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HOME_2Dr. Mary Pritchard, PhD, HHC
Phone: (208) 598-0162
Skype: MaryEPritchardPhD
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butterfly-bullet  Psychologist and BodyLove Expert passionately dedicated to empowering today’s women in healing their relationships with food, their bodies, and themselves, reconnecting with their Inner Goddess, stepping through their perceived fears, and embracing the truth of who they are.

butterfly-bullet  Esteemed blogger at Psychology Today and Huffington Post

butterfly-bullet  Frequent contributer to Aspire and Bella Mia 

butterfly-bullet  Co-author of the international best-selling book Inspiration for a Woman's Soul: Choosing Happiness.

butterfly-bullet  Inspirational, Empowering Speaker featured on numerous global telesummits

butterfly-bullet  Sought-after Media Guest appearing on local and national radio, television, and podcasts and interviewed by Buzzfeed, the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report, among others

butterfly-bullet  Host of Embrace All of You: Where Goddess and Body Meet video interview series featuring twelve visionary women who share their intimate stories of transformation.

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Meet Dr. Mary

Dr. Mary E. Pritchard, PhD, HHC is the creatrix of 30 Days to Body Love, founder of the thriving “Awakening the Goddess Within” virtual community, a BodyLove Expert, an esteemed blogger at Psychology Today and Huffington Post, and a frequent contributor to Aspire and Bella Mia magazines. She is also co-author of the international best- selling book Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness.

Dr. Mary is passionately dedicated to empowering today’s women in healing their relationships with food, their bodies, and themselves, reconnecting with their Inner Goddess, stepping through their perceived fears, and embracing the truth of who they are.

A Day in the Life of Dr. Mary

It depends on the day!!! Mondays and Fridays are devoted to all things Goddess. This is when I do my writing, product development, videos, coaching, and blogging. Tuesdays and Thursdays I teach at Boise State University and focus on my research. I teach Psychology of Eating (my baby, as I developed the class!), Psychology of Health, Community Psychology, and Social Psychology. I also regularly give guest lectures on body image, eating disorders, and self-love and self-care on campus and off. Wednesdays are my “full integration” days: mornings are all about the Goddess site and afternoons are all about Boise State.

Regardless of the day, I start my mornings off with meditation and journaling, saying my affirmations, and giving my body a little appreciation and gratitude for everything it does for me. Evenings may be spent leading coaching calls, belly dancing, hanging out with friends, reading, journaling, or just vegging out on the couch. I also make sure I move my body temple every day – belly dancing, doing yoga, taking my dog for a walk in the foothills, lifting weights, etc. I have learned over the years to make self-care my #1 priority so I make sure to carve plenty of “me” time out to unwind and recharge so I can show up fully for you and my students.

Why I Do What I Do

My friend and fellow goddess Lisa Marie Rosati likes to say, “Your mess is your message.”  That couldn’t be more true for me. From the age of 12, I suffered from irregular and painful menstrual cycles. At 18, I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis. 5 surgeries, 3 rounds of drug-induced menopause, 9 years in early menopause – which I came out of – and 4 failed fertility treatments later, I finally realized these were all signs from the Goddess. Signs that I needed to wake up and shine my light. (Not to mention that I almost died of pneumonia in 2000; talk about a wakeup call!)

At the same time, I was in the midst of building a successful career as an academic, psychologist, and body image expert. My own weight struggles and battle with an eating disorder lead me to devote my research career to studying the factors that contribute to body image dissatisfaction and eating disorders in both men and women. In the past few years, I’ve changed my research topic to more of a prevention perspective. I want to encourage girls and women to love themselves, embrace the goddess within, and walk in their power so they don’t end up with body image dissatisfaction, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, etc. If you’re interested in reading some of my research articles, go here.

I’d like to tell you that all of those surgeries, failed fertility treatments, battle with an eating disorder and osteopenia, and almost dying of pneumonia would have clued me in that something wasn’t quite right. But, I am nothing if not a slow learner. It all came to a head in April of 2013 during – of all things – a guided meditation (you can read all about it in the blog post “Rude Awakenings” in my Huffington Post column). During this meditation, I realized something: I was living someone else’s life. As a professor in the Department of Psychology at Boise State University, author and co-author of numerous journal articles for leading psychology journals, in the midst of writing a book on the topic of the psychology of eating, and married for over 20 years one would believe that I had achieved all the goals that I had envisioned for my life. But it was a lie.

What I realized in that moment was that I’ve spent most of my life running from myself – what I had become. Because somewhere deep in my soul I knew this person – my stage name, so to speak – professor, researcher, coach, etc. – wasn’t who I really was. That moment of awakening, which I’ve since come to see as a sacred gift from the Divine, allowed the layers and layers of false masks and truths that had kept me hiding my divine truth to fall away; once I surrendered to the truth of who I am, my inner magnificence – my light – was revealed.

In less than one week of my awakening, the vision of Awakening the Goddess Within was birthed through me and is my gift to owning my truth and empowering, inspiring and supporting women like you to do the same.

Dr. Mary’s Credentials

butterfly-bullet PhD, Psychology, University of Denver

butterfly-bullet Professor of Psychology at Boise State University, Dr. Mary specializes in the psychology of eating, eating disorders, body image, and self-love and self-care in her teaching and research

butterfly-bullet Holistic Health Counselor (HHC), Dr. Mary is a graduate of The Institute of Integrative Nutrition 

butterfly-bullet Level 2 Reiki Practitioner

butterfly-bullet Level 1 Yoga Nidra Instructor

butterfly-bullet Dr. Mary is an Amazon International Best Selling Author, here is her Amazon Author Page

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Media Speaking Angles

“Mary, you are the epitome of an awakened woman!  A Goddess who, upon awakening to her truth and light, continues to dive deep into the depths of healing and self-discovery to bravely face the layers of false beliefs and wounds in order to show up fully in the world. You, my dear friend, are a sacred guide and coach, bringing a dynamic combination of your psychology background and education and deep spiritual wisdom to your empowering work with women.  You inspire me with the depths at which you share your truth with vulnerability and authenticity in order to empower other women to see that they are not alone on this journey. I am honored our paths have crossed and know that your sacred message, programs and work will support and empower women in awakening to their feminine truth.” –  Bestselling Publisher Linda Joy, Aspire Magazine and Inspired Living Publishing

To Schedule Dr. Mary for Speaking Engagements or Media Appearances, please email:

Sample Topics:

The following is a brief overview of the topics and angles that Dr. Mary is available to share as well as customized topics for your specific audience:

butterfly-bullet 4 Steps to Turn BodyShame Into BodyLove – From 20+ years of her own research on BodyShame, Dr. Mary shares her simple, yet powerful four-step formula for healing BodyShame that she now uses with her clients.

butterfly-bullet How to Get Your Mojo Back – Mary shares her personal journey and how she healed her hormonal issues naturally

butterfly-bullet How to Be Your Own Prince Charming – One of Dr. Mary’s most often requested talks! She shares her how she learned to stop waiting for her ‘Prince” to save her and take her life back

butterfly-bullet Why Self-Love Isn’t So Selfish – Mary shares her own journey from Superwoman to Powerful Goddess and Queen and how she learned to put herself at the top of her to-do list

butterfly-bullet Maiden, Mother, Crone and Bitch Queen? – Dr. Mary shares the four archetypal phases of a woman’s life and women can navigate successfully through those phases to find freedom and happiness