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EVER FEEL DEPRESSED?

Happy Tuesday Beautiful ‘Coach Me Maria’ Family,

Today’s video is something I get asked about a lot, depression. The amount of people I have noticed who are depressed is incredibly large. In the United States, even though we are only 4.6% of the world’s population, we take 80% of the world’s prescription drugs. There are many ways to treat depression, but before we treat it, I believe it’s important to “ask” why it’s shown up. Many people tend to want to treat the symptoms and not look at why they showed up.

Our life is always giving us feedback. At the writing of this blog there is a lot pain on the planet. We are told and mold-ed on how to live… I call it being conditioned in the “good girl/boy” mode. It’s about turning off your own GPS and following the rules that are designed to keep us “safe”. When you trap your natural flow, it causes a heaviness, sadness, sluggishness in your life. It is important to notice when this is happening because then you can use it as a feedback loop to get you back to your alignment.

Listen to today’s video blog and comment below. Sharing is caring!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

PS Only a few spots left for the HAPPY ME RETREAT in PORTUGAL… <3 Ask me about it today at maria@coachmemaria.com. Check out the link at www.coachmemaria.com/portugalretreat

What if Someone is Prettier Than I Am?

Time for a changeToday’s blog was written with lots of love from beautiful Paço de Arcos, Portugal! It is gift-wrapped with Reiki energy so that whomever reads it gets a wonderful dose! Swim in all that love! Take as much as you need! :)

Dearest BFMs,

:)

This is the third and week we’re doing the VIDEO BLOG! Within the next two weeks we will be moving out out using WordPress and all blogs will be on my own site.  I love love love that you come here every week! Thank you for your support over the last four years. This new phase is very exciting and I am glad you are bearing witness to me coming out of my cocoon into the next level of living my life’s purpose!

Here you go! https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=ejfMBOkML-8

As always please comment below… and share with friends because the world needs us all to WAKE UP!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

change your life!WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON? MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL… 

 

 

√  YES! YES! YES TO ME! ButterflyMoms’

YES! YES! YES TO ME! RETREAT SCHEDULE

Vermont 2013

(Taking care of myself is the first step…)

 

WORKSHOP in MASSACHUSETTS: If you live in or near Massachusetts come to a LIVE Group Coaching Event with Butterfly Moms founder Mariaaaaaaaaaaa!!!… Seats are limited so sign up now! http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xrba49lab&oeidk=a07e7w5htxn8fc9d4e2

RETREAT: Save the date! October 25, 26 and 27 in Vermont! Details coming this weekend! Go to http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7ty7ov755c73521&llr=xrba49lab  for more details. ONLY $399 including lodging and food if you sign up now…Check it out!

√  FACEBOOK: For FREE daily 30 SECOND MINI-COACHING session check out the Facebook ButterflyMoms group… CLICK HERE https://www.facebook.com/groups/93661017326/

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

 

IMG_2536√  SPEAKING: I have spoken all over the world including the United States, Japan, Israel, Philippines, Canada and Portugal. Whenever you hear of a conference or organization that needs a passionate speaker, please pass on my emailmaria@butterflymoms.coms.

√  INTERVIEW: Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy L. Cantor‘s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! !http://vimeo.com/30095902. If you know anyone who would like to do an interview I can be reached at maria@butterflymoms.com to set up a time.

 

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

 

IMG_2581BOOKS 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

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

IMG_2579NEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

NEVADA 3

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

IMG_2580SCOTLAND
Greenock 1

SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * **

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 has written the weekly BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG which has of July 2013 also turned into a video blog. Hundreds of people have read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in May 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since. Maria is a Reiki master and every time you read it you are showered with healing love.  Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com and spread the love!!! FEED YOUR SOUL!!!!!

Use your voice…

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

What Do YOU Use To NUMB OUT?

Some of the supplies for the ButterflyMoms Retreat at the Peace Abbey in Sherborn, MA! This was only one carload...we had two! 🙂

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

WHAT are you FEELING? Do you oftentimes find yourself NUMBING OUT? Life seems to be coming at us at FULL-THROTTLE and we maybe get a little scared…and reach for something to comfort us… might be alcohol, might be shopping, might be doing our “should’s”, might be doing our “have to’s”, might even be zoning out in front of the TV. Whatever your disconnection tool of choice I invite you to bring awareness to your life.

Working on a project at the ButterflyMoms Retreat last Saturday.

Especially in American, when we FEEL something that is icky the immediate HABIT reaction is NUMB it! Headache? Take an Ibuprofen. Going into labor? Get an epidural. Child acting out? Medicate her. Feeling tired and cranky this morning? Get a coffee….. Hmmmmmmm, how does that sound to you reading it? Did you read it slow enough? I invite you to read over the list again. How do you FEEL when you read it. What judgements and justifications come up when you read it?

We had yoga at the ButterflyMoms Retreat! 🙂 Some even took it for the first time.

