Author and podcast host Mary Marantz recognizes the beauty in her story and the gifts it has provided. But like many of us, it took time for her to see that beauty especially because she saw it as so different than what the “norm” is. Her journey starts modestly from her family’s trailer in West Virginia where she learned life lessons from her father, dealt with an absent working mother, and found blessings in her relationships with her grandmother as well as the occasional stray cat. She found a place excelling in the classroom and her brightness led her all the way to Yale Law School. As Mary traveled and explored the world outside of West Virginia, her experiences nourished her strong roots and helped her blossom into the resource she is today for so many others. She shares her wisdom on her podcast (The Mary Marantz Show which debuted in the iTunes top 200) and in her 2 books Dirtand the newly released Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots: Finding Grace, Freedom, and Purpose in an Overachieving World. Her writing has also been featured in many other publications, including Business Insider, Thrive Global, MSN, Bustle, and Brit+Co. Join Matt and listen in to insightful conversation about finding your path through faith and trusting your inner voice. You can also view the interview on YouTube here.