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Can Watching THIS Movie Make A Difference?

CascaisDearest ButterflyMoms,

I’ve been resisting writing today. It is not for lack of content, but the very opposite. There is a lot going on and I want to write about it all. I start getting overwhelmed. When this happens I sit back and “ask” for guidance. The answer comes in the form of an idea “popping” into my head. If I don’t pay attention or pooh-pooh the idea that comes, it dissipates and that is a wasted opportunity. I’m getting better at listening. I love that we all have the gift of guidance.

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Cascais at night – Stunning!

So what is coming up to share with you today is something you will love! Yesterday I got invited to a movie screening in a very special Portuguese town called “Cascais”. (Sidenote #1: Cascais is a magical place! I highly recommend putting it on your bucket list. It is actually thought that the mystical lost city of Atlantis was part of Cascais! How very cool is that?!) (Sidenote #2: When you visit Cascais, there is a café/gallery called HOUSE OF WONDER which has beautiful local art and handmade & heartmade food with lots of yummy vegan/vegetarian options. It also has a killer rooftop terrace with a view of the ocean! EVERYONE who works there is simply SPECTACULAR and the FOOD IS AMAZING!)

photos of choicepoint 1I took my newly turned 9 year old, Mialotta, to this very special screening in Cascais. The name of the movie we saw is “Choice Point”. All I’m going to say is WATCH IT! From my coaching clients, I am getting the message stronger and stronger that it is more imperative than ever to clear out the drama from our lives and start living our life’s purpose. We all have one, and you will never be happier than when you are living it. Watching this movie will help… http://www.choicepointmovement.com/movie/

The AMAZING Isabel Magalhaes is running for mayor!

The AMAZING Isabel Magalhaes is running for mayor!

After the movie, the group watching the movie was introduced to someone who completely bowled me over! I love meeting those who are changing our world right before our eyes with their courage and vision. These are the people among us who are listening to their soul’s path. Her name is Isabel Magalhães. She is an attorney, like Gandhi was. Isabel is also a mother and grandmother. Early on she had a calling to run for office because she was so disheartened with how things were here in Portugal, but never answered it because of how very challenging it is to do that here. Well, a few years ago, she experienced something that changed her life forever. Isabel had a stroke and literally died for several minutes. She described to us how the whole experience gave her the incredible gift of having lost her fear. She saw what death holds and she described its magnificence to us.

Some of Isabel's supporters!

Some of Isabel’s supporters!

Isabel is now answering her calling to run for office in a way Portugal has not seen. When you see the movie, you will know the principles that each one of us can take and go out and make our world a truly better place. Isabel is running as an independent. The powers that be have already come after her. They have ransacked her office, graffitied her signs and even threatened her life, but she is unshaken and her support is growing! This is the kind of refreshing leadership that our planet needs! Our planet, the quality of our children’s future depends on what we, like Isabel, have the courage to do right now. It is sooooooo not just about paying bills!

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Isabel's campaign logo captures the movement she is creating...This is what she saw when she was in the tunnel between life and death. Amazingly this image concept is also mentioned in the movie.

Isabel’s campaign logo captures the movement she is creating…This is what she saw when she was in the tunnel between life and death. Amazingly this image concept is also mentioned in the movie.

I am personally asking you  that you go on Facebook and hit the LIKE button for Isabel’s two sites… “SerCascais” (no space) and “Isabel Magalhães” (public figure) so that the people who are bullying her know that she is well supported from all over the world! This woman wants to shake things up and this is one small way we can all make a HUGE difference! GET INSPIRED!!!!!!! (It’s contagious!)

Great big hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON? MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL TO START 2013 OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT!…

√  REIKI 1 WORKSHOP: I’m teaching Reiki 1 in Cascais, Portugal (Feb 16 & Feb 23 10:00-2:30). Cost is only €130, includes materials, Reiki 1 certification and attunement. Class size limited and will fill up very quickly so if interested email me at maria@butterflymoms.com.de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here…http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4. See you there!!!!! Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

 

from Doug2√  COACHING: For those who want a coach with a lot of heart, I’m here to help you get rid of your blocks and go towards your goal. I’m living what I have been teaching clients for nearly two decades. Whether you are curious or serious send me an email to maria@butterflymoms.com to set up a time to get you to your first step. For those who want something to shift in their lives this is a great time!!!

 

√  INTERVIEW: Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy L. Cantor‘s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

 

Buy a copy to feed your entrepreneurial soul!

Buy a copy to feed your entrepreneurial soul!

√ BOOKS FOR SALE: “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” See list below for all the places in the world where this book has been sold! Last year I co-authored the book ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE. If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful! To feed the soul of a friend, buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U.  Feel part of the magic below and see where in the world people have bought this book…

BOOKS SOLD INSIDE THE UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1

CONNECTICUT
Cromwell 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1

FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale 1

Seminole 1

GEORGIA
Roswell 1

ILLINOIS

Lake Forrest 1

KENTUCKY
Louisville 1

MAINE
Biddeford 1

MARYLAND
Chestertown 1

MASSACHUSETTS
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
Holliston 17
Hudson 4
Medway 8
Millis 1
Millbury 4
New Bedford 1
North Easton 1
Rutland 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3

MISSOURI
Lee’s Summit 1

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Laconia 1

NEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

OHIO
Dublin 1

RHODE ISLAND
Bristol 1

Newport 1

VERMONT
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

 

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AUSTRIA
Wien 2

IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY
Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN
Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL
Carcavelos 1

Lisboa 11

Ovar 1

Sintra 1

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND
Greenock 1

SPAIN
Madrid 1
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butterflies on white gownWHAT IS BUTTERFLYMOMS?
ButterflyMoms is a community of people who realize they are souls first and human being second. They want to explore more about themselves, to find out what makes them happy and how they can lead a life of purpose. It is simply about FEEDING YOUR SOUL. Although it has the name “MOMS” in the title it is more about being nurturing to your own transformation, as the butterfly is to its own metamorphosis. This community is led by Maria Salomão-Schmidt whose transformation was ignited by the birth and death of her BELOVED thirteen month old daughter Sophia (Sophalicious), the original butterfly.

*Every Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria writes the weekly BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in May 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since. Maria is a Reiki master and every time you read it you are showered with healing love.

Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com and spread the love!!! FEED YOUR SOUL!!!!!

What Can “I LOVE LUCY” Teach You About Energy Work?

Mialotta doing a handstand on the Beach. :) I'm in a cafe sitting in the sun!

Mialotta doing a handstand on the Beach. 🙂 I’m in a cafe sitting in the sun!

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

It has NEVER been MORE IMPORTANT than NOW to CHECK IN ON YOUR LIFE! Most of us bought into the formula of doing things the “right” way, filling out the necessary forms, having the perfect wedding, celebrating our kids’ birthdays with the appropriate birthday parties, visiting the in-laws, attending the neighbor’s bbq, going on the once a year vacation…blah, blah, blah…. Quite frankly, it’s exhausting! Have you realized that all of your “SHOULD”s (things you are supposed to do) are choking the very life out of you!

I love lucy collageIf you’re a fan of the 1950’s American television show, I LOVE LUCY, you might recall a scene from one of the episodes where she and her friend are working in a chocolate factory, which sounds like a wonderful predicament until the conveyer belts starts slowly serving them chocolates from a machine for them to package. The speed builds more and more speed until the two lovable female characters have nowhere else to stick, eat or hide the bon bons that are shooting out of the machine at rocket speed. Life in 2013 is like that for a lot of people. When we were younger, it might have started off slower, thus more manageable, but now it’s shooting the bon bons of life at record speed!

The fact is that so much is coming at us that we our systems get overwhelmed or “flooded”.  Most of us have simply slipped into automatic pilot, where life is numbed out in some way, so we can create an illusion that we are dealing with everything.

I love lucy chocolate factoryAt the writing of this ButterflyMoms blog, it is the year 2013 and the people who run the bohemoth corporations, because their number one goal is financial “profits”, are mindlessly raping and pillaging our beloved planet right in front of our eyes. With those record profits, they are changing and controlling many of the things we do, including even the very essence of our food. Here in Portugal you see it when you take a walk along the marginal (Linha de Cascais). Sadly, our beaches and oceans are full of trash. I am ashamed to share that but it’s true. Although they have public workers who pick it up on a daily basis you still find tons of trash thrown by beach-goers and that comes in from the tides. Our oceans are showing us that they are in trouble. What can each of us do to help? Sit in a quiet spot, ask the question and wait for the response. This is a fabulous exercise to learn how to use and develop your intuition… and start helping our Mother Earth!

 

This is a wonderful wake-up call for us! If we all become AWARE, we can start taking steps to SHIFT to bring out planet Earth into a healthier state! May this article be like one of the three ghosts who came to visit Scrooge to lead him from his place of FEAR, SADNESS and DISCONNECTION to his life’s purpose!

