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What is REIKI?

Hello Beautiful!

Welcome to the third video blog of this series! Today’s topic is one that even hospitals are starting to pay attention to. Today’s question is… WHAT IS REIKI?

Two weeks ago, I had my first surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts. I was delighted to find that they offered Reiki to patients who requested it. I had a wonderful time explaining what Reiki was to some of the nurses who were on the fence about it. Reiki is such an interesting experience because many time it does not even need you to psychically touch the person. This is because our energy is not just physical. You can “feel” it through other sensors too. We as human being are going through a huge awakening and the becoming open to that energy is part of the journey that allows us a ticket to ride in helping bring more peace and love to our selves and our planet!

As a Reiki Master Teacher, I choose to lead small Reiki trainings because for most people, playing with their energy is something new and different. Having the space to safely explore makes a huge difference. The people who learn Reiki from me are mean and women from all different backgrounds, ages and professions. They have included moms, dads, hospice nurses, ministers, personal trainers, massage therapists, attorneys, grandmothers, special needs therapists and teachers. Many tend to be attracted to helping people and they are curious about how Reiki can help them aid on a deeper level. It does my heart good to see my Reiki students come back and report how they are using the energy they’ve always had to truly help others!

For those who live near Holliston, MA we have a REIKI SHARE we do as a community service. Basically a Reiki Share is when a group of people who know how to do Reiki get together and give Reiki for free as a gift to the community. The people who are receiving the Reiki make a small donation, in our case 100% of the money goes to the local food pantry. The next one is February 3, 2015. It’s only a $5 donation but you must sign up so we can make sure we have enough Reiki people present. Sign up here now.

For those of you who want to learn Reiki you can get more information about Reiki trainings at http://coachmemaria.com/events/.

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 yours ! 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, not some version of what you or others think you SHOULD BE!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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 http://coachmemaria.com/events/ Sign up with a friend and you BOTH get $100 off! <3

PPS Looking forward to seeing you on February 3 at the Reiki Share!

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,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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 http://coachmemaria.com/events/ 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.

SENATOR WENDY DAVIS IS MY HERO!…Here’s Why…

Doma is defeatedDearest BFMs,

ENERGY FACT: What happens in the “micro” (small) happens in the “macro” (large). When things happen on a small scale, that energy reverberates until it’s occurring on a larger scale. So as we are individually SHIFTING as we witness the bigger changes happening around us…because it’s happening to so many of us… it’s shifting us all as a whole too!

NOTICE THE INCREDIBLE ENERGY SHIFT THAT IS HAPPENING ON OUR PLANET EARTH…

ENERGETICALLY it is a VERY POWERFUL time right now. This week there was the Solstice full moon and in the US Tuesday was an incredible day… DOMA was defeated (giving equal rights to millions of people), CT Governor Malloy signed the GMO Labeling Bill and then one HUGE thing where a 50 year old single mom, Senator Wendy Davis, who took on the entire political system and was able to do the impossible, defend the rights of Texas women against the conservative powers that be!

Princess Diana Shrek(personagem)WHAT DO PRINCESS DI and SHREK HAVE IN COMMON?

We LABEL our roles in the world as what Carolyn Myss calls ARCHETYPES. These are always shifting, as are the archetypes for women. When our planet starts to energetically shift as a whole you can see it in the news stories that capture our attention. For example, as soon as Princess Diana died it energetically signaled the official end of the fairytale belief of being a “traditional princess” and soon movies like Shrek took off because it was no longer about “getting rescued by a prince”. If that movie had been made 10 years earlier people would not have related to it because that archetype was still one people wanted to own as their own.

 

Today, we have a wonderful story that will help you see how things are shifting. So grab yourself a tall glass of water, take a big refreshing gulp and enjoy this very powerful energy lesson…

 

Wendy Davis 1ARCHETYPE: WOMEN WARRIOR

Statistically, the southern United States is one of the most conservative places. To those of us who read energy the energy there is very ‘dense’. Because of this culturally heavy energy, things like women and non-white’s rights are not something that has traditionally been supported by the mainstream. To survive in this density you have to work your spiritual muscle. Maybe that is why the women of the south are also known for their strength.

Senator Wendy Davis, might be small and thin but she showed the depth of her courage and strength this past Tuesday, even in the face of some major bullies, defenders of the Land of Density. Senator Davis is one of those Texas women who exemplify the woman warrior archetype.

