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True and Unpolished

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Lydia and Mary are two light-hearted and fun middle-age friends who have helped each other find their authentic voices. You'll laugh with them, cry with them and learn with them as they explore their own imperfections leading them to powerful realizations and shifts. They've got tools and tricks to … read more

56 Episodes | 2021 - 2022

Makeup or Breakup?

June 26th, 2022


Ok everyone, pull over. If you are standing, you may want to sit down as you listen to Mary and Lydia discuss whether they should makeup or breakup …

#67 Ain't No Shame in My Game

May 30th, 2022


Ain't No Shame in My Game

STOP if you have not listened to our previous episode entitled "You are Exactly My Archetype", listen to that one first.

Carrie's here to continue our talk on archetypes, from the Marvelous …

#66 I Saw the Sign

May 16th, 2022


**Audio fixed (minute 22) at 8:45pm central** Sometimes we feel that Life is assisting us, leading us towards our highest good. In those times we feel connected to the Universe, others and to our intuition. Then there …

#65 You are Exactly My ArcheType

May 1st, 2022


It's a long one because there was just too much inspiration to leave anything out! Grab your chai and get ready to be uplifted, inspired and amused as these three introduce us to archetype work.

#funtimes #archetypes

#64 I'm open, I'm open!

April 12th, 2022


Our hosts talk Baseball on today's episode of T&U. April Fools! They promise that will never be "true".

The day before recording this episode, …

#63 What, Me Worry?

April 6th, 2022


And we're back! Author, Psychotherapist and Interfaith Minister, Darby Christopher, is here to talk about moving from anxiety to connection.

#AnxietyHelp #authenticity #vunerability

#62 Go Shorty, it's your Birthday

March 15th, 2022


Lydia and Mary shared one of their favorite books with Carrie Graves and she sits down to discuss what the mind blowing book, "The Secret Language of Relationships" had to say about people born on her birth week. There …

#61 I Ain't Afraid of no Ghost

March 3rd, 2022


Difficult conversations, emotional intimacy and know, the light stuff. 

If you love T&U Mary and Lydia say they'll be your best …

#60 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

February 23rd, 2022


Mirror, Mirror on the wall what will this episode be about after all? Lydia shares about her journey through the early days of her son's diagnosis until an "on purpose" interruption takes things in another direction.

If …

#59.5 With Love, The Universe

February 22nd, 2022


The Universe gave us a nudge to send you a message. 

Lydia and Mary are two light-hearted and fun middle-age friends who have helped each other find their authentic voices. You'll laugh with them, cry with them and …

This One's for the Birds

February 10th, 2022


Birds of a feather do podcasts together. You'll have to listen to find out what we mean. 

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#58 You Can Quote Me

January 30th, 2022


The creative power of words and a revealing look into the lives, minds and hearts and hearts of our hosts.

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Lydia and Mary are two funny and wise middle-age friends …

#57 How to Train Your Human

January 24th, 2022


Jenny Jansen comes in through our doggy door to talk about the lessons animals have to teach us. Remember to subscribe!

#metaphysicalhealing #spiritanimal #womenempoweringwomen #furryfriends

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#56 Knockin' on Heaven's Door

January 16th, 2022


Lydia surprises Mary with some examples of ‘True and Unpolished’ living found in the most unexpected of places.

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#55 Word Up!

January 9th, 2022


What’s the word in 2022? Say no to resolutions and yes to intention. T&U hosts, Lydia and Mary, joined by Carrie Graves, share what they want to …

54 That Was Odd

December 27th, 2021


What did strange look like before the world changed?  Are these stories true and unpolished?...You tell us. Lot's of "a-ha's" by the end of this one!

#53 All of the Magic

December 17th, 2021


Sometimes life becomes stagnant and finding magic is hard. Lydia and Mary revisit the concept of creating magic and enchantment by sharing personal stories of lying to offspring, tiny dogs and "Santa paper". It's story …

#52 Signs, Signs, Everywhere

December 10th, 2021


Can't you read the signs? Carrie Graves comes back to help uncover the meaning of synchronicities and signs in our lives. Be sure to subscribe on …

#51 Who Can You Trust?

