Life Stories


Life Stories

Celebrate life with Life Stories sessions to finally trust your voice and tell your stories.


You don’t need to wait until you are ‘old enough’ to have experienced epic moments in life or to record them alongside ordinary moments that hold meaning and memories. Even if you don’t consider anything about your life to be epic in nature, your life journey thus far is significant and deserves to be signposted in a special way.

This Life Stories service focuses on the telling and retelling of the moments that matter the most to you and your loved ones. Imagine being able to hear your favorite stories of a loved one regardless of how near or far they are. Now imagine your life stories being shared with loved ones during and/or after your lifetime. Sometimes it’s easier to imagine not telling your stories which can leave us feeling sad and incomplete in terms of honoring this one and only life of ours. Getting your stories out is another way to shine our light brighter and leaves us feeling liberated, lighter, and in our true power and voice.


Who you are today is the culmination of your life’s experiences–and what stories you’ve told yourself about them. Whether we recognize it or not, we all have incredible stories to share. Stories have a way of drawing us in and captivating our imaginations, transporting us back and forth to times and places we might never otherwise have had the opportunity to visit.

Healing Stories (previously Thrive and Shine) offers unique story-sharing and story-making experiences with Mary Rives who merges her love of storytelling with her authorship and deep listening abilities to draw out your unique stories. 

“Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.”  Dr. Seuss


“The whole story is about you. You are the main character.” ~ Don Miguel Ortiz