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What is a LIFE COACH?

Hello Beautiful!

Welcome to the second video blog of this series! Today’s topic is a honor-your-time quick-answer to a question I get all the time…”Oh, so you’re a Life Coach?! Uh, what exactly is a Life Coach?” This short video will clarify it for you.

Today, the world’s most successful people have at least one coach. With great coaches, even just one session makes a HUGE difference! I, myself, have three-five coaches I work with to help me stay on track with my life’s work. I would not be where I am without them! Having a life coach is one of the most important things you can do because it helps you work on the specific things you want to shift and helps keep you ultra accountable. My favorite thing about being a coach is watching the AHAs settle in after a session where my clients are simply in awe of what was right in front of them but had been invisible. It is a magical gift I’ve been given and I love sharing it with the world!

Want to get a ‘taste” of my specific coaching? For just those who are reading this, I have a special for the first 13 people to respond (13 = Sophia so I will go with that number). My normal coaching rate is $155/session. Today I’m offering the first 13 people a quick, affordable way to get unstuck in your life.  Quickie Coaching Session – 15 Minute Shift Session for only $33.

As I said last week, I’m oh-so-delighted to be part of your journey back to the authentic you!!! Your WAKING UP is exactly what the world needs to heal! No matter how bumpy it gets you will love how wonderful it feels to BE YOU in the world! What I know for sure is that I was born to help you get “there”! If you have been struggling and want things to shift here’s a really great solution!  Book your Quickie Coaching Session – 15 Minute Shift Session right now! It will really help! As soon as I get your sign up I will contact you within 24 hours to book a session. <3

In the meantime, continue spreading the LOVE by commenting, liking and sharing this video blog with those you LOVE most! We are creating a perfect storm for a passionate peace to reign in our lives! It cannot happen unless we share what makes our heart sing! Sharing is caring! I look forward to your comments!

Remember: What the world needs most is for you to be YOU!

Great big hugs,

PS Every year I do two VERY SPECIAL events called THE ‘HAPPY ME’ RETREAT.  In 2015 they will be EXTRA special! I will be holding one in April at Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the other in October in Lisbon, Portugal. Come delight yourself! For more details check out Sign up with a friend and you BOTH get $100 off! <3

PPS Looking forward to coaching you… Quickie Coaching Session – 15 Minute Shift Session for only $33.


Hello Beautiful!

I’m oh-so-delighted to be part of your journey back to the authentic you!!! No matter how bumpy it gets you will love how wonderful it feels to BE YOU in the world! What I know for sure is that I was born to help you get “there”!

As I write this blog, I’m at the amazing Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts getting wonderful medical care for my beautiful husband Doug. I did not expect that this is where I would be writing it from but the universe has a “funny” way of “redirecting” us to where we need to be. FIGHTING makes it worse. NOTICING and LOOKING for the GIFTS in the moments, situations and places we find ourselves in gives us the vital FEEDBACK we need to navigate our lives, closer to our hearts.

Some people pooh-pooh western medicine. Some pooh-pooh eastern medicine. Some pooh-pooh energy medicine. There is a place in our big, beautiful world for all kinds of healing, regardless of where it comes from. The key is to be open to whatever is out there. From that place you can hear what path is best for you. Beware of lowering your energy when you JUDGE yourself, or others, in the path they have chosen. Lean into the uncomfortable and see what you find.

Today is the official launch of my video blogs. My goal was to make them short and sweet because I know your time is super valuable.

Today’s topic answers one of the most asked questions I get, “WHAT EXACTLY IS ENERGY HEALING?”

I ask that you continue spreading the LOVE by commenting, liking and sharing this video blog with those you LOVE the most in this world! We are creating a perfect storm for a passionate peace to reign in our lives! It cannot happen unless we share what makes our heart sing! Sharing is caring!

I look forward to your comments and to see how many people give themselves the gift of watching this very first COACH ME MARIA video!

The World Needs You To Be You!

