Read the signs, direct your path and get your stride on!

Without emotional contrast, expansion rarely occurs. Embrace your highs and lows to expand your worth, health and strength!

— Mary Tess Rooney

True Stride Podcast

True Stride is that feeling you get when you are aligned with your heart in all that you do, and feel energized and happy with every step you take. This podcast offers thoughtful conversations to help you realize your True Stride at work, at home, during play and with your community.

Ways to Listen and Subscribe

Tune-in every Thursday for wise walks to get your stride on!

(Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Audible, Stitcher and Overcast)

With the idea that realizing your True Stride is a personalized journey, Heart Value expert and fellow Strider, Mary Tess Rooney connects listeners to elevate their value, relationships and joy.

Each weekly episode:

  • Takes Striders on a Wise Walk to self-reflect and surface their own feelings and beliefs on a topic

  • Offers stories, perspectives and practical ideas to encourage Striders to make choices and take action with intention

  • Highlights inspiration and anecdotes to activate more joy and appreciation in your life

Podcast Episodes

EP61: How Are Your Thoughts Creating Intentional Experiences?

On our Wise Walk, I discuss why the habits and thoughts developed from your internal cravings influence the things you seek or replicate in how you operate. Really pay attention to the patterns of your brain. You’ll notice reflections of what you already planted in your mind. Since this happens naturally, you can also use that knowledge to understand yourself better. When you crave a feeling, idea, or thought, you are more likely to seek or replicate that thing in the world around you. This episode talks about understanding how thoughts create intentional experiences.

EP60: As a Creator, How Do You Nurture and Restore?

Creations blossom as a result of our contributions and our efforts. Every time we share our creations, it’s time to celebrate our impact and recharge ourselves. This episode talks about managing ourselves as we move through the creation process. Let’s really reflect on what you’re creating in your life, and what I’m creating in my life, and this idea of us being creators. We’re all creators, regardless of what we are creating, doing, or being. With simply our presence on this Earth, we are creating within ourselves and interacting with the things around us. I’m here to spend quality solo time with you for EP60’s Wise Walk as we discover our True Stride.

EP59: A Day of Remembrance and Intentions

I’m feeling giddy about the future. Do you know that feeling? I look back on the amazing nuances of my journey, and think that 11/11 matches what this moment means to me. Today, this episode reflects a day of remembrance and intentions. On the True Stride podcast, we take a Wise Walk to slow down and check our reality. True Stride is that feeling you get when you’re aligned in your heart with all that you do, and you feel energized and happy with each and every step that you take. I’m your host, Mary Tess Rooney, and I am coming to you solo on this episode. Grab a seat and get comfortable!!   

EP58: What Lights You Up with Ryan Cwick

Ryan Cwick, our guest for EP58’s Wise Walk, likes to take on the world with the intention of spreading love and kindness. He doesn’t back down from a challenge, and I admire how he views the world. We both share the mindset that it’s important to do what lights you up. On our Wise Walk, Ryan and I talk about how a shock in life provides freedom to explore something new. Why there is not an optimal sequence to life, and how to recreate life at any point. We discuss the balance of giving to others and giving to yourself. 

EP57: How to Drop into Your Heart with Joe Hawley

My guest for today’s episode is writer, podcast host, and former NFL offensive lineman, Joe Hawley. On our Wise Walk, Joe and I talk about releasing our “shoulds, ought-tos and what ifs,” and giving ourselves the “freedom to choose again.” We discuss how taking time for yourself nurtures you so that you have more to give this world. Joe shares his insights and a tool to drop into your heart-center to gain awareness and support your nervous system.

EP56: What’s Possible in One Year with Leigh Farrow

What daily habits elevate your Joy Frequency? How can you cultivate authentic joy? The truth is that you have the freedom to choose, the freedom to choose again, and the power to connect with others in a circle of trust. Now is a good moment for a Wise Walk. Today’s guest is Leigh Farrow.

EP55: Ways to Herd Up and Face Your Storm with Tim Douglas

From the earliest signs of civilization, nature is observed and used as analogies to teach life lessons. A popular example is the analogy to the “storms” of life. Do you find yourself in the midst of a storm? How do you face your storms? Now is a good moment for a Wise Walk. I’m your host, Mary Tess Rooney, and I connect with Tim Douglas on our Wise Walk for this guest episode.

EP54: How to Make a Profit Doing What You Love with Susanne Mariga

Investing in a business or project requires a full process with components and aspects that may exceed our original cost expectation. You never know what you’re fully getting into until you walk through the experience. How can entrepreneurs stabilize life, business, and abundance? Now is a good moment for a Wise Walk. Today, I connect with Susanne Mariga on our Wise Walk for this guest episode.

EP53: How Meditation, Mindfulness and Nature Manifest Positivity with Michelle J. Lamont

When someone enters your life and creates conflict or awkwardness, do you ever wonder if they were placed in your path so you could learn a valuable lesson and expand? We all cross paths with negativity, but it’s how we respond to it that matters. How can we take responsibility for our own energetic maintenance? Now is a good moment for a Wise Walk. My guest today is Michelle J. Lamont.

EP52: How to Support Your Body and Energy Flow with Dr. Melissa Jordan

Is your body fully aligned? Is your energy fluid? Are you taking time to support your body and your energy flow, and really encourage your vital life force to support you in all your doing on a consistent basis, or are you waiting until you’re in crisis mode? Now is a good moment for a Wise Walk with guest, Dr. Melissa Jordan, a practitioner for life force in different modalities.

“Mary’s unique perspective, ‘that we’re constantly gaining value as we age’ is brilliant! I now see my value in the ‘sum of all of my experiences, not just my professional accomplishments and personal achievements.’ It’s been a game changer Mary!”

– Jeffrey Shaw
Host of Creative Warriors podcast, TEDx speaker and bestselling author of LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible.

“I love Mary’s mindful shift from how the external world perceives your value to how you internally feel about your value. It’s refreshing and empowering!”

– Next Incredible Person
SVP Special Violet Petals

“The wisdom beyond my years portion of Mary’s podcast gives me simple phrases and candid examples that ground me to better handle situations in my own life, and they are fun to pass on to my kids when it’s fitting.”

– Anonymous