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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

SHORT and TO THE POINT…

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

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

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

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

Great B-I-G hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

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

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

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

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

√  If you know someone who wants to start a business and wants to be successful at it buy them the book I co-wrote…ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful!

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

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

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

How to Have the Perfect Adult Temper Tantrum…

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Hello Beautiful ButterflyMoms Community,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great B-I-G hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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

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

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

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

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

√  We sold no ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books last week. To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful!
THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”
The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live, who bought our wonderful book, MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your city/town/country on the list like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

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

TWO STORIES…WHICH ARE YOU LIVING?

Hello Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

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

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

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

Maria with Wayne Dyer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Portugal has history everywhere you turn

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

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

Great B-I-G hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

WHAT IS BUTTERFLYMOMS?
ButterflyMoms is a community of people who realize they are souls first and human being second. They want to explore more about themselves, to find out what makes them happy and how they can lead a life of purpose. It is simply about FEEDING YOUR SOUL. Although it has the name “MOMS” in the title it is more about being nurturing to your own transformation, as the butterfly is to its own metamorphosis. This community is led by Maria Salomão-Schmidt whose transformation was ignited by the birth and death of her BELOVED thirteen month old daughter Sophia (Sophalicious), the original butterfly.
*Every Thursday night we have a ButterflyMoms workshop at 783 Washington Street in Holliston, MA at 8pm that feeds your soul. They started after Maria manifested her dream…with the help of Sophia…to be a guest on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW and every week since she had done the workshop on Thursday nights.
*Every Friday morning, as a way of honoring Sophia’s soul, Maria gets up at 4:30am to write the weekly ButterflyMoms blog. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in 2009.

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

My make-up artist on The Oprah Show

√  We sold no ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books last week. To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful!
THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”
The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live, who bought our wonderful book, MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your city/town/country on the list like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

UNITED STATES
California
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1
Connecticut
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1
Florida
Fort Lauderdale 1
Kentucky
Louisville 1
Maryland
Chestertown 1
Massachusetts
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2 Bolton 1
Holliston 14
Hudson 4
Medway 3
Millis 1
North Easton 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Wrentham
Missouri
Lee’s Summit 1
New York
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1
Ohio
Dublin 1
Rhode Island
Newport 1
Vermont
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2
AUSTRIA
Wien 2
IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1
ITALY
Rome, Italy 3
JAPAN
Tokyo  1
PORTUGAL
Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1
SCOTLAND  
Greenock
SPAIN
Madrid 1
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Are YOU Feeling The SHIFT Yet?

Hello Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

The power of a vision board to transform a life!

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

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

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

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

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

Creating the life you want...

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

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

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

Great B-I-G hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

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

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

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

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

√  We sold no ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books last week. To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful!

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”

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

UNITED STATES

California

Anaheim 1

Fullerton 1

Sacramento 1

San Bruno 1

Connecticut

Greenwich 1

Yalesville 1

Florida

Fort Lauderdale 1

Kentucky

Louisville 1

Maryland

Chestertown 1

Massachusetts

Ashland 3

Blackstone 2 Bolton 1

Holliston 14

Hudson 4

Medway 3

Millis 1

North Easton 1

Sherborn 1

South Grafton 1

Watertown 1

Wrentham 1

Worcester 3

Wrentham

Missouri

Lee’s Summit 1

New York

Scarsdale 1

Stony Brook 1

Ohio

Dublin 1

Rhode Island

Newport 1

Vermont

Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

AUSTRIA

Wien, Austria 2

IRELAND

Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY

Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN

Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND     

Greenock

SPAIN

Madrid 1

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SO HOW WAS IT?

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

Hello Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great B-I-G hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

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

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

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

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

√  We sold no ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books last week. To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful!

