Show Notes: Ep. 16 – Slow Down and Stop Achieving for Your Worth with Mary Marantz

June 28, 2022

On episode 16 of the She is Kindred podcast, Britt chats with author, speaker, and educator Mary Marantz. She is Kindred thrives on meeting each other in the middle of our stories, where we find common ground and cultivate grace in the process. We hold conversations about growing in intentionality and believing our worth is found in more than what we do. One of the ways Mary does this is sharing her story with candor and authenticity.

Mary Marantz grew up in rural West Virginia and attended Yale Law School. She decided to forgo her three-year law degree to pursue a business in photography with her husband, Justin. She recently decided to start writing books and signed a five-book deal in 2019. She just released her second book, Slow Growth Equals Strong Roots. You can find Mary at and on Instagram @marymarantz. Follow her podcast on

In this episode, Britt talks with Mary Marantz about: 

  • The exhaustion of constantly striving and achieving 
  • Giving up achieving for your worth
  • Doing in order to be valued
  • Who we are without our goals
  • Inherent worth and visible productivity
  • Working for your worth v. from your worth
  • How to pursue a creative lifestyle without losing sight of what’s important 

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

“Even if you don’t recognize or acknowledge that there’s this sort of physical, tangible exhaustion that accompanies pursuit of dreams, there is this mental weight that says, ‘I have to keep going.’” – Britt Smith

“Busyness is not a badge of honor.” – Britt Smith

“You were created to do good work. You were created to do things with excellence as if working for the  Lord. You were created to use the gifts that you have been given–these talents that you can go out and multiply–this work that has been prepared for you in advance. And what a gift it is to get to co-create with the Creator of the universe.” – Mary Marantz

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