Great big hugs,

PS Every year I do two VERY SPECIAL events called THE HAPPY ME! RETREATs.  The photo above is of the last retreat we did at the Cape. In 2015 they will be even more EXTRA special! I will be holding one in April at Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the other in October in Lisbon, Portugal. Come delight yourself! For more details check out

PPS Do you like the wacky photo of me on the video of my nose all curled up? Looks like I just smelled a really bad fart or something! 😉 Well, I was going to have the film director change it but then I thought why deprive the world of some really good giggles! Maybe it will make you want to send it out even more! 😉


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Come to Life Coach Maria Salomão-Schmidt’s special retreat weekend specifically designed to jumpstart your life to a new level of HAPPY! This retreat is specifically designed to get you ready for 2015 by giving you the necessary time, space and tools to create a plan, direction and systems to start January 2015 more authentic than ever before!

One of the most amazing things about the retreat is the people you will meet. So far women who have come to at least one of Maria’s six retreats include: California, Oregon, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Kentucky, Vermont and Illinois <3. We attract some truly magical women who form strong bonds with each other based on the authentic energy this retreat brings out in all of us.

October 10-12, 2014

Arrive at 3:00pm on Friday, October 10. Leave by 3:00pm on Sunday, October 12. Also this retreat is strictly limited to 22 people so sign up today to ensure your spot! It will be the last retreat in 2014!

This all-inclusive retreat is only $699, which includes all meals, accommodations (shared), linens, towels, retreat supplies and surprises!

Click here to sign up now! Spread the LOVE by sharing this event with friends! <3


Friday, September 19, 2014…7:00-9:00pm


Medway MA

 You already know you’ve got sooooo many things to be thankful for… You know you SHOULD be happy, but you’re just going through the motions. Something is missing. You have tried to figure it out but can’t. If you’re sick of living this way, this workshop is for you! When – Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Where – Enchanted Fox, 174 Main St, Medway. FREE PARKING in the back! Only $39. Space is limited so best to book your spot now by simply calling Rose or Paul at the wonderful Enchanted Fox at 508.533.4440. Here’s to making 2014 one of the best years of your life…. so far!


So far this year we’ve had some incredible events…

  • Sat, Jan 25…WHY IS MY LIFE NOT MAKING SENSE?! Workshop on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  • Sat, Feb 1… Mother-Daughter Self-Esteem Workshop, Newfound Farm, Holliston, MA
  • Sun, Feb 2…WHY IS MY LIFE NOT MAKING SENSE?! Workshop at Enchanted Fox, Medway, MA
  • Sun, Feb 9…Book Signing at A Little Common Sense, Upton, MA
  • Tues, Feb 11- March 11… Group -Life Coaching, Holliston, MA
  • Sun, Feb 16…WHY IS MY LIFE NOT MAKING SENSE?! Workshop,  A Little Common Sense, Upton, MA
  • Sun, Feb 23…WHY IS MY LIFE NOT MAKING SENSE?! Workshop, Bloomfield, CT
  • Sat, Mar 1…Book Signing at Holliston Public Library, Holliston, MA
  • Thurs, March 6…ENERGY 101 workshop, The Alchemy Room, Holliston, MA
  • Monday, March 24, 31 and April 7… REIKI I Certification, The Alchemy Room, Holliston, MA
  • Saturday, March 29… REIKI I Certification, The Alchemy Room, Holliston, MA
  • Sunday, April 6… THE ALCHEMY ROOM LAUNCH PARTY, The Alchemy Room, Holliston, MA
  • Friday-Sunday, April 11-13…’FINALLY TAKING CARE OF MYSELF’ RETREAT, Cape Cod, MA
  • Sunday, April 27… REIKI I Certification, The Alchemy Room, Holliston, MA
  • Sun, May 4…WHY IS MY LIFE NOT MAKING SENSE?! Workshop at Enchanted Fox, Medway, MA
  • Mon, May 26-June 16, The Alchemy Room, Ignite Your Life, Group Coaching, Holliston, MA