Wendy's binder full of womenHER STORY: Once upon a time (actually it was Tuesday 😉 ) there was a 50 year old single-mom who took on the entire political system and saved the rights of women! For almost 11 hours straight, little-known Texas politician Senator Wendy Davis stood on her feet and spoke passionately about a woman’s right to choose and ignited the world! She radiated authenticity!

ISSUE BACKGROUND: Abortion is an issue that divides America, where doctors who perform the operations have been murdered while campaigners picket clinics in a bid to get pregnant women and girls to change their minds. In the UK, England, Scotland and Wales are covered by one abortion law where the procedure can usually be carried out up to the 24th week of pregnancy. But in America, though the US Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide in 1973, more and more conservative states have quietly and continuously imposed restrictions on the law. Democratic state Senator Davis was not about to let that happen in Texas.

Sen Wendy Davis yes yes yesTHE DANGER: The mostly white old men who make up the Texan Republicans were proposing a bill that, if passed, would effectively shut down almost all abortion clinics in the second most highly populated US state. All, Republican say, to protect women’s health. The majority of representatives are conservative Republicans who were not listening to the people.

THE PLAN: When all else failed Senator Wendy Davis took the matter into her own hands. A day before her speech in Austin, she tweeted: “Stand with me tomorrow and share your story with me so I can tell it from the Senate floor.” And she did. She started her marathon oration by saying she was “rising on the floor today to humbly give voice to thousands of Texans” and called Republican efforts to pass the bill a “raw abuse of power”. The plan was to derail the vote by staging a filibuster – whereby politicians speak until the voting deadline passes. The challenge is that rules state the lawmaker must speak without sitting down, leaning on furniture for support, straying off topic or even having a break for food or to go to the bathroom. Can you imagine not even leaning on anything for 11 hours?!!! Senator Wendy Davis did just that… from around 1:15pm to minutes before midnight! Wearing pink trainers, Davis whittled away chunks of time by reading the life stories and messages from others protesting against the legislation, and drew on her own experiences as a single mother at 19. She then held the floor for almost 11 hours to deliver her momentous speech to obstruct the final vote.

All the supporters who heard about what was happening and showed up! This is WE THE PEOPLE... SHOWING UP!

All the supporters who heard about what was happening and showed up! This is WE THE PEOPLE… SHOWING UP!

HOW YOU GROW A HERO: Senator Davis began working at the age of 14 to support her single mother and three siblings. By 19 she was divorced and raising the first of her two daughters in a trailer park. Despite all this, she went on to graduate first in her class at Texas Christian University. Before and during college, Senator Davis worked as a waitress. After becoming the first in her family to graduate from college, Senator Wendy Davis went on to earn her law degree with honors from Harvard Law School. In a state dominated by Republicans, she scraped a Texas senate seat at an election in 2008.

WHY SHE CARES: Senator Davis said the bill would have choked off her own access to a local Planned Parenthood Clinic. “I was a poor, uninsured woman whose only care was provided by the facility. It was my medical home,” she said. Twice within the first six hours, she was questioned by anti-abortion lawmakers about the bill. Davis answered their questions but did not give up the floor.

Texas abortion voteTHE ENERGY IGNITED: As the hours passed and she kept passionately maintaining her ground, word spread throughout the world and her Twitter followers surged from 1,200 to more than 100,000 within hours. Hundreds of supporters who wore orange shirts started streaming into the public gallery of the state house to encourage her, many hailing her as a superhero. Even President Obama said, “Something special is happening in Austin tonight.”

FINAL STRETCH: All the while, Republicans were watching for any slip-up that would allow them to end the filibuster. At one point, supporters of the bill complained she had received help to adjust her supportive back-brace. Eventually her marathon effort came to a halt when Republican Senator Donna Campbell suggested Davis had strayed off topic. After much discussion the Republicans voted to end the filibuster minutes before the midnight deadline to allow the vote to take place. This provoked a raucous response from the public gallery, shouting for Davis to be allowed to speak. Republicans insisted the 19-10 vote was done before the deadline, but computer records showed the vote took place after midnight. Senator Wendy Davis had done it! Afterwards she said: “My back hurts. I don’t have a lot of words left. It shows the spirit of Texas women.”

The final word with Davis: “An incredible victory for Texas women and those who love them.”

Opponents-to-an-abortion-bill-1997444CALL TO ACTION…

If you LOVED this blog for goodness sakes hit the LIKE button and FORWARD it to friends!

