On episode 16 of the She is Kindred podcast, Britt chats with author, speaker, and educator Mary Marantz. She is Kindred thrives on meeting each other in the middle of our stories, where we find common ground and cultivate grace in the process. We hold conversations about growing in intentionality and believing our worth is found in more than what we do. One of the ways Mary does this is sharing her story with candor and authenticity.
Mary Marantz grew up in rural West Virginia and attended Yale Law School. She decided to forgo her three-year law degree to pursue a business in photography with her husband, Justin. She recently decided to start writing books and signed a five-book deal in 2019. She just released her second book, Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots. You can find Mary at marymarantz.com and on Instagram @marymarantz. Follow her podcast on https://marymarantz.com/themarymarantzshow.
In this episode, Britt talks with Mary Marantz about:
The exhaustion of constantly striving and achieving Giving up achieving for your worthDoing in order to be valuedWho we are without our goalsInherent worth and visible productivityWorking for your worth v. from your worth Resources mentioned in this episode:
Dirt by Mary MarantzSlow Growth Equals Strong Roots by Mary Marantz14:40 The Mary Marantz Show, Episode One33:40 What’s Here Now by Jeanne Stevens33:50 Awake by Anjuli Paschall 51:10 Achiever Quiz55:25 Follow @marymarantz on Instagram and @sheiskindredco to enter a giveaway for her newest book! Share this podcast episode with fellow sisters.“Even if you don’t recognize or acknowledge that there’s this sort of physical, tangible exhaustion that accompanies pursuit of dreams, there is this mental weight that says, ‘I have to keep going.’” – Britt Smith
“Busyness is not a badge of honor.” – Britt Smith
“You were created to do good work. You were created to do things with excellence as if working for the Lord. You were created to use the gifts that you have been given–these talents that you can go out and multiply–this work that has been prepared for you in advance. And what a gift it is to get to co-create with the Creator of the universe.” – Mary Marantz
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