 

The inventor of this cool game! :)! Our Isabella! One of the youngest energy workers I know! :)

The inventor of this cool game! :)! Our Isabella! One of the youngest energy workers I know! 🙂

ANOTHER MINDFUL EXERCISE…

I invite you to bring AWARENESS into your life by playing with this simple exercise that you probably already heard of but have abandoned at some point. This version was invented by our then three-year-old Isabella. The name of the game is “Go Around The Rectangle”. Any time you sit down to have a meal with another person, even just for tea, do this. Start by going around the table (ours was obvious a rectangle, not a circle as Isabella so proudly and stubbornly pointed out). Have everyone respond to some version of the question… “What are you THANK-FULL for?” The kid in all of us, no matter what our age, loves it. This exercise is a simple tool that is incredibly effective. Especially in a time where so many of us automatically reach for a cell phone whenever it rings, regardless of who is around, this will help you and your family/friends re-align to being more grounded and present to life. Do it daily and see the magic that begins to unfold… LIVE MORE IN THE NOW!

 

 

Great big hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

 

 

``````human bodyWHAT ELSE IS GOING ON? MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL TO START 2013 OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT!…

√  REIKI 1 WORKSHOP: I’m teaching Reiki 1 in Cascais, Portugal (Feb 16 & Feb 23 10:00-2:30). Cost is only €130, includes materials, Reiki 1 certification and attunement. Class size limited and will fill up very quickly so if interested email me at maria@butterflymoms.com.de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here…http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4. See you there!!!!! Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

 

√  COACHING: For those who want a coach with a lot of heart, I’m here to help you get rid of your blocks and go towards your goal. I’m living what I have been teaching clients for nearly two decades. Whether you are curious or serious send me an email to maria@butterflymoms.com to set up a time to get you to your first step. For those who want something to shift in their lives this is a great time!!!

 

√  INTERVIEW: Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy L. Cantor‘s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

 

Beautiful Olivia with the setting sun! :)

Beautiful Olivia with the setting sun! 🙂

√ BOOKS FOR SALE: “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” See list below for all the places in the world where this book has been sold! Last year I co-authored the book ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE. If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful! To feed the soul of a friend, buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U.  Feel part of the magic below and see where in the world people have bought this book…

BOOKS SOLD INSIDE THE UNITED STATES

 

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1

 

CONNECTICUT
Cromwell 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1

 

FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale 1

Seminole 1

 

GEORGIA
Roswell 1

 

ILLINOIS

Lake Forrest 1

 

KENTUCKY
Louisville 1

 

MAINE
Biddeford 1

 

MARYLAND
Chestertown 1

 

MASSACHUSETTS
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
Holliston 17
Hudson 4
Medway 8
Millis 1
Millbury 4
New Bedford 1
North Easton 1
Rutland 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3

 

MISSOURI
Lee’s Summit 1

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Laconia 1

 

NEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

 

OHIO
Dublin 1

 

RHODE ISLAND
Bristol 1

Newport 1

 

VERMONT
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

 

Buy the book and support two people's dreams! :)

Buy the book and support two people’s dreams! 🙂

BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES

AUSTRIA
Wien 2

 

IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1

 

ITALY
Rome, Italy 3

 

JAPAN
Tokyo  1

 

PORTUGAL
Carcavelos 1

Lisboa 11

Ovar 1

Sintra 1

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

 

SCOTLAND
Greenock 1

 

SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * **To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

 

 

At one of my favorite places where my mom used to go as a child, the Baixa.Olivia and Mialotta.

At one of my favorite places where my mom used to go as a child, the Baixa.Olivia and Mialotta.

WHAT IS BUTTERFLYMOMS?
ButterflyMoms is a community of people who realize they are souls first and human being second. They want to explore more about themselves, to find out what makes them happy and how they can lead a life of purpose. It is simply about FEEDING YOUR SOUL. Although it has the name “MOMS” in the title it is more about being nurturing to your own transformation, as the butterfly is to its own metamorphosis. This community is led by Maria Salomão-Schmidt whose transformation was ignited by the birth and death of her BELOVED thirteen month old daughter Sophia (Sophalicious), the original butterfly.

*Every Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria writes the weekly BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in May 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since. Maria is a Reiki master and every time you read it you are showered with healing love.

Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com and spread the love!!! FEED YOUR SOUL!!!!!

THE UGLY SIDE OF HOLLISTON…. A Call to Bring Out the LOVE!

 Dearest ButterflyMoms,

 

Although I’m writing this from Portugal, we live in Holliston, Massachusetts. It is one of the most idyllic little New England towns you can imagine! There are many wonderful things about Holliston, but the two worst things are lack of a septic system and town gossip… ultimately, they are the same thing because they are both about shit!

 

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When we first opened the space we combined our businesses in the same space. Our dry cleaners is now called GREEN CLEANERS and is the only earth-friendly in town. This was about four years ago when we opened our doors in the heart of downtown Holliston!

When we first opened the space we combined our businesses in the same space. Our dry cleaners is now called GREEN CLEANERS and is the only earth-friendly in town. This was about four years ago when we opened our doors in the heart of downtown Holliston!

Brick House Realty's frontFor years, many have commented to me about how much they dislike how gossipy and cliquey Holliston’s mommy’s groups can be. I had the same experience. I have also found this in the world of real estate. From the time I started BRICK HOUSE REALTY, a family-owned company, some of those in big-named real estate firms have made up lies and gone after our clients behind our backs. It is brutal because some people believe them and we have lost deals because of it. This is not a game to us. This is how we feed our children! Plus, they are not even telling the truth, they make stuff up! Sadly, we have seen this over and over again in our last 10 years in real estate in Holliston.

 

The solution for me in both the mommy group situation and in the real estate world, was that I turned more to one-on-one relationships, largely not buying into the negativity. With this philosophy we have steadily grown each and every year and a business that started in our closet just finished another record-breaking year! So on that level we have been successful but in doing the stiff upper lip thing, there was still lots of sadness in all this for me. The whole talking about others is wrapped with layers of ickiness and is what tears communities apart. Really, it is just another form of bullying. A few gang up on whoever they deem as an “outsider” in order to feel superior. Bully starts in schools and continues into adulthood.

 

A little background for those who don’t know…I’m living one of my dreams this year. I am spending a year in Portugal with three of our children while Doug is home with our son Christopher, as it is his last year of high school. This is an adventure of a lifetime for our three youngest. They are living and going to school in Europe as children! It is a wonderful adventure with many ups and downs that I often share here on the ButterflyMoms blog every Friday. Doug just left last week after spending a whole month here. It was his second trip to visit us since we’ve been here.

 

Well, yesterday I was talking to my husband Dougie Fresh 😉 and he mentioned that he had run into someone who was acting a bit distant. As they started talking, Doug told him about having been in Portugal with us a month and how our kids were having the time of their lives. The man bent down and started laughing with relieve. The reason he was so standoffish at the beginning was he felt bad for Doug and did not know how to talk to him. Why you may ask did he feel bad for Doug? Well, his wife had been in a Holliston store where the people in there were all hanging out talking about what a lowlife I was to have left Doug suddenly and run away to Italy with “his” kids against the Doug’s and the children’s wishes.

 

Doug and Maria in Cascais 2012

Our Portuguese Christmas tree...

Our Portuguese Christmas tree…

My first reaction was of disbelief, then the anger and hurt crept in. I went to my Facebook page and posted the following: “OK, I don’t usually go “there” but I am so going there! I found out today that the rumor mill in Holliston has been spewing out an ugly rumor that I have run away from my husband to Italy and “stolen” our girls! They talked about how much of a lowlife I am to do that to Douglas Schmidt and our girls! WTF!!!!!!!! Do people have such low energy that they have to make up total shit about others and then dish it out over and over?!…. Please know that from an energetic point of view gossiping and judging others is the fastest way to lower your vibration, thus giving you a shitty life! If you are jealous of what I’m doing go follow your own dreams!!!!!”

 

In my mind, here I am living my dreams and giving my kids one of the biggest gifts I can think of, and some people who don’t even know me, or my family, are out there saying really nasty untruths. It hit a big nerve for me but it was obvious that it also hit a nerve for many others. The response from people was incredible, 200 comments or LIKES with lots of advice and humor. It felt good to read them, but there was still “something” still not in its place, something “icky”. In general, when people feel ICKY about something, we ignore it. When Sophia died we experienced a lot of this because people did not know what to say so they just avoided us or the topic. This is an unconscious way to react when humans feel uncomfortable.

 

Many people’s advice when someone is gossiping or judging is for us to “take the high road”. Well, there are two types of high roads. There is the one where you bury it and pretend things did not bother you, as you pretend to move on. This is the one most people take. It is like taking an energetic mortgage out and paying it in secret (subconsciously) for however long you choose to hold on to it (forgive).

 

Stunning city of Lisboa!!!!!

Stunning city of Lisboa!!!!!

The other “taking the high road” option is to move your perspective from “what have they done to me & why have they done it”, which is the micro (small) and move it into the macro (big) viewpoint. From the bigger vantage point anger dissipates because the new perspective allows us to understand that others who are participating in judgmental or gossipy behavior are energetically depleted. Allow me to explain…

 

