PODCAST EPISODES

“I Want to Be Like You When I Grow up!”

Erin and Mary hang out after class together, and jam on some of the ideas taught this week in the My Beautiful Life class, an ongoing zoom class with Mary that focuses on aspects and tools of spiritual mastery and living purposefully. Today we explore the power of role models, and the opportunity we have to grow when we actively...

My Beautiful Life – Self Mastery and Life Purpose

The "My Beautiful Life - Self Mastery and Life Purpose" class series begins this week with Mary Hayes Grieco and students from near and far on zoom on Saturday mornings this winter. Mary and Erin take time after class to jam on the podcast about a few of the highlights, the "golden nuggets" in her weekly talk. This week we...

Sparkle! Part 2 “Thoughts for Women on Building New Confidence”

Mary Hayes Grieco continues her Spark your Sparkle 2022 talk and riffs off on some of the astonishing data about women and confidence in the book, “The Confidence Code” by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. Reflect on the value of acting and failing and acting again without getting lost in rumination and perfectionism.  Also, two other confidence-builders: bring alive again...

Sparkle! Part 1 “Be a Big Picture Person Performing Small Acts with Great Love”

Here’s an excerpt from Mary Hayes Grieco's talk at the recent New Year’s Workshop for Spirited Women – “Spark Your Sparkle for 2022.” These good thoughts about what we are learning together in pandemic times transcend gender, so come on in, everybody, and enjoy Mary’s simple and inspiring point of view for this point in time. Enjoy the lovely visualization...

Your Beautiful Life sparkles in 2022 – upcoming classes with Mary Hayes Grieco

Mary and Erin enter the dance of the New Year together with their Word of the Year (what's yours?) Kick-off 2022 in good company with these two friends who support each other to become "soul-illumined people." And hey! Mary's got two classes coming soon on zoom: Spark Your Sparkle New Year's Workshop for Spirited Women - January 8th, 2- 4:30 PM....

What’s in a Word? Your “Word of the Year”

It’s the New Year! Such a great time for the re-start, the re-boot, the re-set … but how do you stick with it for the long term? Maybe you gave up making a New Year’s resolution a while ago because you always fail at sticking with it. (Doesn’t everyone? How is it that we can FORGET our best intentions so...

Universal Christmas-ness – What is “Christ Consciousness”?

At this time of year, as the Christian world celebrates the birth of Jesus, it’s a great time for seekers of all stripes to reflect on the consciousness that Christmas time is holding and renewing for all of us, year after year. Gain support for a renewed sense of human unity. This episode is from our first season when our...

Church or No Church – Spirituality and Religion – What’s the Difference?

Home-grown philosopher Mary lets it rip as she and Erin explore some definitions and clarity regarding the distinctions between spirituality and religion. Enjoy taking some time for new thoughts and increasing your intention to grow this winter in steady spiritual practice. Build a space inside you for calm positivity. This episode is from our first season when the podcast was...

Are You a Kitchen Mystic?

You are if you can get a glimpse of the Divine in ordinary things. Mary sees God in onions, and Erin sees it in light glinting in the landscape. Despite the challenge, conflict, and gloom of our pandemic times, and despite the fact that church attendance is decreasing, non-affiliated spirituality continues on the rise in our culture, as more and...

Pre-Emptive Forgiveness

You love your family but they drive you crazy sometimes? Before the next family gathering, do some “pre-emptive forgiveness.” Our families are ours for a lifetime, to learn from, to accept and appreciate, or to avoid and set limits with, as the case may be. If you already are aware of what some of your uncomfortable family dynamics are likely...

Smile Through the Winter – Here comes some of the best shows from our first season!

Welcome to winter, a time of year that offers a prime opportunity to deepen our spiritual connection, and go to a new level of peace and purpose. Mary and Erin inaugurate the season with enthusiasm for the “life inside,” and bring forward some of their richest, juiciest shows from the first incarnation of the podcast, “Life Gets Better Now.” Enjoy!

Gratitude: The WD40 of the Spiritual life + Mary’s guided “Gratitude Meditation”

As Thanksgiving approaches, we take a minute to notice if gratitude is in our attitude, and make an effort to bump it up a notch.  Mary shares a story of a powerful breakthrough out of a deep depression she was in once, with the help of her wise teacher and the persistent practice of gratitude over nothing and everything. We...

Re-setting Your Attitude for Pandemic Winter #2

"I'm not lost … I'm … spaciously open-minded about what's next?!?" Erin and Mary check in again with a conversation about how important our mental framework is. When we are in times of emptiness and unknowns: it matters how we talk to ourselves about our current state. Also savor with them some golden nuggets from Eckart Tolle's book The New...

Some People are Not Doing Well Right Now!

As pandemic winter #2 closes in, Mary and Erin talk about the mental health issues that abound, among community and strangers alike, and how to be with that. What do you do when someone nearby you explodes with unexplainable rage? Or do you yourself feel a flash of rage in the middle of a meeting?  How does a master meet...

Ted Lasso and Me – In Praise of Persistent Good Will

Mary and Erin go into serious fandom in discussing the merits of the hit television show, Ted Lasso. Why? Because Ted is a master in action - tho he appears The Fool he brings the strong medicine of love and kindness to every challenge and difficult human scenario. Hey, let's be like Ted.

Hey, you’re back!

Erin and Mary return after a little break with some new serenity, and some renewed "bubbly" in the attitude. Here's some fun about the importance of our groups, and the new views that traveling - however brief - brings to us.

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Forgive?

(Hint: Are you feeling stuck or full of rage?) Mary and Erin explore the signs and signals that you may be ripe and ready for some forgiveness. Are you feeling clogged up and cut off from your spirit? Do find yourself full easily enraged? Listen and find out whether now is the right time to knock down that old, stale,...

What is the difference between healthy anger and toxic anger?

Good, clean, anger is so important. What is the difference between healthy anger and toxic anger? With the revelations coming out in The Facebook Files, Erin and Mary jam today on the dangerous commercial uses of toxic anger in social media. We say, “Opt out of the culture of contempt, and the commercial industry that is feeding off of it!...

“An Incredible Healing Technology That is Free to All”

Erin and Mary reflect on the discoveries in their shared journey of living the techniques and principles of Unconditional Love and Forgiveness. Get inspired to begin your own gentle adventure exploring this soul-lit path. Mary's Forgiveness Training website.

Sudden Life Disruptions – “What??!!”

"What??!!" we exclaim when an unforeseen crisis erupts into our daily life. How do we meet it, when something that feels so upsetting and so wrong is suddenly here? Mary and Erin explore how a masterful person meets those moments when we've fallen through a hole in the map.