December 3rd, 2021


Who in the world can you trust?? According to these two, no one. Take a listen!

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#50 Let's Talk Turkey

November 26th, 2021


Turkey, tofu and tips for creating more joy this holiday season.

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#49 Trash Talking

November 19th, 2021


The fun fairy knocked on our door, and guess who walked in? Susan Yelverton is back and we’re talking trash, treasures and easy ways to create more joy.

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#48 Walk the Line

November 12th, 2021


Lydia and Mary are delighted to have Carrie back to explore the true and unpolished nature of boundaries. If you struggle with this subject like the …

#47 Tall Tales

November 5th, 2021


The stories we tell ourselves are the subject of this week’s episode. Lydia and Mary challenge artist, healer and executive director of Charlotte Art League, Jim Dukes, AND YOU to tell a new story. 

#46 Spicing Up Self-Care and Connection

October 29th, 2021


Lydia and Mary welcome back artist, healer and executive director of Charlotte Art League, Jim Dukes. We’re talking creativity, mental health and the pandemic…a little sugar and a bit of spice heat this discussion right …

45: You do You

October 22nd, 2021


This episode has a bit of everything: from family secrets kept under lock and key (literally, yall!) and the nuances of art mirroring life. Lydia and Mary explore how, through it all, remaining true to yourself and open …

Let that s#! go

October 15th, 2021


***Brand new format with even more insights! It’s fall y’all and it’s inviting us to let go and make room for the new. Mary and Lydia share their …

43 Me and My Shadow

October 8th, 2021


Lydia and Mary are excited to have Carrie Graves back to help us test out our new format. We’ve got lots to talk about, like the true and unpolished …

42 True and Unpolished....Yep

October 1st, 2021


Lydia and Mary are excited to try out a new format that they think you’re going to LOVE. This week they are sharing the difficult, but true and …

41 Who is the One?

September 24th, 2021


Jenny Jansen, licensed therapist and Adult Chair certified coach returns to talk with Lydia and Mary about finding the One. Turns out the One isn’t …

S2 E40 #Truth

September 10th, 2021


Lydia and Mary talk some #truth with artist, author and teacher, Stacy Parish. If you’ve ever struggled to find your authentic voice, your sure to …

S2 E39 What's Love got to do with It?

September 3rd, 2021


Mary takes the lead on this one as she interviews psychotherapists, authors and amazing women Dr. Amy Montanez and Dr. Rhea Merck. Amy and Rhea share some amazing insights about love and partnership…Mary shares the …

S2 E38 Tattoos and Transformation

August 20th, 2021


Someone got a tattoo! Find out who, and a whole lot more in this episode where Lydia and Mary talk about how pain isn’t optional, but suffering is.

E:29 The Waiting Place

August 13th, 2021


Lydia and Mary discuss the gifts found in the unknown. Learn the 3 superpowers (@drjoedispenza) within you to help get off the hamster wheel and shift out of the waiting place.

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"They" are Human Too

August 6th, 2021


Lydia and Mary discuss the troubling way our judgments are dividing us right now. They explore practical ways for finding compassion and common ground. 

Lydia and Mary are two funny and wise middle-age friends who have …

S2 E35 Does Your Relationship $%&!?

July 23rd, 2021


Lydia and Mary welcome a surprise guest who helps us explore how to navigate a soul-filled relationship when things seem hopeless. We’ll share our …

S2 E34 The Ennea-what??

July 16th, 2021


Lydia and Mary are excited to welcome back Carrie Graves to talk about the Enneagram. If you’ve been curious about this ancient personality tool used …

S2 E33: Angels are Among US

July 9th, 2021


Susan Yelverton returns with her wife Jenn Bull to talk about their daughter, Sophie. They share stories from their life with Sophie who lives with …

S2 E32: Lessons from a Waterpark

July 2nd, 2021


Every moment has a gift. Lydia and Mary explore how embracing our feelings in any given situation leads us to unforeseen gifts.