Usually the best conversations happen in the comments section so make sure you leave your comments below! Cannot wait to get your thoughts and feelings about the Senator Wendy Davis! <3

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

texas abortion voteELSE IS GOING ON? MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL… 

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√  COACHING: NOW IS THE TIME!!!! STOP EFFORTING and START LIVING! 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!!!

√  SPEAKING: I have spoken all over the world including the United States, Japan, Israel, Philippines, Canada and Portugal. Whenever you hear of a conference or organization that needs a passionate speaker, please pass on my email maria@butterflymoms.coms.

For those who love GAME OF THRONES this one is for you!

For those who love GAME OF THRONES this one is for you!

√  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. If you know anyone who would like to do an interview I can be reached at maria@butterflymoms.com to set up a time.

√ 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

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Fort Lauderdale 1

Seminole 1

GEORGIA
Roswell 1

ILLINOIS

Lake Forrest 1

KENTUCKY
Louisville 1

MAINE
Biddeford 1

MARYLAND
Chestertown 1

Senator Wendy DavisMASSACHUSETTS
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

Wendy davis big ovariesNEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

OHIO
Dublin 1

RHODE ISLAND
Bristol 1

Newport 1

VERMONT
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

 

BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES

AUSTRIA
Wien 2

IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1

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Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN
Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL 
Carcavelos 1

Lisboa 11

Ovar 1

Sintra 1

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

Wendy Davis yes yesSCOTLAND
Greenock 1

SPAIN
Madrid 1
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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!!!!!

 

Use your voice…

I invite you add your comments below about what your dream is and how you can do one thing to move it forward. This whole process is about connection and moving forward.

 

 

When People Don’t Like You…

Hello Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

I truly believe that everything or everyone that enters your life is a sign, a reflection of what you need to “learn” or of what you are putting out. This week I had some very ICKY things happen. Add to that lack of sleep (we had to get up at 3:00am to drive to NY) and it was a RECIPE FOR MAJOR “LEARNING”. (Can you see me with my fingers in the shape of an “L” on my forehead? 😉

When something ICKY happens I used to just shut down, get mad, blame the other person, talk about how unfair this was, etc. You get the idea. I still do that sometimes but it’s for shorter periods because when I NOTICE I’m in that world, I see how very painful it is for me. Pain is a very helpful motivator.

ImageWhen I NOTICE I check in with myself. I often am in situations where I want to be liked. It is a very strange thing for me. When I lived in San Francisco I used to be a pretty good public speaker. I got asked to speak all over the world including Japan, Philippines, Portugal, Israel, Los Angeles, New York and Toronto.

One day I was the keynote speaker for a conference in San Francisco in front of 700 people. Just before the talk the master of ceremonies (M.C.) told me to cut my speech by a third because they had run out of time with the other speakers. I’m not really great about the concept of “time” when I speak because when I speak I lose track it. Well, I guess I cut it too short for their liking.  When it was over I had about 30 people in line who wanted to ask me questions, get autographs or just let me know how much they enjoyed my talk, then the M.C. came over to tell me what a horrible job I had done and what a bad speaker I was. I am sad to admit it but his comments CRUSHED me. I stopped speaking after that in public. Someone had OUTED me. They had seen what I believed deep inside, that I was a bad speaker… at least that was my fear and we all know what FEAR is, right? FEAR is nothing but “FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL”. (Deep breath) Even now it still gets me how I gave my power away like that.

If I look at my whole life so far, I can see that faceless M.C. is a gift to me. Yes, he can also be a curse but there is no helpful lesson in that perspective. It still exists but you can only pick one perspective and I choose to see him as a gift. I find it INCREDULOUS that even though I have met THOUSANDS of people since I interacted with him and he sticks out so prominently. Ahhhh the fear of not being good enough! That wicked saboteur has kept me small for much of my life. It does not make me feel good at all.

So this week someone who is in my life sent me a very angry letter. Let’s call her Alice. I specifically spoke my truth in a way in a letter that ignited her FEAR/ANGER. She lambasted me. Alice called me names. She told me how mean and disgusting I was. Initially it hurt but then I checked in with it and asked what Byron Katie, “Is it true?” Some things were true. Some things belonged to me, most of it belonged to her. Alice was not in a space of listening. When I felt “hurt” by what she wrote, I was also not truly “listening”. I attracted this incident in my life so there is a gift, in fact, I believe the ickier it is the more of a gift it is.

