PODCAST EPISODES

EP 121: 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...

EP 120: 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...

Ep 119: 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...

EP 118: 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...

EP 110: HEALING YOUR HURT STEP 2 – THE RAGE THAT REFRESHES

Getting the bad memories, negative emotions, and crappy feelings that have been haunting you out is the beginning of the healing process. Honoring and expressing your true feelings passionately and out loud. Yelling. Screaming. Ranting. Raving. Crying. Emptying your heart. Mary and Erin will show you how to do the rage that refreshes, cleans you out, and gets you ready...

EP 109: HEALING YOUR HURT STEP 1 – COMMITTING TO CHANGE

So you've decided it's finally time to ditch the anger, resentment, disappointment, and sadness from a bad experience with someone or something. You want to be done with the pain once and for all. Mary and Erin help you define the change you want and help you make the strong commitment that's absolutely necessary to do the work that needs...

EP 108: HEALING YOUR HURT – GETTING READY

Healing a big wound from a bad experience and washing away the pain it's causing requires that you make a change in your life. Are you ready for a change? Change isn't easy for most of us. Fear can hold us back from making changes, even those we know are good for us. Mary and Erin provide the encouragement and...

EP 107: 8 STEPS TO HEALING THE HURT FROM TOUGH TIMES IN LIFE

Mary introduces her awesome recipe for getting through and getting over the inevitable losses, disappointments, and mistakes we all experience, and for peacefully coexisting with annoying and difficult people. Mary's "Eight Steps to Freedom" is an indispensable tool and life skill for restoring a sense of peace and joy whenever you feel angry, resentful, disappointed and hurt by situations and...

EP 106: HEALING ANGER, RESENTMENT AND GRIEF FOR GOOD

Mary and Erin reveal the surprising way to permanently heal the pain from lingering anger, resentment, and grief in our lives. You'll hear inspiring real-life stories of how this method has transformed the lives of thousands of people around the world who are no longer suffering. It will give you hope no matter how difficult the experience you are trying...

EP 105: GETTING OVER LOSSES AND DISAPPOINTMENTS

It can be a big struggle to let go, move on, and get over the losses and disappointments we all experience in life. Mary and Erin reveal that there is a way to get through and get over the hurt and heal the wounds from even the most devastating losses and biggest disappointments. Episode Highlights, Ideas and Wisdom: Feeling hurt,...

EP 104: EVERYONE HAS A “POT OF PAIN”

Whether we know it or not, we all have a backlog of bothersome emotional things that haven't ever been completely settled. Static, energy, and feelings from old painful experiences. Mary and Erin explore how to know what's in your "pot of pain", how it affects you and those around you, and what you can do to empty it. Episode Highlights,...

EP 103: THE CAUSE OF OUR CRAPPY FEELINGS

Mary and Erin reveal the dreaded gap that causes most of our negative emotions and lousy feelings. It's a game changing way to look at life and deal with its disappointments. It will leave you feeling hopeful no matter how you're feeling or what you're going through. Episode Highlights, Ideas and Wisdom: We're often disappointed by people in life, but...

EP 102: ARE YOU EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY?

Mary and Erin dig into our emotions and how they affect who we are and what we do. They explore the differences between the person we are when we're emotionally healthy and the person we are when we're not. Let's just say there can be some big differences. Some aren't pretty and create serious relationship issues and other not so...

EP 101: 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...