comfort now… and helping her see where this all may be leading.  Have a listen! Mary Hayes Grieco is the author of The New Kitchen Mystic and Unconditional Forgiveness, and she...

Forgiveness Workshop Pt.3

Mary Hayes Grieco talks in-depth about how to heal emotional pain through her recipe: "8 Steps to Freedom", in part 3 of this forgiveness workshop lecture. The Eight Steps to Freedom(Forgiving another person or a life situation) Prepare yourself for healing and change. Step One: State your will to make a change.Step Two: Express your feelings exactly as they are...

Forgiveness Workshop Pt.2

Mary Hayes Grieco talks about letting go of expectations that are causing you to suffer, in part 2 of this forgiveness workshop lecture. Here’s the best part: you do not have to talk to the person who has harmed you, or work things out, or reconcile your differences. Forgiveness is not the same as reconciliation – you can forgive someone...

Forgiveness Workshop Pt.1

Mary Hayes Grieco talks about her recipe for healing emotional pain in this lecture taken from a recent forgiveness workshop. Forgiveness is not what you thought it was – it’s so much better than that. It’s NOT: forgetting, excusing, saying it’s OK, giving up, being a doormat, staying open to further abuse, tolerating injustice, or reconciling and working things out. Forgiveness is...

“Re-Kindling a Fire” – Storytelling by Mary Hayes Grieco at the 2020 Spark Your Sparkle workshop

From a wish, to a prayer, to God’s Idea -- Mary Hayes Grieco kicks off the new year with a fun message steeped in both the sacred and the silly, supplying you with support to nourish new and bright prospects in 2020. Mary’s questions for your New Year reflections: In what way or area of my life do I need...

MEET MARY AND ERIN

Mary and Erin share their personal stories that inspired them to create Rise and Thrive. The peace, joy and freedom they found in healing sadness, anger, fear, anxiety, and depression caused by disappointments, abuses, traumas, mistakes and tragic losses in their lives. Their hopes and dreams for creating a place where friends help friends get through and get over negative...

Birth Announcement! Welcome Mary Hayes Grieco’s New Book

AMBUSHED BY BABIES Silly, Sorry, & Sacred Tales from my Reproductive Adventures, is now available as an ebook and an audio book. It’s a fat, feisty feast of storytelling in which Mary shares her life adventures with pregnancy, birth, and mothering.  If you enjoy listening to Mary’s wisdom and animated storytelling on the Rise and Thrive Podcast, you will love...

Befriending the “F” word – Getting your head around doing some forgiveness soon

Enjoy this excerpt from Mary’s teaching in her 2019 Self Mastery Program, as she helps her students ready themselves to tackle their first forgiveness session in the near future. Mary will put you at ease too, if you are in the process of getting your head around the mythically difficult task of forgiving someone. Mary tackles our common resistance with...

SPARK YOUR SPARKLE FOR 2019

  In this lecture, Mary Hayes Grieco shares her New Year’s message and explores women’s empowerment through the framework of her Self-Mastery tools. THE TOOLS AND HABITS THAT MAKE YOU THE QUEEN OF YOUR LIFE: WILL – Use your will, your spiritual muscle, to create and change the things you can for the better; surrender to a Higher Will with...

SPECIAL FILM ABOUT HEALING ANGER, RESENTMENT, AND GRIEF

Mary and Erin discuss a new documentary film they love with the film’s writer-director, Dawn Mikkelson. Risking Light reveals how forgiveness is truly the path to permanently healing the pain from anger, resentment, and grief even in what seems like the most impossible situations. To learn more about the film and where to view it visit: www.RiskingLight.com.  

HOW OUR EXPECTATIONS HELP AND HURT US

Our expectations have so much to do with how we feel at any moment in time. Negative emotions and crappy feelings almost always show up when people around us don't say or do what we expect, when situations don't turn out the way we planned, or when we don't meet our own expectations for ourselves. Mary and Erin explore the...

SETTING BOUNDARIES FOR HAPPINESS AND SANITY

When we feel stressed, overloaded, or scattered, it's usually because our boundaries are not in place. The lines between what we do and don't want in our lives. The lines between who we are and who we aren't. Mary and Erin explore the relationship between boundaries and our happiness and sanity. They help you define and maintain your boundaries including...

The REWARDS OF FORGIVING YOURSELF

We all fall short in life. Feel really bad about something we've done or a decision we made. The shame, remorse and self-blame can be killers. Especially if we don't deal with it and try to bury it. Mary and Erin share candid and inspiring stories about the difficulty of facing into the pain, letting go of the disappointment and...

LOWERING HOLIDAY TENSION AND STRESS, ESPECIALLY AROUND ANNOYING FAMILY MEMBERS

Mary and Erin introduce an ingenious idea to prevent annoying family members from robbing your fun during the holidays. We all have them. One or two people in the family that drive us crazy or we just don't like. We feel anxiety and tension from the moment we see them. It happens every year, but it doesn't have to. Mary...

HOPE FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS AND THEIR ATTACKERS

Mary and Erin take on the sexual abuse crisis in our culture and how to heal from the wounds and pain it's inflicting. Mary shares inspiring stories from her 30 years of helping victims move on from even the most abominable attacks. Rape and gang rape victims who have healed and gone on to live normal lives filled with peace...

HEALING YOUR HURT – PRE AND POST FORGIVING

Are you ready to give Mary’s 8 Step method for forgiveness a try?  First, listen to this episode where Mary shares tips on preparing to do the steps. And how to care for yourself afterward.  You got this! Relief is on the way!

HEALING YOUR HURT STEPS 6 THRU 8 – ACCESSING SPIRIT’S HEALING ENERGY

Mary and Erin discuss how forgiveness is refreshing and healing, and by doing it, you can feel better and brighter, by accessing Spirit’s healing energy. Mary explains how in steps 6, 7 and 8 of her forgiveness method, you can experience a spiritual cleansing, a reset in your life, that brings peace and feels terrific.

HEALING YOUR HURT STEP 5 –OPENING UP TO LIFE AGAIN

Step Five is a key ingredient of Mary’s recipe for healing. In this episode, Mary and Erin go deep on what it means to “open up to life again” and how to do it.  Mary explains how this turning point helps us connect with the goodness of life. And she explains how to draw on your higher power to get...

HEALING YOUR HURT STEP 4 – SEPARATING YOURSELF FROM THE WRONG ACTIONS AND ATTITUDES OF OTHERS

Mary and Erin reveal the liberating act of setting boundaries in our lives. Drawing lines between what is ours and what isn’t. What we will and will not do. What we will and will not allow to happen to us. How we do and don’t want to use our time and energy. Mary walks you through defining boundaries that reflect...