DSCN5373Every morning you wake up you are given $100/100€ and what you think about either causes you to receive more energy or give up what you have stored. If we are not tuned into our life’s mission, we start burning energy like crazy, because we are not in alignment. Being in alignment is the same thing as being “in the zone”. Everything is going on effortlessly. When people are doing what they “should” be instead of what they know in their hearts they want to do, they become depleted. When they have no more “energy” they start stealing it from others. This is why “energy vampires” exist. They are simply people who don’t realize why they are doing it but they find themselves needing to yell at, talk about and put down others because they get an energy high off of it. Like a drug addict, the high does not last very long so they must continue doing it to get the desired effect.

 

Fear is also a huge part of this equation for it also causes your energy to bleed out. Love has the opposite effect. Love fills your energy vessel. Think about playing with a puppy or a little baby. Think of in that moment you lose the sense of time and “shoulds”. You are suddenly transported into an effortless, feel-good place that has you loving and living in that very moment in time. To me, I took that anger, sadness and frustration and built several “bully-free” or safe communities: The ButterflyMoms Group was one of them and the other two exist on Facebook… I’M HOLLISTON HAPPY and the newest one “HOLLISTON TRADING POST. The goal of all these was to take the LOVE that already exists in Holliston and magnify it because there is soooo much love there! All of these have been monster hits and continue to grow!

 

It is important to remember that we are all humans, spirits first, and bodies second. As the beautiful Maya Angelou said at the Boston conference I met her at, “We all do the best we can with what we know. When we know better, we do better.” Gossiping and Judgemental behavior is something we all do to some degree. It could be talking about a neighbor, co-worker, family member or movie star. It is a cultural norm in most places.  We don’t even realize we are doing it. As we evolve as human beings, taking back our energy and moving it from the unconscious to the conscious will help us more easily find our alignment, our happy life. My gift to you today is this…. Whenever you find yourself thinking about someone and how they should be doing this or that, I invite you to notice and LET GO of your “should” for that person. As much as you think you know them, you do not, even if it yourself. Stop “shoulding” all over yourself!

 

Life is a reflection...No one is “good” or “bad”, we humans a big, messy pile of a bit of everything. All we can really do is notice what part of us we are feeding. I notice that my actions yesterday were a bit defensive. In reality as Eleanor Roosevelt said (and my friend Helen Bannigan reminded me of last night), “Other people’s opinions of me are none of my business.” Someone else’s stuff is not a reflection of my self-worth. I am, however, attracting this lesson into my life and so examining what I find is my responsibility. As for the people who did the gossiping, they are “walking prayer-requests”. They are showing those around them that their energy is extremely depleted. Send them love from mother earth and cut the cord. It is the kindest thing you can do for them and our planet.

 

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

 

 

Doug embracing Portugal!

Doug embracing Portugal!

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON? MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL TO START 2013 OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT!…

√  REIKI 1 WORKSHOP: I’m teaching Reiki 1 in Cascais, Portugal (Feb 16 & Feb 23 10:00-2:30). Cost is only €175, includes materials, Reiki 1 certification and attunement. Class size limited and will fill up very quickly so if interested email me at maria@butterflymoms.com.de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here…http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4. See you there!!!!! Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

 

√  COACHING: For those who want a coach with a lot of heart, I’m here to help you get rid of your blocks and go towards your goal. I’m living what I have been teaching clients for nearly two decades. Whether you are curious or serious send me an email to maria@butterflymoms.com to set up a time to get you to your first step. For those who want something to shift in their lives this is a great time!!!

 

√  INTERVIEW: Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy L. Cantor‘s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

 

√ BOOKS FOR SALE: “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” See list below for all the places in the world where this book has been sold! Last year I co-authored the book ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE. If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful! To feed the soul of a friend, buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U.  Feel part of the magic below and see where in the world people have bought this book…

DSCN5455BOOKS SOLD INSIDE THE UNITED STATES

 

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1

CONNECTICUT
Cromwell 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1

FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale 1

Seminole 1

GEORGIA
Roswell 1

DSCN6701ILLINOIS      

Lake Forrest 1

KENTUCKY
Louisville 1

MAINE
Biddeford 1

MARYLAND
Chestertown 1

MASSACHUSETTS
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
Holliston 17
Hudson 4
Medway 8
Millis 1
Millbury 4
New Bedford 1
North Easton 1
Rutland 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3

DSCN5549MISSOURI
Lee’s Summit 1

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Laconia 1

NEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

OHIO
Dublin 1

RHODE ISLAND
Bristol 1

Newport 1

VERMONT
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

Just some of the REALLY GOOD LOOKING volunteers... ;) Amazing people and their  equally amazing children! It was a big lovefest!!!

Just some of the REALLY GOOD LOOKING volunteers… 😉 Amazing people and their equally amazing children! It was a big lovefest!!!

BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES

AUSTRIA
Wien 2

IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY
Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN
Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL
Carcavelos 1

Lisboa 11

Ovar 1

Sintra 1

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND
Greenock 1

SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * **To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

 

Beautiful Guincho... Breath-giving!

Beautiful Guincho… Breath-giving!

WHAT IS BUTTERFLYMOMS?
ButterflyMoms is a community of people who realize they are souls first and human being second. They want to explore more about themselves, to find out what makes them happy and how they can lead a life of purpose. It is simply about FEEDING YOUR SOUL. Although it has the name “MOMS” in the title it is more about being nurturing to your own transformation, as the butterfly is to its own metamorphosis. This community is led by Maria Salomão-Schmidt whose transformation was ignited by the birth and death of her BELOVED thirteen month old daughter Sophia (Sophalicious), the original butterfly.

*Every Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria writes the weekly BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in May 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since. Maria is a Reiki master and every time you read it you are showered with healing love.

Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com and spread the love!!! FEED YOUR SOUL!!!!!

 

 

DSCN5945PS… To learn more about the Maya people check this out… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_civilization <3

What Exactly Does He Mean To Me?

At the Pena Palace (Palacio da Pena) also in magical Sintra, Portugal

At the Pena Palace (Palacio da Pena) also in magical Sintra, Portugal

Our son Christopher, our "little" boy. Cliche to say "Where does the time go, but..."

Our son Christopher, our “little” boy. Cliche to say “Where does the time go, but…”

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

So in last week’s blog I shared that I am a crossroads. Still sitting here with all these feelings and ideas to see where my intuition will take me. Sometimes being still is the answer. All the while I’m keeping my intention, “to be the fire that ignites people’s soul”, strong. That is my compass. The form it comes in is really irrelevant, just learning not to take the signs personally and really delve into their real meaning. In the meantime whatever comes out every Friday is what I’m meant to write about.

This week I want to STRONGLY dedicate this blog to my loving husband, Douglas H. Schmidt. People say stuff all the time about their mates about how great they are but Doug is really off-the-charts! Since I have met him, he has completely opened up his heart and mind and emerged into one of the most outstanding human beings I have ever met. Oh, sure he’s also one of the most handsome men I’ve ever laid eyes on, but his heart….WOW! I could start tearing up just thinking about it.

Doug getting his chemo in Boston.

Doug getting his chemo in Boston.

How does one develop a heart like his? I hope he won’t mind me telling you that for a long time his heart was closed. He was a shadow of who he is now, or to put it another way, he was not living his life from a place of AUTHENTICITY.

A week before she died our beautiful Sophia on her 1st birthday! I just LOVE looking at her beautiful face!!!!!

A week before she died our beautiful Sophia on her 1st birthday! I just LOVE looking at her beautiful face!!!!!

Our daughter Sophia’s birth with down syndrome and then dying 13 months later, after we had fallen head-over-heals in love with her, shattered our hearts. Later Doug developed a life-threatening auto-immune disease for which he had to have chemo and prednisone for years Instead of breaking him, he found a way to quietly make all these “hardships” just add more love to his life! All the while, because we are self-employed, we worked together to keep building Brick House Realty, ButterflyMoms and our Green Dry Cleaners. Through all this, Doug never stopped working or providing for his family. I am in awe of this man who runs almost every day even with “bad knees” because he can’t bear the thought of not doing ALL HE CAN to be with his kids, as long as he can. ALSO I AM VERY HAPPY TO SHARE SOME GREAT NEWS!: This Christmas was the first time in four years that he did not need chemo! YAAAAAAAAAAAAY! Our beautiful Dougie Fresh is in remission! YESSSSS!

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Doing “the snowman” at a palace in Sintra

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Paco de Arcos, Portugal

I am a little hesistant to write all this publically because most people write about problems with their husbands and I don’t know how much he is going to like me saying all this but it is true and beautiful!

Look, we are sooooo not perfect, but we truly are perfect together. This man has helped me stand in my darkest days. I am in awe of how much love Doug gives his five children, even though as a child he got very little example of how to be a good father. Doug is magic because his heart is open.

Hamming it up for Mialotta who wanted to take a photo of us... So you wanna take a photo, eh? Will give you something to take a photo of! ;)

Hamming it up for Mialotta who wanted to take a photo of us… So you wanna take a photo, eh? Will give you something to take a photo of! 😉

