Marian cropped headshotHi, I’m Marian Buck-Murray.

Are you ready for more courage and confidence? Is it time to Unleash Your Creative Genius?

I can help.

If you are stuck, scared, anxious, or  blocked — you’ve come to the right place.

I’m here to help you get unstuck and move back into your creative flow. I’m here to help you unleash your genius.

Why I want to work with you

My own creative genius was buried underneath piles of self-doubt, fear, anxiety, and negative mind chatter.   Throughout much of my adult life, I dealt with low self-esteem — which led me to work at a series of low paying jobs.  Some of these jobs were boring (office worker), some were temporary (office temp), some were incredibly difficult (substitute teacher).

I was over-qualified for all of them. (I have a Masters Degree)  Embarrassed to admit to most of them. (Ashamed that I wasn’t doing ‘more’ with my life.)

There were definitely some glimmers of light along my way:

I authored 2 Children’s Cookbooks.  Taught very popular children’s cooking classes.  Wrote and directed a play. And I founded and ran a number of community events.

I had moments, even stretches, of  pure creative genius.

But then, sure enough,  I’d lose interest, or confidence, or a project would end, and I would fall back into that comfortable place of self-sabotage.

Intricately woven into my experience was my decades-long struggle with auto-immune illness, surgery, and traumatic stress.

And then one day I decided I just couldn’t stand one more inch of pain.  I was sick of the life I was leading.  Sick of being sick.  Sick of being stuck.

So, I got the help I needed.  And with the help of some gifted healing practitioners, and holistic therapies, my body healed!

I had transformed my life.  I lost weight.  I had more energy. I opened my heart.  I was happier.  I was peaceful and calm.

Best of all, my creative genius began to re-emerge!

Inspired and amazed by my transformation,  I embarked on professional training — first as a  Natural Foods Chef, next as a Holistic Health Counselor, and later as an EFT Practitioner.

I had found my purpose! Finally, I would find business success!  At last!

Well, not so fast…

Hidden beneath my efforts to build my practice was my hyperactive inner critic, and piles of fear.  Snagging me at every juncture.

And I struggled.  Big time.

I just didn’t understand.  My clients were thrilled to work with me.  My students loved my classes.  But I never allowed myself to shine beyond those experiences.  I would hold back my best ideas.  I would hide and withdraw.  I would sign up for one more online training course in hopes that something would change…..

And of course,  everyone else around me seemed to be able to do what I couldn’t do.

What was wrong with me? I would ask myself.  Until I finally began to see.

I was scared:

To promote myself

Of being criticized

That no-one would show up at my events

That I wasn’t as good as ‘my competition’

That I would never succeed (so why bother trying…)

Most of all…I was terrified of SHINING.

Once again, I got to the point where I just couldn’t stand one more inch of my pain.

This time I was very clear — my critical voice and my fear of shining were blocking me.  So I began using EFT Tapping to tame my inner critic and my fear.

That’s when EVERYTHING changed.

I had more courage, confidence, focus, and clarity than ever before.  I was able to show up in ways I never had before.  Socially and  professionally.

Within no time, I created my signature Tame Your Inner Critic Method and my Unleash Your Creative Genius Program.

I spent decades struggling to unleash my Creative Genius.  Now I know how to do it.

I believe that brilliance lies within all of us.  Unfortunately, this brilliance gets obscured by the clouds of self-doubt, fear, and negative mind chatter.  Once we clear these clouds away, our brilliance is there, ready, and willing to shine.  I’d love to help you unleash yours.

My Training and Professional Affiliations

  • New York University – MA Educational Communications and Technology
  • Natural Gourmet Culinary Institute —  Chefs Training Program.
  • Academy of Healing Nutrition – Certified Holistic Health Counselor & Nutrition Coach, Faculty Member
  • American Association of Nutritional Consultants – Certified Nutritional Consultant
  • EFT Universe — Certified EFT Practitioner
  • Health & Wellness Professional Network – Member
  • Mended Hearts Chapter 56  Hospital Visiting Volunteer
  • Chambers Center for Wellbeing
  • Wellspring Health Collective