Over 50 & Afraid of Dying With Your Music Still in You? My 2nd Coming Out Story

By | February 21st, 2017|

If you said yes to this question, I so relate to your pain. Just a few short years ago, I would have definitely said YES to this question. I remember every time I would hear Wayne Dyer give a lecture, he would inevitably say "Don't die with your music still in you."   When I first began hearing him say this, I thought it was such a beautiful and poignant way to deliver his message. But as the years rolled by, I began to

What Are You Settling For?

By | August 16th, 2016|

If you get what you settle for...It naturally begs the question...  What are you settling for? I know this can be a very uncomfortable and confronting question to ask yourself. Yet unless we own what we're settling for, nothing can ever change.   Owning that our life is not working may bring up a lot of painful feelings of inadequacy, anger, sadness, guilt and shame.  Actually it is quite normal to feel bad when you are not living the life you want to

The Top 5 Extreme Self-Care Tips To Save Your Sanity During The Holidays

By | December 9th, 2015|

The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year, and it can also be an emotionally draining and overwhelming time of year too. I have found that learning how to practice extreme self-care can make a profound, positive difference in how you experience the holiday season. I was initially introduced the concept of extreme self-care from one of my favorite life coaches, Cheryl Richardson. Cheryl is also the author of one of my favorite books ‘The Art of Extreme Self-Care”.  Cheryl states

Why True Satisfaction Comes From Self-Acceptance, Not Self-Worth

By | November 28th, 2015|

About a year ago I purchased the audio version of the day-long seminar taught by Dr. Tim Worden who is a psychologist. During a portion of this seminar, Dr. Worden began discussing how self-worth & self esteem are not useful concepts. At first I had to rewind the CD to make sure I heard what he had said!  I was rather stunned to hear him make this statement since over the past 25 years I have witnessed the mental health and the personal

How To Let Go of Guilt Through Self-Forgiveness

By | November 11th, 2015|

Being raised Catholic as well as attending Catholic school from the 4th grade through the 12th grade was the perfect set-up for me to experience some major struggles with guilt and shame. I first started exploring how to heal my guilt & shame issues in the late 80’s through John Bradshaw's best-selling book Healing The Shame That Binds You. Although reading Bradshaw's book was a turning point for me in gaining an understanding what shame and guilt are, and how they develop, he

How The Power of Vulnerability Changed My Life

By | September 30th, 2015|

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the ALL NEW Mary Giuliani Blog! I am so excited to share with you my very first blog post on my brand new website MaryGiuliani.net!   Launching a new blog and website is a major milestone for me since up until recently I have felt extremely uncomfortable to post anything online that required me to be emotionally vulnerable. Therefore taking the risk of being criticized or ridiculed in a public forum by sharing my story or my opinion was