It is important to remember that other people’s happiness is NONE OF OUR BUSINESS. Contrary to how most of us were “domesticated” by society it is not our responsibility to make others happy. What I have found is checking in with myself, remembering to nurture myself is fundamental. It’s like building a solid structure, you have to start with the main beam and then go from there. Each one of us is the main beam in our lives. Today as you go about your life, remember to start with you.

Getting rid of what does not feel right/good to you, even though you are supposed to do it, is the first step in a really wonderful life, no matter who likes you or does not. There is YOUR SHIT and THERE SHIT… keep the two separate at all times… and for goodness sakes when you notice your shit… DUMP IT!!!! 😉 (pun intended)

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

 

Take a moment and FEEL YOUR LIFE for a moment. Let the ICKIES fall away. Embrace the love. Forgive yourself for not living the perfect life your mind has tricked you into thinking you should be living. Just be. That is all that is needed for happiness.

ImageWHAT 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 SOUL SUPPORT GROUP 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 SOUL SUPPORT GROUP on Thursday nights. There was only supposed to be one workshop but people kept asking to be able to come the next week and the next week and the next week until a whole year has gone by!!!!Any questions call my cell at 617.877.3616.

*Every Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria gets up at 4:30-5:00am to write 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. Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com

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

√  Next BUTTERFLYMOMS SOUL SUPPORT GROUP is Thursday, July 19th at 8pm. Only four groups left! It is a wonderful way to come learn to feed your magnificent soul!… The ButterflyMoms Soul Support Group grew out of the amazing experience had of being on of THE OPRAH SHOW’s very last guests. Now it’s your turn to come to this safe place where you can work out your blocks and talk about your dreams!!! Held at the offices of Brick House Realty (783 Washington S, Holliston, MA). Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in the back lot… and come right in the back entrance. Only $25, or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70. RSVPing this time is necessary so we have enough supplies for the surprises that are going to happen! Bring your friends!!!

√  I have space for one more coaching/healing 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

√  No ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books sold 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.  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 part of the world on the list, like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

“Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” 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
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 5
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
Wrentham 1
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
“Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES
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
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Shifting From PAIN to an AHA!!!!

Making Sure 2012 is About Nurturing the Little Girl Inside Me

AS YOU ENTER TODAY’s BLOG TAKE A DEEP CLEANSING BREATH (IN…………HOLD…………OUT……..…WIGGLE YOUR TOESIES)….GROUND YOUR SELF…. FEEL HOW VEEEEEEEERY GOOD IT FEELS TO FEEL…YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! It’s all FEEDBACK TO GET YOU BACK TO YOUR JOY…. YOUR CHOICE… Now let’s begin today’s adventure!

 

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Dearest ButterflyMoms,

I have been doing the ButterflyMoms workshops for months and months now. It is hard to believe but each one is different based on who is there. Each person adds to the “flavor” of the event, as does the day, weather, food, temperature, lighting, etc. Everything factors in to create a very unique “unfolding” each week. I have no idea why but last night’s was one of my VERY favorite. The people who showed up were present and willing to be vulnerable. Magic happens when those two things come together. It is one of most incredible feelings to watch people, especially women, especially moms, shift from pain to AHA!!!! (deep breath here!) :)!!!!

I want to feel happy and play more in the world!

It breaks my heart that I see sooooooo many women struggling with life. It is only now in my 40’s that I’ve truly started finding the “tools” that help me regulate my energy, intention, focus and flow. For soooooooo many years I kept hitting that wall of frustration, trying everything I knew to break free. No matter what I tried I just felt ICKY. Not that I did not have moments of joy, of course I did, but not like now. Now I have the most amazing experience…like going from black and white (rabbit-eared) TV to  FULL-SPECTRUM COLOR FLAT SCREEN TV…with BOSE surround sound! OH YA BABY! YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKIN’ BOUT! 😉

So the next step of my journey is leading me to do a day long workshop at one of the coolest places on earth… The Peace Abbey in Sherborn, Massachusetts. It’s one of THE MOST magical places you can go and yet most people speed right by it and miss all it has to offer… much like we do in our life. I believe that when you stand on the side of love, wonderful things start to unfold. I am feeling this wonderfully delicious surge of energy around doing this event. It will have all of the elements you need to get happy and grounded in your life. There will be wonderfully yummy homemade vegetarians meals, incredible workshops, shamanic journeying, yoga, journaling, meditation…etc.