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”

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

UNITED STATES

California

Anaheim 1

Fullerton 1

Sacramento 1

San Bruno 1

Connecticut

Greenwich 1

Yalesville 1

Florida

Fort Lauderdale 1

Kentucky

Louisville 1

Maryland

Chestertown 1

Massachusetts

Ashland 3

Blackstone 2 Bolton 1

Holliston 14

Hudson 4

Medway 3

Millis 1

North Easton 1

Sherborn 1

South Grafton 1

Watertown 1

Wrentham 1

Worcester 3

Wrentham

Missouri

Lee’s Summit 1

New York

Scarsdale 1

Stony Brook 1

Ohio

Dublin 1

Rhode Island

Newport 1

Vermont

Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

AUSTRIA

Wien, Austria 2

IRELAND

Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY

Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN

Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND     

Greenock

SPAIN

Madrid 1

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

REMEMBER…

*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!

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

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HOW YOUR COUCH CAN HELP YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE…

The amazing Jane Goodall...one of my favorite people!

Gorbachev a few years before I met him.

Beautiful ButterflyMoms!

EFFORTING. TO EFFORT. In most of our cultures VALUE is placed on HOW MUCH EFFORT you put into something. My background is that I’m TRAINED in both the CORPORATE and ENTREPRENEURIAL worlds. I have my MBA. I got it because I wanted to know what “they” know. It was a combination of being curious, wanting to make more money and wanting to feel safe. My area of expertise is MARKETING and more specifically PUBLIC RELATIONS. I’ve done work with some of the world’s most incredible people like author and humanitarian Jane Goodall, former president of the USSR Mikael Gorbachev and companies like Yahoo!, Sun Microsystems, Procter & Gamble, Continental Airlines and Reebok. I’ve even done work for the governments of Portugal and Japan. I have been doing this work for decades and I am very good at it.

So when I looked at my DREAM goal for getting on The Oprah Show, I took the same model as I do when I do PR. What are my objectives? What are my resources? Mind map it, set the list of tasks and off I would go. Well, what I found on that journey was THE MORE I EFFORTED the LESS PROGRESS I made. This really stumped me. This is the way that I’ve always done it, by mostly EFFORTING. At one point I was even going to WALK to Chicago…some of you who have read the blog for a while might remember that. It was a very foolish thing given that I had very small kids at home, no money, was not trained, had no equipment, etc, etc, etc…but as a Marcus Cherry’s mom used to say, “ A hard head makes a soft ass.” I was ignorance on fire. I did not trust the universe was going to give me my dream so I was going to circumvent the system! OH YA BABY! I THOUGHT I had it all worked out! Luckily for me the producers got wind of it and categorically told me that Oprah does not like stunts like that and if I did it I would never get on. I was disappointed but also a bit relieved. Can you imagine me walking 1,000 in the dead of winter?! I don’t know that they would have ever found my body!  😉

HOW I finally got on The Oprah Show is what I teach in Thursday night ButterflyMoms workshops that you keep seeing everywhere. This upcoming Thursday will be the 20th week anniversary! YAY! That is 20 weeks of helping people stop their EFFORTING. Twenty weeks of learning how to MANIFEST the life you want! It feels soooo good! It is me accomplishing my life’s goal of BEING THE FIRE THAT IGNITES PEOPLE’S SOUL!

This whole ButterflyMoms journey is one of the most delightful adventures of my life! The gift of being able to connect with others in SUCH a meaningful and profound manner is ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR! Each step of the way I have had to find the COURAGE to drop my ARMOR (ego, ways I used to do things, expectations, shoulds) at the entrance of each new chapter of the journey. As soon as I quiet down enough I can literally hear the next “request”, or maybe the word “suggestion” would be better because I do get to choose whether I do it or not. Sometimes I wish it were more automatic because FEAR can be such a powerful deterrent to FLYING (CONNECTING TO YOUR HEART) in this lifetime! :)! How many adventures have you missed in your lifetime because you took the hand of FEAR instead of that of your INTUITION? Hmmmmmm? NO JUDGING HERE! JUST OBSERVE. TAKE A VERY DEEP LUSCIOUS BREATH AND OBSERVE!!!! BE KIND TO YOURSELF AND THE ANSWER WILL FALL OUT OF YOU. :)!

