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ACTS OF LOVE…OR…Is it a STRESSFUL TO DO

Today’s blog is dedicated to… Dot Walsh and Lewis Randa(founder) who run The Peace Abbey http://www.peaceabbey.org/ in Sherborn, Massachusetts. They have created a magical space.  It is a center that was created when Mother Theresa came to visit and requested that it be formed. Since that time they have had many amazing people link up with the Abbey like Yoko Ono, Muhammad Ali, Joan Baez, Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou and the list goes on and on. The Abbey is on the brink of closing in February if some major donors don’t come through but in the meantime when you go there, let yourself explore, like a child would explore. You will be in awe of the magic you will find and how much of yourself that you thought was lost will re-connect with you there.  Beautiful Dot and Lewis, I see you! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HEART-FELT work!

TAKE A DEEP CLEANSING BREATHE AS YOU ENTER TODAY’s BLOG… (IN…………HOLD…………OUT……WIGGLE YOUR TOESIES….Let’s begin…ACTIVATE YOUR SOUL :)!

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

Today, I find myself drawn to writing about checking in with yourself…to gently remind you to avoid the CRAMMIES (the battle each one of us seems to wage to fit more and more and more into our day) What would your holidays be like if you honored your SELF first?

Let’s take the act of sending out “holiday” cards….Check in with yourself. Are the cards you send out are ACTS OF LOVE…OR…Is it a STRESSFUL TO DO that when you think about you cut your breath short? Be as honest as you can. Check in. How are YOU feeling about this?

Now for this small example if you are already GROUNDED (meaning you have checked in with yourself and are on the feel good channel no matter what you have decided it fits for YOU and thus gives you back even more energy than you put out and is effortless to do) then you are all set, but if you are feeling STRESSED (lack of breathing, a pressure, a sense of panic/fear/hopelessness, feeling of not enough time) then you are draining your life’s energy. It is at this simple IMPACT POINT that the proverbial SHIT HITS THE FAN.

The good news is that the more you start noticing this IMPACT POINT and how you are leaning (either towards being GROUNDED or STRESSED then you can make the necessary adjustments. So taking our simple holiday card example, if you are feeling stressed SHIFT something from don’t do it this year to add some fun and creativity to the process. Remember that people most want to BE SEEN, so one example is to get your kids onboard and create some family tradition around it. (BFM TIP: Usually whenever you add CREATIVITY and FUN to what you are doing you are filling your SELF with ENEGY…ESPECIALLY if you add GRATITUDE to the mix). This year we did some of ours while on a long car trip.  It was a pretty funny experience…much like life if you don’t take it soooooooo seriously…remember no one gets out alive! Savor the bits!

MERRY EVERYTHING!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

P.P.S. Please help me support my dream, the one Sophia helped me push forward. After so much struggling and excuses, I am soooooooooooooooooooo thrilled that my dream of writing a book has finally come true!!! It’s been TWENTY YEARS in the making!!!! Entrepreneurial Moms Extraordinaire is the amazing wisdom of 21 entrepreneurial moms who are passing on their knowledge to those who don’t have time for beating around the bush! We all need to make money and live our lives well NOW. This book will help you in a very profound way! YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!! Please order it now and join the hundreds of happy readers before you who took the leap of faith in helping someone grow…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

What a wonderful journey! Glad we are on it together!

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 Thursday night we have a ButterflyMoms workshop at 783 Washington Street in Holliston, MA at 8pm that feeds your soul. They started after Maria manifested her dream…with the help of Sophia…to be a guest on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW and every week since she had done the workshop on Thursday nights.

*Every Friday morning, as a way of honoring Sophia’s soul, Maria gets up at 4:30am to write the weekly ButterflyMoms blog. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since.

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

√  Next ButterflyMoms Workshops is January 5. Come feed your soul…783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in back. Only $25, or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70 or drop off a check.

√  I have space for two more coaching clients. If you are interested send me an email maria@butterflymoms.com!

 

 √  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

√  We sold four ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books this past week and got a store to carry them. A big THANK YOU to FISKE’s in Holliston, MA for asking to sell them! Now that is building community! Please help me reach my goal of selling twenty-five more books this week!  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.   FREE GIFT WRAPPING AND CARD INCLUDED! PLUS each book is personally (and lovingly autographed).

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”
The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live, who bought our wonderful book, MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your city/town/country on the list like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

UNITED STATES
California
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1
Connecticut
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1
Florida
Fort Lauderdale 1

Georgia
Roswell 1
Kentucky
Louisville 1
Maryland
Chestertown 1
Massachusetts
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2

Bolton 1
Canton 1

Framingham 1

Holliston 14 (FISKE’s GENERAL STORE PUT 5 IN STOCK TO SELL! THANKS FISKE’s!)
Hudson 4
Medway 3
Millis 1

Millbury (ORDERED 4 BOOKS TO GIVE AS GIFTS! THANK YOU!!!!! YAY!)
North Easton 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1

Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Wrentham
Missouri
Lee’s Summit 1
New York
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1
Ohio
Dublin 1
Rhode Island
Newport 1
Vermont
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2
AUSTRIA
Wien 2
IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1
ITALY
Rome, Italy 3
JAPAN
Tokyo  1
PORTUGAL
Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1
SCOTLAND  
Greenock 1
SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

 

 

REMEMBER…
*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!

*Share the ButterflyMoms blog with your beloved friends! Spread the love

Before You Wrap Another Gift…READ THIS!

The Amazing Patricia Delano

Today’s blog is dedicated to the advocates who stand up for the children who have no voice, especially my good friend Pat Delano who has quietly fed just the appropriate amount of love to generations of families, who are invisible to most of society. Beautiful Pat, I see you! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HEART-FELT work!

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

Ahhhh, the holidays. There are sooooooooo many SHOULDs around this time of year. We should get our gift shopping done, and order the cards, and send out the cards, and put up the lights and plan the presents and, and and, and and! Why? Well for many of us we have an idea that is imbedded in our head of what a MERRY CHRISTMAS or HAPPY HANUKKAH “S-H-O-U-L-D” look like.

Check in with your feelings instead of with your TO DO LIST. This is where most people fall off the happiness wagon. They start to FEEL…tired, stressed, scared (around spending too much money), etc and instead of FEELING THE FEELING, they SHUT DOWN those feelings and override them so they accomplish THE LIST. That is the equivalent of driving with your eyes closed. The feelings we feel are a direct feedback system from source energy…what some people call God, Goddess, Shiva, Allah, Buddha, Shakti, etc….whatever name works for you is the “right” answer, EVEN if it is a different name for the person next to you. (TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND REALLY TAKE THAT IN.)