Lately I’ve been a bit down because my book is coming slower than I’d like and things are shifting in ways I did not expect. If you have seen my Facebook page you will see the amount of amazing motivational stuff Doug puts on their to keep my eyes on the prize! I truly “get” that his intention is for me to reach my best and highest good! Even the simple fact that on my blog, he comments even when no one else does shows how Doug is with me through the good and the bad. He shows up over and over again.

Butterflies with Doug

Butterflies with Doug

When Sophia died he was at our Brick House Realty office. I was home with her and got the gift of being able to give her CPR. It did not work and she died in my arms. NEVER once did he blame me for her death. I’m very saddened to say that if it had been reversed and Sophia had died on his watch I don’t know if I would have had the capacity to not blame him…. (sigh)… He really is an outstanding human being who because my light is so bright often goes unnoticed. My intention today is bring him directly into the light of love and acknowledge him for the kindness, love and support he has given to me, our children, our family and our community!

DSCN5310As a woman, a wife and a mother I know I’m one of the most blessed people in the world because I have found someone who believes in my dreams as much I do. I am humbled by the beauty we attract into our lives … our children, our businesses, our community, our friends, our adventures… Part of why ButterflyMoms has been so successful, and why I have had the gift to do the things I have is because I have a partner who can not ground me, but he can inspire me to F-L-Y!

Doug and Christopher at the beach Aug 2012It’s an even bigger gift because we know it is temporary. Our lives here on planet earth are not forever, no matter what the advertisements promise. People “know” that but they don’t live their lives like they understand that concept. Doug and I know one day we will have to say, “Goodbye” to each other. Might be today or might be in 50 years, but it is coming. Remembering this makes us savor our precious time together even more!

Believe it or not we even have this kind of fun at a real estate convention! :)

Believe it or not we even have this kind of fun at a real estate convention! 🙂

Thank you Doug for all the love you have magnified into my life! THANK YOU!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEW WHO!!!!!!!!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON?

MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL TO START 2013 OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT!…

COOL NEWS: A new state from the good ‘ole USA has been added to the amazing list of places where fans have bought my book, “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”! Check out which state below! 🙂

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Guincho Beach

√  WORKSHOP: Thursday, January 24th, 2013. MAKING 2013 MY BEST YEAR!… Every January there is a hope that life will get better yet life seems to take over and we lose control of our vision. Come to this amazing open workshop that will share some of the very tools you need to truly accomplish your life’s mission! Can’t build a house without a hammer and nails…so come get your energetic hammer and nails! Lots of laughing and learning! Doors open at 9:45am. Starts promptly at 10:00am-12:00pm. Amazing ocean views at Quiosque Bar http://qb-quiosquebar.blogspot.pt/, Avenida Marginal, Praia de Paço de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here..http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4 See you there!!!!! Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

 

DSCN5613IMG_0861√  COACHING: For those who want a coach with a lot of heart, I’m here to help you get rid of your blocks and go towards your goal. I’m living what I have been teaching clients for nearly two decades. Whether you are curious or serious send me an email to maria@butterflymoms.com to set up a time to get you to your first step. For those who want something to shift in their lives this is a great time!!!

 

√  INTERVIEW: Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy L. Cantor‘s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

 

MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE-small√ BOOKS FOR SALE: “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” See list below for all the places in the world where this book has been sold! Last year I co-authored the book ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE. If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful! To feed the soul of a friend, buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U.  Feel part of the magic below and see where in the world people have bought this book…

Doug and Maria on the beach doing yoga in Carcavelos with a German yoga teacher! :)

Doug and Maria on the beach doing yoga in Carcavelos with a German yoga teacher! 🙂

BOOKS SOLD INSIDE THE UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1

CONNECTICUT
Cromwell 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1

FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale 1

Seminole 1

GEORGIA
Roswell 1

In Sintra at the Moors Castle (Castelo dos Mouros)

In Sintra at the Moors Castle (Castelo dos Mouros)

ILLINOIS      (NEW STATE added this month!!!!! Thank you Terry Klausmeier!!!!!)

Lake Forrest 1

KENTUCKY
Louisville 1

MAINE
Biddeford 1

MARYLAND
Chestertown 1

DSCN5373MASSACHUSETTS
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
Holliston 17
Hudson 4

Christopher's prom

Christopher’s prom in Holliston, MA

Medway 8
Millis 1
Millbury 4
New Bedford 1
North Easton 1
Rutland 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3

Doug and Maria in Cascais 2012

Casa Da Guia – Cascais

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Paco de Arcos Beach

MISSOURI
Lee’s Summit 1

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Laconia 1

NEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

OHIO
Dublin 1

RHODE ISLAND
Bristol 1

Newport 1

VERMONT
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

PLEASE BUY MY MOMMY's BOOK!!! IT's AWESOME!

PLEASE BUY MY MOMMY’s BOOK!!! IT’s AWESOME!

DSCN5476BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES

AUSTRIA
Wien 2

IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY
Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN
Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL
Carcavelos 1

Lisboa 11

Ovar 1

Sintra 1

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND
Greenock 1

SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * **To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

The Salomao-Schmidt Family in California!:)

The Salomao-Schmidt Family in California!:)

WHAT IS BUTTERFLYMOMS?
ButterflyMoms is a community of people who realize they are souls first and human being second. They want to explore more about themselves, to find out what makes them happy and how they can lead a life of purpose. It is simply about FEEDING YOUR SOUL. Although it has the name “MOMS” in the title it is more about being nurturing to your own transformation, as the butterfly is to its own metamorphosis. This community is led by Maria Salomão-Schmidt whose transformation was ignited by the birth and death of her BELOVED thirteen month old daughter Sophia (Sophalicious), the original butterfly.

*Every Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria writes the weekly BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in May 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since. Maria is a Reiki master and every time you read it you are showered with healing love.

Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com and spread the love!!! FEED YOUR SOUL!!!!!

Planning our future and savoring our present together on the "other side" of the Atlantic Ocean in beautiful Portugal!

Planning our future and savoring our present together on the “other side” of the Atlantic Ocean in beautiful Portugal!

In Chicago when we were guests ON The Oprah Winfrey Show. We got to sit in the VIP section with people like Michael Jordan, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Beyonce, Maria Shriver, Jackie Evancho, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Seinfeld, Madonna, Gail King, Maya Angelou, Rosie O'Donnell, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Patti LaBelle, Josh Groban, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Nate Berkus and even Stedman! What a wonderful dream come true from a twenty year old goal that was a total gift from Sophia!!!

In Chicago when we were guests ON The Oprah Winfrey Show. We got to sit in the VIP section with people like Michael Jordan, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Beyonce, Maria Shriver, Jackie Evancho, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Seinfeld, Madonna, Gail King, Maya Angelou, Rosie O’Donnell, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Patti LaBelle, Josh Groban, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Nate Berkus and even Stedman! What a wonderful dream come true from a twenty year old goal that was a total gift from Sophia!!!

Off to the beach in Portugal! Off to the beach in Portugal!

COULD IT BE THE END OF BUTTERFLYMOMS?

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Most of the photos of this week’s blog were taken at…The Castle of the Moors (Portuguese: Castelo dos Mouros) which is a hilltop medieval castle located in the central Portuguese civil parish of Santa Maria e São Miguel, in the municipality of Sintra. Taken by Christian forces from the Moors after the fall of Lisbon, it was an important strategic point during the Reconquista, and classified as a National Monument.
The castle was constructed during the 8th to 9th century, during the period of Arab occupation of the Iberian peninsula, as the central place in an territory that was immeniently agricultural, and which was necessary to protect its population[2][3][4]In 1031, after the loss of Córdoba to the Almoravid dynasty, the king of Badajoz opted to transfer to Alfonso VI of León and Castile, a few territories on the Iberian peninsula (among them Sintra) in order to gain an alliance with the Christian king. This transfer did not result in any security, and the castle was lost to the invading Almovorid. For more info go to… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_of_the_Moors_(Sintra)

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

Sometimes letting go of what is not working is one of the hardest things. We get used to people, things, situations and ending things seems impossible at times. I’m at a crossroads of sorts. My life is shifting in ways that seemed unnoticeable much of the time but when I see how it has unfolded an amazing journey illuminates behind me.

IMG_0856Today’s blog is simply about one of the hardest things we humans have trouble with…releasing what is not working. First the “signs” are small. Eventually they get REALLY big. The ButterflyMoms concept has illuminated many lives. It has helped me gain the courage for what I must do. Over the next few weeks I will share this with my faithful readers but for now look into your own life and see where you are hiding behind your HABITS and not listening to the guidance that is being given to you.

IMG_0865With the amount of energy work that I have done, and am now doing, I know that if you are reading today’s blog you are also a candidate for letting go. Think of it like the Space Shuttle. When it gets to a certain orbit, in order for it to go further it has to let go of the fuselage that no longer serves the needs of the mission. Many people are walking around carrying the excess baggage of what used to serve them but no longer does. Find yours and release it from you life! 🙂 AHHHHHH, what a wonderful feeling to give yourself the gift of freedom…and becoming lighter…yet deeper! 🙂

