25 episodes

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.

    • Self-Improvement

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

    “Re-Kindling a Fire” – Storytelling by Mary Hayes Grieco at the 2020 Spark Your Sparkle workshop

    “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 to give myself full permission to be my real self this year?







    What do I need to release, in order to shine and to share my gifts more fully from now on?







    What action step will I take now in 2020 to bring new focus and energy into my dreams?















    MARY HAYES GRIECO:  Forgiveness

    coaching & Spiritual Direction.







    The Well Healing Arts Center – 2100 1st Av. South, Suite

    #103, Minneapolis, MN 5540







    Mary’s contact info: 612-874-6622   mary@maryhayesgrieco.com















    The next Wonderful Forgiveness Weekend will be May 1 – 3, 2020, in St Paul, MN

    • 25 min
    MEET MARY AND ERIN

    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 emotions and crappy feelings and heal the wounds they leave behind. A place with fun conversations filled with inspiring real-life stories, fresh attitudes and new ideas for living a healthy life full of peace and joy.

    Episode Highlights, Ideas and Wisdom:



    Our worst stories can become our best stories.

    How Mary became who she knew she was inside – strong, bright, wise – when outside she was stumbling along with old issues hanging around that left her feeling shy, troubled, and full of fear.

    There are ways to handle negative emotions and crappy feelings besides drinking an extra glass of wine and beating your dog.

    How Erin got through and got over the pain of a stressful job, a messy divorce and terrible problems with anxiety.

    How Mary healed her seething anger, let go of feeling abandoned and developed a loving relationship with her dad even though he drank heavily and was often in his cups until she was 16.

    Good coexistence with other human beings is not easy because we're all a rather dicey lot.

    When it comes to our emotional health and our psyche, there are no quick fixes.

    We all have little characters inside us that are either helpful or unhelpful. Some of them really cause us trouble. Like the inner addict. The one that makes you eat a whole bag of cookies at 11 o'clock at night even though your goal is to lose 15 pounds. These characters really get in our way at times. We have to learn how to work with them.

    It's so important to get to know yourself. Get to know what it means to be you and how to be happy as the creature that you are.

    If you're an extra sensitive person, you need extra tools. A few more ways of being in the world where extra sensitivity is a gift and not a liability.

    • 26 min
    Birth Announcement! Welcome Mary Hayes Grieco’s New Book

    Birth Announcement! Welcome Mary Hayes Grieco’s New Book

    AMBUSHED BY BABIES Silly, Sorry, & Sacred Tales from my Reproductive Adventures, is now available as an ebook and an audio book. It’s a fat, feisty feast of storytelling in which Mary shares her life adventures with pregnancy, birth, and mothering.  If you enjoy listening to Mary’s wisdom and animated storytelling on the Rise and Thrive Podcast, you will love this sweet and funny spiritual memoir. From Irish Catholic wise child to pregnant teenager, to hippie home birth mama , and all the way to The Tale of the Reluctant Grandmother, Mary’s stories span six decades and our culture’s changes around women, sexuality, choice and childbirth. Satisfying and delicious - enjoy it now!







    Learn more, read or listen to

    the foreward, and order your book today at www.ambushedbybabies.com







    Here’s a 10-minute podcast with Mary’s invitation to you to share in her story, and some reflections on this creative work, which was 25 years in the making  – a long pregnancy indeed!

    • 9 min
    Befriending the “F” word – Getting your head around doing some forgiveness soon

    Befriending the “F” word – Getting your head around doing some forgiveness soon

    Enjoy this excerpt from Mary’s teaching in her 2019 Self Mastery Program, as she helps her students ready themselves to tackle their first forgiveness session in the near future.



    Mary will put you at ease too, if you are in the process of getting your head around the mythically difficult task of forgiving someone.



    Mary tackles our common resistance with her ease and warm authority that is based on SO much experience of practicing forgiveness and coaching people for 30 years to a breakthrough that brings new freedom.



    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS, IDEAS, & WISDOM



    Forgiveness is for us.



    It’s commonly thought that forgiveness is “ha-a-a-a-a-a-r d….” and that it takes a long time to do it. Mary says that a life skill is hard, only if you don’t know what to do – you have to be taught.