There is an epidemic of UNHAPPINESS and SUFFERING on this planet because people don’t connect with their internal guidance system. Doing what is RIGHT according to expectations we put on ourselves and other put on us…versus what feels good.

Now, at this point you might feel that maybe not so little voice inside of you saying, “What feels good, ya right. Wouldn’t that be nice to play all day but I have to work and make a living to support myself and my family. Ya, that would be nice. Maybe when I win the lottery!”…Does this sound familiar?

Every day millions of people get into large metal cones and fly, yes FLY through the sky, sometimes for thousands of miles. A hundred years ago most people would have thought you were totally nuts to even THINK this could happen.

So your assignment this week is to notice your feelings. If you are feeling sooooooo stressed that you don’t even see your kids/partner/friends/self, really see and let them/him/her/you know how important they/he/she/you are to you! You are a part of source energy. You are part of that magnificence! REMEMBER THAT ALL THE DAYS OF YOUR LIFE…the days you are “depressed” are the days you forget.

MERRY EVERYTHING!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

P.S. In this season of giving give someone the gift of ButterflyMoms by just sending them the link…. www.butterflymoms.com or www.butterflymoms.wordpress.com. Feed your friends’ souls!

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

P.P.S. Please help me support my dream, the one Sophia helped me push forward. After so much struggling and excuses, I am soooooooooooooooooooo thrilled that my dream of writing a book has finally come true!!! It’s been TWENTY YEARS in the making!!!! Entrepreneurial Moms Extraordinaire is the amazing wisdom of 21 entrepreneurial moms who are passing on their knowledge to those who don’t have time for beating around the bush! We all need to make money and live our lives well NOW. This book will help you in a very profound way! YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!! Please order it now and join the hundreds of happy readers before you who took the leap of faith in helping someone grow…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

What a wonderful journey! Glad we are on it together!

Great B-I-G hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

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 Thursday night we have a ButterflyMoms workshop at 783 Washington Street in Holliston, MA at 8pm that feeds your soul. They started after Maria manifested her dream…with the help of Sophia…to be a guest on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW and every week since she had done the workshop on Thursday nights.

*Every Friday morning, as a way of honoring Sophia’s soul, Maria gets up at 4:30am to write the weekly ButterflyMoms blog. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since.

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

√  Just finished our 30th week of ButterflyMoms Workshops since my appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. We are taking a little break and will be back on Jan 5th. What a gift these workshops have been! Come feed your soul…783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in back. Only $25, or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70 or drop off a check.

√  I have space for two more coaching clients. If you are interested send me an email maria@butterflymoms.com!

 √  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

√  We sold zero ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books this past week. Please help me reach my goal of selling five more books this week!  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.   FREE GIFT WRAPPING AND CARD INCLUDED! PLUS each book is personally (and lovingly autographed).

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”
The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live, who bought our wonderful book, MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your city/town/country on the list like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

UNITED STATES
California
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1
Connecticut
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1
Florida
Fort Lauderdale 1

Georgia
Roswell 1
Kentucky
Louisville 1
Maryland
Chestertown 1
Massachusetts
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2

Bolton 1
Canton 1

Framingham 1

Holliston 14
Hudson 4
Medway 3
Millis 1
North Easton 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1

Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Wrentham
Missouri
Lee’s Summit 1
New York
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1
Ohio
Dublin 1
Rhode Island
Newport 1
Vermont
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2
AUSTRIA
Wien 2
IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1
ITALY
Rome, Italy 3
JAPAN
Tokyo  1
PORTUGAL
Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1
SCOTLAND  
Greenock
SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

REMEMBER…
*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!
*Share the ButterflyMoms blog with your beloved friends! Spread the love!  www.butterflymoms.com

DON’T FORGET TO PAY YOUR BILLS…A HORROR STORY!

Today’s blog is dedicated to my dear friend the beautiful Maria José Chaves who died on Wednesday night. She wanted so badly to live and fought for her life with her heart wide open…She is now an angel among us…actually she was her whole life. 444

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

I have been sitting here for two hours putzing around on Facebook and answering emails because there are so much amazing AHAs coming through for me. I am seeing the gifts more and more that are around me, not as an occasional HAPPENING, but rather as the natural fabric of my life.

The one thing that is coming up for me to write about is not what I feel like sharing with the world because of how vulnerable I feel but isn’t this why you come here to read and why I write… to take life to the next level, to not stay stuck in our little “boxes” the for sooooooo many generations people have lived comfortably? Our society today is not the same as it was even 10 years ago. If you are paying attention you can feel it. Many people are freaking out. THE JOBS! WHERE ARE THE JOBS?!

At the ButterflyMoms workshop last night we talked about how many people are scared of what is happening to the economy. Large corporations are failing. People are losing their jobs. House prices are falling. The stock market is extremely volatile. College tuition is skyrocketing. All these things are making people really freak out because they have a picture in their mind of what life SHOULD look like and the type of life they want to live. They think that because the world is SHIFTING the riches they once dreamed about will be no longer. The life they dreamed of is evaporating for us and our children.

Well then, let’s define what life has been for most of us in that dream scenario… We were taught to always be planning for the future, always striving, always goal-setting. Work hard all your life. Follow the rules. Fill out the forms. Retire. Die. The MEAT of life was usually never most people got to because they spent so much time on the BONES, the structure of their lives. The UGLY FACT is that most people have mindlessly accepted the role of working to pay our bills. Even though most of us live our lives around PAYING OUR BILLS, NOT MANY OF US REALIZE IT. Think about it though. If you did not have to go to work today would you? If you are sleep deprived and wished you could just sleep and take care of your body do you? If you have wanted to take time off from working to do something you love can you?

“Not me Maria! I can kind of see your point but I don’t live that way,” I hope you don’t. I hope you are living your dreams and flowing with your life in perfect harmony of what it feels good to you, no matter what the mob outside your house (or sometimes in your house) is doing! I hope you are using money as a tool and not being used by money. In the best selling book, THE FOUR AGREEMENTS, Miguel Ruiz shares that most of us prostitute ourselves for money. It is just part of being human. CHOOSING what we are willing to prostitute ourselves for and what we are not gives us a better quality of life…(I hope no one  ever takes that quote out of context for me 😉 )

It is about awareness. It is about noticing. It is about choice. What feels good in your life? Do more of that. If you live locally and can come to a ButterflyMoms workshop on Thursday nights at 8pm you can definitely get a better explanation if you need one.

