Welcome back to our ongoing series to introduce you to each other. She’s a Woman on Fire! member and we want you to know her. Please say hello to…
Mary Burnett Brown
Woodland Park, Colorado
Women on Fire Member #00103
Member since: Feb. 29, 2012
Please tell us about YOU, your family and your work. What are you “on fire” about?
I am an old soul with childlike wonder. I have been an international flight attendant for more than 32 years. I call it the “magic carpet ride.” I recently started working one of the longest flights flown on the 777-300, from the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport to Hong Kong.
Tom, my husband of more than 21 years, is also a flight attendant. We sometimes fly together and have exciting and adventurous layovers.
I am on fire about learning to live from deep in my heart.
How did you originally connect to Women on Fire?
I was listening to Janette Barber’s radio show when she interviewed Debbie Phillips about the organization.
What’s your favorite component of the Women on Fire membership?
I feel that Women on Fire is a safe place where women can have their voice!
What is your favorite part of the day?
I love getting up in the morning and having a cup of coffee with my husband.
What is the last book you read that you would recommend to other Women on Fire?
I have read so many wonderful books. One that I recommend is Unbinding the Heart by Agapi Stassinopoulos. It helped me open my heart to love.
What is one thing you’re proudest of?
I have learned to listen to my intuition and live by the truth that comes from the heart.
If you had an unexpected free day, how would you spend it?
I love listening to music that soothes my soul and reading spiritual books that help awaken my truth. I love walking down our dirt road and enjoying the beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
What is your favorite city in the world?
London, England. I love the Victorian Era.
Name another Woman on Fire who has inspired you, and tell why.
Carrie Saba has inspired me to live from deep in my heart. I took Carrie’s online course, “Unlocked.” The course helped me to unlock a door around my heart, so I can see how beautiful I am inside. She also encouraged me to say affirmations to myself. My favorite one is “My life is full of magic, miracles and love.” Since taking her course, my life is full of all three of these things.
What’s your big dream?
I am living my dream everyday, which is happiness. I find that living from my heart is what brings me happiness. I also have learned to listen to my intuition and to see the hundreds of synchronicities that occur in my life.
If you had the opportunity to teach a child one strategy that would help to guide her life, what would that be?
Don’t rely on other people or material possessions to make you happy. Find happiness every day in yourself. Learn what really makes you happy.
What is something we might be surprised to know about you?
I was once Brutus the Buckeye, the mascot for The Ohio State University. I was also an actor and model and starred in several television commercials and national print ads. I attended both Ohio State and high school in northwestern Ohio with Debbie Phillips.
Who cheers you on?
My husband, Tom, who is my soul partner on this journey. We cheer each other on.
What is your favorite “pig-out” food?
It is Popcorn Indiana’s movie-theater popcorn and their Chipins sea-salt-flavored popcorn chips.
What are the top three songs on your iPod or Kindle Fire right now?
What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced and how did you overcome it?
I fear making mistakes, so I avoid doing things that I am uncomfortable with. Every day I work on facing my fears and learning new things. I recently had my first opportunity to work the first-class galley position on the flight from Dallas/Ft. Worth to Frankfurt, Germany. My position as a galley flight attendant is to set up the food and beverage carts, cook the meals, and plate the meals in a timely manner. I was so nervous, but I told myself, “I can do this.” The service went well and the crew said I did a great job. I faced my fear and I felt awesome!
What is your go-to self-care strategy?
I make no plans for the day, and I just go with the flow.
When you reflect on your life so far, what is the first word or two that come to your mind?
Wow and Magical.
More about Mary Brown…
As a free spirit, explorer and lover of spiritual conversations, Mary Brown’s long career as an international flight attendant and resident in the Rocky Mountains allows her the best of all worlds. Mary was born in Detroit, moved to northwest Ohio as a teenager, and later graduated from The Ohio State University. She currently lives at 9,200 feet above sea level, just outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband, Tom, and cat, Lakey. She enjoys taking photos and connecting her spirit to nature. You are welcome to say hello to her at healthymountain777(at)yahoo(dot)com.
She’s a Woman on Fire! feature is compiled by senior writer Becky Adams.