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When A Mother-Artist Loses Her Beloved Son…

When I worked in real estate, the number one issue people had with their homes was CLUTTER!  Much of our clutter comes from the crazy low prices that allow us to buy too much CRAPPY STUFF… that is made with energy of those who work in slave conditions for slave pay… 🙁

The energy of how things were made… stays with a thing… and then comes to live with you. These are also low-quality so when it breaks you throw it out… adding to our pollution to our world. Additionally, most of the money goes to very large corporations that have no connection to your local community or the communities who make the products. All this activity is adding to our dire climate change problem. This is NOT sustainable! It’s a very UGLY WAY TO LIVE.

There’s a simple and wonderful solution… BUY FROM LOCAL ARTISTS & ARTISANS! There’s a growing movement of people who are supporting their families by creating more-meaningful quality items that are locally made.

The solution is simple… Start buying from local artisans… Here is one who is a LOVE, the beautiful Andi Schroeder… Check our her WHY… and how the death of her beloved son inspired her!

Share this feel-good-video so that this message spreads! It’s a massive LOVE BOMB you get to spread to the world…  See it here!

THE WORLD NEEDS MORE ARTISTS AND ARTISANS!!!
Please support Andi’s work by buying her cards and following her on…
Facebook… https://www.facebook.com/andispeople/
Instagram… https://www.instagram.com/andispeople_/
Twitter… https://twitter.com/andispeople
Pinterest… https://www.pinterest.com/andispeople/
Etsy… http://www.andispeople.com/store/

To All YOU Mothers Out There… FANTASTIC FREE MOTHER’s DAY IDEA!

Corinne's beautiful mama Jean

Corinne’s beautiful mama Jean

Diane, Doug,  Denis and Debra's beautiful Mama June Schmidt. My beautiful mother-in-law!

Diane, Doug, Denise and Debra’s beautiful Mama June Schmidt. My beautiful mother-in-law!

This blog is dedicated to Corinne Kelleher’s mama beautiful Jean. Somehow I ended up with her magical blue coat and wear it proudly, always send her love! <3!

AND to my beautiful mother-in-law June whom we miss every single day. She knows I’m doing my best so that my girls, who never met their grandmother connect to the love she gave all of us. 🙂

Mother's day cool cartoonMagnificent ButterflyMoms,

Mother’s Day, one of my ABSOLUTELY FAVORITE holidays, is right around the corner! It’s filled with the delight of getting (and the delight of watching our kids give us) handmade Mother’s Day presents, cards and letters. Over the years, even the best de-clutterer moms are unable to throw out the precious letters and cards from her beloved children. The love in them is both timeless and priceless.

When I lived in magical San Francisco I worked with one of the best public relations people in the world, Stuart McFaul. It is rare to find someone who is good in the PR field, but who also has a heart as beautiful as his. It was obvious that he had a fantastical mama! 😉 This past week, fifteen years later and from six thousand miles away, I got a surprise call from Stuart letting me know about a project he really cared about. I instantly knew I had to share his mother’s act of un-dying gift of love with you, because it’s absolutely perfect for Mothers’ day!

2006 Christmas Cruise with the Family , Stuart and his mom

2006 Christmas Cruise with the Family , Stuart and his mom

Stuart told me that his magnificent mother June, had recently died. He and his sister spent the last few, precious days with their beloved mama. Her end was something that he calls absolutely beautiful because it was a celebration of her life and gave them a chance to peacefully accompany her out of this lifetime. After her death, they were surprised to find a letter she had written to them days before her death. The magnificent letter begins like this,

“Dear Mary Anne and Stuart,
As your mother, I wanted to leave you this message. I love both of you and have always loved you. I have tried to show you this love by words and actions, but I’m afraid many times I’ve fallen short. I’ve tried to give you my time, fun and laughter. I’ve tried to give you a safe and protective home (sometimes overly so, I’m afraid… (to read the entire letter check out the link at the end of this blog.)

The Stuart Family at Stuart and Nick's wedding

The McFaul Family at Stuart and Nick’s wedding

WHAT STUART WROTE TO ME AFTER OUR CALL WHEN I ASKED HIM FOR MORE DETAILS…

”After my mom passed… then her funeral passed… I was still left with the feeling that things were incomplete. Had I honored her, honored her memory properly? Then I just flashed on it: the letter she left was a legacy – not just for us – but for others as well. So I spoke with my sister and we agreed that I would build MyMomento.org as a way to “play it forward” for my mom. Now, she can live on in the way her words can inspire others, just as they have inspired us. Here’s the press release I plan to release next week. XO – AND THANK YOU!

Inspired By A Mother’s Final Words, MyMomento.org Allows You to Share Your Own Mother’s Lasting Legacy

APRIL 29, 2013 — SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Launching today in time for Mother’s Day, MyMomento.org, a site inspired by a loving letter a mother left for her children, allows you to share the special “momento” left to you by your mother. Riffing on the word “memento,” a moment is a special memory, lesson or legacy that you inspires your life.

In the case of the site founders Stuart McFaul and Mary Anne McFaul Lothrop, it was a letter they found two days after their mother June died at age 93. The letter, which June had written just a few weeks before she died, was a deeply-felt message of humble and abiding love of a mother for her two adopted children. You can read the letter here.

“We had no idea she had written this, but – as our final legacy – it’s the single best gift we have ever received,” said Stuart. “It’s an inspiring memento that moves us to be better, more loving people as we go through our own lives.”

In honor of June and other loving mothers, Stuart and Mary Anne created MyMomento.org as a place where others can share the legacies left by their mothers.

“Our mother left us a gift that we can never equal,” said Mary Anne. “MyMomento.org is just a way we can ‘play forward’ our mother’s love.”

To learn the complete story and to share your own “momento,” please visit www.MyMomento.org or on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/MyMomento.org.

June McFaulJune’s letter is a gift not only to her children, but also to the rest of the world. Her act of love, thanks to her beautiful children is reverberating out into the world, increasing the amount of love in the world… and after all, isn’t that what Mother’s day celebrates?

CALL TO ACTION…

I invite you add to the love cycle that June started and that Stuart and Mary Anne have continued by forming www.mymomento.org! Share this blog with friends and let’s see how many likes on FACEBOOK and content we can get! This is a great way to honor our mothers!

Mother's powerHAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

PS As promised here is the rest of the letter from above. June’s letter to her “babies” http://www.mymomento.org/letter/

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

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

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

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

happy-mothers-day-jokes8BOOKS SOLD INSIDE THE UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1

CONNECTICUT
Cromwell 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1

FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale 1

Seminole 1

GEORGIA
Roswell 1

ILLINOIS

Lake Forrest 1

KENTUCKY
Louisville 1

MAINE
Biddeford 1

MARYLAND
Chestertown 1

Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.MASSACHUSETTS
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
Holliston 17
Hudson 4
Medway 8
Millis 1
Millbury 4
New Bedford 1
North Easton 1
Rutland 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3

MISSOURI
Lee’s Summit 1

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Laconia 1

NEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

OHIO
Dublin 1

RHODE ISLAND
Bristol 1

Newport 1

VERMONT
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

 

BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES

AUSTRIA
Wien 2

IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY
Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN
Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL 
Carcavelos 1

Lisboa 11

Ovar 1

Sintra 1

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND
Greenock 1

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

 

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

*Every Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria writes the weekly BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in May 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since. Maria is a Reiki master and every time you read it you are showered with healing love.  Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com and spread the love!!! FEED YOUR SOUL!!!!!

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

 

 

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*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!

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