Mary Mannin Morrissey – Life Solutions
Mary Morrissey has been a successful speaker, consultant, and a best-selling author for more than four decades now. She is also the founder and owner of Brave Thinking Institute. Her seminars and transformational talks have made her one of the top level teachers in matters concerning personal development. Mary Morrissey is also a sought-after expert on the topic “Invisible Side of Success”. She has spoken almost three times and has also facilitated three different week-long meetings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Mary has met Nelson Mandela in Cape Town, South Africa where she was asked to address the most significant problems that the entire world is facing at the moment.
Mary Morrissey has an honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters and a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. She also happens to be the author of two of the best-selling books, Building Your Field of Dreams and No Less Than Greatness. The former also became a PBS special. With the help of her books, programs and live events, Mary has successfully empowered thousands of people from different corners of the globe to achieve new levels of spiritual aliveness, authentic success and prosperity.
Amongst the several degrees in higher learning and achievements that Mary has earned throughout her life, two of her favorites are the two black belts that she has earned. The first in Success and the second in Failure. Irrespective of all the painful experiences that you have experienced in the past and all the present challenges in your personal life, Mary Morrissey can help you become a Dream Builder and a Brave Thinker and design a life that you will love living.
Mary Philanthropy in the World
In order to expand the mission of Brave Thinking Institute, to empower the people in order to create a life that they will love living in, Mary Morrissey has partnered with The Unstoppable Foundation. It is a non-profit humanitarian organization that provides sustainable education to the communities and children in various developing countries.
Over the period of a year these communities receive clean water, education, and health care, sanitation, food and nutrition apart from income training and empowerment. The Brave Thinking Institute community has contributed more than $ million to The Unstoppable Foundation through various events and programs, such as DreamBuilder Live.
The Living Enrichment Center, which was a New Thought Organization and retreat center had its origin in a church that was called The Truth Center. It was started by Mary Morrissey and her first husband in the living room of their small farm in rural Oregon in 1974. The church was not that successful and in the year 1979, Morrissey and her husband took the entire ministry and the family on the road. The couple offered them workshops on building self-esteem in different churches around the country.
After spending almost a year on the road, Morrissey founded a church in the Odd Fellows Hall in Beaverton, Oregon. This was after she had felt a divine guidance to start a ministry. The couple was advised by a church management consultant to name the church with their aim in life. Since they aimed to enrich the lives of the people, they named the church as the Living Enrichment Center.
In the month of November 1992 Living Enrichment Center acquired the former Callahan Center located in Wilsonville. It consisted of a 3-level 94000 square feet building on a 93 acre lot. The land also included 13 different cabins with more than 70 rooms. These were used for spiritual retreats that were conducted via the church’s sister organization, Namaste Retreat Center. By the year 1997, the church was engaged in a campaign via a Portland Sunday TV message, outreach programs and advertising in order to grow the local congregation by almost an extra 200 members.
In the early part of 2004, Morrissey was sued by the different members of the Living Enrichment Center for unpaid loans. They went on to say that the loans were made personally to Morrissey quite often. They also claimed that the personal finances of Morrissey, her husband and Living Enrichment Center were not treated separately. According to Steve Unger, the attorney representing Morrissey, the Morrisseys committed commingling. He also went on to say that the finances of Living Enrichment Center, Mary Morrissey, her husband Edward Morrissey and New Thought Broadcasting were not treated separately but as a financial family.
By the summer of 2004, the total of Living Enrichment Center’s debt was reported to be more than $20 million. In the month of June, Mary and Harry Morgan Moses conducted a number of talks that they called Standing Firm While Your World is Shaking. They charged $15 per class or $100 for the entire series. On the 14th of July, 2004 Living Enrichment Center held a special Calling Forte a Miracle: A Benefit for Living Enrichment Center with Vert Special Guests and also declared that the year 2004 – 2005 was The Year of the Miracle.
On the 6th of April, 2005 a settlement deal was reported between the Morrisseys and Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services. According to this settlement, the Morrissey couple will not be allowed to either sell or offer securities. Edward Morrissey also agreed to plead guilty to a single incident of money laundering. The plea agreement between the US Attorney’s Office and Edward Morrissey calls for a recommendation from the government of a 36-month sentence. However, this recommendation was not binding on the court.
Mary Morrissey also used to operate two other companies by the names of Life Soulutions and Evolving Life Ministries. According to The Oregonian in 2007, Life Soulutions was questioned by the state of Oregon. This was because Morrissey’s partner Karen Hanzlik receives almost 40% of the revenue. This means that this portion is not to be diverted to the restitution fund. State officials had also asked Morrissey for various documents that will throw some light on the details of the corporate structure of Life Soulutions. Morrissey said that there were no such documents on the advice of her attorney.