I wish you the most magical week of your life!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

IMG_0875WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON? MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL TO START 2013 OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT!…

√  WORKSHOP: Thursday, January 24th. MAKING 2013 MY BEST YEAR! … Every January there is a hope that life will get better yet life seems to take over and we lose control of our vision. Come to this amazing open workshop that will share some of the very tools you need to truly accomplish your life’s mission! Can’t build a house without a hammer and nails…so come get your energetic hammer and nails! Lots of laughing and learning! Doors open at 9:45am. Starts promptly at 10:00am-12:00pm. Amazing ocean views at Quiosque Bar http://qb-quiosquebar.blogspot.pt/, Avenida Marginal, Praia de Paço de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here..http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4 See you there!!!!!!! Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly.

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√  COACHING: For those who want a coach with a lot of heart, I’m here to help you get rid of your blocks and go towards your goal. I’m living what I have been teaching clients for nearly two decades. Whether you are curious or serious send me an email to maria@butterflymoms.com to set up a time to get you to your first step. For those who want something to shift in their lives this is a great time!!!

√  INTERVIEW: Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy L. Cantor‘s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

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Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca) is a cape which forms the westernmost extent of continental Europe (and by definition the Eurasian land mass). The cape is in the Portuguese municipality of Sintra.
Cabo da Roca was known to the Romans as Promontorium Magnum and during the Age of Sail as the Rock of Lisbon. The 16th century Portuguese poet Luís de Camões in his historic book “Os Lusíadas” described Cabo da Roca as the place “where the land ends and the sea begins” (Portuguese: Onde a terra se acaba e o mar começa). Here is more information on it… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabo_da_Roca

√ BOOKS FOR SALE: “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” See list below for all the places in the world where this book has been sold! Last year I co-authored the book ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE. If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful! To feed the soul of a friend, buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U.  Feel part of the magic below and see where in the world people have bought this book…

BOOKS SOLD INSIDE THE UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1

CONNECTICUT
Cromwell 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1

FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale 1

Seminole 1

GEORGIA
Roswell 1

KENTUCKY
Louisville 1

MAINE
Biddeford 1

MARYLAND
Chestertown 1

MASSACHUSETTS
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
Holliston 17
Hudson 4
Medway 8
Millis 1
Millbury 4
New Bedford 1
North Easton 1
Rutland 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3

MISSOURI
Lee’s Summit 1

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Laconia 1

NEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

OHIO
Dublin 1

RHODE ISLAND********** WHEW WHO!
Bristol 1 (BRAND NEW CITY ADDED THIS WEEK! THANK YOU LINDA MALONEY FOR PUTTING BRISTOL ON THE MAP!)

Newport 1

VERMONT
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES

AUSTRIA
Wien 2

IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY
Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN
Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL
Carcavelos 1

Lisboa 11

Ovar 1

Sintra 1

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND
Greenock 1

SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * **To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

IMG_0801 IMG_0861WHAT IS BUTTERFLYMOMS?

ButterflyMoms is a community of people who realize they are souls first and human being second. They want to explore more about themselves, to find out what makes them happy and how they can lead a life of purpose. It is simply about FEEDING YOUR SOUL. Although it has the name “MOMS” in the title it is more about being nurturing to your own transformation, as the butterfly is to its own metamorphosis. This community is led by Maria Salomão-Schmidt whose transformation was ignited by the birth and death of her BELOVED thirteen month old daughter Sophia (Sophalicious), the original butterfly.

*Every Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria writes the weekly BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in May 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since. Maria is a Reiki master and every time you read it you are showered with healing love.

Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com and spread the love!!! FEED YOUR SOUL!!!!!

 

PS… To learn more about the Maya people check this out… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_civilization <3

HERE WE GO 2013! What’s in it for you?

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

 

This is the first blog in 2012. It is also the 201st original ButterflyMoms blog ever written!!! 🙂 I am super proud of that because I’m one of those people who starts so many things that many don’t get completely “done”.

 

+wonderfulWriting the ButterflyMoms blog “stuck” because I LINKED it to the memory of my daughter Sophia and used it as a way to honor her memory… in a way it’s a way I still get to be her mama… Over the years, because of this love she and I have for each other, I have been inspired to write at least once a week for the last four years, no matter what…pregnancies, wiping butts, deaths, illnesses, travel, lack of sleep, work, kids, housework, clients, business deals…somehow…. Because I attached a HUGE HUGE HUGE MEANING to my WHY of doing it. So inside my head it feels like this…

 

Each Friday morning I have a plan to write the beloved ButterflyMoms blog… Some weeks my brain/ego kicks in and starts “reminding” me of all the “stuff” I “should” be doing. I immediately start feeling the pressure of how many things need to be tended to. Being overwhelmed creates a sort of shut-down process with me starting to move away from my task of writing and more into the JUNK OF LIVING from MY TO DO LIST instead of from MY HEART.

 

The ButterflyMoms blog is different for me though because it as soon as a hit a certain level of distance from doing it, the FEAR of not doing it kicks in which OVERRIDES the downward decline. I feel a surge of adrenaline and move straight-away into energetically and psychically making ‘finishing the blog’ the number one priority of that day. Now sometimes it takes two hours and sometimes it takes thirteen but once I start I ALWAYS FINISH! I cannot even imagine not finishing, really. No two blogs are ever “birthed” the same way but the amount of energy I am given gives me the “fuel” to finish it EVERY time.

 

It is a miraculous experience with so many gifts. I am deeply honored that soooooo many people over the years have read and loved the ButterflyMoms blog. You are obviously one of those people, so no matter where you are in the world, my deepest gratitude goes out to you! :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

How does today’s ButterflyMoms blog relate to you? Well, if you are reading this there is at least one lesson in here for you. What struck a cord for you? Expand on that to get your own specific answers that fit your own specific journey. I have seen enough to believe that EVERY experience is a guided one. EVERY path is the “right” path for what we need in that very moment. I don’t always embrace that when I’m living my life, but when I do I see the amazing wonderment in the world! It is fantastic! It is breath-giving! It is, above all, worth it! 🙂

 

From the bottom of my heart, I wish you the most magical and amazing 2013!!!!! The ButterflyMoms blog is my gift to you. Each Friday throughout the year I will sit down, no matter where I am in the world, and GIVE YOU something yummy to feed your beautiful soul.

 

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON? MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL TO START 2013 OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT!…

√  WORKSHOP: Wednesday, January 8th. HOW TO PROPERLY DEAL WITH THE  TOP FOUR DEADLY DREAM KILLERS WORKSHOP… Start 2013 with some powerful tools! Scientists now know that we are all made up of energy. As children most of us were never taught how to intentionally use our energy to magnetize and create the dreams we hold in our hearts. Are you curious as to how to better use your energy? Want stop bumping into the walls of your life and start living in alignment with your life’s purpose? Come get some respite from all that thinking and efforting! Get many of your why’s answered and feel better about living your happy life! Doors open at 9:45am. Starts promptly at 10:00am-12:00pm. Amazing ocean views at Quiosque Bar http://qb-quiosquebar.blogspot.pt/, Avenida Marginal, Praia de Paço de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here..http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4 See you there!!!!!!! Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly.

 

√  WORKSHOP: Thursday, January 24th. MAKING 2013 MY BEST YEAR! … Every January there is a hope that life will get better yet life seems to take over and we lose control of our vision. Come to this amazing open workshop that will share some of the very tools you need to truly accomplish your life’s mission! Can’t build a house without a hammer and nails…so come get your energetic hammer and nails! Lots of laughing and learning! Doors open at 9:45am. Starts promptly at 10:00am-12:00pm. Amazing ocean views at Quiosque Bar http://qb-quiosquebar.blogspot.pt/, Avenida Marginal, Praia de Paço de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here..http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4 See you there!!!!!!! Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly.

√  COACHING: For those who want a coach with a lot of heart, I’m here to help you get rid of your blocks and go towards your goal. I’m living what I have been teaching clients for nearly two decades. Whether you are curious or serious send me an email to maria@butterflymoms.com to set up a time to get you to your first step. For those who want something to shift in their lives this is a great time!!!

√  INTERVIEW: Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy L. Cantor‘s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

My girls and our little old doggie.

My girls and our little old doggie.

√ BOOKS FOR SALE: “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” See list below for all the places in the world where this book has been sold! Last year I co-authored the book ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE. If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful! To feed the soul of a friend, buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U.  Feel part of the magic below and see where in the world people have bought this book…

BOOKS SOLD INSIDE THE UNITED STATES

 

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1

CONNECTICUT
Cromwell 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1

FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale 1

Seminole 1

GEORGIA
Roswell 1

KENTUCKY
Louisville 1

MAINE
Biddeford 1

MARYLAND
Chestertown 1

MASSACHUSETTS
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
Holliston 17
