Her full name is Mary Manin Morrissey. Unlike my other articles that evaluate more what a tool can do for you and which services/products and features are offered, I have to start this review with "Why can Mary Morrissey do something for you".
You will read about her accolades, background, how she became filthy rich (and poor and rich again) and offered services later. In the case of this special Lady I have to put the soft skills first.
Tough with a great good heart
Real (nothing sneaky, salesy about her)
Analytic and intelligent
She is like a firm handshake. But let´s hear it from her friend, Bob Proctor, who might find an other expression than "like a firm handshake".
Mary Morrissey is a life coach, motivational speaker, and bestselling author for over three decades now. Mary also holds a degree in counseling psychology.
Her current company, Life Mastery Institute offers several bestselling programs we will look into in a bit.
Her achievements include:
Three speaker gigs from the United Nations as the National Co-Chair for "A Season for Non-Violence"
While representing the Association for Global New Thought, Mary achieved her personal dream. In three week-long meetings, she had the chance to spend time and exchange thoughts with His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. They were discussing matters of the world and meditating.
She met with Nelson Mandela to discuss significant international issues the world is facing.
Author of several books, 2 of which are bestsellers.
The full list of achievements would be very long, I picked out the ones that excited me most.
Living Enrichment Center
At an early age, Mary Morrissey had the chance to prove to herself and the world that she can achieve greatness even beyond her wildest dreams. And that she is able to handle a setback. She says about herself:
Among all of my achievements and degrees in higher learning, my favorites are the two black belts I have earned, one in Success and the other in Failure.
While Mary has operated many companies I think that this project is noteworthy as it shows her colors AND includes a scandal. And we all love to hear about a great scandal, right?
In 1974, Mary, together with her husband at that time, founded a church called "The Truth Center" out of her living room. As the church was not successful, in 1979 she started touring and offered self-development classes to churches around the States.
In 1980, she founded another church and called it "Living Enrichment Center". At one point, they had their own book store on the church grounds as well as a kindergarten, retreat center, outreach television ministry and even an elementary school.
The Namaste Retreat and Conference Center was started 1994. The most famous retreat leaders were probably Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Jean Housten and Arun Gandhi.
Under the brand "The Life Key" Mary (and her second husband) marketed audio tapes and videos. It was a million dollar business, the church had 4000 regional and 10.000 countrywide members.
That project ended when in 2004 Mary was sued for unpaid loans. Also, the personal finances were not separated from the church and many loans were made personally to Mary. The debt sum was totaling more than $ 20 million.
When in 2005 Mary´s husband at the time, Edward Morrisey, plead guilty to the charge of money laundry and soliciting $ 10.7 million in loans he was put in jail. Mary, who claimed that her husband handled the financial issues, did not get jail time and just had to pay a fourth of her earning until the debt was paid or for 20 years - whatever came first.
I feel this is enough information to describe her energy, ability to recover from setbacks and phoenix-like abilities and it is time to move on to her current project. To fall that hard you have to have climed that high.
And right away she climbed up Mt Success again:
Life Mastery Insitute
Mary is the founder and owner of this institute that offers life coach certification programs as well as coaching and training for individuals.
This short clip self help vs shelve help gives you a first idea about who Mary is - should you not know her.
Besides my own experience with the programs, I am taking into account that Life Mastery Institute has received an unusually high amount of praise by industry experts - and not to forget satisfied students who recommend her for the success they achieved with her help.
The main programs and brands available to everyone are:
The DreamBuilder Program
A weekend with Mary. Ideal for networking but you have to travel to Baltimore.
This life-changing weekend is focused on
Upgrading your skill set so that you can live the best life ever. No matter if you are at a low or high point in your life.
How to make success a habit and constant in your life.
Mingle with like-minded people to grow your network
At a fraction of the cost of most other programs these programs deliver an extreme value. They deliver to the claim and over deliver.
The approach is grounded, well structured and easy to follow. Mary Morrissey has extensive knowledge in combination with outstanding tutoring skills.
The short video about "shelve help" made me think. I own dozens of programs from other coaches. Some of which are mediocre, some are of great quality. Those people are industry leaders for a reason. Great brains, great wisdom that helped me advance big time.