The Incredible Creative Practitioner & Graphic Facilitator Karen Knight-Detering

In doing my first ever ButterflyMoms retreat I have hit upon the same issue that happened with The Oprah Show, my computer is acting up. I am noticing that technology gets very screwy when I step through the doorway of another cool adventure. That is probably no surprise to you because I have listed her the weeks and weeks of computer woes. So now, here we are two weekends before the retreat and the number of people who said they would sign up has not manifested. This week my talented friend Karen Knight-Detering shared this wonderful bit of wisdom. If you are trying to move a couch and need help because it is WAY too heavy and will scratch up the floor, you simply yell out, “Hey Charlie can you give me a hand here?” REMEMBER that when you need help with your DREAM remember the COUCH EXAMPLE…and SIMPLY ASK!

So today I am taking this lesson to heart and sincerely asking for help. I ask that you trust your INTUITION more than your FEAR and come for one of THE most MAGICAL weekends you will ever have. I ask that you sign up right now. Price is normally $365 but we are having an special price of $299 until October 15th so go to www.butterflymoms.com and sign up online. If you don’t immediately hear from me when you sign up, and I mean straight from me not an automated email, than please email or call me so that I can make sure you are all set. Email me directly at maria@butterflymoms.com or call me 617.877.3616 if you have questions.

This brings up a lot of anxiety and fear because in a way I’m making myself vulnerable by telling you what I need but what I’m learning is that to open one’s heart is to become a bit more vulnerable…but the rewards are soooooooo worth it!

Here is to a fantastic day!

Please read the updates and event below. They also feed your soul!

Big honkin’ hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL…

My Talk on IGNITING YOUR BIGGEST DREAM at the Dream Factory Community

√  Come the ButterflyMoms Vermont Retreat… and say YES! YES! YES! to your best life!  Take care of yourself! October 21-23 you have a date with yourself in Vermont at the beautiful Lareau Farm Inn for the first ever ButterflyMoms YES! YES! YES! Retreat. Price is only $299 if you pay before October 15, after that it goes up to $365 which includes all the workshops, materials, most meals and lodging. There are a very limited number of spots so don’t be on the outside wishing you had booked it! Reserve your spot now!! YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! To book it send an email to maria@butterflymoms.com! Scholarships available. You will only regret NOT going!

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

√  Finally 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

√  Just finished our 19th week in a row of ButterflyMoms Workshops!!!!! Next week will be our 20th so there will be lots of surprises!!!! Come next Thurs, October 13 at 8pm!  FRIDAY THE 13th and that is Sophia’s lucky number! J! Come feed your soul…783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in back. Only $25 or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70

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

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

 

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”

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

UNITED STATES

California

Anaheim 1

Fullerton 1

Sacramento 1

San Bruno 1

Connecticut

Greenwich 1

Yalesville 1

Florida

Fort Lauderdale 1

Kentucky

Louisville 1

Maryland

Chestertown 1

Massachusetts

Ashland 3

Blackstone 2 Bolton 1

Holliston 14

Hudson 4

Medway 3

Millis 1

North Easton 1

Sherborn 1

South Grafton 1

Watertown 1

Wrentham 1

Worcester 3

Wrentham

Missouri

Lee’s Summit 1

New York

Scarsdale 1

Stony Brook 1

Ohio

Dublin 1

Rhode Island

Newport 1

Vermont

Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

AUSTRIA

Wien, Austria 2

IRELAND

Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY

Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN

Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND     

Greenock

SPAIN

Madrid 1

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

REMEMBER…

*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!

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

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

WHAT YOU FIGHT AGAINST…GROWS!

Feedback is ALWAYS appreciated!LOVE to know that you were here! It feeds my soul!

Good Morning Beautiful ButterflyMoms!

