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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

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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Do You Wear Your Busyness as a Badge of Honor?

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 5:23 PM

NOTHING....is becoming rare and precious. Everything is hype, noise, desire, desperation, speed and greed. We in the modern world are good at 'doing,' but anemic at 'being.' Entertainment, busy-ness, texting while walking or even driving...'Efficiency' is an addictive myth based on our fidgety fear of opening up. We can not...
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Finding Elusive Intimacy (Into Me You See)

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 6:34 PM

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"Someday someone is going to look at you with a light in their eyes you've never seen, they'll look at you like you're everything they've been looking for their entire lives. Wait for it." -- Unknown, found on Rawforbeauty.com

I've been...

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Making a Commitment to Myself

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 1:29 PM

A few weeks ago I posted a blog entry about "How to Be Your Own Prince Charming." You see, if I learned nothing else after 21 years with my ex-husband, it's that there is no Prince Charming. All my life I have been unconsciously waiting for my prince...

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How to Deal With Life's Little Lessons

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 4:12 PM

A few weeks ago, I shared my "Ode to the Universe" with you. The great thing about the universe is that it will deliver exactly what you need, at the time you need it. You may not want it, but if you need it, it will come. What...

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How to Be Your Own Prince Charming

(2) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 3:54 PM

As a child, I loved fairy tales -- Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White. What I loved about them was that at the end, each princess found her Prince Charming. That, I thought as a young girl, is what I need. A handsome prince on a white steed, riding in to...

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Ode to the Universe

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 5:39 PM

I love the universe.

2013 was an awful year for me. Between my divorce, move, breaking my heel for the second time in a year, and turning 40, I felt like Lieutenant Dan in the movie Forrest Gump, when he was raging against the awful storm that ironically caused their...

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Turning Body Shame Into Body Love

(2) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 1:19 PM

I'll be the first one to admit that I tend to be my own worst critic when it comes to my body. You see me -- however it is you perceive me -- and I see flaws. Things that need to be improved. Things that need "fixing." But, of course,...

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Self-Love Doesn't Include My Body, Does It?

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 11:52 AM

In the past week, I've given four talks on self-love, and I've been amazed at the audience reactions. During the first talk, I opened with Christine Arylo's definition of self-love:

"Self-love is the unconditional love and respect you have for yourself that is so deep, so solid, so...
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