Beside the approach of instrumentalising the process of dream building I have heard and know most of the things she says (don´t get me wrong. Repetition is a good and not a bad thing and the brain and mind need constant training just like every other part of the body.).
What makes the difference? What makes these low-cost programs better? The person makes the difference. Is this the best or one of the best approaches I so far have experienced? Hard to tell. Because I like her and absorbing wisdom from someone you would want to have a beer with is just so much more effective.
Mary - You have a Fan, Ambassador and Customer right here.
I strongly recommend you give her products a try to see if she has the same effect on you. Either way I would love to hear your feedback - I bet it will be positive.
The night Henry Molaison (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Molaison) died there was no time for mourning.
When Ph.D. Suzanne Corkin (head of the Corkin Lab, Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, Principal Investigator at MIT) learned that Henry had died she did not think about his mesmerizing smile. Or the many hours she spent with him in the laboratory. At this moment, all Suzanne Corkin cared about was his brain.
In nearly 40 years, Suzanne has investigated many patients. Dementia, brain surgery, brain injuries. But none was like Henry Molaison. Over centuries, Suzanne Corkin has talked to him and followed his fate - or doom.
A considerable part of her success as a scientist results from this case study. Her tests and examinations made Henry the best-studied neurology patient.
Therefore, when Suzanne Corkin heard the news she knew that it was time to take action. She called Henry´s legal guardian and asked for the permission to remove his brain.
Corkin rushed to the Martino Center for Biomedical Imaging, where she directed the hearse onto the ramp in front of the building.
For nine hours, the scientists scanned Henry´s brain in the MRI scanner. Corkin was aware of the importance of this historical moment. During the autopsy, she made sure not to miss a moment. Then finally 2 pounds of nerve tissue were lying in front of her in a metallic shell.
"It was the most satisfying moment of my life", Suzanne Corkin explained in a recently published report. (Source: "Permanent Present Tense - The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.")
4.5 years later Scientists are ready to present the results
Meanwhile, scientists in California are working on piecing the 2401 slices the brain was cut into back together.
In 1953 at the age of 27 a doctor, William Beecher Scoville, removed both of Henry´s hippocampus. Henry Molaison was suffering from severe epileptic seizures.
The desired effect was there. Since then Henry Molaison rarely suffered from epileptic seizures. But only a few days after the surgery doctors realized that they made a huge mistake. And that something went terribly wrong.
The patient had lost his sense of direction. He could not remember the faces of the nurses and could not memorize medical instructions. He could not even remember why he was in that hospital.
The surgery has robbed him of an elemental ability: His memory. Or should I say: One of his forms of memory? From then on Henry Molaison was doomed to live in the presence. Cut off from future and past. An island of constant present tense.
Scoville admitted that the surgery was a tragic mistake and the amputation of both hippocampus since then is a taboo.
But that was only the first of many lessons scientists learned from the patient Henry Molaison.
The beginning of Neuroscience
Back then neuroscience did not yet exist. Scientists only had a vague knowledge of the functions of the brain centers and how the memory works.
Surgery for mental conditions was common, but it was more like risky shredding in the dark really.
Since then scientists have gained vast knowledge and the patient Henry Molaison has a substantial part in that.
Over the centuries, Henry Molaison visited the MIT laboratory 55 times. 122 scientists researched what he was able to do - and what not.
They made him smell, feel, draw and count. He had to memorize numbers, play computer games and discover mazes.
He was eager and patient. He could not remember that he failed the task hundreds before.
The tragic fate of the man without memory first drawed the attention of scientists to the hippocampus. It was proven that only when sensory impressions get routed through them they can be memorized.
Scientists discovered that without the hippocampus a sensory impression fades and vanishes after 30 seconds.
Sometimes H. M. was able to trick the scientists by being able to recite number sequences. But only because he had continuously repeated them in his brain. A few moments of distraction and they were lost forever and H. M. could not even remember that he wanted to memorize a number sequence.
There are different types of memory
Not only the clear distinction we make today between short-term and long-term memory is owed to H.M. The central observation was: There is more than one type of memory.
Scientists were aware that they had a long road to go ahead of them.
H.M. failed all memory tests and always greeted the scientists as strangers. But every time he seemed to understand faster what the scientists asked from him. It was as if he became used to the test procedures.