DSCN5505A bit more ’bout Maria…

Maria Salomão-Schmidt, MBA was one of The Oprah Show’s very last guests!!! Maria’s gift is to cut through the bullshit and get right to the heart of the matter, odd thing is that she does it through her unique brand of humor, intuition and zaniness. She is a powerful international life coach, speaker, author who helps ignite her clients’ life purpose. Maria is a graduate of Boston College, Simmons College Graduate School of Management and the Rhys Thomas Institute of Energy Healing. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher and expert in several other modalities including NLP, EFT (tapping), Chakra Balancing and Full Spectrum Healing. Her next book WHY IS MY LIFE NOT MAKINGS SENSE comes out this spring.


unhappy giving money woman Here’s today’s 30 SECOND MINI-COACHING Session…

TOPIC: LACK OF MONEY….How much is enough?

When you come at the subject of money from a place of fear, even if you have $100 billion it’s not quite ‘enough’… How much of what you do in a day centers around doing things so that you get money? Most people live paycheck to paycheck or client to client… just barely making it by. Even if you have savings the fear of losing it makes most PLAY SMALL…

Today I invite you to live your life as if money were #5 on your list instead of #1 or #2… You will notice immediately your breath shift and your shoulders dropping… That’s a sign that you are no longer ‘leaking’ energy to the fear but just being more present in the moment…. from there is the ONLY way you can start living an authentic life… which is the only path to a happy one!

NAMASTE CUTIE PIES! May you have the best day of your entire life… so far!


IMG_0360Welcome to today’s 30 Second Mini-Coaching session!  You came to the right place!

Recently I’ve come into the realization that “adulthood”, a term I’ve been avoiding even though I’m 46 years old… is not what I expected it would be when I was a kid. When I was a kid 46 was ANCIENT… Now that I have a 76 year old mom, 76 is WAY young to me! Life is all relative. We never know how it will be until we are in the situation so JUDGING others when you don’t have all the facts, it not a very good way to use your energy. Just a gentle reminder today that people are doing the best they can with what they have and when they know how or can to do better, they will. Just like you don’t like when others judge you… give others that same courtesy, not because it’s “right” but because you have some really fun, important, wonderful, challenging stuff of your own to work on… and you need that energy for YOU!
Ultimately, this is the basic root of SELF-ESTEEM… let the energy that was meant for you stay within you so that you can fully grow into yourself!… From there you can help a lot more people by being authentically YOU!
Great big hugs,
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Glinda the good witch

Welcome to today’s 30 Second Mini-Coaching session!  You came to the right place!

I love this Martha Beck quote, “We are a time-starved people, obsessed with fitting huge achievements into our few years. In the process, we often fill our buckets with things that don’t matter or work. But when we give up on trying to change what can’t be changed, and simply embrace what we love, a miracle occurs. We notice that the moment to be happy has already arrived. It’s here, now.”

Happiness is not a long road. Happiness ONLY lives in the right now…each and every RIGHT now you have. Focus on your RIGHT NOWs all day today and see how life starts shifting. This is not what the world at large teaches but notice that there are two ‘LIVING LEVELS’ you can be on… 1. THINKING about life…. of 2. LIVING life… Only #2 can give you what Glenda the Good Witch said in the Wizard of Oz, “YOU HAD IT ALL ALONG.” What you seek in others lives in you. THAT is the miracle. Live the miracle of you out loud!



Just when the catepillar thought life was over it turned into a butterflyHAPPY TUESDAY!!!! Here’s your 30 Second Mini Coaching Session…

We are always transforming in each and every moment. The trick it to let go and embrace the moment in front of you…as it comes… then gently releasing it so the next moment can take it’s place…When you don’t your life gets BACKED UP, CLUTTERED & CLOGGED…RESULT, you feel stuck.

If this is you go back to your RIGHT NOW.

Start with your breath.

Feel what you feel in this moment and then… let go.

Feel your shoulders drop.

Feel your breath.

Flow into your breath as it flows into you.


heart attack symptoms Heart attack woman HAPPY MONDAY! Did you know that most heart attacks happen on Monday mornings?…(take a deep breath).