I thank you for showing up in your own life. If you have been attracted to our wonderful ButterflyMoms blog the universe is sending you a message that your soul already knows. Create from it what you need to. Up to 1,200 readers come to ButterflyMoms every week to feed their souls. WOW! Thank you for being a part of this wonderful community! As we all continue to celebrate this magical holiday season I wish you much AWARENESS in your life so that your pure JOY can come streaming in! MERRY EVERYTHING!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaa

P.S. In this season of giving give someone the gift of ButterflyMoms by just sending them the link…. www.butterflymoms.com or www.butterflymoms.wordpress.com. Feed your friends’ souls!

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

P.P.S. Please help me support my dream, the one Sophia helped me push forward. After so much struggling and excuses, I am soooooooooooooooooooo thrilled that my dream of writing a book has finally come true!!! It’s been TWENTY YEARS in the making!!!! Entrepreneurial Moms Extraordinaire is the amazing wisdom of 21 entrepreneurial moms who are passing on their knowledge to those who don’t have time for beating around the bush! We all need to make money and live our lives well NOW. This book will help you in a very profound way! YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!! Please order it now and join the hundreds of happy readers before you who took the leap of faith in helping someone grow…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

What a wonderful journey! Glad we are on it together!

Great B-I-G hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

 

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 Thursday night we have a ButterflyMoms workshop at 783 Washington Street in Holliston, MA at 8pm that feeds your soul. They started after Maria manifested her dream…with the help of Sophia…to be a guest on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW and every week since she had done the workshop on Thursday nights.

*Every Friday morning, as a way of honoring Sophia’s soul, Maria gets up at 4:30am to write the weekly ButterflyMoms blog. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since.

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

√  Just finished our 28th week in a row of ButterflyMoms Workshops!…which means it’s been a whole half a year since my appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. We did vision boards this week which were a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE hit! For those who were there, it was sooooo obvious that you could feel the energy in the room!!!! It was magical to see the expression on people’s faces when they felt it. What a gift! Come feed your soul…783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in back. Only $25, or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70 or drop off a check.

√  I have space for two more coaching clients. If you are interested send me an email maria@butterflymoms.com!

 √  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

√  We sold TWO more ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books this past week and thereby added one NEW MASSACHUSETTS TOWN (WELCOME FRAMINGHAM) and a whole NEW STATE (WELCOME GEORGIA!)…See below to find out which ones were added. 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.   FREE GIFT WRAPPING AND CARD INCLUDED! PLUS each book is personally (and lovingly autographed).

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”
The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live, who bought our wonderful book, MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your city/town/country on the list like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

UNITED STATES
California
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1
Connecticut
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1
Florida
Fort Lauderdale 1

Georgia  (NEW STATE ADDED THIS WEEK! YAY!!!)
Roswell 1 (FIRST CITY ADDED IN GA!!!! TOO COOL!!!)
Kentucky
Louisville 1
Maryland
Chestertown 1
Massachusetts
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2

Bolton 1
Canton 1

Framingham 1 (FIRST BOOK SOLD IN FRAMINGHAM!!!!)

Holliston 14
Hudson 4
Medway 3
Millis 1
North Easton 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1

Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Wrentham
Missouri
Lee’s Summit 1
New York
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1
Ohio
Dublin 1
Rhode Island
Newport 1
Vermont
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2
AUSTRIA
Wien 2
IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1
ITALY
Rome, Italy 3
JAPAN
Tokyo  1
PORTUGAL
Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1
SCOTLAND  
Greenock
SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

REMEMBER…
*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!
*Share the ButterflyMoms blog with your beloved friends! Spread the love!  www.butterflymoms.com

ALRIGHT, I SURRENDER!

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

Every Friday when I sit at my computer I am met with a flood of ideas and voices all crowding each other to be heard. My first reaction is to feel overwhelmed. What happens next is critical. I have one of two choices. One, I can “stand down”, which is a cool line I picked up from watching action movies, which means I can abandon my writing, OR, two, I can choose to surrender. What do I mean by surrendering? In surrendering I simply sit back, change my breath pattern (feels like taking a big sigh, sometimes even two or three…depends on the day), and asking, much like that 70’s gameshow, “Will the real ______ please stand up.” In this case I’m asking for help from the universe to guide me to write towards “my best and highest good”.

Once I make that request I’m given only the very first part of what to write about. I surrender again as I feel my mind creep in with “helpful” suggestions. There is a place for your mind but, in writing, I find that REALLY good writing happens only when your brain serves as background information help and not the main writer. The main writing, at least for me, comes from spirit. It’s so fun for me to write, because I never know how it’s going to turn out.

This photo was taken about two weeks before our beautiful Sophia died, at her first (and only) birthday party which was an incredibly magical day!

The very first time I experienced this (that I am super conscious of) was the morning I awoke after my little girl Sophia’s sudden death. As I was sleeping I started getting a stream of words  coming through. I tried to ignore it but I had a DEEP KNOWING that I would not remember it later and that it was important that it be shared. My mind was still semi-asleep as my soul guided my body downstairs to my desk and began to write as fast as I could to catch up to the words that were streaming in. Those were the words that I later read at her funeral and can be found here…. http://www.becauseofsophia.com/whoissophia.asp#Letter

The universe is always channeling energy through you. You have sooooo many resources around you that if you STOPPED to REALIZE it you would be amazed, delighted and humbled. Today, slow down, listen to your inner voice, use your breath. Do it consciously. For some because you don’t do this very often you might get the voice of fear/judgment. That is the ego! It is only happy when it is controlling you. It can only control you if you forget that your ego is NOT YOU! Remember in the Tom & Jerry or Bugs Bunny cartoons when you saw the devil and the angel on the character’s shoulder? The devil is the ego. It is only happy if you are not. Here’s where most people get lost in the mix, judging or punishing the ego only makes it stronger. The only way to get rid of it is to BRING GENTLE AWARENESS to it. Realize that it is not you but your fears. Realize that when the ego is on YOUR TRUE SELF cannot be. The TREASURE of who YOU really are is buried underneath that layer of icky. This is not “good” or “bad”, it is just the reason for why your life is the way it is. All you have to do is ACTIVATE CHOICE. Is this how I want to live my life? YES, stay the same. NO, then shift to breath and awareness of the present moment, like me and my writing, you will be given only the next step. Trust in that. Sit back, activate your breath and ACTIVATE YOUR NOW! The only power we have is in the present moment. This season of gift-giving give yourself the gift of ACTIVATING YOURS.