Isn´t that a hidden form of memory?
Hundreds of tests and experiments helped Corkin and her colleagues to understand what H.M. could memorize.
The power of the subconsciousness
Obviously, what H.M. learned unconsciously helped him to handle the presence. H.M.´s world was scary. Every morning he woke up in a room he did not know that was equipped with items he did not know. Surrounded by strangers.
After all, his last memory was from the fifties. From before the surgery.
But Henry was not scared. He reacted with a friendly patience to the strange world around him. His subconscious was familiar with it.
Not even the reflection of his face in the mirror scared him. Even though, when asked for his age his answer was decades off. Even though when asked he said his hair color is brown. But his reflection in the mirror was that of an old, grey-haired man.
After all, he knew this person very well - just his conscious mind was not aware of it.
Henry was fully aware of the time before the surgery. He enjoyed talking about his childhood. He knew every politician of the 50ties.
When scientists continued to ask him question they made another discovery: This part of his memory was damaged too.
Even though he could still recite the facts after the surgery all life has vanished from the memories. Henry could recall where he went to vacation with his family. What they did. But not the emotions he had felt.
Henry was missing what today is known as "episodic memory". He was left with the semantic memory. The distinction between episodic and semantic memory is also owed to H.M.
Scientists were of the opinion that the surgery did not delete Henry´s memory. Their conclusion was that the memories just were not available to his conscious mind.
Just like data that is stored on a disk but cannot be searched for as it vanished from the index. Somewhere in Henry´s brain the romance with this first love or his bike accident have left traces. But where?
Scientists hoped to find answers to this and other questions by reconstructing Henry´s brain on the computer.
Why was Henry´s sense of smelling damaged after the surgery? How could he realize when a strong scent hit his nose without being able to tell if it came from rotten fish or roses?
Why did Henry lose any sense of feeling full? When scientists after a meal gave him another portion he ate it without complaining.
You can read the full story of Henry Molaison HERE
If you are an action taker that wants to use this prove of the power of the subconcious mind to his advantage you will find options for doing so below.
Our subconscious has a major impact on us, our behavior, and finally our success.
Memories we cannot consciously recall impact us in a big way.
There was a man who was a fabulous public speaker. When he was at the podium, the crowds went ballistic.
You could see how comfortable he felt to speak in front of all of those people. Hundreds, thousands, the crowds were loving him.
But, you see, this man had a secret. Nobody knew about this secret.
After his speech when he had to mix up with the crowd this man got very scared. He was sweating, nervously trying to hide in some corner. Pretending to work on his cell phone so that he would not look too awkward. That made him feel even more awkward.
He had no idea what to talk about with those folks, and he was the man who could not small talk.
On one of the occasions when he was trying to hide away and felt as uncomfortable as one can be. Right after the applause has ended for his fabulous speech.
This strange looking man walked up to him and said: Hi, did you have bananas for breakfast? The man who could not small talk was puzzled. What a weird thing to say, isn't it?
He told the strange man that he did not have a banana for breakfast and before he knew it he was engaging in a conversation with the strange man.
Forgotten was all nervousness. Gone was the awkward feeling.
He enjoyed the conversation with the strange man and they chatted and chatted.
At one point, the man who could not small talk asked the strange man:
"How do you do that?"
"How can go just walk up to someone and start a conversation. I could never do that."
"But you were just talking in front of 380 people and they loved you."
"Yes, that is different. I can speak on a stage, at a podium. But I am not able to walk up to someone and start a conversation. I do not know how to small talk." The man who could not small talk said and continued: "How do you do that?"
"Well, you see, I used to be a man that cannot small talk, just like you. I felt lost in crowds and did not know what to say."
"How did you overcome that fear?"
"I started to walk into the room looking for someone who looked lost. I thought to myself that while I was not able to small talk I could still look for someone who seems to feel lost and make him feel comfortable. If I can make only one person feel good about themselves, it is a good day. Before I realized it and without noticing it, I overcame my fear of small talk."
Since that day, the man who needs a new name did not have problems ever again. Not talking in front of crowds and not small talking lightheartedly with the crowd.
Just as the strange man he was looking for someone in the crowd who looked lost. He walked up to him and made him feel good.
Let us find the one lost person on every event we attend.