If you grew up “AMERICAN” you most likely have been taught that LIFE IS HARD, that to get what you want you have to WORK HARD. You have to FIGHT. Because of this model, if things come to us too easily we question it. We literally say to ourselves, “that was too easy…what’s wrong with it OR what’s the catch?”

While dating, if a man treated you super well and things just flowed, many of us saw that as BORING! Instead, for many, especially when we were younger, it was the BAD BOY, the guy who brought you the most EFFORTING that we gravitated to…because in our culture we were taught to add more value to the things you FIGHT FOR. I think we can all agree that the fantasy about CHANGING your mate has brought boatloads of heartache. “I must be doing something wrong.” “What’s wrong with me?” is what we say to ourselves…and then the ICKY cycle of self-loathing begins to grow…

TAKE A DEEP, LUSCIOUS BREATH RIGHT NOW…..Mmmmmmmmm. Recently, I had a choice to make in my life. There were two choices and I NOTICED that one was clearly the choice that had the best alignment for me and my family. It was completely effortless. The other choice was completely blocked and was about efforting. I found myself being drawn to the EFFORTING side because I unconsciously felt it had more value. I saw, in one way, how ridiculous that was but it felt like I was in a tractor beam like the one that pulled the Millenium Falcon. WOW! It was only slowly and with the help of talking it out with people I trust, that I started realizing what I was doing and to pull away from that choice. It was a very eye-opening experience.

Actors often ask themselves, “What is my motivation?” when they are studying a new character role. Well in your own life there are a million MOTIVATIONS that you have taken on that you do not even see that you have. They may have served you at some point in your past, but right now they may be hurting you instead of helping.

The BIG RULE here is to remember to BE KIND to YOUR SELF. Even those who interrogate people get a lot more information with kindness than torture. STOP TORTURING YOURSELF! Hell is here on this planet and how very MEAN we are to the little girl inside of us. We are sooooo afraid of disappointing others but we don’t spend much time realizing that we constantly ignore and mistreat our little girl. We then wonder why we keep gaining weight or feeling unhappy. It’s all about trapping energy. If you FEEL something, whether it’s a feeling or an intuition hit and you ignore it, you are simply storing ICKY energy. Over time this can get REALLY MESSY. I don’t even have to give you any examples because you can list a fairly large amount because you are living it.

Take a moment and start seeing yourself and the choices you are making. This week be MIND-FULL. Notice your habits. Notice when you use sugar or caffeine to help bring up your energy levels. Notice the people in your life who are your ENERGY VAMPIRES. Notice what you gravitate towards. Notice what you do when you are stressed about something or want to avoid something. Notice when you start thinking about your dream and you cut yourself off. BREATHE – DEEPLY. PLAY with this exercise this week. Big shifts are happening and they need to because many of us are so toxic that a truly fulfilling life is not possible until we get rid of our ICKIES.

Here is to a fantastic day! Please read the updates and event below. They also feed your soul!

Big beautiful hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL…

My Talk on IGNITING YOUR BIGGEST DREAM at the Dream Factory Community

√  Take care of yourself! October 21-23 you have a date with yourself in Vermont at the beautiful Lareau Farm Inn for the first ever ButterflyMoms YES! YES! YES! Retreat. Price is only $299 if you pay before October 15, after that it goes up to $365 which includes all the workshops, materials, most meals and lodging. There are a very limited number of spots so don’t be on the outside wishing you had booked it! We are half-way to being SOLD OUT so reserve your spot now!! YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! To book it send an email to maria@butterflymoms.com! Scholarships available. You will only regret NOT going!