Hudson 4
Medway 8
Millis 1
Millbury 4
New Bedford 1
North Easton 1
Rutland 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3

MISSOURI
Lee’s Summit 1

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Laconia 1

NEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

OHIO
Dublin 1

RHODE ISLAND
Newport 1

VERMONT
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES

AUSTRIA
Wien 2

IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY
Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN
Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL
Carcavelos 1

Lisboa 11

Ovar 1

Sintra 1

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND
Greenock 1

SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * **To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

 

WHAT IS BUTTERFLYMOMS?
ButterflyMoms is a community of people who realize they are souls first and human being second. They want to explore more about themselves, to find out what makes them happy and how they can lead a life of purpose. It is simply about FEEDING YOUR SOUL. Although it has the name “MOMS” in the title it is more about being nurturing to your own transformation, as the butterfly is to its own metamorphosis. This community is led by Maria Salomão-Schmidt whose transformation was ignited by the birth and death of her BELOVED thirteen month old daughter Sophia (Sophalicious), the original butterfly.

*Every Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria writes the weekly BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in May 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since. Maria is a Reiki master and every time you read it you are showered with healing love.

Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com and spread the love!!! FEED YOUR SOUL!!!!!

 

 

PS… To learn more about the Maya people check this out… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_civilization <3

The Seven Secret Steps for a Fantastic 2013!!!!

Beautiful Lisboa!!!!!

Beautiful Lisboa!!!!!

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Dearest ButterflyMoms,

This is the last blog in 2012. It is also the 200th original ButterflyMoms blog ever written. Do you usually do goals, “real” goals for the upcoming year? By “real” I mean those that don’t come from the Land of Should… things you “should” do but rather from what your intuition is telling you. How do you begin to increase the voice of your intuition is what reading ButterflyMoms is all about… The goal of the ButterflyMoms blog, workshops and coaching is to help align you with your life’s purpose by building up your ability to hear the guidance that is your birthright.

There are parts of my life that are falling apart and there are parts that are growing. In the past I’ve tended to hold onto things that do not serve me because it was comfortable. This year, however, I’m letting go more and opening more. Whether you come to drink from this beautiful blog’s gifts every Friday or just once a year, I hope it fills your soul with the most amazing elixir that warms the cockles of your soul!

Great option if you are in Boston... Tavern on the Water1 8th St, Pier 6Charlestown, MA 02129(617) 242-8040www.tavernonthewater.com

Great option if you are in Boston… Tavern on the Water
1 8th St, Pier 6
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 242-8040
www.tavernonthewater.com

Café: with a viewThe top floor terrace at Bairro Alto HotelPraça Luís de Camões 2 1200-243 LisboaHere you can fall in love with the city. This place has one of the best views over the Tagus River and the 25 Abril Bridge. Visit this terrace in the afternoon, to witness the sunset from that spot. It´s just beautiful. The hotel is located in one of my favorite areas, the Bairro Alto - a bohemian quarter, a neighborhood with art galleries, record stores, bookshops, restaurants, art schools, cafés and design shops. At night is where all the fun happens - you can find hundreds of people gathering outside. Bairro Alto is the extension of one of Lisbon's most visited areas - Chiado, and consequently this neighborhood has become a great place to go!

Café: with a view
The top floor terrace at Bairro Alto Hotel
Praça Luís de Camões 2 1200-243 Lisboa
Here you can fall in love with the city. This place has one of the best views over the Tagus River and the 25 Abril Bridge. Visit this terrace in the afternoon, to witness the sunset from that spot. It´s just beautiful. The hotel is located in one of my favorite areas, the Bairro Alto – a bohemian quarter, a neighborhood with art galleries, record stores, bookshops, restaurants, art schools, cafés and design shops. At night is where all the fun happens – you can find hundreds of people gathering outside. Bairro Alto is the extension of one of Lisbon’s most visited areas – Chiado, and consequently this neighborhood has become a great place to go!

I invite you to carve out a block of time (minimum 90 minutes). Go to a really awesome café/restaurant (not a chain if possible) with an incredible view. For me, places by the water or in a city are top on my list. Pick a place that is out of your normal pattern but that you love! Don’t overthink it just go armed with beautiful pens and notebook/journal/sheets that make you giggle. Make sure you are warm so if it’s cold where you are bring a favorite sweater or if you are where it’s hot that you also go dressed appropriately because comfort will allow you to focus on the task at hand… and that task is to pull out what your plan is for 2013! I use my bubble method which is also called MIND MAPPING. I’ve been using it for years and years with some of the world’s most influential people like Mikhail Gorbachev, Jane Goodall, etc. Why it works is that we receive ideas out of order but when we speak or write ideas need to be in some sort of order to make sense. Using the bubble method does this and it’s incredibly simple and fun to use! :)!!!!!!!

*dec29blog3Simple Instructions…

#1  Close your eyes, take a deep breath, make good use of the play skills you developed as a child and imagine the life you want to live in 2013. What can you see yourself doing? Being? Who are you meeting? Who are you with? What are you accomplishing? What skills have you gained? What have you bought? How have you fed your artistic side? How have you moved your body? How have you fed your body? What have you sold? Where have you traveled? What have you given to others? What words have you learned in a different language? What have you discovered about yourself? What have you let go of? How have you treated your body? Your soul? Your mind?

#2  Draw a bunch of circles of all sizes on a page.

*dec29blog2#3  As ideas pop into your head randomly put them in a circle. If you need more circles feel free to draw more.

#4  When you are done with the stream of ideas, move your perspective from the small into the big picture and look at what you wrote from that perspective. Are there any areas that are similar? If so, connect them with a line. Is there something else that is popping up, then write it down. Laugh. Have fun. Play with it.

#5  Now from here take each idea that you want to manifest in 2013 and write your MAGNIFICENT LIST for 2013!

#6  Quantify the items, which means add some sort of number to the goal so you can check in with it, like if your goal is to read more books, then write as your goal… I will read 12 books in 2013.

*dec29blog1#7  Now break each goal into smaller simpler steps of what you are going to do specifically and when you are going to do it.

Feel free to do one for each of your businesses, one for family and one for self. My life is very full so doing this helps me keep a better balance and helps keeps things in the right place for them to get done.

*dec29blog4As a FREE bonus, when you are done with this exercise send me your goals and I will check in with you four times in 2013 to make sure you are on track. Those who start strong and have support will most likely finish strong! Drop the excuses. Don’t get to the end of 2013 with another disappointing year. START NOW and start loving your life and letting it love, love, love you!! Being happy is our birthright… ACTIVATE IT!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON? MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL TO START 2013 OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT!…

IMG_0848√  WORKSHOP: Wednesday, January 8th. HOW TO PROPERLY DEAL WITH THE  TOP FOUR DEADLY DREAM KILLERS WORKSHOP… Start 2013 with some powerful tools! Scientists now know that we are all made up of energy. As children most of us were never taught how to intentionally use our energy to magnetize and create the dreams we hold in our hearts. Are you curious as to how to better use your energy? Want stop bumping into the walls of your life and start living in alignment with your life’s purpose? Come get some respite from all that thinking and efforting! Get many of your why’s answered and feel better about living your happy life! Doors open at 9:45am. Starts promptly at 10:00am-12:00pm. Amazing ocean views at Quiosque Bar http://qb-quiosquebar.blogspot.pt/, Avenida Marginal, Praia de Paço de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here..http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4 See you there!!!!!!! Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly.

√  WORKSHOP: Thursday, January 24th. MAKING 2013 MY BEST YEAR! … Every January there is a hope that life will get better yet life seems to take over and we lose control of our vision. Come to this amazing open workshop that will share some of the very tools you need to truly accomplish your life’s mission! Can’t build a house without a hammer and nails…so come get your energetic hammer and nails! Lots of laughing and learning! Doors open at 9:45am. Starts promptly at 10:00am-12:00pm. Amazing ocean views at Quiosque Bar http://qb-quiosquebar.blogspot.pt/, Avenida Marginal, Praia de Paço de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here..http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4 See you there!!!!!!! Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly.

√  COACHING: For those who want a coach with a lot of heart, I’m here to help you get rid of your blocks and go towards your goals for 2013 and beyond. I’m living what I have been teaching clients for nearly two decades. Whether you are curious or serious send me an email to maria@butterflymoms.com to set up a time to get you to your first step. For those who want something to shift in their lives this is a great, great time!!!

√  INTERVIEW: Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy L. Cantor‘s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

√ BOOKS FOR SALE: “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” See list below for all the places in the world where this book has been sold! Last year I co-authored the book ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE. If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful! To feed the soul of a friend, buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U.  Feel part of the magic below and see where in the world people have bought this book…

Volunteers Teresa and Ana, plus Carla and Dulce with Joaninha, Isabella and me! What a wonderful experience! Everyone was soooo joyous. They new they were part of a miracle and in a country where bad news is everywhere this was refreshing!BOOKS SOLD INSIDE THE UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1

CONNECTICUT
Cromwell 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1

FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale 1

Seminole 1

GEORGIA
Roswell 1

KENTUCKY
Louisville 1

MAINE
Biddeford 1

MARYLAND
Chestertown 1

MASSACHUSETTS
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
Holliston 17
Hudson 4
Medway 8
Millis 1
Millbury 4
New Bedford 1
