Episode 106: The Upside of Anger – Part II

Unexpressed anger eats us up inside.

Healthy anger is that little bit of fire you need sometimes to set things right.
It helps you know who you are and what you want and do not want in your life.

But how do you handle a flare of rage that rises towards your boss, or your small child, or someone who can hurt you if you show your anger?

Mary helps Erin along with her nervousness about feeling anger as she discusses safe ways of releasing rage to gain relief from frustrating obsession and rumination when we’ve been done wrong.

Hear the story of the woman who’s long term health condition cleared up after releasing her rage and forgiving her ex, and the story of how a parent can help a frustrated child who’s being picked on.

Mary says, “Your belly is where you carry your power… sometimes you need to go to a private place, and shout it out, from the belly … and then you forgive them.”

Rock on, people. Forgiveness – after you let your anger out first – makes us free.

Posted on April 10, 2015 | Discuss on Facebook

Episode 105: “Why did you let that happen, God? “Forgiving God when life is not fair and just too much.

Life gets “life-y” sometimes – when there’s a  sudden pile of unfortunate things to handle that we didn’t expect. And sometimes we grapple with being disappointed in life because our way is blocked and difficult .

Even though we are good people who live the faith or pray a lot, it seems like God isn’t listening. What do we do when we feel all alone with our difficulties, and God doesn’t seem to care?

Mary says, “God does not help us avoid pain. God helps us know who we are through the pain, and helps us move into new joys. Human beings are amazing and resilient, with an unquenchable spark of God within us. If we’re unhappy with “God,” it’s because we have to grow beyond our former concept of God, and find the new understanding that brings us forward.”

Does this sound heavy? But …. NO!

Mary is at her slapstick best in this conversation as she shares her poignant and hilarious story of her fight with God about her frustration with lack of control in pregnancy and childbirth.

Enjoy some hefty philosophy delivered painlessly and with a flourish as Mary and Erin explore this most difficult of human dilemmas: how to forgive God.

Posted on April 3, 2015 | Discuss on Facebook

Episode 104: “Give Yourself a Break – The Importance of Self Forgiveness”

Are you putting yourself down and saying bad things to yourself because you’re “falling short” of your dreams and potentials?

Cut it out!

Life is difficult, and we are all way too hard on ourselves – it may be the universal human challenge. Hey, you’re here, you’re you, and you’re all you’ve got. If you feel stuck, stressed, and unable to move forward because of some bad and uncompleted stories, it’s time for self forgiveness.

Mary and Erin both ‘fess up about self forgiveness issues, and explore the difference between productive remorse and toxic shame.

Enjoy hope in our discussion of how your spirit guides you easily back into ease and integrity.

Self forgiveness will help you to breathe deeper, quiet your critical mind, turn your face towards the sun and your feet onto the road towards the most elegant version of you.

Posted on March 27, 2015 | Discuss on Facebook