I thank you for showing up in your own life. If you have been attracted to our wonderful ButterflyMoms blog the universe is sending you a message that your soul already knows. Create from it what you need to. Up to 1,200 readers come to ButterflyMoms every week to feed their souls. WOW! Thank you for being a part of this wonderful community! As we all continue to celebrate this magical holiday season I wish you much AWARENESS in your life so that your pure JOY can come streaming in! MERRY EVERYTHING!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

P.S. In this season of giving give someone the gift of ButterflyMoms by just sending them the link…. www.butterflymoms.com or www.butterflymoms.wordpress.com. Feed your friends’ souls!

P.P.S. Please help me support my dream, the one Sophia helped me push forward. After so much struggling and excuses, I am soooooooooooooooooooo thrilled that my dream of writing a book has finally come true!!! It’s been TWENTY YEARS in the making!!!! Entrepreneurial Moms Extraordinaire is the amazing wisdom of 21 entrepreneurial moms who are passing on their knowledge to those who don’t have time for beating around the bush! We all need to make money and live our lives well NOW. This book will help you in a very profound way! YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!! Please order it now and join the hundreds of happy readers before you who took the leap of faith in helping someone grow…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

What a wonderful journey! 🙂 Glad we are on it together!

Great B-I-G hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

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 Thursday night we have a ButterflyMoms workshop at 783 Washington Street in Holliston, MA at 8pm that feeds your soul. They started after Maria manifested her dream…with the help of Sophia…to be a guest on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW and every week since she had done the workshop on Thursday nights.

*Every Friday morning, as a way of honoring Sophia’s soul, Maria gets up at 4:30am to write the weekly ButterflyMoms blog. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since.

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

√  Just finished our 26th week in a row of ButterflyMoms Workshops!…which means it’s been a whole half a year since my appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. We did vision boards this week which were a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE hit! For those who were there, it was sooooo obvious that you could feel the energy in the room!!!! It was magical to see the expression on people’s faces when they felt it. 🙂 What a gift! Come feed your soul…783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in back. Only $25, or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70 or drop off a check. 🙂

√  I have space for two more coaching clients. If you are interested send me an email maria@butterflymoms.com!

 √  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

√  We sold TWO ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books this past week and thereby added two NEW MASSACHUSETTS TOWNS…See below to find out which ones were added. 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.   FREE GIFT WRAPPING AND CARD INCLUDED! PLUS each book is personally (and lovingly autographed).

 

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”
The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live, who bought our wonderful book, MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your city/town/country on the list like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

UNITED STATES
California
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1
Connecticut
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1
Florida
Fort Lauderdale 1
Kentucky
Louisville 1
Maryland
Chestertown 1
Massachusetts
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2

Bolton 1
Canton 1 (new town added this week!)

Holliston 14
Hudson 4
Medway 3
Millis 1
North Easton 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1 (new town added this week!)

Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Wrentham
Missouri
Lee’s Summit 1
New York
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1
Ohio
Dublin 1
Rhode Island
Newport 1
Vermont
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2
AUSTRIA
Wien 2
IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1
ITALY
Rome, Italy 3
JAPAN
Tokyo  1
PORTUGAL
Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1
SCOTLAND  
Greenock
SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

 

REMEMBER…
*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!
*Share the ButterflyMoms blog with your beloved friends! Spread the love!  www.butterflymoms.com

 

NOW HIT the “Like” button below: because you can!

SHORT and TO THE POINT…

<>a href=”http://butterflymoms.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/303043_191173077625698_145519288857744_435096_837469536_n.jpg”>Hello Beautiful ButterflyMoms Community,

Yesterday was Thanksgiving… today is Black Friday… Monday is Cyber Monday… Your life is full of a parade of endless events, holidays and occasions. How they FILL YOU or EMPTY YOU (people call that “stress”) comes from how you are in your core. How much can you take from the outside world before you start knocking yourself down?

The worst abuser you will ever meet is YOU. (Take one deep BREATH here.) Take that in for a moment. The worst pain, the stolen opportunities, the negative talk…most of it has come from you….Sure it may have originated from someone outside of you but a part of you took that on and even without anyone else being there IMPRISONED you in this BOX of how you SHOULD be.

Now, your box might be very PRETTY…or even very BIG but do you really want to live in a box?

Great B-I-G hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

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 Thursday night we have a ButterflyMoms workshop at 783 Washington Street in Holliston, MA at 8pm that feeds your soul. They started after Maria manifested her dream…with the help of Sophia…to be a guest on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW and every week since she had done the workshop on Thursday nights.

*Every Friday morning, as a way of honoring Sophia’s soul, Maria gets up at 4:30am to write the weekly ButterflyMoms blog. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since NO MATTER WHAT!

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON?…MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL…
√  I have space for one more coaching clients. If you are interested send me an email maria@butterflymoms.com!
√  FREE…Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy Cantor’s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

√  If you know someone who wants to start a business and wants to be successful at it buy them the book I co-wrote…ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U 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!

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”
The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live, who bought our wonderful book, MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your city/town/country on the list like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

UNITED STATES
California
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1
Connecticut
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1
Florida
Fort Lauderdale 1
Kentucky
Louisville 1
Maryland
Chestertown 1
Massachusetts
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2 Bolton 1
Holliston 14
Hudson 4
Medway 3
Millis 1
North Easton 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Wrentham
Missouri
Lee’s Summit 1
New York
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1
Ohio
Dublin 1
Rhode Island
Newport 1
Vermont
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2
AUSTRIA
Wien 2
IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1
ITALY
Rome, Italy 3
JAPAN
Tokyo  1
PORTUGAL
Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1
SCOTLAND  
Greenock
SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*To buy your copy Click here now…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

REMEMBER…
*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!
*Share the ButterflyMoms blog with your beloved friends! Spread the love!  www.butterflymoms.com
*NOW HIT the “Like” button below: because you can

How to Have the Perfect Adult Temper Tantrum…

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Hello Beautiful ButterflyMoms Community,

With all this “different” weather we have been having it’s hard to tell but if you turn on your radio you will see that the “HOLIDAY” season is upon us. If we break down the word it means HOLY DAYS. Take that in for a moment, when you think about the triple threat combo of Thanksgiving * Xmas/Kwanza/Hannukah * New Years Eve/Day do you FEEL “HOLY” or do you feel STRESSED?