North Easton 1
Rutland 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3

MISSOURI
Lee’s Summit 1

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Laconia 1

NEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

OHIO
Dublin 1

RHODE ISLAND
Newport 1

VERMONT
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES

AUSTRIA
Wien 2

IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY
Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN
Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL
Carcavelos 1

Lisboa 11

Ovar 1

Sintra 1

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND
Greenock 1

SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

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HAPPY 2013! Remember to reach out and get the support you need! 🙂 Doing it alone is close to impossible… and oh-so-boring!!!!!!!! 😉

WHAT IS BUTTERFLYMOMS?
ButterflyMoms is a community of people who realize they are souls first and human being second. They want to explore more about themselves, to find out what makes them happy and how they can lead a life of purpose. It is simply about FEEDING YOUR SOUL. Although it has the name “MOMS” in the title it is more about being nurturing to your own transformation, as the butterfly is to its own metamorphosis. This community is led by Maria Salomão-Schmidt whose transformation was ignited by the birth and death of her BELOVED thirteen month old daughter Sophia (Sophalicious), the original butterfly.

*Every Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria writes the weekly BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in May 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since. Maria is a Reiki master and every time you read it you are showered with healing love.

Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com and spread the love!!! FEED YOUR SOUL!!!!!

PS… To learn more about the Maya people check this out… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_civilization <3

WHAT is the SIGNIFICANCE of DECEMBER 21, 2012?

- cat meowDearest ButterflyMoms,

HOLY HOLY HOLY! WHAT IS GOING ON? Have you noticed that things have been a “little” crazy on planet earth in the last few years? On all levels! On the heals of one of the worst storms in American history, America got hit a week ago today with the HEART-OPENING Connecticut school massacre. Meanwhile in China on the same day 22 children were stabbed in their school in central province of Henan. Typhoon Bopha’s death toll keeps rising to over 1,000 members of our human race dead and thousands more with no shelter. In Syria… you get the picture!  There is A LOT going on, on our planet and today is one of the most powerful energetic days! There is a huge shift that has been brewing…

Today’s date… December 21, 2012 coincides with the ending of the Mayan long-count calendar as well as a number of other astronomical events. Since disasters sell, a whole industry has been created through movies, books, articles and websites to sell today’s date as the end of the world. In reality it represents the ending of time as we currently know it and the beginning of a new cycle of time within nature that will allow for the expansion of human awareness and consciousness. We are all currently living in a real life prophecy that has been studied, talked about and passed down throughout history. We have entered a time in which humanity will learn to re-connect and understand what our true purpose for living is and discover our ultimate role in this place that we call the universe.

- cat now  0Some Cool History… (in bite-size pieces)
The Mayans were highly skilled and advanced mathematicians and astronomers, and developed and lived by a 13 month calendar that was precisely synchronized and in tune with the cosmic and natural cycles of our own Milky Way galaxy; so much so that they knew and were able to calculate with precision the dates of solar eclipses ages before they actually happened and also the date of a nearly 26,000 year long astronomical cycle, called the Great Cycle or precision of the equinoxes, that would come to a full completion during the winter solstice on the date according to the Mayan long count date 13.0.0.0.0, or in our calendar, December 21, 2012. This date also coincides with the galactic alignment of the December solstice sun with the Galactic equator, an alignment of the Earth, Sun, and the Milky Way center at what is known as the “Dark Rift”.  This alignment places our Sun in direct alignment with the Galactic equator, a process of the revolution of the Sun orbiting the center of the Milky Way galaxy that takes approximately 225 million years to complete.

-cat nowAccording to the Maya, the date or period around December 21, 2012 represents the ending of time as we know it to be but also a period of great change, renewal, transition, and beginning. The Maya, along with many different Native American cultures, believed Earth goes through various ages or worlds, and that the prophecy date December 21, 2012 marks the ending of our current age, the Fourth world, and the beginning of the new age, the Fifth world. The Fifth world is the next stage in the cycle of life and nature. The transition into the Fifth world allows for new cosmic energy and forces to come into our solar system, causing changes in the Earths physical vibrational frequency, as well as, metaphysical changes that affect the entire planet. Today’s date represents an important shift of the ages, a point in time in which there will be a global shift in human consciousness, the ending of our current physical world the way that we know it to be now, and the beginning of a new type of world; a world in which the mind, body, and spirit will come become interconnected within the universal consciousness of life.  They believe that after this transformation is complete that everything negative in the world will be forgotten and that instead there will be a world filled with more love, peace, and happiness for everyone and everything in it.  They believe that this is the time where we will collectively learn to become spiritual beings and live according to spirituality, and with this change in life and living it will bring upon the “Golden Age” on Earth.

More Thank Just the Maya…

Other cultures and civilizations that have it in their beliefs and traditions that the world is indeed changing and that the prophecy date December 21, 2012 is to be a date of great significance and importance include:

- cat nowEven thousands of years ago these cultures predicted that the following physical signs would begin to occur around the world we get closer to the date, including:

-Increased Global Warming
-Increased Severe Weather
-Increased Earthquakes
-Increased Tsunamis

They were right on! The Earth is changing itself physically and also in other ways due to magnetic, gravitational, solar, and other universal forces. We are on the cusp of a very important transition of time that past civilizations spent their entire lives studying, talking about, and waiting for, and after the transition is complete the world that we currently know and live by will be transformed into a world that past civilizations believed would mark the beginning of the “Golden Age” on Earth.

KaleidoscopeNow What?

According to Native American belief, they invited us to begin to learn to understand our higher selves (beyond the ego) and discover our true selves and what our purpose for being is, and with that knowledge learn to live in a world with unified love, compassion, happiness, and universal consciousness.  It’s sometimes very painful to live in a world filled with daily negativity: self-hate, fear, worry, shootings, drone killings, road rage and even family arguments.

The universe itself has no negativity in it by nature, only love and compassion for the life and consciousness contained within it. The gift of this date is to remind us to investigate and understand who you really are at the deepest level, and demonstrate what true love, compassion, and forgiveness are in the world. Knowledge is power.  No one can make this shift happen for you, it needs to come from within you and your desire to change in order to make it happen.  We need to continue to work together in the present moment and remember our true purpose here on this planet that we call Earth.

Simply put…The belief that we have the power to SHIFT THE SITUATION by simply bringing in the love and pulling out the compassion for one another. Most religions around the world teach these principles as being important. If you want to live a life worth living, align with this crazy little thing called LOVE!! 🙂

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON? MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL TO START 2013 OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT!…

DSCN5455√  WORKSHOP: Wednesday, January 8th. HOW TO PROPERLY DEAL WITH THE  TOP FOUR DEADLY DREAM KILLERS WORKSHOP… Start 2013 with some powerful tools! Scientists now know that we are all made up of energy. As children most of us were never taught how to intentionally use our energy to magnetize and create the dreams we hold in our hearts. Are you curious as to how to better use your energy? Want stop bumping into the walls of your life and start living in alignment with your life’s purpose? Come get some respite from all that thinking and efforting! Get many of your why’s answered and feel better about living your happy life! Doors open at 9:45am. Starts promptly at 10:00am-12:00pm. Amazing ocean views at Quiosque Bar http://qb-quiosquebar.blogspot.pt/, Avenida Marginal, Praia de Paço de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here..http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4 See you there!!!!!!! Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly.

√  WORKSHOP: Thursday, January 24th. MAKING 2013 MY BEST YEAR! … Every January there is a hope that life will get better yet life seems to take over and we lose control of our vision. Come to this amazing open workshop that will share some of the very tools you need to truly accomplish your life’s mission! Can’t build a house without a hammer and nails…so come get your energetic hammer and nails! Lots of laughing and learning! Doors open at 9:45am. Starts promptly at 10:00am-12:00pm. Amazing ocean views at Quiosque Bar http://qb-quiosquebar.blogspot.pt/, Avenida Marginal, Praia de Paço de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here..http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4 See you there!!!!!!! Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly.

√  COACHING: For those who want a coach with a lot of heart, I’m here to help you get rid of your blocks and go towards your goal. I’m living what I have been teaching clients for nearly two decades. Whether you are curious or serious send me an email to maria@butterflymoms.com to set up a time to get you to your first step. For those who want something to shift in their lives this is a great time!!!

√  INTERVIEW: Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy L. Cantor‘s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

DSCN5213√ BOOKS FOR SALE: “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” See list below for all the places in the world where this book has been sold! Last year I co-authored the book ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE. If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful! To feed the soul of a friend, buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U.  Feel part of the magic below and see where in the world people have bought this book…

BOOKS SOLD INSIDE THE UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1

CONNECTICUT
Cromwell 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1

FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale 1

Seminole 1

GEORGIA