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

√  Just finished our 18th week in a row of ButterflyMoms Workshops!!!!! Come next Thurs, September 29nd at 8pm!  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

Come the ButterflyMoms Vermont Retreat... and say YES! YES! YES! to your best life! 🙂

√  We sold five ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books last week and one this week! WHEW WHO! Here they are: Elaine Gabrielson, Anne Borow-Lawrence, Victoria Haffer, Kat Moulton, Manon Theriault and Gillian McAuley. Look below to see all the new Massachusetts towns we are adding to our amazing list of people who have bought this magical book. To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

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

 

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”

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

UNITED STATES

California

Anaheim 1

Fullerton 1

Sacramento 1

San Bruno 1

Connecticut

Greenwich 1

Yalesville 1

Florida

Fort Lauderdale 1

Kentucky

Louisville 1

Maryland

Chestertown 1

Massachusetts

Ashland 3 (Manon Theriault adds one more to Ashland although since she is from Canada and we have not yet sold this book in Canada that would be cool too. THANK YOU BEAUTIFUL MANON! MERCI!)

Blackstone 2 (Elaine Gabrielson and Kat Moulton are the first to put Blackstone on the list. YAY!  THANK YOU BEAUTIFUL ELAINE! THANK YOU BEAUTIFUL KAT!

Bolton 1

Holliston 14 (Gillian McAuley helped raise Holliston’s number to 14 with her purchase! YAY BEAUTIFUL GILLIAN! THANK YOU!)

Hudson 4

Medway 3

Millis 1 (Boy, oh, boy, yet another new town added this time because of Victoria Haffer. THANK YOU BEAUTIFUL VICTORIA!)

North Easton 1

Sherborn 1

South Grafton 1

Watertown 1

Wrentham 1 (A GREAT BIG YAY to Anne Borow-Lawrence who adds the town of Wrentham to our list! How very cool is that?! THANK YOU BEAUTIFUL ANNE!)

Worcester 3

Wrentham

Missouri

Lee’s Summit 1

New York

Scarsdale 1

Stony Brook 1

Ohio

Dublin 1

Rhode Island

Newport 1

Vermont

Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

AUSTRIA

Wien, Austria 2

IRELAND

Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY

Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN

Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND     

Greenock

SPAIN

Madrid 1

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

REMEMBER…

*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!

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

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GET A PEN AND PAPER FOR THIS ONE…

Feedback is ALWAYS appreciated!LOVE to know that you were here! It feeds my soul! Before you read today’s blog please get a pen and paper or better yet your favorite journal! 🙂

Good Morning Beautiful ButterflyMoms!

Why did you come here today? Are you bored? Are you looking for inspiration? Are you looking to connect to something with meaning? Every week about 1,000 people, both women and men, come to ButterflyMoms but WHY? Out of all the things you could be doing WHY COME HERE? WHAT ARE YOU SEEKING?

Use your breath here. Really take a veeeeeeeeeeeery l-o-n-g  d-e-e-p breath. Close your eyes and do it again. HEAR YOUR BREATH. How does your body feel? Breathe again. Smile. How does it feel to be noticing what is happening in the PRESENT. If other thoughts come…gently shove them into the closet…just kidding…gently, without judging, release them out the door. If they come back one, two, twenty times, still GENTLY, WITHOUT JUDGEMENT, release them.

In this state, take your pen and paper (no keyboards as they are not as effective because they are so linear and you want more freedom for this than that)…. So in this state take you pen and paper and draw, scribble, write, play on paper for as long as you can. Give yourself at least a good 14 minutes. See what PERCULATES! Your assignment is to do this EVERY DAY this week. If you have a specific life/business issue you are working on use this wonderful accessing gift to see what you cannot see when the noise of the other world is blocking your INTUITION, your inner wisdom!

I AM THANKFUL FOR ALL MY LIFE LESSONS…GREAT AND SMALL BECAUSE THE GRATITUDE IS THE SECRET INGREDIENT FOR A MAGICAL LIFE…AND I WANT A MAGICAL LIFE!

Here is to a fantastic day! Please read the updates and event below. They also feed your soul!