    The average amount of time it takes to get over something that really bothers us is 45 minutes! If we know what to do, and do it.



    Forgiveness “launders” the pain out of a story, drains out the stress, and leaves us with a nugget of wisdom and new strength.



    We hold onto our pain and build a wall, because we are afraid of being hurt in a similar way again, in the future. “People cling to a wall, but what they really need is a boundary. Strangely- counterintuitively - our natural energetic boundary slides into place and we are stronger than ever, when we forgive.”



    There are such great benefits from expressing your anger freely and comfortably to an empty chair. You get to be fiery, irrational, and unfair as you get your angry feelings out without any harm to anyone.



    The Eight Steps of Forgiving Another mimic the organic way that the psyche heals itself, over time.



    Be an explorer on a psychological adventure – boldly going into new territory.  You are courting new ease and freedom and joy in your life!



     

    • 37 min
    SPARK YOUR SPARKLE FOR 2019

    SPARK YOUR SPARKLE FOR 2019

     



    In this lecture, Mary Hayes Grieco shares her New Year’s message and explores women’s empowerment through the framework of her Self-Mastery tools.



    THE TOOLS AND HABITS THAT MAKE YOU THE QUEEN OF YOUR LIFE:



    WILL – Use your will, your spiritual muscle, to create and change the things you can for the better; surrender to a Higher Will with things you must accept. “The wisdom to know the difference.”



    DISCIPLINE – Actions and attitudes that you do in the short term whether you feel like doing it or not because it will create greater happiness for you in the long term. Self-discipline is an act of self-love.



    INTUITION – Like GPS for a driver, intuition is the guidance from your soul to your personality: it’s there to help you fulfill your purposes and to make life easier. Seeing, hearing, sensing, moving & touching, pure knowing.



    BOUNDARIES – Know your territory! What is and isn’t yours to be concerned about. Who or what you will/will not have in your space. If you are stressed, resentful, or have no time for your real passions, you need to set a boundary.



    FORGIVENESS – Forgiveness is letting go of an expectation that is causing you to suffer. We do forgiveness for ourselves, to release stagnant burdens of unfinished stories, and regain our vitality.



    HEALTHY ANGER – Anger is the doorway to your power, but not a house you can live in.



    VITAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT – Grounded, contained, protected, open to Spirit’s guidance each day. Avoiding toxic spaces, people, situations. Clearing out bad energy. Restoring energy when depleted.



    UNCONDITIONAL LOVE – Align yourself with this Law of the Universe. See the good; be open to the spontaneous outpouring of Divine Love into you, that blesses and refreshes you, reminding you of worthiness and belonging.



    GRATITUDE – Gratitude is the WD40 of the Spiritual life.  Practicing gratitude makes everything work better.



    BE A WELL-TUNED INSTRUMENT AS YOU LIVE PURPOSEFULLY: "Relax, and Get Going!" Sing your song - your good song.







    Mary’s questions for your New Year reflections:



    In what way or area of my life do I need to give myself full permission to be my real self this year?

    What do I need to release, in order to shine and to share my gifts more fully from now on?

    What action step will I take now in 2019 to bring new focus and energy into my dreams?







    RESOURCES



    MARY HAYES GRIECO:  Psychic readings, Tarot card readings, Forgiveness coaching, Spiritual Direction. The Well Healing Arts Center - 2100 1st Av. South, Suite #103, Minneapolis, MN 5540



    Mary's contact info: 612-874-6622   mary@maryhayesgrieco.com



    More Podcast episodes:  www.riseandthriveshow.com



    Mary’s suggested 3 Books about Will:



    The Act of Will – by Dr. Roberto Assagioli

    You are A Badass! – by Jen Sincero

    Mastering Life's Energies – by Maria Nemeth



     

    • 32 min
    SPECIAL FILM ABOUT HEALING ANGER, RESENTMENT, AND GRIEF

    SPECIAL FILM ABOUT HEALING ANGER, RESENTMENT, AND GRIEF

    Mary and Erin discuss a new documentary film they love with the film’s writer-director, Dawn Mikkelson. Risking Light reveals how forgiveness is truly the path to permanently healing the pain from anger, resentment, and grief even in what seems like the most impossible situations.



    To learn more about the film and where to view it visit: www.RiskingLight.com.



     

    • 22 min

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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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