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

EP92: Clarity & Space for What Matters

Our bodies, our minds, and our emotions function at a higher level when we are well rested. That’s why we need to be careful of excessive planning. This episode talks about finding the clarity and space for what really matters.

EP91: What Vacation Means to You

If you could imagine time off, what would you be doing? Where would you go? Who would you ask to join you, if anyone? What would you hope to experience? This episode talks about what vacation means to you.

EP90: Support For Your Brave Acts

Sometimes you need a buddy to exchange ideas and energy with. A buddy can help us with accountability and encouragement, or simply be a sounding board when we need to get our ideas and problems out. This episode talks about where in your life the power of support fuels your brave acts.

EP89: Honor Your Heartfelt Intentions

Life (in general) is about noticing, paying attention, and connecting with who we are and what truly matters as we expose ourselves to different situations. The more we understand how our intentions create our experiences from moment to moment, the more we can intentionally create experiences in ways that support our overall well being. This episode talks about how to honor your heartfelt intentions.

EP88: Honoring the Light Within

We go through a cycle of finding balance in how we choose to show up in life. Are you transitioning from one action to the next fully present in your movement? Are you guided through your transitions by your heart of hearts as you move forward in alignment? This episode talks about honoring the light within us.

EP87: Building Resilience

Life will toss you into moments that feel like they’re more than you can bear or feel very disorienting. Living those experiences causes us to expand far beyond what we normally experience. By staying present and aware of our intentions, we can make it through. This episode talks about building resilience.

EP86: What Will You 86?

This episode talks about choosing what to 86 in your life. The phrase “86 it” has so many origin stories. No matter which origin story you hear, the common theme relates to something no longer being served or no longer being considered. Using the term “86” is like acknowledging what’s not right for us and our intention to let it go. What do we want to 86 in our lives?

EP85: What Shocks Your System into Alignment

You are magnetic. When you follow your True Stride, you naturally create room for what is emotionally and energetically aligned to you. You attract what’s aligned, but falling out of alignment can happen. At those times, you could accidentally fall in contact with experiences that cause a short circuit in your journey. This episode talks about the moments that shock your life into alignment.

EP84: How Death Springs New Life

Loss and transition is not always easy. There’s constantly these checkpoint moments like figurative “deaths” that occur in life. It can be when you end a career, end a friendship, have kids moving out, have a job switch, or more. Yet, from that is an opportunity of birthing something new. This episode talks about how death springs new life.

EP83: Where Do You Go From Here?

On our Wise Walk, I share with you my thoughts on navigating out of a low with heart, reflection, space and alignment. You can look at your current life and decide what’s truly important. I realized that heading in a new direction includes nourishing the resources and relationships that help you get where you want to go.

“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