Let that REALLY sink in…Take a DEEP DEEP BREATH here for this is a GREAT BIG JUICY lesson…if you let it be…YOU get to CHOOSE which story you want by HOW you live your life. Honestly, check in with yourself, it’s just you and me right now, here playing with these words…YOU ARE SAFE. Check in with yourself and notice if you are living YOUR life… or the life someone else told you to live. (BREATHE) This is NOT a ONE-SIZE FITS ALL LIFE! People have lived that way for a long time but the growing AWARENESS is shifting that. There are people who are very MAD that the SHIFT is happening…mainly because they followed the rules of the LAND OF SHOULD. They sacrificed their dreams. They worked HARD. Did what they were supposed to do even if it meant sacrificing their inner voice/callings, and now the rules are all shifting. They are shifting at a historically huge pace!

Now I used the word SACRIFICING…let’s break down that word. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary TO SACRIFICE means “destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else.” We were killing our inner individual voice for the sake of a larger group. Fitting was almost always necessary for survival so at that time it made a lot of sense.

So for eons we have been giving their power to the structures of our societies (organizations, families, traditions). This was just assumed for thousands of years… and NOW we human beings are re-thinking WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE. We may still give our power to these institutions but we do it more mindfully than ever before. For those who are not being mindful and just operating in their THIS IS WHAT I’M SUPPOSED TO DO mode, you are creating the perfect storm for the perfect ADULT TEMPER TANTRUM…. Stressing over money, Cramming more things into your already bulging to do list, Surrounding yourself with energy vampires, Not liking what is reflected back in the mirror, Not fitting into your fat jeans, Eating highly processed foods, Drinking too much, Sleeping too little, Moving too little…these are all things that bring you more and more OUT OF ALIGNMENT with your TRUE SELF. When that happens the little kid inside of you that you have been ABUSING and/or NEGLECTING will momentarily show you just how much she is DISAPPOINTED. Be kind to her. Be kind to your SELF.

So where do you start? START WHERE YOU ARE. Right now, check in. Might feel different at first, especially if you don’t often listen to you and your needs but practice it more and more. If you are feeling STRESSED know that is you losing energy. Find ways to FLOW with your day instead of cramming, worrying, excusing, complaining, dreading your way through it. SHOW UP FOR YOU! Right now list three things you can do to FEED YOUR SOUL…RIGHT NOW! Write them down. It will first start with little things and will eventually grow to big things.

I have been doing this for months. The ButterflyMoms group I run has inspired me in soooo many wonderful ways. The courage those who have come have shown is simply inspiring. (AHHHHHHHHHHHH!) (sigh) For months I’ve been doing these little things so today I’ve built up the courage (and CARVED out the time) to go to Boston for the day to go start writing my next book! It feels scary and awesome! I always feel soooo good when I’m in a city and Boston and I go way back. I feel sooooo good there…I know I’m repeating myself but it bears repeating! Today is an adventure. It will be interesting to see what I come up with…but that is living! 🙂

Speaking of living…this HOLY DAY SEASON, add some AWARENESS to where you are “planting” your thoughts and actions. Create as much MEANING and FUN as you can. A bumpy ride it will be but being fully alive calls for ups and downs…just like a heartbeat. Up and down is a healthy heart….a flat line heart beat is death. I invite you have the most magical HOLY DAY SEASON….evah (Bostonian way of saying “ever” ;)!!!)

Finally, next week is our 26th ButterflyMoms workshop in a row – that is a whole half a year since The Oprah Winfrey Show! Since it falls on a Thanksgiving instead of a LIVE meeting I’m going to have a 30 minute conference call at 8pm (our normal start time) to help kick off your HOLY DAY SEASON on the right foot. And instead of the normal $25 it’s only $5 for the call. Space is limited so please sign up today… https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UJJK8Z2SZ2NLE

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! I’m sooooooooooo THANKFUL for you! What a wonderful journey! J Glad we are on it together!

Great B-I-G hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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 Thursday night we have a ButterflyMoms workshop at 783 Washington Street in Holliston, MA at 8pm that feeds your soul. They started after Maria manifested her dream…with the help of Sophia…to be a guest on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW and every week since she had done the workshop on Thursday nights.

*Every Friday morning, as a way of honoring Sophia’s soul, Maria gets up at 4:30am to write the weekly ButterflyMoms blog. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since.

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON?…MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL…
√  Just finished our 25th week in a row of ButterflyMoms Workshops since being on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW!!!!! For our 26th we are going to try something new and fun! Since it’s on THANKSGIVING I’m offering up a 30 min conference call to help start off your HOLY DAY SEASON! And instead of the normal $25 it’s only $5 for the call. Space is limited so please sign up today… https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UJJK8Z2SZ2NLE

√  I have space for two more coaching clients. If you are interested send me an email maria@butterflymoms.com!
√  Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy Cantor’s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

√  We sold no ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books last week. To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U 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!
THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”
The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live, who bought our wonderful book, MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your city/town/country on the list like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

UNITED STATES
California
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1
Connecticut
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1
Florida
Fort Lauderdale 1
Kentucky
Louisville 1
Maryland
Chestertown 1
Massachusetts
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2 Bolton 1
Holliston 14
Hudson 4
Medway 3
Millis 1
North Easton 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Wrentham
Missouri
Lee’s Summit 1
New York
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1
Ohio
Dublin 1
Rhode Island
Newport 1
Vermont
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2
AUSTRIA
Wien 2
IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1
ITALY
Rome, Italy 3
JAPAN
Tokyo  1
PORTUGAL
Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1
SCOTLAND  
Greenock
SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*To buy your copy Click here now…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U
REMEMBER…
*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!
*Share the ButterflyMoms blog with your beloved friends! Spread the love!  www.butterflymoms.com
NOW HIT the “Like” button below: because you can

TWO STORIES…WHICH ARE YOU LIVING?

Hello Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

WOW! What a very cool date today is 11-11-11!!!! I don’t know that much about numerology, but even so, if I let myself pay attention, I can FEEL that there is something very cool about that number, and about today. I’m tempted to go online and read what it means, but for right now, I just want to FEEL, check in on my soul/instinct/gut/ intuition and PRACTICE FEELING what I’m feeling.

