We’ve had this episode shot and in our editorial calendar for a few months now.
I’m still in awe of how our advanced planning of MarieTV somehow seems to energetically line up with what’s happening globally, and very often on a personal level for you, our audience.
Even my close friends say, “Marie, how do you always seem to know exactly what I’m going through?!”
While this particular Q&A has to do with a pretty common human experience, I can’t help but notice that this simple practice may — albeit in the smallest way — help us as we collectively strive to create positive social change both here in the US and around the world.
Pain, suffering and injustice are all around us. Like you, I see things on the news that anger me, break my heart and boggle my mind (and not in a good way).
However, I believe the more tools we have in our toolbox to stay connected to our humanity, the more equipped we’ll be create real and lasting change.
So today, learn a simple tool you can use whenever the pain around you feels overwhelming.
Continue reading “How To Turn Negative Vibes Into Positive Fuel”
Finding the courage to express yourself isn’t always an easy thing to do.
While technology gives us countless tools to share our creations with the world, it also opens us up to the opinions of others: the good, the bad, and the cruel.
To keep yourself open and continuously creating amidst the rocky terrain of online public opinion is a vital skill, especially when you’re committed to being a force for good.
That’s why I was intrigued when a reader asked how I **personally** deal with criticism online.
Rather than just empathize, I thought I’d share some fun “feedback” from my own critics. If nothing else, I hope it makes you laugh.
Continue reading “Do You Let Criticism Stop You? How To Insult-Proof Your Ego.”
Have you ever had someone say something about your work that felt like a punch in the gut? Where you were almost shocked how downright ignorant and mean it was?
While most of us get that learning to deal with criticism is an essential part of the creative game, that intellectual awareness doesn’t always help us emotionally.
Especially when you’re first starting out.
Words sting. And unfortunately, the harshest words often linger in the back corners of our minds longer than we’d like to admit.
That’s why I want to tell you a story about this guy who put me down on an escalator and how I’ve used that experience to lift myself up.
Continue reading “Thank You For Not Believing In Me”
Have you ever experienced a setback or failure and had a tough time regaining your confidence?
An actor friend recently confessed, “I had this really, really awful experience on set 4 months ago and I haven’t been able to recover since. The director yelled at me in front of the whole crew. I lost my lines and couldn’t deliver what he wanted. It was a nightmare. It’s like a record scratch in my psyche and I can’t seem to get over it.”
My heart broke for her. She’s experienced and talented. She’s open hearted and self-aware. But no matter what she’s tried, this one creative catastrophe crushed her confidence, and her ability to fully get back in the game.
We’re all sensitive souls. Sometimes seemingly minor setbacks that our minds tell us should be “no big deal” can sink our self-confidence and hold us back from our dreams.
If you, or anyone you know, has trouble regaining their confidence after a failure, you’ll really appreciate today’s episode with the brilliant Dr. Cathy Collautt.
Continue reading “4 Steps to Overcome a Devastating Setback w/ Dr. Cathy Collautt”
Before we dive into this week’s MarieTV episode, I have to tell you how amazing you are.
Your support of my appearance with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday was absolutely staggering.
The tweets, FB messages and emails you’ve shared with me have been so heartfelt, loving and encouraging and I deeply appreciate it.
Thank you, thank you, thank you a million times over!
If you tuned in, you know that one of the things I talked about with Oprah is the importance of gratitude.
But what I didn’t get to share was the dark side of this often cheery topic.
Continue reading “The Downside Of Gratitude”