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Episode 250 - From Tribulations to Thriving: Mary Mannhardt's Story

Updated: May 20, 2021

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Mary Mannhardt

Mary Mannhardt, LPC is the owner at Grace Counseling Center. At age 18, she was a world-class runner with the hope of competing in the first women's Olympic Marathon.

In 1982, she survived a suicide attempt leaving me paralyzed from the chest down. She is the author of two books detailing her recovery journey, Dark Marathon, and Client to Clinician, which will be published in August 2021.

Show notes

Mary used the following steps to recover from clinical depression and a serious eating disorder:

  1. Get out of your pit

  2. Accept your self with all your faults and weaknesses

  3. Surrender your life to God and trust Him daily lead and guide you.

  4. Focus on helping someone else needier than you

  5. Go forward by setting achievable goals and continue to dream big!!

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