Why do I use the word “practice”? Well, we on planet earth are, oftentimes, in the middle of the race before we realize where we are. In other words we are not very PRESENT with the PRESENT. When you were born into this planet, just like everyone else, you received a body. Slowly you started acquiring skills like walking and talking. Learning to BE PRESENT or learning how to ASK for what you want, is no different. You must also acquire these skills. Ahhhhhh, but to add a little spiciness to the mix, each one of us is born into UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES, some are born to parents who are violent or neglectful. Some are born in bodies that are “challenging”. Whatever YOU have been given has TWO STORIES…THE CURSE or THE ADVENTURE.

Take a DEEP DEEP BREATH here for this is a GREAT BIG JUICY lesson…if you let it be…YOU get to CHOOSE which story you want by HOW you live your life. Honestly, check in with yourself, it’s just you and me right now, here playing with these words…YOU ARE SAFE. Check in with yourself and notice if you are living YOUR life… or someone else’s. (BREATHE)

Maria with Wayne Dyer

My beautiful husband, Doug and I went to see Wayne Dyer and Carolyn Myss speak live this past week in Boston. Wayne talked about how most of us are trained to live ORDINARY lives, which means you “fill out the forms, go to school, pay your taxes, buy a house, get married, have kids, get a “good” job, have grandkids and then die. Many people do it and there is nothing “wrong” with that if that is what YOU CHOOSE. The challenge is that most of us do not choose, but rather, we fall into it and SLEEPWALK, squished into the box of life we have been told we SHOULD HAVE. How’s that working for ya?

There is another choice you can make…gentle reminder to TAKE A DEEP BREATH…and that is to lead an EXTRA-ORDINARY life. You see, the “ordinary” is still in there, but by CHOOSING this life you get added adventure, purpose and meaning that most other people do not get. To get it, you have to ALLOW yourself to get out of your box.

First step is to notice…take a moment and notice what box you are in. Sounds a bit silly but lots of inspiration and awareness can come from moments of silliness! 😉 Notice YOUR BOX. What are the boundaries and parameters you put on yourself? How do you use words to KEEP yourself in your box? Can’t SEE your box…perhaps I can help…

Portuguese beaches are stunning! Here is the Algarve where I spent a lot of time as a kid! 🙂

Beautiful views everywhere in Portugal...land of my heart! 🙂

Play with me for a bit… if your dream is to take a dream trip to Portugal, for example…REALLY FEEL that for a moment. “Ohhhh I’d love to take a month long trip exploring Portugal.” Yup I said “a month”. Out of 12 whole months is it that “ridiculous” to say one of them is for you to relax and enjoy life? Notice what voices pop up and what they are saying. Go so far as to write them down, if you feel inspired.

Portugal has history everywhere you turn

Remember this is ONLY a PRETEND exercise and there is a part of you that is already getting LAMBASTED for simply DREAMING…..BIG BREATH here….and another.  The breath helps keep you moving, not breathing causes stress and stagnation. Taking a breath ALWAYS feels better. ☺ HOW you truthfully reacted to this exercise is a good mirror for how you keep your SELF in the box of the ordinary life most people live (without even realizing it).

For instructions on how to get out…bring awareness to your life. NOTICE what you are feeling and move TOWARDS what feels good and AWAY from what does not. Sounds simple, real simple…but how often do you REALLY listen to your own feelings? May 11-11-11 be the day you started NOTICING YOU! ☺!

Great B-I-G hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

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 Thursday night we have a ButterflyMoms workshop at 783 Washington Street in Holliston, MA at 8pm that feeds your soul. They started after Maria manifested her dream…with the help of Sophia…to be a guest on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW and every week since she had done the workshop on Thursday nights.
*Every Friday morning, as a way of honoring Sophia’s soul, Maria gets up at 4:30am to write the weekly ButterflyMoms blog. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in 2009.

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON?…MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL…
√  Just finished our 24th week in a row of ButterflyMoms Workshops since being on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW!!!!! This week we shared HOW TO ATTRACT MORE MONEY INTO YOUR LIFE! next Thursday will be the 25th one!!!!! WOW! Come and bring a friend, and learn how to start attracting the money you want.  Come feed your soul…783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in back. Only $25, or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70
√  I have space for two more coaching clients. If you are interested send me an email maria@butterflymoms.com!
√  Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy Cantor’s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

My make-up artist on The Oprah Show

√  We sold no ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books last week. To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U 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!
THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”
The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live, who bought our wonderful book, MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your city/town/country on the list like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

UNITED STATES
California
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1
Connecticut
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1
Florida
Fort Lauderdale 1
Kentucky
Louisville 1
Maryland
Chestertown 1
Massachusetts
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2 Bolton 1
Holliston 14
Hudson 4
Medway 3
Millis 1
North Easton 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Wrentham
Missouri
Lee’s Summit 1
New York
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1
Ohio
Dublin 1
Rhode Island
Newport 1
Vermont
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2
AUSTRIA
Wien 2
IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1
ITALY
Rome, Italy 3
JAPAN
Tokyo  1
PORTUGAL
Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1
SCOTLAND  
Greenock
SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*To buy your copy Click here now…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U
REMEMBER…
*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!
*Share the ButterflyMoms blog with your beloved friends! Spread the love!  www.butterflymoms.com
NOW HIT the “Like” button below: because you can!

Are YOU Feeling The SHIFT Yet?

Hello Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

The power of a vision board to transform a life!

Start off with a very B-I-G,  L-U-S-C-I-O-U-S  B-R-E-A-T-H-E!  NICE  AND  S-L-O-W!!! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

Are you remembering that you have been given the gift of a body? 😉 Are you remembering to “wiggle your toesies” and connect to the energy that is your birthright? Imagine the energy that comes from the center of the earth coming up and ridding your body of all its ICKIES. NOW, FEEL how very good that feels! AHHHHHHHHHH!

It was a full house at yesterday's ButterflyMoms workshop...WHAT AN AMAZING GROUP OF WOMEN!

If are reading these words right now YOU are part of the ButterflyMoms magic that little Sophia brought into this world. EVERYTHING happens for a reason. EVERYTHING is CONNECTED. How wonderful! 🙂 NOW, surround yourself with a silver suit that covers your whole body, including your face, feet, hands…every inch of you! This suit will protect you from other ICKIES that may want to attach to you. 😉

Learning how to protect yourself is very important because if you know how to do it you never have to ACTIVATE it until you need it. Being prepared allows you to be able to play in the world knowing you are safe! :)! THAT is a GREAT FEELING! 🙂 (side note: these are wonderful things to teach others from kids to your own parents…we could all use a little RE-CHARGE and PROTECTION!) 😉

Creating the life you want...

