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

EP157: Embrace Your Anomalies

No two people are the same, so of course, our traits and experiences are slightly different from each other too. What makes this interesting is that we all have something that makes us rare. This episode talks about embracing your anomalies.

EP156: Signs, Needs & Actions

“HEADS UP!” If you heard this from any direction, you’d immediately be on alert. You respond quickly to signs that seem loud or urgent, but there are quieter and seemingly neutral signs that call for just as much attention. This episode talks about signs, needs, and actions.

EP155: Relationship Rides & Intuition

Communication involves energy, especially in dynamics where you don’t speak. Learning to communicate within a dynamic can change the level of trust everyone develops. This episode talks about relationship rides and intuition.

EP154: Explore Your Reactions

Situations throughout life can stir a reaction from people. It could be a pleasant or unpleasant experience, but how you respond to your own reaction is more important. This episode talks about exploring your reactions.

EP153: Celebration of YOU

Inside of you is a unique purpose and Heart Value that helps this world stay bright. Please celebrate YOU, your gifts, your contributions and your evolution towards what your life’s purpose means to you. This episode talks about setting intentions to honor and celebrate YOU.

EP152: Past Year Reflections

Time is always moving. From year to year, what has changed the most for you? This episode talks about past year reflections. Next week, August 31 marks the day a healthy and happy 10 lb 13 oz baby girl was born… that was me. Every time my bday comes around, I get very introspective about the past year I lived.

EP151: Align with Your Legacy

Years from now people may not remember everything about you, but there will always be certain memories about you that leave a lasting impression. This episode talks about being aligned with your legacy.

EP150: Is It Fine?

You have habits you do without questioning them. If you knew a habit was holding you back from fully expressing your thoughts, would you challenge yourself to be vulnerable and face it? This episode talks about learning to express your true feelings instead of saying, “It’s fine.”

EP149: When Lightning Strikes

Lighting strikes symbolize many things. Among them, the act of nature can represent the spark of an idea or it can represent a release of energy. This episode talks about how releasing and managing stress is similar to when lighting strikes. 

EP148: Music & Mood Mindfulness

Whether we’re happy or sad, music helps us channel what we’re feeling. It takes us into a moment of reflection, memory, or imagination. This episode talks about music and mood mindfulness.

“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