Worked well for me.You should be able to talk with a human being, including a licensed pharmacist, to answer questions about your prescription.

The reason this happens is because of stress. STRESS is not a “real” thing in the sense that you can touch or point to it, but its effects are real. STRESS is a result of FOCUSING on what is NOT WORKING… on what is WRONG. When you are on that ‘channel’ you see everything that is going wrong. Because of those thoughts your energy levels start calling more energy to come down to move you into FLIGHT or FIGHT. It happens on many levels including energetic, mental and physical. When you keep ACTIVATING that over and over again… it’s like reeving your car’s engine over and over again. After a while, your car starts to wear down. Sometimes we do it so often that it becomes a habit.


Heart Attack SignsI used to be one of those people who said that meditation was not for me. I always laughed off that sitting down for that long was too tough for someone like me who was always on the go…. Our society loves people on the go! Busy! Busy! Busy! More! More! More! This type of living feeds into the building of STRESS. Best thing to do is notice. Shift your habits. Do less, a lot less. Less TV. Give stuff away. Sell stuff. Buy less. Eat less non-food. Less connecting with machines. Let go of unfinished projects. Spend more time sleeping… yup, I said it. Sleep more. More quiet time. More time in nature. More drinking water. More locally grown. More connecting with people. More walking barefoot, especially outside.

THANK YOU for reading today’s 30 SECOND MINI-COACHING session… Comment below…Share with heart friends because it spreads the love! Remember what you are seeking is seeking you!

Great big hugs,



FOR BONUS HEART STUFF check out this great video with Dr. Mehmet Oz…


teacher on the boardHAPPY FRIDAY!!!!! If you are reading this you have been gifted with yet another day on planet earth! How painful…if you let it be! – or- How wonderful…if you let it be!

Today's 30 SECOND MINI-COACHING SESSION is a gentle reminder that sometimes life can be a cruel teacher if you don't set your expectations. She gives the test first and then the lesson. This is only a problem if you are expecting the opposite. So many people fight life. Don't know if that is you or not? Well if life feels like a struggle than you are definitely fighting life! You are living in THE LAND OF SHOULD, constantly comparing and judging your life to what “should be”. Notice and set yourself free. Don't know how? Come here every day to learn how. YOU GOT THIS!

PUT THIS TO DO ON YOUR CALENDAR!!!! Do you eat every day? So why not come to and feed your life the things it needs to be happy! See you tomorrow! Today, leave your comments below!

Great big hugs,



HAPPY THURSDAY! Today's 30 SECOND MINI-COACHING SESSION is all about GRATITUDE and fits whether you are at work or home!

ebenezer before and afterIt has become very popular to say we “should” be grateful but most people don't take that extra step to FEEL the gratitude like Ebenezer Scrooge, the principal character in Charles Dickens's 1843 novel, A CHRISTMAS CAROL felt when after all three ghosts visited him…. By getting his AHA he entered into a different vibration of existence. You could literally see the change in the way he looked and moved in the world. The “transformation” is complete and instant!

All it really took was STOPPING and NOTICING!


what am I grateful for today?Step 1: Ask yourself: “WHAT AM I THANKFUL FOR?”

Step 2: Allow yourself the space (no matter how much noise and confusion is going on around you) to FEEL the question. Watch your breath change and your shoulders drop.

Step 3: Let yourself be carried away into the happy feelings that arise. Again you will notice your breathing more deeply and smiling by default.

Step 4: Wrap yourself in that amazing energy/vibration/feeling and let it stay with you for the rest of the day. If it starts to 'wear-off' simply repeat the exercise because it only takes a few moments to enter bliss.

Advertisers will sell you lotions and potions to help you have the life you dreamed…. BUT all that has done is liter and pollute our planet. As we stop the madness and awaken we will turn more and more to simple things like asking “WHAT AM I GRATEFUL FOR?” and find if allow ourselves to let go…we are starting to TRULY LIVE many times for the first time in a long time!

Take a moment and share below what you are THANKFUL FOR.


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