You Have Permission to Do What You Want to Do

Mary Schiller, author, coach & Chief Permission Granter

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Hi! I’m Mary Schiller.

My goal is very simple. I want you to live the life you really want to live.

You’re free to do what you want.

You’re free to stop doing what you don’t want to do.

In short, you have permission.


A word from your Chief Permission Granter

For my entire adult life, from 1983 until 2014, I suffered with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. I had times when I felt happy, of course, but much of the time I felt like I was existing, not living. And I was sad. It seemed like my life had been taken from me, and what I was left with just wasn’t the life I had dreamed of living.

I was missing something: something big.

In 2014, I discovered that what was missing … well, it wasn’t actually missing it all.

The happiness, peace and utter joy I wanted so badly to experience wasn’t just within me, it WAS me. It was a milestone that changed the course of my life forever. I haven’t been the same since, in the best possible way.

In 2016, I had another breakthrough moment: What if I only did things I wanted to do and ignored the rest? I gave myself permission to live the life I really wanted to live. And ever since then, everything has changed — and fast! I have written books, met people I’ve admired for years, started my own business and made it financially successful, spent time with my family  — and achieved a lifelong dream of moving to Paris, France. All in just one year!

What’s on your wish list? What do you want to start doing, and what do you want to stop doing? You Have Permission.

Mary's Books

in paperback and Kindle, available on Amazon worldwide

Brand new Kindle series! Available on Amazon worldwide

Enjoy a more light-hearted look at the ups and downs of life with the Short & Sweet Series of books for Kindle (but you don’t need a Kindle to read them — just a free app!). Books will be released about every four weeks. A surprise book not listed here will be coming in early April 2017. I dare not reveal the cover just yet because … well, it’s gonna be a biggie!

Available now

Available now

Coming in May 2017


If you’d like to wake up to a new life — one that excites you and is filled with creativity, joy and activities you really want to be doing — I’d like to help.

Group Programs & Products 

In addition to my books, on my other online home, The Magic Space, you’ll find an assortment of downloadable audios, with more added regularly. These audios are recorded by me and also by my creative partner, Sara Murre.

In spring of 2017, I’ll be teaching several online group workshops where you can interact with me, on topics like expanding creativity, honing intuition and conducting your own personal Permission Project (do what you want and stop the rest!). Please feel free to subscribe to my email list if you’d like to be notified. Click right here to sign up. Thank you very much.

For Coaches

I am now working with coaches who want to create passive-income products to expand their reach and grow their business. If this is of interest to you, come on over to my free Facebook group, Passive Income Magic.

1:1 Coaching

In 2017, I am working with people one-to-one by application only. Please feel free to fill out the contact form, below, or email me at I’d love to hear more about what you’d like to change about your life.

What People Are Saying

About Mary As A Coach

“I did not expect to explore creativity during our sessions, and I was pleasantly surprised that innate creativity was something I could see and understand easily. It felt like a very inspiring, uplifting place to be and a direction I want to look more and more in. It felt like the answer to something I had been searching for.

Mary is easy to connect with, and the connection felt virtually instant. She is supportive and inspiring, and I am in awe of the depth and wisdom she shares and coaches from. I would absolutely recommend Mary as a coach. She will help point you in directions you have not even seen yet.”

Gayle Nobel

“I would describe the experience of working with Mary as very, very wonderful. Here’s the thing. She sees it. And there’s something very comforting about being in the presence of someone who deeply knows that you are okay.

I would 100 percent recommend Mary as a coach. She knows where well-being is. She can see it so clearly, that she is as matter-of-fact in telling you that you are going in the wrong direction and need to turn around as if she were giving you physical directions to a restaurant. I felt a profound sense of relief at the end of my time with Mary, like I had been making ‘much ado about nothing’ and I could just stop doing that. I also felt hopeful in a sort of curious way, like, ‘I wonder what I’ll do instead now?’ It feels like more possibilities are opening up.”


“In a non-judgmental, light-hearted way, Mary will encourage you to see things from a radically different perspective. In the process of opening to your own inner wisdom and clarity, you may just discover that, as a bonus, the improved health, money, relationships, or career you’ve been searching for will find you.”

What People Are Saying

About Mary's Books

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Special appearances …

I was a guest on Jamie Smart’s Your Exponential Practice Podcast. Click here to listen.

I did an interview with Kaye Taylor on

I was a guest on Marianne Kronkvist’s program (in English!).

Intervju med Mary Schiller om PTSD from Marianne Kronkvist on Vimeo.

I was a guest on Damian Mark Smyth‘s Rethink Everything podcast. Click here to listen.

I appeared as a guest on Molly Gordon’s Wholeness Hangout.  (That’s Molly in the still frame!)

I was a guest on the Clesia Mendes’ program Womanhood from the Inside Out.

I appeared on the Primal Happiness podcast hosted by Lian Brook-Tyler. The title of the talk is “Life after abuse … a survivor’s story of hope.” Please click here to listen and learn more. No registration or fee. It’s all free.

I was interviewed by Liz Scott, of Coaching Connect, in spring 2016 (at a noisy deli in Manhattan, which was kind of fun!)

In July 2016, I appeared again on Molly Gordon’s Wholeness Hangout. The topic was the practicality of spiritual principles, and we talked about my book Mind Yoga, as well.

I did a webinar for Three Principles Supermind called “PTSD and Me: Trauma is No Match for a Principles Understanding.” The recording is available for free (no registration required). Please visit this link on the Supermind site to view.

I was a guest on the Divine Play radio program hosted by Jeanne Catherine. Please click here to listen to us talk about transformation, particularly from diagnoses such as PTSD. No registration or fee. It’s free.

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