I’m noticing a GREAT shift! I’m noticing that people are really sensing that something is happening. You can definitely see it in how they are looking at the world. The year 2012 is a big, big SHIFT for human beings. Hollywood (much like for the fake Kardashian media-blitz wedding) has bastardized its significance with movies of the end of the world. In reality, it is simply a time where we will be moving into a deeper, more heart-centric way of existing in the world.

For the last centuries, white males have dominated the planet, raping and pillaging at historic rates. (For those white males who read ButterflyMoms take heart that this is a generalization but a true one based on history.) We are seeing the falls of banks. The financial sustainability of our planet is now tied to terms like GDP and new housing rates. Those things are based on making STUFF. Do we honestly NEED more STUFF? Really? Most Americans complain that CLUTTER in their lives is a major issue, yet the government still thinks that making for stuff is going to help. The shift is happening is affecting more and more people…for that is the whole point! The way we were making money is NOT sustainable. We were all working to pay the bills, most of us in jobs that we tolerated. The new model is unfolding right before our eyes….These are VERY EXCITING times to be alive!!!! So when you hear all the doom and gloom news just remind yourself that it’s all just a big shift…and CHANGE can be a scary thing for people. While they are busy freaking out they are missing the amazing gifts around them…some as simple as the littlest flower blooming in their garden, an incredible sunrise directly overhead, or even the beauty of being able to use your hands. It is the simple things that matter…and we as a society are starting to learn that! Some the easy way and others…. 😉

In honor of helping ButterflyMoms make the shift, we are dedicating the next Thursday night workshop on November 10th to HOW TO ATTRACT MORE MONEY INTO YOUR LIFE! 🙂

Great B-I-G hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

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

√  Just finished our 23nd week in a row of ButterflyMoms Workshops!!!!! We did vision boards this week which were a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE hit! For those who were there, it was sooooo obvious that you could feel the energy in the room!!!! It was magical to see the expression on people’s faces when they felt it. J What a gift! Next Thursday, November 10 we are concentrating on HOW TO ATTRACT MORE MONEY INTO YOUR LIFE! Learn the money laws of attraction that you can use RIGHT NOW to make a difference. If you have been efforting over money or if money has CONTROLED your life come next Thursday, bring a friend, and learn how to start attracting the money you want.  Come feed your soul…783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in back. Only $25, or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70

√  I have space for two more coaching clients. If you are interested send me an email maria@butterflymoms.com!

 √  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

√  We sold no ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books last week. To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U 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!

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”

The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live, who bought our wonderful book, MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your city/town/country on the list like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

UNITED STATES

California

Anaheim 1

Fullerton 1

Sacramento 1

San Bruno 1

Connecticut

Greenwich 1

Yalesville 1

Florida

Fort Lauderdale 1

Kentucky

Louisville 1

Maryland

Chestertown 1

Massachusetts

Ashland 3

Blackstone 2 Bolton 1

Holliston 14

Hudson 4

Medway 3

Millis 1

North Easton 1

Sherborn 1

South Grafton 1

Watertown 1

Wrentham 1

Worcester 3

Wrentham

Missouri

Lee’s Summit 1

New York

Scarsdale 1

Stony Brook 1

Ohio

Dublin 1

Rhode Island

Newport 1

Vermont

Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

AUSTRIA

Wien, Austria 2

IRELAND

Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY

Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN

Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND     

Greenock

SPAIN

Madrid 1

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*To buy your copy Click here now…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

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*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!

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SO HOW WAS IT?

Walking along the river's edge near our Inn... soooo peaceful!

Hello Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

How wonderful that you came by to read today’s blog! It is an honor that so many of you come each week even though we’ve had lots and lots of technological bumps along the way, YOU still find a way to come here and feed your soul. VERY COOL! 🙂  BUTTERFLYMOMS = ENERGY FOR YOUR SOUL!!!!

Speaking of ENERGY FOR YOUR SOUL…last weekend was our first ever ButterflyMoms YES! YES! YES! Retreat in Vermont. We had twelve women who attended from five different states. Some could only stay part of the time but they came and took from it what they needed.  DEEP BREATH HERE….Ahhhhhhhhhhh! 🙂 Feels REALLY good to be in alignment with my goals… BE THE FIRE THAT IGNITES PEOPLE’s SOULS! :)!

Strike a pose, there's nothing to it...VOGUE! 😉

SIDENOTE…While I was there I got a call from OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network)… How very cool is that? I will keep you posted as things unfold. 😉 “Funny” that it happened while I was showing up for my dream….things that make you go hmmmmmm 😉

What a trip it was! MAGNIFICENT!!! The best way you could tell that it affected people was by the look on their faces as they melted into the weekend. You could also tell by their breath. When you looked at them you felt a pull from your heart towards them…at least for me because I love to hug people! 😉 The weekend was about filling up ourselves with nurturing and really seeing and hearing what each of us needed to know. So often we go into automatic pilot and don’t hear ourselves…and then we crash. The ButterflyMoms Vermont retreat was about listening to yourself NOW! We did activities that the kid in all of us love but also that the adult in each of us could accept 😉 We hiked in the magnificent woods nearby. We had amazing home cooked breakfasts (my favorite meal of the day) ;). We did shamanic journeying. We had awesome magazines for our vision boards. We listened. We were seen and heard. We shopped locally at some amazing mom and pop stores who were deeply affected by the floods of Hurricane Irene. We got stunning henna designs painted on us. We meditated. We sat at a bonfire. We bonded with the amazing locals. We made new friends. We dreamed together. We got massages. We gifted each other. We got wonderful surprises. We got butterfly wings. We did tarot card readings. We processed together. We had the privilege of going to a yoga studio location that was created from someone’s innermost dream. It was magical to be in there. I don’t have photos of everything because people were so into it that it was hard to remember to stop and take photos. We did manage a few that I have shared in today’s blog…

The key is that all of these women took time out to carve out time to come. Many have never even heard of me but they trusted a friend or they had been reading the blogs and decided that now is the time. It is about doing things that let you listen to your inner voice. As Oprah says, it first comes in a whisper. You can get really good at hearing the whispers….HOW? Start right now. Start practicing. How are you ever going to get good at it if you don’t START. YOUR divine guidance is NEVER turned off. It is flowing just like the ocean is never turned off. Ask for help when you need it. Listen for the answers. Be wise enough to see a slight change in direction may actually get you there faster. Remember when you were 15 and you thought you knew everything and then you turned 21 and then you really thought you knew everything and then you turned 25 and then you really, really thought you knew everything, and then you turned….we are always learning. That is why we are on the Earth School. We are NOT here to just pay the bills and be little good social robots who do what society deems is correct for us. There is a reason why people love the movie… NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD….go outside a busy street and look at the faces of the people driving to work….they are THE EXACT opposite of those who went to the ButterflyMoms Retreat! That is for sure!

