open to receive


The words you need to hear when you need to hear them most.

Over time, the words you surround yourself with become your inner monologue.

The cruel "jokes" you tell at your own expense.

The messages you've absorbed from the media or people in your life who are unable or unwilling to treat you with the kindness and grace you deserve.

The cultural narrative that there is only one right way to look, be, or operate.

If left unchecked, these words seep into your heart and take up residence there. You repeat them in moments of fear or panic. You pull them out to "motivate" you into trying harder or accomplishing more.

These are not those kinds of words.

Open to Receive is a collection of words that strengthen your resolve, heal your heart, and shine a bright light on the unbelievable resiliency of your spirit, delivered straight to your inbox each morning for 14 days.

Open to Receive is a breath of fresh air and antidote for the thoughts running through your head each day telling you that you aren't doing enough or will never be enough.

This is the kind of support that nourishes and inspires you to see yourself as you are — as good, whole, imperfect human beings doing the best you can.

You are allowed to receive words that whisper to the part of you that has been aching to be acknowledged. You having to earn it or tie yourself up into knots trying you prove that you deserve it.


Mara’s voice roots me in my own wholeness. Every time. Doubt neutralized. Highest Self radiating. Inner critic basking in the love, belly up and purring. That alone would be enough. More than enough. What I didn’t expect was that treading this humble path with Mara, and kissing the ground with every footstep, would send seismic shifts reverberating. And today I marvel as, through the new cracks in the mantle, geysers of joy faithfully erupt.  - Lynne W.

The way you speak to yourself becomes the lens you view the world through.

The soft moment before you climb out of bed to pour yourself a cup of coffee or scramble to work is a special time.

If you reclaim them, these fertile moments are ideal for nourishing yourself and expanding your vision for what is possible for you and for your life.

Yet, these magical moments are ones that many of us currently devote to picking up our phones and scrolling through our social media, immediately bombarded by images of who we should be or what we should be accomplishing.

(Zero judgments, but pause for a moment to check in with how is that making you feel.)

Open to Receive is a collection of audible offerings for those soft morning moments. It was created to help you start your day with a few minutes of self-love and self-acceptance.

This is an invitation to start your morning with me each day for fourteen days. Open up your receptors by listening to these shimmering words of strength and love.

Ground yourself as you begin each day by appreciating yourself for everything you already are.


Praise for Tend

Starting the day by listening to Mara's rich voice guiding you through meditation is transformative. Not only does she make it easier to commit to a practice, but her calm presence and sparkling clear imagery leave me feeling cherished, nourished, and safe. It's a practice that radiates throughout the day, and listening to her patient instructions and kind words is practically guaranteed to make me feel better about myself and my life.  - Brenda E.

Open to Receive Materials

You will receive an email each morning at 5 am Eastern beginning the morning after you register for this course.

Each email will include a note of hope and inspiration, and a link to that day's audio offering.

All that you have to do to participate is open the email up, click the audio link, close your eyes, and give yourself the permission to receive.

You will also receive...

  • A transcription of each audio for extra reinforcement
  • Access to the course website to download the audios for referral  whenever you need reminding
  • A mega dose of my love each and every morning

When you click the YES button below…

  • You will be taken to a screen where you can securely pay for Open to Receive with Paypal or any major credit card
  • After paying, you will receive an email in your inbox welcoming you to the course
  • If you don’t receive the email within an hour, please check your SPAM and promotions folders to retrieve it. If you need help, please email me at
  • The morning after you register you will receive your very first Open to Receive email at 5 am Eastern

Praise for Tend

I can't believe I'm only on day 5. It already feels transformative, in such a short time. I'm breathing more. Daily meditating. Your voice and the truths you share are a beautiful, grounding, supportive way to start my day.  That especially feels lucky with all the out-of-control, stressful feelings and scenarios happening right now and affecting us all. - Bri Brubaker,

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Your Questions, Answered

What do I need to participate in Open to Receive?

Open to Receive is intentionally simple. All you will need is a valid email address and 5-10 minutes in the morning to listen to the audio. There is nothing for you to do to participate in this course, it is intended to be soothing, reassuring, and deliciously uncomplicated.

Do you offer any guarantees or refunds with my order?

When you join Open to Receive, I guarantee that you will receive the best tools, coaching, and deep permission that I have to share with you. However, because you receive full access to this digital course the minute you click to pay, I respectfully do not offer refunds so please make sure you are all in before you confirm your spot. 

If you would like to talk about whether or not it is a good fit for you, please email me at for a zero-pressure chat about it.

Can I give Open to Receive as a gift?

Absolutely, you generous thing you! Simply email me to set this up.

I'm going to be busy/on vacation! Will I have time for Open to Receive?

YES. This course is low on the busy-work and high on gentle reminders of your inner power and strength. You can take it with you anywhere that you go - and fit it into your busy lifestyle.

(It might even feel good to have a moment to yourself if you have a lot on your plate right now.)

Additionally, each audio will be available to download for you to enjoy long after the course is over.

Other questions? 

Email me at


Big Love for Open to Receive


Praise for Tend

Open To Receive has been nothing short of life changing. Mara's words of healing and encouragement have moved me to laugh (and cry). She has given me permission to safely unearth my joy and my grief, from a place of tender curiosity, which has allowed me to embrace the fact that the two are allowed to co-exist together. Beautifully. - Rebecca


Praise for Tend

There was just something very special about these meditations and the knowledge that each morning I could rely on having this grounding, true, moment listening to a voice that I've really come to trust and love. I felt great for the rest of my day, knowing I had started it out this way, even if I wasn't able to sit and listen with closed eyes and a still body, even if I played it through my headphones while I made breakfast, I knew it was getting in and affecting me on those deep levels where change happens. And, in fact, I have been seeing enormous change happen over these past two weeks.   - Carey


Praise for Tend

I wasn't sure what to expect, especially because the morning is my least favorite time of the day. Hearing Mara's kind, loving words transformed each dawn into something special. I liken it to a restorative yoga class - you don't have any idea how deep the feelings and sensations go until a bit later. It might feel like you're not doing much, but then you feel the transformation come gradually. Slowly. - Aly


Praise for Tend

This program was the sustenance my heart and soul desperately needed. After listening to Mara's words each morning, I found myself inadvertently telling myself a new story that I belong even in moments of discomfort that brought back all the old stories of not belonging. When I realized I had successfully changed my story, at least for one moment, I smiled in delight. I enjoyed listening to these meditations in the morning and sometimes an additional time at night. - Stephanie

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