Education, Coaching and Mentoring
Reclaiming our wholeness

My experience as a practitioner of meditation and Oriental medicine has shown me that to live our wholeness we must come into relationship with all aspects of ourselves. Yet we live within a system that encourages us to be dissatisfied with ourselves and with life. Many of us respond by trying to improve ourselves, seeking to be more, better, or different in some way. We move from one seminar, technique, or book to another, looking for answers. However, for most of us, this never ending cycle offers no lasting satisfaction.

This focus on outer work, productivity, efficiency, and striving to reach our goals is based on a masculine view of the world. There is value in this approach, and a time and place that are appropriate for its use, but in excess it leaves no room for the feminine principle that values receptivity, intuition, relationship, and the joy of simply being alive. Masculine and feminine principles are not gender based, but aspects of the psyche within both women and men.

Many of us now sense the need to shift our awareness to also include and embody the feminine principle in our daily lives.

This feminine way of being inwardly aligned and receptive to grace is unfamiliar territory for many of us and may be challenging at first to navigate alone. The focus of my work is twofold: Guiding women to embodying feminine consciousness, each in her own way, and mentoring healthcare practitioners on the importance of both self-awareness and patient education for clinical success.

Mary Saunders is the author of
Rhythms of Change: Reclaiming Your Health Using Ancient Wisdom And Your Own Common Sense (2014)

Looking back at when I started doing coaching work with Mary, I was alone in the depths of fear, grief, and rage. With her kindness and compassionate nature she helped me access the inner strength that was needed to grow beyond the loss I had suffered. Her coaching has helped me to redefine my values and is always a gentle reminder to live according to those values. Her knowledge and experience is what make her truly unique and incredibly helpful.
Soleiana Abernathy, acupuncturist and rancher

Thank you for writing Rhythms of Change! Patients love reading the copy in our waiting room and often buy a copy of their own. Yesterday one of my patients was very excited to read a passage she felt really applied to her and she was deeply touched by one of your Rumi quotes. This brief encounter with the wisdom in your book set a strong connection for our treatment time together. We have started giving your book to new patients at the end of a first appointment. The patients are very happy to receive the gift when they leave and come back with a lot of thoughtful questions. I think this is a great way for practitioners to educate patients and build their practice at the same time.
John Nieters, DAOM, L.Ac

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Mary Saunders’ coaching helped me understand my habitual patterns and transform them into new daily practices that are more aligned with what I want. In a few short months of working with Mary, I began to witness significant changes in my productivity and quality of life. Play, joy and lightness are once again companions. Most important of all, she helped me align myself with the true purpose of this one precious life I’ve been given. I am profoundly grateful to Mary as a guide on this journey.
Michelle Villadares, teacher and poet