We always say…or at least want-to-be Miss America’s always say they want WORLD PEACE. Some say that WORLD PEACE begins at home. I say WORLD PEACE begins in each of us when we let go of judging others not because it is what we are SUPPOSED to do but because it gives too much of our power away. It plants seeds in the GARDEN OF ICKIES. The only harvest is PAIN. I like to teach people to be mind-full of what gardens they are choosing to plant their seeds….their thoughts…for those create the gardens of their life! :)! May you remember this week to plant your seeds in the THE MOST LUSCIOUS GARDEN YOU CAN FIND!!! :)!

So I have already been asked to do it again so here goes…I’m officially announcing that the next ButterfyMoms Retreat is the weekend of March 23-25 again at the SPECTACULAR Lareau Farm Inn! The price which includes everything for the weekend including wonderful food, workshops, hikes, activities, special surprises, yoga, meditations, shamanic journeying, and lodging is normally priced at $365. We had a special rate of $299 which I will cut down to $275 FOR ONLY THE FIRST FIVE who sign up right now at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZAUKSQWPXYRVS. Offer good this week only so sign up now and invite a friend! You are going to LOVE the ButterflyMoms YES! YES! YES! RETREAT!!! :)! IGNITE YOUR LIFE right NOW! 🙂 I have a super big hug waiting for you! :)!

Great B-I-G hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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

√  Just finished our 22nd week in a row of ButterflyMoms Workshops!!!!! Come feed your soul…783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in back. Only $25 or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70

√  I have space for two more coaching clients. If you are interested send me an email maria@butterflymoms.com!

 √  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

√  We sold no ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books last week. To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U 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!

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”

The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live, who bought our wonderful book, MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your city/town/country on the list like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

UNITED STATES

California

Anaheim 1

Fullerton 1

Sacramento 1

San Bruno 1

Connecticut

Greenwich 1

Yalesville 1

Florida

Fort Lauderdale 1

Kentucky

Louisville 1

Maryland

Chestertown 1

Massachusetts

Ashland 3

Blackstone 2 Bolton 1

Holliston 14

Hudson 4

Medway 3

Millis 1

North Easton 1

Sherborn 1

South Grafton 1

Watertown 1

Wrentham 1

Worcester 3

Wrentham

Missouri

Lee’s Summit 1

New York

Scarsdale 1

Stony Brook 1

Ohio

Dublin 1

Rhode Island

Newport 1

Vermont

Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

AUSTRIA

Wien, Austria 2

IRELAND

Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY

Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN

Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND     

Greenock

SPAIN

Madrid 1

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*To buy your copy Click here now…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

REMEMBER…

*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!

*Share the ButterflyMoms blog with your beloved friends! Spread the love!  www.butterflymoms.com

NOW HIT the “Like” button below: because you can!  

The Bystander Effect…Waiting for Others instead of listening to your SELF!

Beautiful ButterflyMoms!

As you read this I am most likely driving up to Vermont to the first ever ButterflyMoms Retreat! Doing this is like stepping into my dream. Even with all the obstacles that came up, I moved forward because the pain of not doing it, was WAY bigger than the little bumps. Having been on The Oprah Show brought me to a new level of BELIEVING of what we can manifest and even though that feeling can fade a bit over time the depth of what happened is something I feel deep in my soul. It was like the world expanded because a new possibility materialized. Doing this took disconnecting from the “shoulds” and doing things that others around me were not doing…mainly starting to ask for what I wanted and talking about my dream.

So for today’s blog I feel compelled to point out how very important it is NOT to follow what everyone else is doing. Having an AVERAGE life what most people try to do…(think of the expression “keeping up with the Joneses”). Going along with everyone else is not always the best thing and many times we do it on automatic pilot… DEEP BREATH HERE! Psychologists even have a term for it, it’s called the BYSTANDER EFFECT. Human beings when they are around other people they shut off their intuition.

For today’s blog I’m going to let these two videos explain what I mean. Watch with an open heart. Don’t judge…or if you feel yourself judging, practice letting that feeling go and just observe what you see…what you feel. After you watch both of them write down what you feel. How do you run your life on automatic pilot and ignore your inner voice? Give yourself this gift today. Use it to move some of your blocks so that you can attract the life you know is possible…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIvGIwLcIuw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSsPfbup0ac&feature=related

Be kind to your SELF! Make time for your SELF! LISTEN to your SELF! LOVE your SELF! :)! Notice where you are zoning out in your own life.

Big honkin’ huge hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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

√  A wonderful resource is Doreen G. Fulton‘s FREE virtual conference “Finally, an IEP for Mom! An Individualized Empowerment Plan for the Mom Who is Overworked, Overstressed and Overloaded!” ! I am soooooo excited to work with her! The interview airs this week! Check it out… http://believeinarayofhope-doreen.blogspot.com/

√  Just finished our 21st week in a row of ButterflyMoms Workshops!!!!! Come feed your soul…783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in back. Only $25 or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70

√  We sold no ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books last week. To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

√  I have space for two more coaching clients. If you are interested send me an email maria@butterflymoms.com!

 √  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

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”

The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live, who bought our wonderful book, MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your city/town/country on the list like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

UNITED STATES

California

Anaheim 1

Fullerton 1

Sacramento 1

San Bruno 1

Connecticut

Greenwich 1

Yalesville 1

Florida

Fort Lauderdale 1

Kentucky

Louisville 1

Maryland

Chestertown 1

Massachusetts

Ashland 3

Blackstone 2 Bolton 1

Holliston 14

Hudson 4

Medway 3

Millis 1

North Easton 1

Sherborn 1

South Grafton 1

Watertown 1

Wrentham 1

Worcester 3

Wrentham

Missouri

Lee’s Summit 1

New York

Scarsdale 1

Stony Brook 1

Ohio

Dublin 1

Rhode Island

Newport 1

Vermont

Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

AUSTRIA

Wien, Austria 2

IRELAND

Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY

Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN

Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND     

Greenock

SPAIN

Madrid 1

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

*To buy your copy Click here now…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

REMEMBER…

*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!

*Share the ButterflyMoms blog with your beloved friends! Spread the love!  www.butterflymoms.com

NOW HIT the “Like” button below: because you can!  

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