PODCAST EPISODES

Overview of Mary’s Forgiveness Method

We revisit this conversation where 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,...
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Pandemic Times: We’re Playing a Long Game

Can you move forward yet, post-pandemic? How do we deal with the changes, uncertainty, and psychological rubble and debris that is still in us and around us? Mary and Erin take the long view today and discuss the gifts of a pandemic in human evolution, the current rise of people willing to view what's good, and the perennial tonic of...
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The Mindset of Abundance and Success

You don't need a lot of money to be rich and to experience great abundance in your life, starting today. Enjoy this meaty and encouraging discussion as Erin and Mary explore "the mindset of abundance and success" and the simple and transforming thoughts and attitudes that chase away the experience of lack and scarcity. If you stop chasing success, and...
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Understanding Humility

Do you worry sometimes that you are playing "too small" in your life? Or do you hold yourself back from your fullest self because you were raised to be a humble and modest person and told not to call too much attention to yourself? Mary says, "If the Universe is asking you to step up and shine brighter, then it's...
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Boundaries – Say yes, Say no, According to Your True Purposes

When we feel stressed, overloaded, or scattered, it’s usually because our boundaries are not in place. A boundary is the line we draw and maintain that delineates what we do and don’t want in our lives; it's that important line between who we are and what we intend, and who we aren’t, and what doesn't fit our intentions and our...
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The Paradox of Purpose: “Relax… and Get Going!”

Explore the delightful "playground structure" of Mary's framework about how we recognize and empower our purposes: the paradox of relaxing AND getting going at the same time … the different levels of purpose that inform the song of our life, whether simple like a piano sonata or majestic and complex like Beethoven's ninth symphony. Reach out and put your hands...
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Your Wild Self, Your Confident Self – Is it Time for You to Break Out?

Even for a moment? Our wild self is the part of us that does the unexpected - acts goofy, initiates a harmless joke, breaks a rule, leaves routine to go "Walkabout," or submerges spontaneously in a wild river or a beautiful rain. Erin and Mary celebrate the breakout moments that refresh us and encourage us to shake things up a...
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Self-Forgiveness: The Key to Loving Yourself

Do you have any idea how wonderful you are? Or did you forget how good you are somewhere along the way when life got hard? Stop beating yourself up and depriving yourself of "your beautiful life," and join Mary and Erin again this week as they explore the power of a commitment to self-love and to the active habit of...
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Intimacy and Healthy Vulnerability – Do They Make You Feel a Little “Sweaty”?

Erin and Mary lean in a little closer, a little deeper, into matters of the heart. Our capacity to know and accept ourselves enough to be transparent and trusting of another person is one of the essential abilities to cultivate in "your beautiful life." Let your heart be nourished by this conversation - let our podcast continue to be part...
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Self Love, Perfectionism, and Joy, Anyway!

The Beautiful Life class moves ahead in Module 2 into the vital and tender territory of Self-Love. What are the behaviors of healthy self-regard? Do you dare to firmly plant the new belief that you are "a cherished child of the Universe," and experience the goodness that grows from that?What is "The 80% Rule”, and how will it help us...
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Creativity, The Invisible World, and The Magical Earth

We continue our exploration of the topic of Intuition this week, with gusto for the subtle magic that abounds in everyday life; Erin and Mary give each other encouragement to let the magic be real, let it be good, and open up all of your perceptive senses to enjoy it. Hang out with them soon in The Benevolent Universe, and...
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Intuition: Your GPS for Ease, Safety, and a Purposeful Life

In this episode, Mary and Erin chomp into and savor one of their favorite self-mastery topics - Intuition. What is it? How does it operate in you? Is it scary? Can you trust it? Can you figure out if you're interpreting it accurately, and can you make it clearer and stronger? We explore some delicious questions, a practical framework, and...
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“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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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