Big beautiful hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

 

MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL…

√  Take care of yourself! October 21-23 you have a date with yourself in Vermont at the beautiful Lareau Farm Inn for the first ever ButterflyMoms Fall Retreat! Price is only $299 if you pay before October 15, after that it goes up to $365 which includes all the workshops, materials, most meals and lodging. There are a very limited number of spots so don’t be on the outside wishing you had booked it! We have gotten a number of requests for spots so reserve your spot now!! YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! To book it send an email to maria@butterflymoms.com! Scholarships available. You will only regret NOT going!

√  Thank you too the DreamFactory community for the amazing energy you brought to my talk on Thursday about IGNITING YOUR DREAM. It was a magnificent time! THANK YOU!

√  Just finished our 17th week in a row of ButterflyMoms Workshops!!!!! A big THANK YOU to our special guest, the amazing crystal expert Marianne Sage. You can read more about her at her site… http://www.crystalsinger.webs.com/index.html…Come next Thurs, September 29nd at 8pm where we will have a BUTTERFLYMOMS PIZZA, SALAD & WINE NIGHT!  Come feed your soul and your tummy. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS ONE…783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in back. Only $25 or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70

√  We sold six ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE books this week! WHEW WHO! I don’t have their list of where they live so I will update it next week. Sorry about that! They were all in Massachusetts. See the cool list of all the countries and states where people have bought books at the end of this blog. To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

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

 

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”

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

UNITED STATES

California

Anaheim 1

Fullerton 1

Sacramento 1

San Bruno 1

Connecticut

Greenwich 1

Yalesville 1

Florida

Fort Lauderdale 1

Kentucky

Louisville 1

Maryland

Chestertown 1

Massachusetts

Ashland 2

Bolton 1

Holliston 14

Hudson 4

Medway 3

North Easton 1

Sherborn 1

South Grafton 1

Watertown 1

Worcester 3

Wrentham

Missouri

Lee’s Summit 1

New York

Scarsdale 1

Stony Brook 1

Ohio

Dublin 1

Rhode Island

Newport 1

Vermont

Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

AUSTRIA

Wien, Austria 2

IRELAND

Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY

Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN

Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND     

Greenock

SPAIN

Madrid 1

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

REMEMBER…

*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!

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

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

 

WHERE’S YOUR HEAD?

Feedback is ALWAYS appreciated!LOVE to know that you were here! It feeds my soul! :)!

Good Morning Beautiful ButterflyMoms!

This morning at 5:03 a.m. my seven-year-old daughter, Mialotta, came downstairs crying from a nightmare she had just had. She does not often have them and this one was a doozy. Initially the more I tried to get her to share what she had seen, the more she resisted. It kind of felt like when you are dealing with a tick, the more you pull to get it off, the more it DIGS IN. Hmmmm… So I had to unearth her ickies in a different way. ACTIVATE INTUITION!

First, I had to get her back to her thinking mode. I took many parenting classes with the wonderful child expert Ellen Kerstein who teaches Conscious Discipline workshops. Ellen taught us that when kids (or adults 😉 are having temper tantrums they are COMPLETELY in their brain stem. This is the part of the oldest part of brain (evolutionarily-speaking) where there is no speech. It is all about survival. It is your fight or flight mode. We know someone is in this space when you try to talk to them and they seem to not hear a word you are saying. This is where we as parents are most likely to lose our cool. 🙁 Just so you know, there is absolutely NO WAY to communicate with a child that is in this place. Knowing this little fact helps us be able to RESOLVE, instead of thinking the child is being….(fill in the blank) a) bratty  b) spoiled  c) disrespectful  d) whatever feeling comes up for you.

The best way is to help your child get back to her pre-frontal lobes, the problem-solving part of the brain. This is done through touching and speaking in a soothing voice. Today I rubbed the bottoms of her feet (helps her ground too), held her in my lap and rubbed her back. I could physically see her relax. While I was doing this I was speaking to her. I asked her questions, most of which she initially asked me to repeat because she was so deep into her brain stem. It is all information. If you JUDGE IT you label it. Once you label something you no longer receive information. You ASS-U-ME. (Sound familiar? 😉

All these activities move her into the part of her brain that allows her to CREATE CHOICE. CHOICE is what guides our lives. It is the choice of what we focus on that gives us more of “that”. As you go about your day check in with yourself and see what part of your brain are you in. Notice especially when you are in your brain stem and wondering why you cannot solve the issue at hand.

