Welcome to the Transformation Goddess Divine Feminine Spotlight for June!

The intention of The Divine Feminine Spotlight is to share transformational stories of women who have learned to walk in beauty, with the strength, courage, and pleasure of claiming their feminine sovereignty.

Mary-LrgToday it’ my honor to introduce you to Mary Pritchard.

Mary E. Pritchard, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Boise State University as well as a Holistic Health Counselor and graduate of the esteemed Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Mary’s extensive educational background combined with her personal passion and commitment to empowering women in healing their hormonal health naturally while reclaiming their Feminine Power, empowers her client’s to experience profound shifts in their health.

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“Ever feel like the universe is hitting your over the head with a cosmic two by four?” – Mary Pritchard

Here is a short summary of Mary’s interview. Please give a listen to experience the full energetic connection of our transformational conversation. You are going to love Mary’s magnetic energy. She is lots of fun!

Please share a Significant Transformation you’ve experienced in the last 12 months.

My whole life has changed in the past 12 months. I experienced a rude awakening in April of 2013 that led to a new book, a divorce, a move, and breaking my heel for the second time in a year.

How do you relate to your body, sexuality and power?

This is a difficult one for me. I finally admitted to myself earlier this year that I had an eating disorder. I had been in denial for 23 years. I am learning to relate to my body in a whole new way. At the same time, I felt very sexually repressed in my former marriage and my libido disappeared in my 20s. I thought I was broken until it came roaring back to life last Fall! Power is such a loaded word. We usually think of power over rather than power to. I operate from the perspective that power should be all about empowering other people and ourselves.

What are your favorite sacred feminine rituals?

I love taking a sacred bath with essential oils, baking soda, and sea salt. I light my candles and relax. I also love meditating and do so several times a day. This is a way for me to relax, unwind, and connect back in with my inner goddess.

How do you embody being a sovereign Goddess?

I am a self-love advocate! We have to learn how to be our own best friend rather than our own worst enemy. We should be cheering for ourselves rather than booing. Why? Because others treat you as you treat yourself. If you aren’t owning up to your Goddess power, who will? And how can you expect others to love, honor, and respect you when you don’t love, honor, and respect yourself?

What was your inspiration for Reconnecting With Your Intuition 101?”

I experienced a rude awakening in April of 2013 where I realized that I had been living someone else’s life. Yes, I was successful on the surface, but on the inside I was miserable. I came to realize that I had been ignoring my inner wisdom for too long. The Universe had been trying to wake me up for years, but like a turtle, I kept tucking my head back in and trying to avoid the worst of the signs. It didn’t work. That day I reclaimed my life. That changed everything.

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How can our readers and listeners contact you?

You can contact me at www.awakeningthegoddesswithin.net

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So Much Love, 






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About Shann Vander Leek

Shann Vander Leek

Shann is a Transformational Leader, Award-Winning Podcaster, Best-Selling Author, Voice Over Talent, Podcast Coach, and Producer. She lives in the village of Suttons Bay, Michigan with her beloved husband and mouthy old cat. This Goddess Shines!

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  • Ande Lyons Jun 18, 2014, 9:51 am

    I LOVE Goddess Mary Pritchard – thank you for sharing her wisdom Shann!

    My recent transition came as a gentle unfolding over a 5 hour period… the Universe made it very clear it was time for me to shift my work in the world into a new paradigm and platform. Thanks to learning from prior “head hitting” awakenings, I’ve learned to listen carefully to guidance rather than fight it or ignore it.

    That’s not to say I didn’t have a “say what?” and boo hoo moment. But it didn’t come with the drama and emotional upheaval past awakenings brought. It was pure grace and ease.

    Letting go and Letting God is not always easy… but I’ve learned to trust the Universe always has a greater plan for me.

    • Mary Pritchard Jun 18, 2014, 7:34 pm

      So glad you resonated with our call, Ande. It sounds like you already know how to avoid those Cosmic 2x4s! 🙂

  • Amethyst Wyldfyre Jun 18, 2014, 11:40 am

    Go Goddess Mary!

    Love your reminders about sacred bathing rituals as well as the importance of Superior Self Care!

    Your story of “successful on the surface” yet “miserable inside” is oh so familiar and was absolutely a component of my own journey – I have found that as you evolve this experience may spiral around again! Just so you know when you start to “feel miserable inside” that’s a clue that things are ripe for change again!

    Loving your light!


    • Mary Pritchard Jun 19, 2014, 4:14 pm

      So true, Amethyst! I’m just a really slow learner so it took me awhile to get it. 🙂

  • shannvanderleek Jun 18, 2014, 1:00 pm


    Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom, humor and transformational story with us! You are a love! xox – Shann

    • Mary Pritchard Jun 19, 2014, 4:15 pm

      Thank you, Shann! Loved chatting with you and love what you do. You inspire me so! 🙂

  • Andrea Jun 18, 2014, 3:08 pm

    “We have to learn to be our own best friend.” I think this may be *the* lesson underneath so many of the “other” lessons. Thanks for sharing your story.

    • Mary Pritchard Jun 19, 2014, 4:15 pm

      So true, Andrea! Unfortunately, we are often our own worst enemies instead. 🙁

  • Christa Jun 18, 2014, 5:11 pm

    Thank you for such a fantastic interview, Shann, and for sharing your truth, Mary! I’ve been following your words for a few months after coming across you in a previous Linda Joy programme, and am just as inspired now as I was then.

    It’s so beautiful and connecting to see and hear other women owning their strength, truth and spirit. And so inspiring to see the things I connect with, on a personal level from my own experience, that they’ve been through, too.

    Thank you so much – both of you – for reminding us of the power in being honest, open, and even if scary, how incredible it can be when you take care and do the things that remind you of the amazing love and support the universe holds. 🙂

    • Mary Pritchard Jun 19, 2014, 4:16 pm

      Thanks so much, Christa! Vulnerability has turned out to be an amazing gift for me. 🙂

  • Bianca Jun 18, 2014, 6:16 pm

    What a great interview Shann. It is inspiring and honest. Couldn’t we all use more of each of those in the world. I can relate to “the universe trying to wake me up for years” and not allowing it. I applaud you Mary for seeing it and for you both for sharing it.

  • Debra Oakland Jun 18, 2014, 6:56 pm

    Thank you for shining the spotlight on Mary Pritchard who is a delight! Sharing our vulnerability and the lessons we have learned is so powerful, not only to us, but to those we can share our courage and wisdom with.

  • teri Jun 18, 2014, 10:32 pm

    This was wonderful, delightful, raw and real. I totally get the cosmic 2×4 thing! Sometimes I wait until I have to get slammed to get the message…I’m also in a big transition because the universe nudged, nudged nudged, and this time, I’m not waiting for the WOP in the head! Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful interview…inspiring.

    • Mary Pritchard Jun 19, 2014, 4:19 pm

      Thanks Teri! It’s taken the Universe so many tries to get me to listen. I’m glad the Universe never gave up on me. 🙂