I Want Others To Feel Good Too...There are Soooooooo Many Princess in The World Who Have Forgotten That They are!

This year is a year of self-care for me. For too long I have been neglecting my body and my needs. To be the best ______________ (I can fill in the blank with any of the following: MAMA, DAUGHTER, WIFE, LOVER, FRIEND, SISTER, BOSS, NEIGHBOR, ENTREPRENEUR, WRITER, BUSINESS OWNER, ARTIST…) then I need to start with me FIRST. I want to be able to offer an affordable way others can have the same gift! I hope you come on this wonderful journey with me. I promise you will not regret it…unless you decide not to come! 😉

So here are the details… I’ve put them in this form so you can not only get more information so you can sign up, but also so you can take this paragraph and help spread the word… Please do. We want a wonderful mix of people there so we can create a wonderful “recipe” of flavors as we do in the weekly ButterflyMoms workshops.  Here it is…

Let's All Play and Learn Together!

ButterflyMoms ONE DAY RETREAT is Saturday, March 24 at 8am-5pm. To be held at the wonderful PEACE ABBEY in Sherborn, Massachusetts, the place that Mother Theresa helped build, something so magical right under our noses. Where some of the world’s most magnificent people have been like Maya Angelou, Mohammad Ali, Joan Baez, Mother Theresa…we now will have the honor of having our first day-long ButterflyMoms Retreat.…There will be yoga, workshops, meditation, shamanic journeying and much more. Talk about a whole day to get your life back on track in such a fun way! The price is only $149 including all supplies, meals and workshops. There is nothing to do but SHOW UP! Space it limited so to guarantee your spot sign up now at…. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=V446L9J3TZXRA or send your check to Maria Salomão-Schmidt, 783 Washington Street, Holliston, MA 01746.

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

P.S. Help me support my dream… 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. 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 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…

√  ButterflyMoms ONE DAY RETREAT is Saturday, March 24 at 8am-5pm. To be held at the wonderful PEACE ABBEY in Sherborn, Massachusetts, the place that Mother Theresa helped build, something so magical right under our noses. Where some of the world’s most magnificent people have been like Maya Angelou, Mohammad Ali, Joan Baez, Mother Theresa…we now will have the honor of having our first day-long ButterflyMoms Retreat.…There will be yoga, workshops, meditation, shamanic journeying and much more. Talk about a whole day to get your life back on track in such a fun way! The price is only $149 including all supplies, meals and workshops. There is nothing to do but SHOW UP! Space it limited so to guarantee your spot sign up now at…. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=V446L9J3TZXRA or send your check to Maria Salomão-Schmidt, 783 Washington Street, Holliston, MA 01746.

 

√  Next ButterflyMoms Workshops is February 9 at 8pm. Come learn to feed your magnificent 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 ONE ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE book this past week in Holliston, MA to ! Please help me reach my goal of selling twenty-four more books this month.  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.  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
Cromwell 1

Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1
Florida
Fort Lauderdale 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 16 (Yet another book sold this week in Holliston. THANK YOU Tara Hathaway! YOU ROCK!)
Hudson 4
Medway 3
Millis 1

Millbury 4
North Easton 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1

Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Wrentham 1
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!

What Will YOUR River or Tears Teach YOU?

Doug this morning getting his chemo treatment to kill his B-cells.

AS YOU ENTER TODAY’s BLOG TAKE A DEEP CLEANSING BREATH (IN…………HOLD…………OUT……..…WIGGLE YOUR TOESIES)….GROUND YOUR SELF…. FEEL HOW VERY GOOD IT FEELS TO FEEL…It’s all FEEDBACK TO GET YOU BACK TO YOUR JOY…. YOUR CHOICE Let’s begin!

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

Today is a different day, in terms of how I’m writing the blog. Today, instead of writing from my warm, cozy home, I’m writing from one of Mass General Hopsital’s off-sites, located right across from the Boston Garden….Today, my beautiful, beloved husband is getting another chemo treatment for his auto immune disease, vasculitis. He needs to get one every few months in order to stay alive. The bitch of it is that while these treatments are saving his life…for now…they are also destroying his body’s precious organs and systems. (BREATHE…more for me than for you.) Because of his illness he will need to get this for the rest of his life, but it’s also killing his immune system.

