9 episodes

We all think and talk about what we’ll do someday, but what if that someday could start right now? If there’s a change you want to make in yourself, in your life, or an idea that you have that you want to make real … this podcast is for you. After 20 years leading and coaching innovators, Certified Coach Marie McDonald is breaking down how great change-makers think so you can do what they do and take your ideas out of your head and into the world where they belong. We’ll teach you how to stop trying to get other people to like you and your ideas, and how to be your own biggest fan instead. You’ll learn how to ditch the drama and have fun with failure, to stop taking things personally, and to get out of anxiety and into decisive action when you don’t even know how or what you’re doing yet. Marie has used this work to go from bar tender to Vice President, to create the family of her dreams, and to start a multiple six-figure business from scratch within eight months. Whether you want to change a relationship, a habit, write a book or start a movement, it starts here on The Bloom Your Mind Podcast. Find me on Instagram @the.bloom.coach to get a daily mind-bloom, and join my weekly list. See you inside!

Bloom Your Mind Marie McDonald

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 69 Ratings

We all think and talk about what we’ll do someday, but what if that someday could start right now? If there’s a change you want to make in yourself, in your life, or an idea that you have that you want to make real … this podcast is for you. After 20 years leading and coaching innovators, Certified Coach Marie McDonald is breaking down how great change-makers think so you can do what they do and take your ideas out of your head and into the world where they belong. We’ll teach you how to stop trying to get other people to like you and your ideas, and how to be your own biggest fan instead. You’ll learn how to ditch the drama and have fun with failure, to stop taking things personally, and to get out of anxiety and into decisive action when you don’t even know how or what you’re doing yet. Marie has used this work to go from bar tender to Vice President, to create the family of her dreams, and to start a multiple six-figure business from scratch within eight months. Whether you want to change a relationship, a habit, write a book or start a movement, it starts here on The Bloom Your Mind Podcast. Find me on Instagram @the.bloom.coach to get a daily mind-bloom, and join my weekly list. See you inside!

    Ep 08: When You're Stuck in a Moment

    Ep 08: When You're Stuck in a Moment

    In Marie's last episode, she talked about how often we think we are our thoughts. In today's episode, she digs into that topic a little more, exploring how we can step back from believing those thoughts. We're zooming into that singular moment when you have the unhelpful, negative thought.
    Whether you're getting up in front of a crowd to speak, preparing to launch your first business, asking the boss for a raise, or preparing for a big life change, Marie's unique Velcro Technique is the perfect trick to re-center. Not only that, but it opens the door to compassion, which is far more effective than the harsh thoughts you've got running through your head.

    What you'll learn in this episode: 
    How celebrating your bigness has a positive impact on those around youA challenge, or dare, to try out this weekWhy we think we are our thoughts, and forget we have a choice whether to think it or notMarie's unique Velcro Technique to un-stick yourself from negative thoughtsFeatured in this episode:
    Ep 7: How to Do Brain MagicYour brain is there to protect you, to keep you safe, but more often than not, it's taken over and pulled you onto a detour that doesn't get you closer to your destination. It's time to get back in the driver's seat.
    How to connect with Marie:
    Instagram: @the.bloom.coach All Things Marie on LinkTree

    • 22 min
    Ep 07: How to Do Brain Magic

    Ep 07: How to Do Brain Magic

    We know that in order to stay physically balanced, we need sleep, water, nutrients for our body. It ensures our survival. But what we really don't learn are the fundamental ways we can make our brain thrive every day. 
    95 percent of the work the brain does is subconscious. Automatic. Efficient. What's happening, though, is that our brain is repeating thoughts and ideas over and over. Sometimes it's helpful … but often it is not. We don't stop to see which of these thoughts running through our mind are true and which we're making up. So, the way to bloom our minds is to watch what it's doing.

    What you'll learn in this episode:
    Marie's single, most helpful technique that changed her lifeWhy all those thoughts running through your brain aren't trueA trait that people who are successful in relationships have in commonTwo powerful questions to ask every day to bloom your mind Listen in to lucky episode seven and learn the one special technique that Marie uses every day; one that changed her life from the inside out. Once you incorporate it into your day-to-day, you'll find just how easy it is to choose to live successfully.

    Featured in the this episode:
    Super Friends article in The AtlanticHow to connect with Marie:
    Instagram: @the.bloom.coach All Things Marie on LinkTree

    • 19 min
    Ep 06: The Upward Spiral

    Ep 06: The Upward Spiral

    As we journey through our lives and we learn to love ourselves through our high points and our low points, we are experiencing the "upward spiral." 

