PODCAST EPISODES

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.

Group Dynamics, The Bully, The Outcast, and more on Shame

Inspired by recent talks and interviews with Monica Lewinsky, Erin and Mary take their conversation about shame further down the road. Enjoy this thoughtful conversation with two friends in a podcast that strives to be very honest, while keeping it clean, and keeping it kind.

15-minutes of Shame – discussing a new documentary

Mary and Erin respond to the new documentary film “15 Minutes of Shame” from Executive Producer Monica Lewinsky and Director Max Joseph. We watched this excellent new 90-minute film (now streaming on HBO Max) and discuss some of the issues brought to light including public shaming, how shame affects people, call-out vs calling-in with love, and how to heal shame...

Boundaries – Saying Yes, Saying No, for Your Best Life

We continue our friendly supportive discussions of Self-Mastery practices with the topic of boundaries. Learning how to recognize and reinforce your boundaries is the key to daily life with less stress and more fulfillment. Check out Mary Hayes Grieco's website here: https://www.forgivenesstraining.com/

Dull, Tired, Irritable, Foggy, Sad? Maybe it’s a “Backlog of Grief”

Erin and Mary get together again to explore and support each other in conversation as Erin recognizes that she has been living under the weight of a backlog of grief. Like so many of us in the pandemic times, we have barely been able to deal with one loss before there's another one. But grief is patient and bides its...

Companions in The Void of Now

It's the fall season of 2021 and the pandemic continues to hold entire cultures hostage, and for a lot of us, it paints each day with a fog of uncertainty and anxiety about the unknown. Erin and Mary reach out to each other again, as companions on their soulful journeys. Mary's underemployed and trying not to feel "lost" and Erin...

CELTIC SPIRITUALITY WORKSHOP & STORYTELLING with Mary Hayes Grieco

Circles, cycles, the wheel of the year, the wisdom of the woods, a cave that calls out to you, and a tricksy Brigid's cross ...This St. Patrick's Day, go deeper, beyond the painted green faces and silly hats (and the cultural invite to drink too much!) and explore the spirit of Ireland that can nourish your spirit today, whether your ancestry...

Announcing: “My Beautiful Life – Self Mastery and Life Purpose,” an Online Class with Mary Hayes Grieco

In this podcast, Mary Hayes Grieco talks about her upcoming class “My Beautiful Life – Self Mastery and Life Purpose," a weekly online workshop that kicks off on Saturday, January 16, from 10 am to 12:30 pm CST. This winter, enjoy a delightful mentor, a lovely group, and a rich and interesting class that will teach you new tools for...

“Dear 2021…” Mary’s New Year Message at the “2021 Spark Your Sparkle” Workshop

Once again, Mary Hayes Grieco jams optimistically with a community of spirited women who want to invoke the best for 2021, despite the epic losses of 2020. In the deep wintertime, with the pandemic toll rising, how do we dare to sparkle? Mary talks about ways to boost your light with the active practices of Compassionate Attention, Radical Mercy for...

“Christ Consciousness” – it’s a Universal Thing

On this Christmas Day, we revisit a podcast that aired in our first season of podcasts, Life Gets Better Now, at Christmas time in 2015. Today the Christian world celebrates the birth of Jesus, but beyond the historical and religious Jesus, there is a Universal Spirit that he fully embodied; each of us can tap into that spiritual consciousness to...

The 4th Annual “Spark Your Sparkle” Event for Spirited Women is … on!

Join Mary Hayes Grieco and friends for an afternoon of uplift and encouragement as we enter 2021 together. It's on zoom this year, and it's free! When:  Sunday, January 3rd, from 2-4 PM How to join in:  Send Mary Hayes Grieco an email that says, "I'm in!" --- mary@maryhayesgrieco.com You'll receive a zoom link the day before, on Saturday January 2nd. See...

“Pandemic OK” at Winter Solstice

Mary and Erin re-group together, as winter deepens and the pandemic stretches on before us. Enjoy hanging out with these two again as they support each other for best practices for center and sanity during this difficult time. Savor winter solstice with Mary as she shares her enthusiasm for this very special day of the year. Mary's website: https://www.forgivenesstraining.com/  

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...