Roswell 1

KENTUCKY
Louisville 1

MAINE
Biddeford 1

MARYLAND
Chestertown 1

MASSACHUSETTS
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
Holliston 17
Hudson 4
Medway 8
Millis 1
Millbury 4
New Bedford 1
North Easton 1
Rutland 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3

MISSOURI
Lee’s Summit 1

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Laconia 1

NEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

OHIO
Dublin 1

RHODE ISLAND
Newport 1

VERMONT
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES

AUSTRIA
Wien 2

IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY
Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN
Tokyo  1

DSCN5440PORTUGAL – TWO MORE BOOKS SOLD THIS WEEK IN PORTUGAL!!!!! YAY one in Lisboa and one in Ovar! 🙂 YAY!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Ana and Maria do Carmo! YOU ROCK!
Carcavelos 1

Lisboa 11 –

Sintra 1 –

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND
Greenock 1

SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

DSCN5476WHAT IS BUTTERFLYMOMS?
ButterflyMoms is a community of people who realize they are souls first and human being second. They want to explore more about themselves, to find out what makes them happy and how they can lead a life of purpose. It is simply about FEEDING YOUR SOUL. Although it has the name “MOMS” in the title it is more about being nurturing to your own transformation, as the butterfly is to its own metamorphosis. This community is led by Maria Salomão-Schmidt whose transformation was ignited by the birth and death of her BELOVED thirteen month old daughter Sophia (Sophalicious), the original butterfly.

*Every Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria writes the weekly BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in May 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since. Maria is a Reiki master and every time you read it you are showered with healing love.

Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com and spread the love!!! FEED YOUR SOUL!!!!!

PS… To learn more about the Maya people check this out… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_civilization <3

HOW TO DEAL WITH THE FOUR DEADLY DREAM KILLERS

The divine Miss Olivia lost another tooth this past week! :)

The divine Miss Olivia lost another tooth this past week! 🙂

Beautiful Lisboa!!!!!

Beautiful Lisboa!!!!!

Today’s blog was written with lots of love from beautiful Paço de Arcos, Portugal! It is gift-wrapped with Reiki energy so that whomever reads it gets a wonderful dose! Swim in all that love! Take as much as you need! 🙂

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

Christmas for many of us is the time when we enter into our imaginations and activate the “perfect” images of Christmas. We spend the entire time leading up to the holidays using our energy to make this vision a reality. There is actually nothing wrong with having a vision and manifesting it, that is actually how we make dreams happen…We bring ideas from the 7th chakra and drop them down into the lower chakras to create them on earth. The challenge comes from people coming into Christmas with the four deadly dream killers activated….What are the four deadly sins> #1. Not grounded  #2. Low energy/vibration   #3. Unclean and  #4. Unprotection. When these four core areas are not addressed you are setting yourself up for pain and disappointment, in other words, what you will manifest is the opposite of what you wanted.

IMG_0739Why is that? Well let’s imagine that you are going to cook something. If you have don’t have a proper space to cook that is the equivalent of not being grounded (#1). You would not want to make scrambled eggs in the bathroom would you? YUCK! If you have no containers (pans, bowls, etc.) or they all have holes in them then whatever you are trying to make will also be more complicated (#2). When the vibrational level is low so is its mass. When this happens you get flimsy dreams…so close but there is not enough there to hold on to.

DSCN5293The third (#3) deadly dream killer is being unclean. How many times have you taken a shower or bath in your lifetime? How many times have you done that for your soul? Your soul gets dirty just like your body does yet most people never even think about cleansing it. Think about how bad you’d stink if you had NEVER taken a shower!!! This one deadly dream killer is one that people can do every time they shower or even wash their hands. It takes no more time at all. It’s just about visualizing beautiful light washing over you and dumping all the “ickies” into a drain. I like to follow that image and guide the ickies into the ground where they are turned into glorious fertilizer so the energy shifts into something that then helps grow beautiful flowers. This is an example of full-spectrum use of energy…it’s a wonderfully responsible way to make the whole planet energetically work more in alignment with its peace, its natural flow.

Beautiful Guincho... Breath-giving!

Beautiful Guincho… Breath-giving!

The fourth (#4) deadly dream killer is “unprotection”. What would happen if you left all your doors and windows open 24 hours a day? Sounds silly, well as we become more and more aware of our energy we see that closing and opening up to certain people and circumstances is a choice that greatly affects deadly dream killer #2, your vibration.

When you don’t monitor who goes in and out of your precious energy field it can be incredibly draining. Energy vampires can come in just as easily as energy bunnies (those who give you energy) into your field …until you feel drained or rejuvenated. You may even have no clue why you feel so tired. Do you have someone in your life who when they call you sometimes ignore that call? Chances are that they are an energy vampire. You feel icky when you see their number pop up. Now you know why. It’s completely ok to do this. There are also other ways that steal your energy which I’m writing about in my upcoming book. For right now this is a good way to start working on filling your energetic container by only allowing those with whom you want to share energy to consciously flow with each other. 🙂 Life shifts completely when you can actively notice these four deadly dream killers because when you work on them they themselves transform into your DREAM CREATORS!

If you want to learn more about the DEADLY DREAM KILLERS/DREAM CREATORS feel free to come to a workshop (see below). Because I’m teaching this while in my core, you’ll notice an immediate life shift alignment in yours! Thankfully, it’s CONTAGIOUS!!!!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

DSCN5405WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON? MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL…

√  WORKSHOP: Wednesday, January 8th. HOW TO PROPERLY DEAL WITH THE  FOUR DEADLY DREAM KILLERS WORKSHOP… Start 2013 with some powerful tools! Scientists now know that we are all made up of energy. As children most of us were never taught how to intentionally use our energy to magnetize and create the dreams we hold in our hearts. Are you curious as to how to better use your energy? Want stop bumping into the walls of your life and start living in alignment with your life’s purpose? Come get some respite from all that thinking and efforting! Get many of your why’s answered and feel better about living your happy life! Doors open at 9:45am. Starts promptly at 10:00am-12:00pm. Amazing ocean views at Quiosque Bar, Avenida Marginal, Praia de Paço de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here..http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4 See you there!!!!!!! Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly.

√  WORKSHOP: Thursday, January 24th. MAKING 2013 MY BEST YEAR! … Every January there is a hope that life will get better yet life seems to take over and we lose control of our vision. Come to this amazing open workshop that will share some of the very tools you need to truly accomplish your life’s mission! Can’t build a house without a hammer and nails…so come get your energetic hammer and nails! Lots of laughing and learning! Doors open at 9:45am. Starts promptly at 10:00am-12:00pm. Amazing ocean views at Quiosque Bar, Avenida Marginal, Praia de Paço de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here..http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4 See you there!!!!!!! Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly.

√  COACHING: For those who want a coach with a lot of heart, I’m here to help you get rid of your blocks and go towards your goal. I’m living what I have been teaching clients for nearly two decades. Whether you are curious or serious send me an email to maria@butterflymoms.com to set up a time to get you to your first step. For those who want something to shift in their lives this is a great time!!!

√  INTERVIEW: Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy L. Cantor‘s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

√ BOOKS FOR SALE: “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” See list below for all the places in the world where this book has been sold! Last year I co-authored the book ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE. If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful! To feed the soul of a friend, buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U.  Feel part of the magic below and see where in the world people have bought this book…

BOOKS SOLD INSIDE THE UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1

CONNECTICUT
Cromwell 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1

FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale 1

Seminole 1

GEORGIA
Roswell 1

KENTUCKY
Louisville 1

MAINE
Biddeford 1

MARYLAND
Chestertown 1

MASSACHUSETTS
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
Holliston 17
Hudson 5
Medway 8
Millis 1
Millbury 4
New Bedford 1
North Easton 1
Rutland 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3

MISSOURI
Lee’s Summit 1

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Laconia 1

NEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

OHIO
Dublin 1

RHODE ISLAND
Newport 1

VERMONT
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES

AUSTRIA
Wien 2

IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY
Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN
Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL –
Carcavelos 1

Lisboa 11 –

Sintra 1 –

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND
Greenock 1

SPAIN
Madrid 1
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*To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

The girls love their 16 year old doggie that had been at the shelter for 11 years!!! She is being seriously loved on now, even started wagging her tail! 🙂

WHAT IS BUTTERFLYMOMS?
ButterflyMoms is a community of people who realize they are souls first and human being second. They want to explore more about themselves, to find out what makes them happy and how they can lead a life of purpose. It is simply about FEEDING YOUR SOUL. Although it has the name “MOMS” in the title it is more about being nurturing to your own transformation, as the butterfly is to its own metamorphosis. This community is led by Maria Salomão-Schmidt whose transformation was ignited by the birth and death of her BELOVED thirteen month old daughter Sophia (Sophalicious), the original butterfly.

*Every Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria writes the weekly BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in May 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since. Maria is a Reiki master and every time you read it you are showered with healing love.

Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com and spread the love!!! FEED YOUR SOUL!!!!!

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