Lydia and Mary are two funny and wise middle-age friends who have helped each other find …

S2 E31: Intuitive Eating

June 25th, 2021


Amy Stafford returns to talk nutrition and shares current facts and solutions for managing this primal need. You'll be pleasantly surprised with how …

S2 E30: We Can Be Heroes

June 18th, 2021


In this very lighthearted yet necessary conversation, Mary, Lydia and a surprise guest discuss a playful exercise that can bring more joy into our …

S2 E29: Don't Panic!

June 11th, 2021


Amy Stafford, another of Mary’s peeps talks with us about how she found calm in the chaos while navigating some major life changes in the midst of the pandemic. You’re sure to be inspired by her story.

Lydia and Mary …

S2 E28: Not Yo Mama’s Astrology

June 4th, 2021


Julie Mayson joins us and shares the gift of Jyotish: An ancient Vedic astrology we promise you’ve never heard of.

Lydia and Mary are two funny and …

S2 E27: What the Fascia?

May 28th, 2021


This week we talk with expert Anne Marie Cockrell about the healing modalities she practices. We’ll be discussing how trauma is stored in our bodies and how moving it along can help us get on with living.

Lydia and Mary …

S2 E26: Empathy Overload?

May 21st, 2021


Empathy Overload?

In this weeks episode Lydia and Mary share their personal experience with caretaking and empathy. Find out how empathy, boundaries and bodily fluids can all be explored in one conversation.

Lydia and …

S2 - E25: If You're Alive You're A Leader

May 14th, 2021


We dive into Abby Wambach's book on leadership and a surprise guest joins Lydia and Mary with his take.  

Lydia and Mary are two funny and wise middle-age friends who have helped each other find their authentic voices. …

S2 E24: It's Ok to Let People Down

May 7th, 2021


 All of us are getting back together with our "peeps". How do we show up without changing who we have grown into being?

Lydia and Mary are two funny and wise middle-age friends who have helped each other find their …

S2 E23: That Dang Vulnerability

April 30th, 2021


The value of vulnerability becomes a central theme as Lydia and Mary share some of their favorite episodes. They highlight a few of the difficult yet …

S2 E22: I'm An Adult, I Swear - with Guest Jenny Jansen

April 23rd, 2021


We are on the edge of our seats with our latest episode.  Guest Jenny Jansen, another one of “Mary’s Peeps”, explains a simple yet enlightening new …

S2 E21: Healing Through Art - with Guest Jim Dukes

April 16th, 2021


In today’s edition of ‘Mary’s Peeps’ we hear from Jim Dukes, a former defense contractor with the United Nations who shares his experience of healing through art after several Traumatic Brain Injuries left him lost and …

S2 E20: Is There A Message You’re Ignoring?

April 9th, 2021


In this short and sweet episode, Lydia shares that she has been ignoring an intuition and what she has decided to do about it.

We now have True and …

S2 E19: We Worked A Dream! - with Guest Carrie Graves

April 2nd, 2021


Carrie Graves returns and guides Lydia as they work Mary's dream together. We are so proud of this episode. You will see the value in looking at your own dreams as well as having a framework to do it on your own.

We now …

S2 E18: Love Thyself - with Guest Susan Yelverton

March 26th, 2021


In this edition of “Mary’s Peeps” we talk to the amazing, Susan Yelverton about the importance of practicing self-compassion.

We now have True and …

S2 E17: Press Pause

March 19th, 2021


Mary and Lydia talk pausing. How we need them and the power they hold when we take them.

Check out Lydia's talk mentioned in this episode: When It's …

S2 E16: Healing Ninja

March 12th, 2021


Mary shares a personal story about intergenerational conflict as Lydia brings some healing Ninja magic while they explore the topic of forgiveness.

S2 E15: Decoding Dreams - with Guest Carrie Graves

March 5th, 2021


In this week's episode Mary and Lydia explore the gift of nightly dreams with wise dreamer and friend,  Carrie Graves. Find out how Carrie has learned to cope with her sleepless nights by exploring her dreams.

We now …

S2 E14: Who Said It?

February 26th, 2021


In this short but very sweet episode, Lydia and Mary finally settle the #1 fan debate with the Who Said It? game show. The Northeast Regional #1 Fan …

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