    This relates to the metaphor of a tree trunk. Think of how it starts in the middle, in a tight little spiral and it goes out, and each one of the rings that you see in the tree is a record of different season over and over again. 

    Our lives go through the same seasons. In this episode, you'll learn how to dig deep and ask the questions that uncover the upward spiral experiences in your life. 
    What you'll learn in this episode:
    How the upward spiral helps unravel patterns that keep us stuckHow to meet challenges instead of reacting to themTo see that nothing has gone wrong when challenges appearMarie shares her own "optimizer" tendencies showed her the upward spiralThe upward spiral allows us to meet ourselves with compassion, and be light-hearted and give ourselves grace for being totally normal humans in the world. We don't get stuck and stall out in those parts of the the spiral that are hard. We just notice them for what they are, walk through them and keep going. 
    How to connect with Marie:
    Instagram: @the.bloom.coach All Things Marie on LinkTree

    • 16 min
    Ep 05: From Wanting to Doing

    Ep 05: From Wanting to Doing

    We know what we want. We see the change we want to make, but we just can't seem to get moving. It's like someone is holding down the pause button, preventing us from taking the action we need to get there.
    In this episode of the Bloom Your Mind, Marie describes the three main reasons we stay stuck, and the steps needed to break through them.

    The path forward is 100% within your control right now and every single day. The world needs more goodness, imagination, and creativity. The world needs YOU.

    What you'll learn in this episode:
    The big three reasons you stay stuckWhy we can ignore this idea of an "original idea"What the world really needs from youTwo secrets for finding where to startHow to connect with Marie:
    Instagram: @the.bloom.coach All Things Marie on LinkTree

    • 18 min
    Ep 04: Meet Me In The After

    Ep 04: Meet Me In The After

    It doesn't matter how big our goals and dreams are.

    In the face of well-intentioned friends expressing their doubt, family and coworkers looking at you like you're crazy, or even the most supportive teacher asking if you're sure this is the right thing to do, it's easy to just get stuck.

    To stop. To give up. But all of that is just a reflection of the before.

    A reflection based on what is right now in the before. Now, it's time to shift your mindset into what will be in the after.

    In this episode of the Bloom Your Mind podcast, Marie shares the three steps she took to change her beliefs and realign her focus; it comes down to being on the right side.

    Listen now to learn how you can shift out of the before you're stuck in and believe in the after. 

    What you'll learn in this episode:
    How Marie discovered two sides of change during grad schoolHow to generate belief in what you want to create or changeThe difference between living in the before vs living in the afterThree simple steps to make your focus real in the now (for the after) Featured in this episode:
    Ep 03: Turn Up Your DesireWangechi Mutu’s Backlash BlueHow to connect with Marie:
    Instagram: @the.bloom.coach All Things Marie on LinkTree

    • 18 min
    Ep 03: Turn Up Your Desire

    Ep 03: Turn Up Your Desire

    Today's episode is all about what YOU want.
    How to want from a place that's your true desire, that's aligned with your values, and with who you want to be.

    Many of us, especially those of us that grew up as women, are taught to fear our desire.

    We may have been taught that we're here to serve the needs of others, to work, and say YES, and to focus on meeting expectations. 

    When we ask ourselves what we really want, and look at why we want it, it opens up a whole new wild, true world. 

    THAT desire can fuel us through any challenges, or opinions, or failures, to make our ideas real, and to make the world we're in look like the one we want, in the beautiful inner land of our minds. 

    What you'll learn in this episode: 
    In order to find out what we want we have to be willing to hear the answer.These answers reveal what's solid, lasting and true for us. We can want from a place of service and love. It doesn't have to be about us. Much of what we want doesn't actually come from us, and in this episode you'll learn how to tell the difference. Learn how to create a north star for your life; a sentence that guides your every day choices and big life decisions. Learn how to play more, to unleash the raw, wild desire inside all of us.How to connect with Marie:
    Instagram: @the.bloom.coach All Things Marie on LinkTree

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

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Just what I need

So excited to have a weekly dose of Marie’s grounding, inspiring, brilliant voice, thought leadership and influence in my life. Every episode gives me something to focus my energy on that week. I lean into these concepts to bring out my best. Thank you for being you, Marie.

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Marie is a wonderful woman that I look up to! Her way of approaching hard things by breaking them down is so helpful! I cant wait to see what this grows into 🖤

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