Here is to a fantastic day! Please read the updates and event below. They also feed your soul! :)!

Big honkin’ hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL…

√  THIS THURSDAY, September 22 from 12-2pm, I will be speaking at the DreamFactory Luncheon. The topic is IGNITE YOUR BIGGEST DREAM! at the delicious Bella Costa restaurant (147 Cochituate Rd, Framingham). Lunch for 1st time attendees to the DreamFactory Community is only $25 (the lunch is VERY yummy!) This is a wonderful community…Space is limited so please sign up early to reserve your spot. It would be soooooooo awesome to see you there! To sign up NOW CLICK… http://www.cantorconsulting.com/Programs/tabid/298/CategoryID/68/Default.aspx

√  It will be here before you know it so sign up now. Do your New Year’s Resolution Early! Take care of yourself! October 21-23 you have a date with yourself in Vermont at the beautiful Lareau Farm Inn for the first ever ButterflyMoms Fall Retreat! Price is only $299 if you pay before October 15, after that it goes up to $365 which includes all the workshops, materials, most meals and lodging. There are a very limited number of spots so don’t be on the outside wishing you had booked it! We have gotten a number of requests for spots so reserve your spot now!! YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! TALK ABOUT REJUVINATING YOUR SOUL! WOW! To book it send an email to maria@butterflymoms.com! Scholarships available. You will only regret NOT going!

This week’s ButterflyMoms updates…

*Just finished our 16th week in a row of ButterflyMoms Workshops!!!!! Next week we are having a special guest, the amazing Marianne Sage. You can read more about her at her site… http://www.crystalsinger.webs.com/index.html She’ll share her passion and wisdom about how crystals are formed and how they work. She will bring lots of them with her. Some will even be for sale if you want to take one home. 🙂 Don’t miss out on all the fun…Come next Thurs, September 22nd at 8pm!  783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in back. Only $25 or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70

*We sold one ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE book this week. Thank you to the mystery person who bought one at Brick House Realty! Until I find out who you are I will put that you are from Holliston!! :)! See the cool list of all the countries and states where people have bought books at the end of this blog. To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

* On the 10th anniversary of 9-11 we held our first ever ButterflyMoms Healing Share. We had about 30 people including kids…they are the ones who really get this stuff! We even had a 93 year old who had never done anything like this but said, “Hey this feels pretty good!” How cool is that? We collected about nine bags of groceries and will be delivering it to the Holliston Food Pantry this week!  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED THEIR TIME, SPACE, TABLES, FOOD and LOVE!

*Did eight more Reiki/Full Spectrum healings this past week. To book a healing send an email with times you are available to maria@butterflymoms.com! Cost is $60 for a session.

 

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”

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

UNITED STATES

California

Anaheim 1

Fullerton 1

Sacramento 1

San Bruno 1

Connecticut

Greenwich 1

Yalesville 1

Florida

Fort Lauderdale 1

Kentucky

Louisville 1

Maryland

Chestertown 1

Massachusetts

Ashland 2

Bolton 1

Holliston 14

Hudson 4

Medway 3

North Easton 1

Sherborn 1

South Grafton 1

Watertown 1

Worcester 3

Wrentham

Missouri

Lee’s Summit 1

New York

Scarsdale 1

Stony Brook 1

Ohio

Dublin 1

Rhode Island

Newport 1

Vermont

Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

AUSTRIA

Wien, Austria 2

IRELAND

Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY

Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN

Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND     

Greenock

SPAIN

Madrid 1

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

REMEMBER…

*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!

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

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

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