“I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.” ~Henry Luce
Meet Mary Nichelson- Health and Entertainment Journalist
Mary is a health and entertainment journalist, as well as co-producer and co-host for Thrive Global Health Network. She supports leading PR firms in the country by promoting their press releases as well as interviewing the best authors, actors and entertainers in the business. In 2011, Mary became the producer and host of Mary's World, an internet radio talk show spotlighting ordinary people doing extraordinary things. In 2012, co-host Kellye Williams joined her for a new show titled Thrive Weekly Magazine in which they focused primarily on issues important to women. In 2014, Kellye and Mary launched Thrive Global Radio Network, a radio network operating 24/7 with diverse programming that is culturally, spiritually, and politically relevant to women around the world. In 2015, the network became a faith-based health network and was renamed Thrive Global Health Network. She is an ISSA certified Personal Trainer and Specialist in Exercise Therapy. Mary remains active as a faith based journalist. Member Evangelical Press Association. (EPA) In 2016, Mary launched Intentional Leadership, a coaching service that partners with business, religious and political leaders in achieving their greatest success as an influencer. She is also currently active as a mental health activist and advocate for the youth.
~Welcome To My World~
New Year...New Look!
Or something like that.
Welcome to my world in 2019!
A lot has changed and a lot has stayed the same.
I am still passionate about health and fitness, media, and faith-based entertainment, as well as leadership. That has not changed.
What has changed is my passion for mental illness and the vastness of its impact on our society. According to statistics presented on NAMI's website, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year and approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%. Working with youth as a fitness instructor and faith-based leader, I see the impact of such illnesses such as ASD-autism spectrum disorder-anxiety and depression, PTSD-post traumatic stress disorder- as well as many physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities. I am super passionate about giving everyone a place at the table and am working hard through research, theory and application to do just that. It is imperative that we as a community understand the needs of future generations. You will find many ideas, research, and editorials on the Mental Health and Wellness page.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt