My guest for this episode is Reverend MarciaGrace. MarciaGrace has spent more than 30 years studying and teaching the principles of A Course in Miracles. She is an interfaith minister, speaker, and author of “Calm, Creative, Joyful: Lessons in Transforming Your Life”.

She received a B.A. in philosophy and religion from Stony Brook University in 1990. In 1995 she graduated from The New Seminary and was ordained as an Interfaith minister. She served for 2 years on the board of the Inspiration Plus Foundation, whose mission is to bring art and science together in social and educational contexts.

MarciaGrace had always dreamed of living near the sea and, in 2007, moved to Sound Beach on the north shore of Long Island, where she walks to the beach as often as she can. She has served on the board of the Sound Beach Property Owners Association to support her community.

She has performed hundreds of weddings and baby blessings, taught classes in metaphysics and religion for 30+ years, and has spoken at various religious and secular groups throughout the New York metropolitan area. She has organized and led several spiritual retreats on Long Island and has been a chaplain at Northwell Health in Manhasset. She holds weekly classes in the principles of A Course in Miracles locally on Long Island.

Currently, MarciaGrace mentors entrepreneurs and business owners who realize that they need to connect with their inner wisdom to relieve their chronic stress so they can be happier, healthier, and more successful in their business and personal relationships.

She loves cats, dogs, chickens, and all manner of furred and feathered life and enjoys watching her hens rummage in the compost pile on her property when her cat, Clawdia, isn’t chasing them around!

Here’s what to expect during the episode:

  • Can some stress be helpful?
  • Why is it so hard to get rid of stress?
  • Does stress damage your body?
  • What are some strategies and tools used to reduce stress?
  • Where does stress usually come from?
  • Why is it essential to examine your thoughts?
  • Is it possible to learn inner peace in chaos?

Connect with MarciaGrace!





Get your free gift from MarciaGrace at

Go to to get your free guide: Create Your Own Weekly Renewal Plan in 3 Easy Steps.

Mary’s book is available on Amazon or wherever books are sold: Love Your Board! The Executive Directors’ Guide to Discovering the Sources of Nonprofit Board Troubles and What to Do About Them.

Be sure to subscribe to Inspired Nonprofit Leadership so that you don’t miss a single episode, and while you’re at it, won’t you take a moment to write a short review and rate our show? It would be greatly appreciated!

Let us know the topics or questions you would like to hear about in a future episode. You can do that, and follow us, on Facebook.

Connect with Mary!


Inspired Nonprofit Leadership Facebook Group:

Company Facebook: