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(WORKSHOP IN MONTE ESTORIL, PORTUGAL) FINALLY FULL OF YOURSELF: Unlocking Your Spiritual DNA

how-the-light-gets-inTo be FULL OF YOURSELF has traditionally been seen as negative, but if you’re not full of yourself then who/what are you full of?

Come to this groundbreaking workshop by Oprah Show guest,
International life coach Maria Salomão-Schmidt to get a unique preview to her long awaited book. Learn how to access your own unique spiritual DNA and get the answers to the questions that have been eluding you!

Coffee, Tea and light snacks will be served.

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The Seven Secret Steps for a Fantastic 2013!!!!

Beautiful Lisboa!!!!!

Beautiful Lisboa!!!!!

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Dearest ButterflyMoms,

This is the last blog in 2012. It is also the 200th original ButterflyMoms blog ever written. Do you usually do goals, “real” goals for the upcoming year? By “real” I mean those that don’t come from the Land of Should… things you “should” do but rather from what your intuition is telling you. How do you begin to increase the voice of your intuition is what reading ButterflyMoms is all about… The goal of the ButterflyMoms blog, workshops and coaching is to help align you with your life’s purpose by building up your ability to hear the guidance that is your birthright.

There are parts of my life that are falling apart and there are parts that are growing. In the past I’ve tended to hold onto things that do not serve me because it was comfortable. This year, however, I’m letting go more and opening more. Whether you come to drink from this beautiful blog’s gifts every Friday or just once a year, I hope it fills your soul with the most amazing elixir that warms the cockles of your soul!

Great option if you are in Boston... Tavern on the Water1 8th St, Pier 6Charlestown, MA 02129(617) 242-8040www.tavernonthewater.com

Great option if you are in Boston… Tavern on the Water
1 8th St, Pier 6
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 242-8040
www.tavernonthewater.com

Café: with a viewThe top floor terrace at Bairro Alto HotelPraça Luís de Camões 2 1200-243 LisboaHere you can fall in love with the city. This place has one of the best views over the Tagus River and the 25 Abril Bridge. Visit this terrace in the afternoon, to witness the sunset from that spot. It´s just beautiful. The hotel is located in one of my favorite areas, the Bairro Alto - a bohemian quarter, a neighborhood with art galleries, record stores, bookshops, restaurants, art schools, cafés and design shops. At night is where all the fun happens - you can find hundreds of people gathering outside. Bairro Alto is the extension of one of Lisbon's most visited areas - Chiado, and consequently this neighborhood has become a great place to go!

Café: with a view
The top floor terrace at Bairro Alto Hotel
Praça Luís de Camões 2 1200-243 Lisboa
Here you can fall in love with the city. This place has one of the best views over the Tagus River and the 25 Abril Bridge. Visit this terrace in the afternoon, to witness the sunset from that spot. It´s just beautiful. The hotel is located in one of my favorite areas, the Bairro Alto – a bohemian quarter, a neighborhood with art galleries, record stores, bookshops, restaurants, art schools, cafés and design shops. At night is where all the fun happens – you can find hundreds of people gathering outside. Bairro Alto is the extension of one of Lisbon’s most visited areas – Chiado, and consequently this neighborhood has become a great place to go!

I invite you to carve out a block of time (minimum 90 minutes). Go to a really awesome café/restaurant (not a chain if possible) with an incredible view. For me, places by the water or in a city are top on my list. Pick a place that is out of your normal pattern but that you love! Don’t overthink it just go armed with beautiful pens and notebook/journal/sheets that make you giggle. Make sure you are warm so if it’s cold where you are bring a favorite sweater or if you are where it’s hot that you also go dressed appropriately because comfort will allow you to focus on the task at hand… and that task is to pull out what your plan is for 2013! I use my bubble method which is also called MIND MAPPING. I’ve been using it for years and years with some of the world’s most influential people like Mikhail Gorbachev, Jane Goodall, etc. Why it works is that we receive ideas out of order but when we speak or write ideas need to be in some sort of order to make sense. Using the bubble method does this and it’s incredibly simple and fun to use! :)!!!!!!!

*dec29blog3Simple Instructions…

#1  Close your eyes, take a deep breath, make good use of the play skills you developed as a child and imagine the life you want to live in 2013. What can you see yourself doing? Being? Who are you meeting? Who are you with? What are you accomplishing? What skills have you gained? What have you bought? How have you fed your artistic side? How have you moved your body? How have you fed your body? What have you sold? Where have you traveled? What have you given to others? What words have you learned in a different language? What have you discovered about yourself? What have you let go of? How have you treated your body? Your soul? Your mind?

#2  Draw a bunch of circles of all sizes on a page.

*dec29blog2#3  As ideas pop into your head randomly put them in a circle. If you need more circles feel free to draw more.

#4  When you are done with the stream of ideas, move your perspective from the small into the big picture and look at what you wrote from that perspective. Are there any areas that are similar? If so, connect them with a line. Is there something else that is popping up, then write it down. Laugh. Have fun. Play with it.

#5  Now from here take each idea that you want to manifest in 2013 and write your MAGNIFICENT LIST for 2013!

#6  Quantify the items, which means add some sort of number to the goal so you can check in with it, like if your goal is to read more books, then write as your goal… I will read 12 books in 2013.

*dec29blog1#7  Now break each goal into smaller simpler steps of what you are going to do specifically and when you are going to do it.

Feel free to do one for each of your businesses, one for family and one for self. My life is very full so doing this helps me keep a better balance and helps keeps things in the right place for them to get done.

*dec29blog4As a FREE bonus, when you are done with this exercise send me your goals and I will check in with you four times in 2013 to make sure you are on track. Those who start strong and have support will most likely finish strong! Drop the excuses. Don’t get to the end of 2013 with another disappointing year. START NOW and start loving your life and letting it love, love, love you!! Being happy is our birthright… ACTIVATE IT!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

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

IMG_0848√  WORKSHOP: Wednesday, January 8th. HOW TO PROPERLY DEAL WITH THE  TOP FOUR DEADLY DREAM KILLERS WORKSHOP… Start 2013 with some powerful tools! Scientists now know that we are all made up of energy. As children most of us were never taught how to intentionally use our energy to magnetize and create the dreams we hold in our hearts. Are you curious as to how to better use your energy? Want stop bumping into the walls of your life and start living in alignment with your life’s purpose? Come get some respite from all that thinking and efforting! Get many of your why’s answered and feel better about living your happy life! Doors open at 9:45am. Starts promptly at 10:00am-12:00pm. Amazing ocean views at Quiosque Bar http://qb-quiosquebar.blogspot.pt/, Avenida Marginal, Praia de Paço de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here..http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4 See you there!!!!!!! Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly.

√  WORKSHOP: Thursday, January 24th. MAKING 2013 MY BEST YEAR! … Every January there is a hope that life will get better yet life seems to take over and we lose control of our vision. Come to this amazing open workshop that will share some of the very tools you need to truly accomplish your life’s mission! Can’t build a house without a hammer and nails…so come get your energetic hammer and nails! Lots of laughing and learning! Doors open at 9:45am. Starts promptly at 10:00am-12:00pm. Amazing ocean views at Quiosque Bar http://qb-quiosquebar.blogspot.pt/, Avenida Marginal, Praia de Paço de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here..http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4 See you there!!!!!!! Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly.

√  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 goals for 2013 and beyond. 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, 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…

Volunteers Teresa and Ana, plus Carla and Dulce with Joaninha, Isabella and me! What a wonderful experience! Everyone was soooo joyous. They new they were part of a miracle and in a country where bad news is everywhere this was refreshing!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

Seminole 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 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
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

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HAPPY 2013! Remember to reach out and get the support you need! 🙂 Doing it alone is close to impossible… and oh-so-boring!!!!!!!! 😉

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!!!!!

PS… To learn more about the Maya people check this out… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_civilization <3

Last ButterflyMoms Post from the United States…

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

There is so much going on in my heart right now. In the past WEEK I just finished my Reiki Master Teacher certification in Rhode Island, travelled to Long Island, New York to spend time with family, traveled to Chicago, Illinois to be in the audience of Oprah’s Lifeclass with Iyanla Vanzant, had my last ButterflyMoms meeting (after almost 1 and a half years of meetings –when there was only supposed to be one) and yesterday my eight year old fell 12 feet head-first from a tree swing and for five hours we thought she had injured her spinal cord. All this while I’m preparing to leave on Wednesday to start my sabbatical in Portugal for a year. (deep breath)

GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO THE HOLLISTON PARAMEDICS WHO SHOWED UP!!!! AMAZINGLY GIFTED PEOPLE WITH BIG HEARTS! I LOVE THEM!!!! THEY WERE SOOO KIND TO OUR MIALOTTA, ESPECIALLY AROUND HER FEARS OF AMBULANCES FROM THE HORROR OF SOPHIA’s DEATH. THESE PEOPLE ARE MAGICAL!!!

First of all Mialotta, my daughter is fine. As soon as it happened I sent our prayer and healing requests to some of the most heart-centric people I know and I believe that made all the difference. They thought for a while they’d have to transfer her to the trauma center at Mass General but it did not need to be… THANK GOODNESS! I’m deeply thankful to all those who sent prayers and healings! I felt them and it helped me stay grounded and present for my beautiful little girl (as I write this I realize that it was both for my daughter and the little girl inside of me! 😉 NICE! (as my good friend Rei Alberto- Big Al likes to say)!

Something in me has shifted. I cannot pinpoint what specifically caused it, but I can feel it. What is most noticeable is that things that used to bother me don’t. When I’m triggered by people, I immediately ask WHAT IS MY PART IN THIS? WHAT IS MY LESSON? WHERE IS THE GIFT IN THIS? It is not always the easiest first step, but it is the only first step.

As I pack for my trip, I am thinking of all of you and asking my guides for help on this new leg of our adventure. The whole ButterflyMoms journey has been an unfolding of trust. Now is no different and I’m as open as I know how to be for awaits us on the other side of this leg…

As always I will do my best to write next week’s blog, this time from Portugal !:)

Special THANK YOU to all the love and magical, meaningful gifts I got from some of the ButterflyMoms yesterday. All I could do is be humble and thankful!

LOVE YOU,

Mariaaaaaaaaaaa

HOW Do My Actions Inspire YOU?

Hello Beautiful ButterflyMoms!

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEW!!!!!!!!! I am starting today’s blog all hot and sweaty after having JUST come back from one of the coolest (and simplest) life experiences… a neighborhood running group!

Let it be known publically that I do not like “running”. The best thing I like about running is being finished. Yes, yes, I have gotten that runner’s high years ago but for me the ICKIES of running out-weighed the benefits…UNTIL…ENTER AN IDEA… an idea that I had a small part in but that I’m seeing reverberate into other people’s lives. The idea of combining COMMUNITY + EXERCISE.

Most of us started off trying to mainly do this. Now we also have the benefit of COMMUNITY LOVE! FEELS GREAT!

I shared with you a few months ago that I had been in this in-between space where I wanted to live somewhere else like San Francisco or Europe other than where I was. For a few years I struggled with that thought. I gave it A LOT of my energy until one day I realized that I was not living in MY NOW. I was giving my power to the future or the past (where I have no power) and not appreciating the present of my PRESENT moments (where I have all my power).

Bringing back all my energy to the present moment gave me a lot more AHA moments and one of them was the thinking that if I was going to be fully present I wanted to build more community here. This inspiration led me to start the wildly successful local online Facebook group called, “I’M HOLLISTON HAPPY”.

I saw that in my idyllic little New England town of Holliston, MA there were sooooo many AMAZING people from all over the world BUT the way things happen here you only meet people through your kids, neighborhood or church/synagogue. Many wonderful people had no opportunity to interact or meet each other so enter a solution… I’M HOLLISTON HAPPY, a Facebook page where local people can share events, news and have a vehicle for their own inspirations…ENTER Gaynor Greenberg! TAH DAH!!!!

The wonderful Gaynor Greenberg whose question sparked a movement in our town for many of us to get off our butts and play together! 🙂

A transplant for Scotland and mother of two strapping young boys who has found herself also in this magical little town of Holliston, Gaynor was also feeling disconnected until she entered the world of I’M HOLLISTON HAPPY. Two weeks ago, she posted a simple question… “Hey, anyone interested in doing a running group?”… and BAM!… instant traction and reaction… People were hungering for something like this that was connective, free, local and fun! Betsy Maxwell, for example, a delightful brand new Holliston resident joined in the organizing and leading part of the adventure. After a lengthy back and forth we all decided to meet al the local Irish pub her in town called Casey’s and when we sat down a tiny green inch worm was on my arm. We took it as a sign that we should be called the Inch by Inch Running Group, a rag-tag group of very out of shape (sorry all) Hollistonians who wanted to connect while having fun.

The wonderful Betsy Maxwell who helped organize the fun! 🙂

So three times a week, Monday, Tuesday and Friday we meet at 5:00am in front of the Butterfly gate at 14 Vine Street and do the Couch to 5k app on our iPhones 😉 Last week it was even written up in one of the local online publications The Holliston Patch!

It does my heart good to be able to actually see what happens when we take our energy and move it to the present. What a gift to be able to see that the reverberations of my actions are having in the world. How cool to see all the people who are now taking care of their bodies and using their voices to build community in this most soul delicious manner! How very divine!

I wish for you the ability to see how your actions reverberate in the world! 🙂

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
🙂

P.S. Like the ButterflyMoms blog do ya? Want more ways to unlock your blocks?… Then come to the ButterflyMoms Soul Support Group most every Thursday at 8pm. 783 Washington Street in Holliston. Free and plenty of parking in the back. Only $25, or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70. Come feed your soul!

In case you were wondering…

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 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. 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, May 10 at 8pm. Come learn to feed your magnificent soul!…783 Washington St, Holliston…. 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.

√  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

√  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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*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… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com/

WHAT HAS BUTTERFLYMOMS MEANT TO YOU?

Four of my six children... all gifts from the heart! (even when I forget that they are!!!! 😉

Hello Beautiful ButterflyMoms Community!

We are a few weeks away from the “official” three year anniversary of the ButterflyMoms blog. Writing the blog is something I have done no matter what at least EVERY Friday since then…those who know me personally know how rare that is for me to have that kind of commitment. It has been an act of love, humility and magic. It feels wonderful that I touched thousands of people’s lives by just SHOWING UP AS ME…my MBA brain still finds that a little hard to “understand”.

As I write and news of ButterflyMoms has spread, instead of things getting BIGGER, they have actually gotten SMALLER and SLOWER. Savoring each comment that people write, Touching the pain of having lost Sophia physically but finding a way to still connect to her essence and beauty, Hearing feedback of how others have started their own journey because they see the courage I have put into mine, Sharing my Oprah Winfrey Show adventures, Introducing you to amazing people along the way, Schlepping my book sales stories and creating a list of where they have sold, Getting inspired to start the ButterflyMoms Soul Support Group, Putting on magical retreats that fill us with such wonderful abundance and link us with our unique joys!….the joys I have attracted into my life because I have CARVED out SACRED SPACE every Friday has added such depth to my life. It has transformed in my own way of connecting with SOURCE ENERGY (what people call God, Allah, Buddha, etc.)

If you are reading this you are part of the magic space that is ButterflyMoms. Whether it is your first of hundredth time here, it is pretty amazing that out of all the NOISE in the world, you have tuned into this source…one whose intention is to FEED YOUR SOUL. There is no real “advertising” yet thousands of people still find there way here… that is just soooooo MAGNIFICENT! (sigh)

So over the next few weeks as we end the 3 year anniversary and step into the 4th year of ButterflyMoms I am asking for your stories, your ideas, your connections. One of the biggest ways we all leak energy is that people who are touched by something at ButterflyMoms either don’t share it with anyone or they send me a private email. Each week up to 2,000 people read the blog yet few leave any comment. Over the next few weeks I ask that you comment so that you can unleash the trapped energy in your life. Think of it as an exercise for your heart. Remember that each week I open my heart and share what I find inside. For this to happen I have to turn off my brain and let my heart speak. I know there are some VERY POWERFUL stories out there. I have heard some of them yet many others have not. That is a lot of wasted inspiration. Whether yours is powerful to you or not is the mind creeping in again…(Nice try brain! We are on to you! 😉 Take a moment now, don’t filter, don’t wait until later, just sit down and ask yourself and type the answers to… WHAT HAS THE BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG MEANT TO ME? WHAT MAKES ME KEEP COMING BACK? WHAT HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL LIFE LESSONS FOR ME? WHAT SHIFTS HAVE A MADE IN MY LIFE?

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

P.S. Please help me support my dream! … It’s been TWENTY YEARS in the making! The book “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 the book 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 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. 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, April 26th at 8pm. Come learn to feed your magnificent soul!…783 Washington St, Holliston…. 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.

√  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

√  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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*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… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com/

YOUR LITTLEST VOICE…

 

 

 

TODAY, AS YOU ENTER YOUR INNER WORLD WITH THE HELP OF THE BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG, GIVE YOUR SELF THE GIFT OF TAKING A DEEP, LUSCIOUS CLEANSING BREATH…. IN… HOLD……… OUT……..…AHHHHHHH. NOW 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…

Sweet ButterflyMoms,

Inside of each one of us is a voice. It is our original voice, a voice without fear, a voice that is the core essence of who we are. Over time, as we develop our brain, the ability to communicate and the desire to be accepted by others covers over that little voice. Like a once precious childhood item that gets buried in a stuffy attic we lose our deepest connection to who we are. Over time more and more stuff gets piled up in that attic and soon the task of finding it seems so HUGE that we put it off…many times until it is too late.

DEEP BREATH HERE….AHHHHHHHHHHH!

Our world is shifting. I’ve written a lot about that. Are you feeling it? Thirty years ago if a man cried he was weak. If you went to a mental health specialist, you were crazy. If you worked, you were a bad mom. If you were gay, you were an abomination and somehow seen as not human. Although there are some people that still believe in these, for the most part society overall has done a huge shift into awareness and acceptance. As a whole our society has moved up the chakras and is now starting to enter the heart….AHHHHHHHH, the magic of the fourth chakra! The heart, energetically speaking is that meeting place where your lower self meets your higher self. It is the bridge of those two worlds. Without your heart there is deep and permanent chasm of disconnection.

In many ways your little voice, for many of us, is that of our hearts. It reminds me of a very young child who has much older siblings that are always louder and more forceful about what gets done and who gets heard. Can you picture what I mean? How is your heart feeling today? Be present with what feedback comes back. There is no good. There is no bad. Feelings are feelings. If you have not used yours in a while they may be a bit overwhelming but just be present with them for they are the guidance system towards finding your little voice. 🙂

Love to you! (and lots of it!)

Great big hug luscious hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

P.S. Here’s an idea for a FABULOUS VALENTINE’s GIFT…(SOUND THE TRUMPETS) LADIES AND GENTLEEN ANNOUNCING…GET YOUR CALENDAR OUT…The ButterflyMoms ONE DAY RETREAT is Saturday, March 24 at 8am-5pm at the wonderful PEACE ABBEY in Sherborn, Massachusetts, the place that Mother Theresa helped build something so magical. Some of our world’s most magnificent people have been there like Maya Angelou, Mohammad Ali, Joan Baez… we now will have the honor of having our first day-long ButterflyMoms Retreat.…it will be a fun, transformational, heart-felt day filled with Yoga, Workshops, Hypnosis, Meditation, Shamanic Journeying, Breathing Work and much more! Price is only $212 including all supplies, meals and workshops. If you buy your spot before February 29th it is only $149, a savings of $63! YES! Space it limited however so guarantee YOUR SPOT NOW by either clicking here https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=V446L9J3TZXRA or sending your check to Maria Salomão-Schmidt, 783 Washington St, Holliston, MA 01746. Any questions call Maria at 617.877.3616. BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

PPS. 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. 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 4:30am 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.

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

√  ButterflyMoms ONE DAY RETREAT is Saturday, March 24 at 8am-5pm at the wonderful PEACE ABBEY in Sherborn, Massachusetts, the place that Mother Theresa helped build something so magical. Some of our world’s most magnificent people have been there like Maya Angelou, Mohammad Ali, Joan Baez… we now will have the honor of having our first day-long ButterflyMoms Retreat.…it will be a fun, transformational, heart-felt day filled with Yoga, Workshops, Hypnosis, Meditation, Shamanic Journeying, Breathing Work and much more! Price is only $212 including all supplies, meals and workshops. If you buy your spot before February 29th it is only $149, a savings of $63! YES! Space it limited however so guarantee YOUR SPOT NOW by either clicking here https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=V446L9J3TZXRA or sending your check to Maria Salomão-Schmidt, 783 Washington St, Holliston, MA 01746. Any questions call Maria at 617.877.3616. BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

√  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 released  ONE ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE book this past week in Rutland, MA! 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
Hudson 4
Medway 3
Millis 1

Millbury 4
North Easton 1

Rutland 1 (HERE’s TO ANOTHER TOWN BEING ADDED TO OUR GROWING LIST! SO COOL!)
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
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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!

Where were you June 12th, 2010? Hmmmmm?

Dearest Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

Here are this week’s important ButterflyMoms updates…

*Just finished our 9th week in a row of ButterflyMoms workshops! There is an incredibly wonderful flow of people who come, some have come EVERY TIME and some come only whenever their heart brings them. Everyone who shows up adds something to that day’s “stew” so each time it has its own special “flavah”! This week thank you to Kerri, Patricia, Karin, Denise, Jennifer and Gaynor! I believe it is safe to say that we are all GLOWING in uncovering some incredible buried treasures! We are also getting more and more goosebumps each week! It feels awesome! Even got a request from people in Scotland who have already booked to attend the ButterflyMoms workshop in September when they are here visiting! PRETTY AWESOME! We’re meeting again next Thursday, August 4th, 8pm at 783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE parking in back. Only $25 at the door or just $20 if you drop off a check or pay through Paypal… http://bit.ly/mS7c70 . :)  If you have been thinking about coming just do it…Come to feed your soul! You will be soooooooooooo happy you did! :)

*For the 16thth week my computer and website issues are still a work in progress. Please keep sharing the site to friends. I apologize for the hiccups.

*One book sold for MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE this week. It is going to Laura Martinez in Madrid, Spain! YAY!!!!!!!!!!! How wonderful that we have SUCH a wide audience of LOVE! 🙂 *To buy your very own personally autographed copy Click here now…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

Now onto the ButterflyMoms blog…

Good morning beautiful ButterflyMoms!

Today’s blog is one I am re-printing from last summer. I spent last summer in Portugal living out my dream of letting them spend a summer in Portugal like I used to when I was a kid. This year I cannot afford to do that but I still want to capture the essence of me when I am there…this blog holds that magic in it. I hope you enjoy it all the way to the tips of your toes …and beyond!:) Let’s journey back to June 12, 2010 for some soul-rockin’ fun…. :)! Here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!…

Yesterday’s blog brought examples of some of the vast changes that are going on in our world. There are many, many shifts. Even with all these changes most of us currently live in a world where we are completely STARVING OUR SOULS!

PEEK A BOO! I SEE ME! DO YOU SEE YOU?

Think about it. What is your life based on, really? What is it based on? For many of us we live in an unconscious fog. We only really wake up when something NOTICEABLE happens like a death of someone or something, or an accident or illness. Otherwise, we completely alter our behavior and cut out our intuition to fit within the rules.

At work most of us do whatever the company/boss tells us we have to do, even when we don’t like it. Let’s say they pay you $200,000/year. Although most of us make significantly less than that, let’s go with that number because it round and big. For that amount of money (or a  lot less) you give your power to a person/group of people who tell you how you will structure your time. When you will work, when you can have “off”, when you can be with your kids. Some even let you know when you can go to the bathroom or take a break. This is sooooooo widespread that people don’t even realize that it’s happening. They feel ICKY but they don’t know why………so off to Dunkin Donuts we go to get something caffeinated and sugary to help us make it through the day, right!

Most just follow along because that is just what everyone does. If you don’t then you are weird and sometimes it even gets you fired so make sure you fit into their box, ok? (breathe with me!) I know this is hard for some of you and some might even get angry but stay with it and see where it takes you. You are safe.

I hope you kindly allow me to share this little example…I once asked one of my brothers if he wanted to go to Europe with me. I had found CRAZY CHEAP airline tickets and had a FREE place to stay. He said, “I’d love to but I have no more vacation time.” Now for most people that sounds “normal” but think about it. “WORK” takes us the best hours of your day and the best days of your life.

Most of us tolerate where we work, what we do or both. (Breathe) How does that feel for you? I can hear your mind coming into the conversation already (because mine is too 😉 I’m not saying quit tomorrow, or even ever. I’m gently suggesting you bring your awareness to your situation. Is this how you want to live having to ask permission to do the things you want when you want to do them? (Feel the answer.)  How does it feel for you? Even if it feel ICKY stay with it. Use your breath. It is there to help you process stuff. No breathing. No moving through stuff. It’s that simple!

For a simple experiment stand on a major street at rush hour (morning or night) and look at the faces of the people commuting to work. How do they look? Are they feeding their souls? Are you feeding yours? If you find that you are feeling an ICKY here AWESOME! Go with it! You know that most of the people who are going to work look like they are super psyched right! They look happy and excited that they are going to “WORK”! WHEW WHO! YA! YES! YIPEE! YAHOEY!!! And driving home from work, even better, right? They are happy to have spent a precious day of their lives living with purpose, making a difference and doing what feels right to them…right? Right? Oh,….no?  We all know it’s the opposite. 🙁 Again that Beatles song, “All the lonely people, where do they all come from?”

These people, like many of us, are suffering from ANOREXIA OF THE SOUL. We have starved our souls by ignoring them, by pushing them down when they popped up because it was socially unacceptable at the time. We made ourseleves small to fit in. We have learned to do that all our lives and then we wonder why drink, smoke, cheat, shop, eat…..(pick your poison). It’s because we miss ourselves! We act like we are human who occasionally have spiritual experience when in reality it’s the opposite. We are spirits/energy having a human experience!

What are some of your signs that you are suffering from Anorexia of the Soul? To have a better life, you have to start with AWARENESS, anything else is just a Band-Aid.

A gentle reminder that each time you come to www.ButterflyMoms.com you are feeding your soul! You are acknowledging it and asking what it needs. The voice might be very faint for some of you but keep at it. Your soul wants to talk to you. It wants you HAPPY! Just like with Aladin and the lamp, you are its master!

Some people don’t want to take the journey for fear of pain. Well, look around and ask is the pain of not being my TRUE me worth this feeling of constantly treading water? Don’t worry. Wherever you are is exactly where you are supposed to be! Because YOU are reading this perhaps you are ready for something a bit more…..oh, I don’t know…something a little bit more YOU?!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

PS Today we got 153 people to the site. AMAZING! One ButterflyMom Vice President told me she has changed her homepage to be the ButterflyMoms.com so she can start her day with the intention of feeding her soul. WHAT AN HONOR!! Keep spreading the word! Keep exploring YOU because YOU are THE most interesting person you will EVER meet! :)!!!!!!! OH YA!!!! :)!

HEY! I CO-AUTHORED A BOOK! ;) WOW!

The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live who bought our wonderful book MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE…

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 12

Hudson 4

Medway 3

North Easton 1

Sherborn 1

South Grafton 1

Watertown 1

Worcester 3

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

SPAIN

Madrid 1 (Welcome to our newest member of our ButterflyMoms family!)

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


*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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I USED TO WHEN I WAS A KID…

Dearest Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

Here are this week’s important ButterflyMoms updates…

*The rumors are true, last week’s ButterflyMoms was indeed banned from Facebook for a few hours. Boy, who knew spirituality and personal growth could be so “racey”! (growl) 😉

*Soooooooooo awesome! We just had our fifth ButterflyMoms Workshop and this one was a very deep one for shifting heavy blocks in people’s lives. We’re meeting again next Thursday, July 7th, 8pm at 783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE parking in back. Only $25 at the door (still let me know you’re coming so we have enough chairs and materials) or just $20 if you drop off a check or pay through Paypal… http://bit.ly/mS7c70 . 🙂 (We will miss you Ms Gaynor…have a wonderful vacation!!!)

*My computer and website issues are still a work in progress. Please keep sharing the site to friends. I apologize for the hiccups.

*No new books sold for MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE this week.

Now onto the ButterflyMoms blog…

I LOVE THE movie “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” with Natalie Portman, Jason Batemen and Dustin Hoffman. Have you seen it? It looks like it would be a KIDS movie so many people might have not really SEEN it even if they saw it, if you know what I mean. Many times in life we PRE-JUDGE a situation (or person) and then don’t see if for what it (he/she) comes to teach us. “Ahhh, that’s a kids’ movie, that’s not for me…”

There is a scene that sticks in my mind like a used piece of gum on a sidewalk  on a hot Atlanta summer’s day, Jason Batemen’s character  (HENRY) is an accountant who is working feverishly in Dustin Hoffman’s glass office to get the mountains of papers in financial order. A kind young boy (ERIC) who is a store regular (played by Zach Mills) knocks on the glass window and starts a conversation with writing notes to each other and showing them across the window. “Do you play checkers?” asks Eric. “Henry responds with, “I USED TO WHEN I WAS A KID.” “Want to play?” asks little Eric hopefully. The accountant responds by writing on his own piece of paper, “Can’t I’m working.” The child then asks, “Can you play when you stop working? and the accountant responds, “I NEVER stop working.” The boy draws a little sad face with the word… “oh” and walks away with his head and shoulders down. The accountant is sad for a moment, then takes a deep breath looks down and zones out again into his LAND OF SHOULD (in this case, I should go back to work).

It was SUCH a powerful scene for me because it is the struggle I go through in my own life. My little kid wants to go play but the “RESPONSIBLE” (ADULT) part of me wants me to, well, “be responsible”. I find that adding someone else’s children to the mix helps me bring out more of my kid-side. When I add my own children I sometimes tend to default to BEING RESPONSIBLE. Don’t know why, just observing at this point. This scene happens all over the world again and again in the lives of human beings. It is the struggle to stay in the delicate balance of happiness. I  only use the word “delicate” because there are soooo many forces in the mix that seem to PUSH/PULL/SHOVE/NUDGE us into being PROPERLY RESPONSIBLE that we oftentimes forget what it is like to PLAY.

WARNING: YOU ARE ENTERING THE FUN ZONE!! 😉

So in the THEME of increasing more PLAY in our lives I’m doing a fun “contest” as it were. ButterflyMoms is giving away a DVD of the movie, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium! YAY!

Simply post this week’s ButterflyMoms blog on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn….etc. Let us know by leaving a comment below of where you have posted it. For EACH place you post it your name will go into a hat (much like the one cute Eric wore in the movie 😉 ).  Next Thursday night, July 7th, at the ButterflyMoms workshop, I will pick a winner in front of everyone from all the names of those who left a comment on the ButterflyMoms blog with where they posted it. You don’t have to be present to win. If you live far away I will ship it to you, free. If you live close I will bring it to you myself. 🙂 How’s that for FREE fun?

Finally, for those who are visual here’s the actual scene from the movie…YAY! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTGlcsLTAiY

ENJOY your week! Your assignment is to add lots and lots of PLAY time!  Start now… Good luck with the first ever FUN BUTTERFLYMOMS CONTEST! WHEW WHO!

Great big hugs,

Maariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live who bought our wonderful book MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE…

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 12

Hudson 4

Medway 3

North Easton 1

Sherborn 1

South Grafton 1

Watertown 1

Worcester 3

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

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

 

 

*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday! 

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

 

Bigger Boobies, Getting Approval and Chasing The Dream

Dearest Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

First some housekeeping issues…

*My motherboard is still in Wisconsin getting fixed…with manuscripts of my next two books and I’m still going through my 8,000 emails from when I could not access my computer. If you sent me an email and I did not respond please don’t take it personally, I could only access emails through an iPhone and it was impossible for me to do that with such a high volume of emails. Shifting through them now.

*The www.butterflymoms.com website is still a work in progress. Thank you for bearing with me as right now the blogs are not all there and it makes it a bit tricky to read prior blogs (for those who want to really experience how very amazing this journey has been). It will get better. For right now it is what it is. ;)…Gentle reminder again to SURRENDER! 😉

Now let’s enter into the heart of today’s ButterflyMoms blog….As you enter today’s blog I offer a gentle reminder to take eight super-deep BREATHS! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 aaaaaand………..8! AHHHHHHHHHHH! Breathing makes the journey juicier…and gives you more ENERGY POINTS for your day! 😉

This is the first morning in a long time that I can write again without having to give an Oprah report. She is still, very much, a guiding light for me. Now, I just move forward knowing that her energy and this latest experience is something that propels me forward into my destiny. Whatever that destiny is, is what is written in my heart…the trick is to get your brain to either TURN OFF or ALLOW you to start going towards YOUR path. Manifesting your destiny is not just a cool “new age” phrase. It is your soul’s plan for being on this planet.

Think about that. Most of us lead “under the radar” lives. We do what is “expected” of us. We worry that it is not enough. When we feel the ICKIES we STASH them deep inside…quick before anyone sees what our true feelings are. We are jealous of others who we PERCEIVE as prettier, wealthier, smarter, better looking mate, more kids, less kids, thinner ankles, bigger boobs, smaller boobs, better house, better zip code….the list is pretty much ENDLESS. Guess what?  On planet earth you will NEVER get 100% of EVERYONE’s approval! EVER! Even candidates who run for office who are super, super, super popular NEVER, EVER, EVER get 100%of the votes for that is simply not how the world is wired. The BIG difference between people who go for what they want and those who don’t is this….People who go for what they want FEEL that NOT GOING FOR IT is MORE PAINFUL than just maintaining their current life.

For me, pre-kids, I THOUGHT I was on a pretty good projectile. I THOUGHT I was GOING AFTER my DREAMS and I was. I was CHASING. CHASING. CHASING. Energetically when you chase something it runs from you even more! We’ve all seen that in some form in our lives. It was a very cool life in many ways, but also one FULL OF LIVING JUST OUTSIDE MY JOY…NEVER QUITE THERE.

This tremendous Oprah Show experience has brought MY “THERE” into my “HERE”. Take that in for a moment. How can YOU bring your dreams, passions, desires into YOUR “HERE”, the only place it can really be SAVOURED…and quite frankly, DEVOURED! 😉  YUMMA-LISH Y’ALL!!!!!!! 😉

Yesterday, I had my first workshop since the Oprah experience and it was FANTABULOUS!!! I hope the people who were there will leave a comment below as some have on Facebook because it was such an awesome experience! The energy was simply fabulous. We got to the heart of issues. We shifted energy around to where it better served us. We learned some TOOLS to help us cope with life’s ickies. We learned how to call our power back. We moved ENERGETIC BOULDERS that were on TOP of us under us so we could stand even taller! It FELT soooooooooooooo amazing to be with these ButterflyMoms! WOW!

They have asked that we meet again so I’m extending this invitation to you. We are meeting next Thursday, June 9th , 8pm at 783 Washington Street, Holliston. Easy to get to on Route 16 with plenty of free parking in the back. Cost is $25 at the door (you still need to pre-register though because space is limited) or just $20 if you drop off a check or pay through Paypal… http://bit.ly/mS7c70

I am personally inviting you to this workshop to help YOU get back to the HAPPY YOU! It’s food for your soul…like a triple-dose of the ButterflyMoms blog!  Come play with me and some of the other ButterflyMoms! Simply sign up here… www.butterflymoms.com/workshops.html.

I am deeply grateful and deeply humble by all the LOVE LOVE  LOVE! It is there for all of us to partake in. Just scoop up a great big heaping spoonful of LOVE and rub it on like lotion! Imagine the day you will have by doing that!! Have a RUB A DUB DAY!!! 😉

Great big hugs,

Maariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

PS  Zero books sold this week. The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live who bought our wonderful book MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE…

UNITED STATES

California

Anaheim 1

Fullerton 1

Sacramento 1

San Bruno 1

Connecticut

Greenwich 1

Yalesville 1

Kentucky

Louisville 1

Maryland

Chestertown 1

Massachusetts

Ashland 2

Holliston 10

Hudson 4

Medway 3

North Easton 1

Sherborn 1

South Grafton 1

Watertown 1

Worcester 3

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

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The Magic of Elliott Spreads…

Good Morning Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

You’ll never guess who called me last night!? Our beautiful ELLIOTT from last week’s post! I wish I had the technology know-how to take the message from my cell’s VM and transfer it here but for now I think you will get a kick out of me transcribing what his sweet voice said…”Hello Maria this is Elliott. I just wanted to call you and tell you that I read your blog and it was a very nice blog and I was reading the comments. It was very sweet. I guess it does make a difference, you know, encounters like that. As I mentioned it makes ripples and it affects people and those people affect other people. I told my wife about it and she was very pleased. She was very, very pleased. Anyway, I hope to speak to you again and perhaps see you at Starbucks (chuckling) and continue or conversation. You take care and thank you very much, bye-bye.”

It just gives me goosebumps to hear that message again this morning. WOW! It seriously feels like touching MAGIC and the only way to touch magic is to BE PRESENT. If you chase it or try to grab it *POOF* it disappears. The blog last week was one of THE highest rated ButterflyMoms post so far. It touched a nerve in people. It contains what we all seek, L-O-V-E, True Love. To truly LOVE one needs to be fully present. In that moment, Elliott, my daughter Mialotta and I were FULLY IN THE PRESENT HAVING FUN, and that rippled to the baristas behind the counter, and then to all the ButterflyMoms who rippled it to….you let us know!

LOVE is contagious! It’s fun! Many of us  spend hours thinking about the fear of not having enough money or time but how much time do we spend being present with our LOVE. Love for and of anything around you. Many of us cannot access this without realizing this point so we, especially in AMERICA, we hoard. Oh yes we do. Someone observed to me that American garages are filled with sports equipment from every sport you can imagine but do the people really use it, well, no, not most of us but we keep the stuff because….I have been writing ButterflyMoms long enough to know that you can fill in your own answer. YOU KNOW THAT TOO! Each of us has our own answers, we just need to be in the present moment and open to hearing them. Oftentimes we pay others  A WHOLE LOT of money to either confirm what we already know or cover up what we desperately don’t want others to “find” out.

My Four Living Children in Newport for a Day Trip...Did you notice the words above Christopher's head?

Allow me to save you some time and heartache, most people, on some level, think they are either “NOT ENOUGH” or “TOO MUCH”. Some can even feel both things about different parts of their lives. 🙂 When you feel this way and you don’t address it in the present, you will live life in the LAND OF SHOULD filling it up with as much STUFF as you can to find THAT ONE THING THAT WILL FILL YOUR EMPTINESS.

The magic of Elliott has continued growing I wonder where it will take you next…

Great big honkin’ hugs sishtah- friends! (and those brothas from anotha motha who faithfully read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday! I see you!),

Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

ButterflyMoms founder…YAY!

PS We BUTTERFLYMOMS have won our FIRST AWARD!!!! YAY!!!!!!!! (standing ovation!!!) We won the “IRRESISTIBLY BRILLIANT BLOG AWARD given by Rev. Melissa Bennett who writes the blog “Pen, Paper, Prayer”.This is our very first blog award and I am so thankful to Rev. Melissa for thinking of us. In the spirit of generosity, I have also been asked to confer this award upon ten blogs and authors whose work inspires and moves me. Next week I will post our top 10 list. If you have suggestions post them below so that we can promote people who are living their passions! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! FEELS AWESOME!….like touching magic 😉

PPS  It has been three weeks since my BIG DREAM got delivered to me, the book I helped write called “Entrepreneurial Moms Extraordinaire”!!! I sold FOUR books last week which was much better and zero last week. If you have been meaning to buy yours please do right now! My goal is to sell at least 300 in 2011. The people who have read it love it. I sign every book and wrap it with lots of love! You never know what magic comes to you when you create magic for others! To order now go to http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

Here is where the books have gone to ButterflyMoms…

UNITED STATES

California

Sacramento 1

Massachusetts

Ashland 1

Holliston 6

Hudson 4

Medway 1

Worcester 2

New York

Scarsdale 1

Stony Brook 1

Rhode Island

Newport 1

AUSTRIA

Wien, Austria  2

ITALY

Rome, Italy     3

When you buy a book you represent your area. Let’s see where all the ButterflyMoms live!!! :)! This is FUN! To buy your copy Click here now…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

PPS Lots of LOVE being sent to the ButterflyMoms of Wisconsin! :)!

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