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Life’s not easy for anyone. We all experience disappointing stuff. It can really hurt and bring us down or show us new and better ways. There are choices when times are tough and we feel like we’re going to explode, meltdown or give up. Some of us opt for another glass of wine or big piece of chocolate cake to relieve the pain. But there is a price to be paid for "eating our feelings" or drowning them in alcohol. We really don't want those extra pounds or a headache in the morning. Our podcast is full of better ideas to help turn disappointment into hope and melt pain away for good. It's fun conversations filled with inspiring real-life stories, fresh attitudes and new ideas. It's friends helping friends get through and get over negative emotions and crappy feelings and heal the wounds they leave behind. It's all about living a healthy life full of peace and joy. We hope you'll give one of our episodes a listen. Were pretty sure you'll discover something that will put you on a new path that will leave you feeling better about yourself and your life.



~ Mary and Erin, hosts of Rise and Thrive

Rise and Thrive Show Finding peace and joy in life even when it feels impossible.

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

Life’s not easy for anyone. We all experience disappointing stuff. It can really hurt and bring us down or show us new and better ways. There are choices when times are tough and we feel like we’re going to explode, meltdown or give up. Some of us opt for another glass of wine or big piece of chocolate cake to relieve the pain. But there is a price to be paid for "eating our feelings" or drowning them in alcohol. We really don't want those extra pounds or a headache in the morning. Our podcast is full of better ideas to help turn disappointment into hope and melt pain away for good. It's fun conversations filled with inspiring real-life stories, fresh attitudes and new ideas. It's friends helping friends get through and get over negative emotions and crappy feelings and heal the wounds they leave behind. It's all about living a healthy life full of peace and joy. We hope you'll give one of our episodes a listen. Were pretty sure you'll discover something that will put you on a new path that will leave you feeling better about yourself and your life.



~ Mary and Erin, hosts of Rise and Thrive

    Loss, and Getting Up Again

    Loss, and Getting Up Again

    Mary Hayes Grieco is back with you again, in this new solo era of The Rise and Thrive Podcast. Today Mary reads two essays from her perennial book, The New Kitchen Mystic: "Loss" and "Getting Up Again." These pieces are like vitamins or a soothing balm for your resilient heart, because the experience of loss is something that visits our lives time and again. Please pass this podcast on to someone you know, who's in the middle of such a time - they will find that Mary's voice, her philosophy, and her heartfelt personal sharing is good medicine!

    • 17 min
    And Then She Went Home

    And Then She Went Home

    This is a story that Mary tells from her recent experience with opening her heart to a homeless woman. Choke-up Alert! This is a sweet and sad story - enter in with your own brave and kind heart.

    • 11 min
    Here comes the new season of the Rise and Thrive Podcast!

    Here comes the new season of the Rise and Thrive Podcast!

    Hey, we're back! Well, um, we mean - Mary's back, flying solo this season because Erin is busy in her new leadership role at MPR News.        







    Say hello to Mary Hayes Grieco again as she invites you into the next season of thoughtfulness, kitchen mystic philosophy, and delicious storytelling. Mary explains that although her desire to speak publicly has been on a sabbatical during a year of epic losses - "I've got nothing to say!" - she's back into  sharing from her journey with the peace of knowing that "not all who wander are lost."







    Tune in and open your heart to settle in and learn from your friend Mary this fall.

    • 5 min
    Modern Psychology - A Field on a Journey with Darla K. McEnroe, LMSW, NBCC

    Modern Psychology - A Field on a Journey with Darla K. McEnroe, LMSW, NBCC

    We continue exploring the explosive new growth in modern psychology, as Mary jams with Darla McEnroe, a busy therapist. Darla employs a number of new growth technologies with people in her busy practice. After 25 years of showing up to healing human pain in her daily work, Darla remains fresh and curious and enthused about it and she has much experience to share! We discuss some of the tools she uses to heal trauma: EMDR and HMR, and The Eight Steps of Forgiveness. Darla also shares how she takes care of herself to avoid burnout. Listen in and learn - we are all on a psychological journey, and the field of psychology itself is on an exciting journey.







    Darla K. McEnroe LMSW, NBCC is a Clinical Supervisor and Therapist with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Sioux City Iowa.

    • 48 min
    Weird Times Self Mastery Series: Part 3 - Greeting the Friendly Unknown

    Weird Times Self Mastery Series: Part 3 - Greeting the Friendly Unknown

    In this episode, Mary and Erin discuss the ways that we re-set our attitude in the long weird times we're in. Take comfort from some of the best ideas from Eckhart Tolle's work, A New Earth, which explains to us what higher consciousness really is, and how our own energy and attitudes improve our life situation and the human collective all around us. Be a "higher frequency holder" - for yourself and for all of us! Enjoy revisiting this episode from late 2021.

    • 22 min
    Weird Times Self Mastery Series: Part 2 - Masters and Morons

    Weird Times Self Mastery Series: Part 2 - Masters and Morons

    During the height of the pandemic, Erin and Mary both had uncomfortable encounters with "people who are not doing that well."  Friends, family, strangers - how do you handle it when someone nearby you explodes with irrationality because of the built-up pressure of our weird times?







    Hear some tips for instant forgiveness and the attitude re-set that a masterful person can practice. Enjoy this revisit episode fall of 2021.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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5 Stars

Rise and Thrive is a wonderful podcast. I have followed Mary Hayes Greco and her cohost Erin more than 3 years.

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