I feel scared. I let it wash over me. I go through waves of thought of “how to be” with this information. Sometimes I want to completely ignore it (which I can do VERY well, turns out). Sometimes I want to cry and cry and cry which I allowed myself yesterday with one of my friends who was wonderful at simply holding that space for me. What a gift to give someone, the space to simply let them get the emotions out while you bear witness. No judgement. No suggestions. Just holding the space. Feels soooooo good the recipient. Wish we could give gift certificates in it. They would “sell out”.

Last week in Boston while taking the kids to the New England Aquarium... FUN!!!

Where I am right now, as I sit next to him watching the liquid going into his veins, is at peace. It does not mean I don’t feel sad, but it does mean I am realizing, after all that energy release, that for RIGHT NOW he is safe. If I project into the future I am a MESS. I did that last year and it was a futile exercise in wasting energy. For right now, he is here. For right now, I am able to look into his eyes, kiss his lips, hug him, hold his hands. We have the gift of RIGHT NOW. All of us have this gift but most of us squander it worrying about what fears we can project into the future or something we wish we could change from the past. One gift that Doug’s illness has brought us is the gift of realizing one of life’s most precious gifts…the gift of BE-ING PRESENT, the gift of RIGHT NOW.

Doug, if you are reading this… this blog is dedicated to you and all the adventures we are having RIGHT NOW! These moments are PRICELESS! I am honored to be sharing my life with you. Truly honored. Thank you for helping me become a better person. 🙂 I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

P.S. Help me support my dream… 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. 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 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 February 2 at 8pm. Come learn to feed your magnificent 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 ONE ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE book this past week in Holliston, MA to ! Please help me reach my goal of selling twenty-four more books this month.  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.  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
Cromwell 1

Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1
Florida
Fort Lauderdale 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 15 (One book sold this week in Holliston. Heather bought it for a friend. THANK YOU!
Hudson 4
Medway 3
Millis 1

Millbury 4
North Easton 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1

Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Wrentham 1
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!

INVISIBLE PURE JOY…Right Under My Nose!

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

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

At yesterday’s ButterflyMoms workshop I had a simple epiphany, almost unnoticeable at first, but once I brought my attention to it, I realized the PURE JOY that the cool, clean glass of water by my bedside brings me every night.

“WHAT!? WATER? Is that what I just wrote? How can water make you happy?” For those of you who are mentally traveling at breakneck speeds, trying to fit your never-ending TO-DO LIST, this may not seem like anything even slightly important. “So what you have water by your bed. Big deal.”

Having water by my bedside gives me wonderful feelings that I have not even ever really noticed because for most of my life my brain has been RACING (against whom I have ZERO idea…although now that I’ve put it out there, it’s probably racing against myself which is probably why I was NEVER really the winner and could never stop racing. That is probably a GREAT definition of living in the RAT RACE).

The more I have called my energy back, the more I have started living in the NOW, the more of these simple AHA’s I’m having/noticing. To wake up in the middle of the night feeling parched and being able to simply reach out and find the wonderfully cool glass there waiting for me…..AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! IT FEELS SOOOOOO GOOD!!!!

It is a simple a ritual that without even asking my parents, I know at least three generations before me have done. I did not even think about it but it’s something I picked up from them. It makes me feel VERY HAPPY to realize this. It feels like yet another connection point with them.

I find it fascinating that I have been doing this all my life not realizing that this simple “before I go to bed” ritual was grounding and connecting me. It also brings in deep GRATITUDE for I know that in many parts of the world this LUXURY is not a possibility.

Part of what is sooooo wonderful about doing this work, is that you get to uncover so many magical moments like this one. I am at this point where now when I think about bedtime, part of my “RITUAL” is going to get a glass of water and even just thinking about it brings me GREAT JOY! What simple things are you doing in your life that bring you joy?

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

 

P.S. Please help me support my dream… 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. 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 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 19 at 8pm. Come learn to feed your magnificent 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 one 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 ONE ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE book this past week. Please help me reach my goal of selling twenty-six more books this month.  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.  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
MAINE

Biddeford 1

Maryland
Chestertown 1
Massachusetts
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2

Bolton 1
Canton 1

Framingham 1

Holliston 14 (+1 -someone bought it for a friend who is starting her business! YAY!)
Hudson 4
Medway 3
Millis 1

Millbury 4
North Easton 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1

Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Wrentham 1
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!

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
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*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

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