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Mary Pritchard
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Dr. Mary E. Pritchard, PhD, HHC is a Psychologist and Body Love Expert, international bestselling author, founder of the thriving “Awakening the Goddess Within” virtual community, an esteemed blogger at Psychology Today and Huffington Post, the Body Image SOS columnist for BellaMia magazine and the Expert Body Love Columnist for Aspire Magazine. Dr. Mary is passionately dedicated to empowering today’s women in healing their relationships with food, their bodies, and themselves, reconnecting with their Inner Goddess, stepping through their perceived fears, and embracing the truth of who they are.

Dr. Pritchard has been invited to share her inspiring wisdom and powerful insights as an author. She is a coauthor of the international best-selling book Inspiration for a Woman's Soul: Choosing Happiness, as well as a coauthor in Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Cultivating Joy (Oct. 2015) and The Wisdom of Midlife Women 2 Kindle book published by Inspired Living Publishing.

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Entries by Mary Pritchard

It's Time to Take Back Your Power

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 7:31 PM

A few years ago, I gave a talk to a roomful of young women, aspiring collegiate female leaders. I asked them "How many of you have high self-esteem?" Every single woman confidently raised her hand high.

I then asked, "How many of you act on that high self-esteem?" They look...

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The Art of Putting Yourself on a Pedestal

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 7:43 PM

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Two years ago, I made a promise to myself. When faced with a situation where I was asked to do something - no matter how small - if I didn't get an immediate full body "Yes!", I would stop and ask myself, "Do...

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On Infertility, Closure, and Letting Go: The Lessons of Perimenopause

(4) Comments | Posted March 16, 2016 | 5:01 PM

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My ex texted me the other day. "I want to take you out to lunch. There are some things I need to get off of my chest, to tell you about our relationship."

Was I curious? Absolutely. Did I want to hear what...

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5 Lessons Learned From Dating in My 40s

(5) Comments | Posted February 22, 2016 | 8:56 AM

Met him at 18. Married at 21. Divorced a month shy of my 40th birthday. Suddenly I was single again, for the first time in 21 years. Gulp.

I took time to heal -- probably not enough time, truth be told -- and then I decided to try my luck...

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What to Do When Your Inner Mean Girl Tells You You're Not Good Enough

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 1:17 PM

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The first time I was on the cover of a magazine two years ago, I didn't want to tell anyone. Despite the fact that many of my students not only saw, but picked up a copy of, the magazine, I was afraid to...

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The Art of Manifestation: How to Get What You Want

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 11:00 AM

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I used think that if you worked hard enough in life, you could "force" your will upon the Universe, and thus, get whatever you wanted. A few years ago I realized the error of my ways.

Having broken my heel for the...

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Learning to Trust My Intuition: The Art of Self-Love

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 5:18 PM

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"And that is what the intuition is for; it is the direct messenger of the soul." ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés

I was asked to speak at an online women's retreat this past summer. As I love the host and her message and we've...

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It's Time to Forgive Yourself for Feeling 'Not Enough'

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2015 | 7:39 AM

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As a self-love and body love expert, I frequently talk to women about "enoughness," that is the feeling that they are "good enough" just as they are. I know this can sometimes be a struggle as I felt "not enough" for decades, but...

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Can You Embrace All of You, Just as You Are?

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 10:56 AM

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What does it mean to embrace all of you -- just as you are?

I used to think that was a rhetorical question, that it wasn't possible to accept -- let alone embrace -- all of me. That I wasn't good enough, didn't...

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The Tyranny of Perfection: What Would Trees Think About Us?

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 3:58 PM

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I met a woman recently who was worried she was going to lose her man if she didn't get a botox treatment. I told her not to change herself for him - but she assured me that where she lived, in Hollywood, it...

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Sweet Surrender: The Art of Going With the Flow

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 11:13 AM

Two years ago I got an intuitive hit that I should write a book about awakening the goddess within. As I am a psychologist and body image expert, I ignored this little nudge from the universe. I mean who am I to write a book about working with your inner...

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What Every Woman Needs to Write: A Love Letter to Myself

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 2:13 PM

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April was a crazy busy month -- the kind of month I used to pride myself on because I could look at my accomplishments -- everything I had achieved at the end of the month: launched an ecourse, held three sales calls, recorded...

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How to Be Your Own Best Friend Instead of Your Own Worst Enemy

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 5:33 PM

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As a psychologist and body image expert, I regularly give talks about body love. During one of my talks I had started out by talking about what self-love is (the unconditional love and respect you have for yourself).

Immediately a hand went up....

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Lessons Learned From a Broken Heart

(2) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 5:17 PM

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After two months of chest pains, I finally got in to see a cardiologist. The verdict? There's nothing wrong with my heart.

While I was ecstatic at the news, it begged the question: why the chest pains? And then it hit me:...

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The Art of Receiving

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 1:02 PM

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At the end of December every year, I like to close out my year and plan for the next one. As part of this process, I always pick a word of the year -- something that embodies what I think I need...

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Maiden, Mother, Bitch

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2014 | 10:34 AM

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In my sessions with private clients, I often find myself working with traditional female archetypes. The young women I see are often in the midst of their maiden years, trying to figure out just who they are and where they belong the world....

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Is Being Female Synonymous With Being Fearful?

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 3:58 PM

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It's well-established in my field that women report more anxiety than men do. For several years I have assumed this was not a reflection of actual experienced anxiety, but rather a lack of social acceptability for men to admit to any...

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Burning the Candle at Both Ends? Take Time to Recharge This Fall

(2) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 5:58 PM

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I met with my doctor last week, and he had some interesting news for me. My blood work showed that my cortisol level was too low. As he explained it to me, that only happens for one of two reasons:

1) You are...

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Love Languages: Relationship Communication 101

(1) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 10:47 AM

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At the end of the day disappointment sets in. No gift, no card, only a verbal 'happy birthday' and a Facebook wall post.

I need more. I need symbols, signs. Call me materialistic but I learned something about myself in couples counseling a...

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Sometimes a Lesson Is Just a Lesson, or Is It?

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 11:07 AM

A few months back I shared the process I use to deal with life's little lessons -- you know, the things that happen to you presumably for no reason, but typically contain nuggets of wisdom in there somewhere? The universe recently sent me another one of those little...

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