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
"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 admire the light and mastery of another person. We give a loving nod to the gifts of the Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh, who passed away recently, and we appreciate "the cool lake" of his being and teachings amid our fiery times.
Find info about Mary's zoom class on her website: https://maryhayesgrieco.com/
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 set the table for a clear understanding of what it means to live like a master and some of the tools and attitudes that cultivate mastery. As the Buddha said, "Be a Light."
More info at: https://maryhayesgrieco.com/
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 the energy of the best moments of you, since childhood, and dance freely just before you do something important that requires confidence. “The dancing is very important!”
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 at the beginning of the talk about building a safe space in community to explore new thoughts … and imagine other people out there listening to this too … the people who are “friends you haven’t met yet” – the other humans out there who are intending to Rise and Thrive.
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.
My Beautiful Life class - 16 weeks on Saturday mornings 10-12:30 - open to everyone. Self-mastery, soul connection & intuition, loving yourself, and living purposefully. Begins on January 15th.
Find full info at www.maryhayesgrieco.com or www.forgivenesstraining.com
See you there!
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 quickly?!)
Try this: boil your New Year resolution down into one word: your Word of the Year.
This is a throwback episode from our first season. Coming soon: Mary and Erin discuss our words of the year for 2022!
Rise and Thrive is a wonderful podcast. I have followed Mary Hayes Greco and her cohost Erin more than 3 years.