I come from SOURCE ENERGY. YOU come from SOURCE ENERGY. Event the “dickiest” people on this people who have been “mean” to you come from SOURCE ENERGY. We are all here on Planet Earth to learn. FEELINGS are the main way that SOURCE ENERGY “communicates” with us. It’s really a very, very simple process. When you are you are IN ALIGNMENT with your life, YOU FEEL JOY. When you are out of ALIGNMENT with your life, YOU FEEL DISCORD (pain).

Amazing vegan and vegetarian meals were served.

Now if you look at life this way what happens energetically to you if you feel pain and then shut your feelings down because you don’t like how they feel? That is the same to me as being in a car and seeing that the fuel gauge say EMPTY and you say, “I hate seeing that fuel gauge on empty! I think I will go to the mechanic and have that device removed.” Where would you be then? If we compare it to our lives, it is a simple wonderful analogy because from doing decades of coaching with people I have seen how many of us, especially moms find themselves on the side of life’s road, broken down, looking for an answer outside of themselves. So in this example we have no more fuel left but we have also shut down the natural mechanisms that let us know when we need to fill up. We try to polish the car. We change the tires. We see other cars whizzing by and wonder what is wrong with us. We buy a tent and pretend that spot is where we choose to be but really we have no more energy to go anywhere else. This way though no one knows that. Our “little” secrets of feeling less than others is “safe”…and we are imprisoned.

Some of the attendees to the ButterflyMoms Retreat in Sherborn last Saturday.

I invite you this week to FEEL what you are FEELING. When you refuel yourself this week with a bit more sleep instead of TV, for example, you are taking the tape off your fuel gauge and realizing you need to stop for gas. For humans our STOPPING for “gas” is STOPPING for SLEEP, STOPPING for WATER, STOPPING for NUTRITIOUS REAL FOOD, STOPPING FOR A HUG, STOPPING FOR_______________ (add yours).

I wish for you a love affair with your life this week. May you REMEMBER that you come from the same molecules that make the stars and rainbows on this planet. May you have a blast ripping the tape off your gas gauge and choose to PLAY with the FEELINGS that come your way… Our time on this planet is limited. Do you really want to spend your time numbing out? There is no RIGHT answer only AWARENESS so you can CHOOSE. Ignoring something is also a choice. It is your life. Design it your way.

Great big hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

PS I want to thank all the ButterflyMoms who took the time to come to the ButterflyMoms retreat last Saturday at the Peace Abbey. What an incredible day! :)!!!!!!!!

P.P.S. Please help me support my dream … It’s been TWENTY YEARS in the making! Entrepreneurial Moms Extraordinaire is the amazing wisdom of 21 entrepreneurial moms who are passing on their knowledge to those who don’t have time for beating around the bush! We all need to make money and live our lives well NOW. YOU WILL LOVE IT! Please order it now and join the hundreds of happy readers before you who took the leap of faith in helping someone grow…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

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

*Every Thursday Night we have a ButterflyMoms workshop at 783 Washington Street in Holliston, MA at 8pm that feeds your soul. They started after Maria manifested her dream…with the help of Sophia…to be a guest on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW and every week since she had done the workshop on Thursday nights. 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 Workshops is Thursday, April 5th 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 three 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 EXTRAORDINAIREBuy 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” 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
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*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/

 

RISING GAS PRICES COULD HELP YOU FEED YOUR SOUL…

Good Morning Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

What deeply helps us on our journey is to know, or be reminded, of what we already have. Today let’s talk about something that affects your days in the most profound way,  E N E R G Y.

ENERGY is the fuel for everything you do. You can have the nicest car in the world, but without gas, over time, it’s just a candidate for the junk yard. Think about that for a second. Our energy is key! It’s an obvious point, so obvious that we forget about it! 😉 Learn from your car… it has several warning mechanisms. Its gas gauge tells you how much gas you have. For some of us, we ride with the WARNING: GAS ALMOST EMPTY light on because we have gotten pretty good at guesstimating how many trips we can take without having to re-fuel. Sound familiar? 😉

Mothers, in general,  can go a lot longer than a car without gas, a lot longer, sometimes years. In a way I’m proud to write that. I think that’s the ego. The “I can take on the world no matter what”, part of me. The challenge is that while you are in that mode you are CLOSING DOWN your JUST BEING mode. This is when we start to feel STUCK and then start spiraling into our favorite defensive coping strategies like watching more TV, more eating, more wine or even more whine! Sound familiar? :0)

This week use your car as a gentle reminder that every time you check the gas gauge you can also take that natural opportunity to check in with yourself to see if you are getting enough sleep, nutritious foods, play/creative time and connecting with others who fill your soul time. If the answer is no then right then and there pull out your calendar and find a fifteen minute time slots that day that you can get to play with two of those things above…Call a heart friend. Walk your dog. On the way from picking your kids up from school take them to the park for 15 minutes. It might sound like not that big of a deal but when you do it, it unleashes some serious FUN that will shift a lot of what is not working in your life! Try it. You might just LOVE it

Come back every Friday for some more fun ENERGY information sharing!

Have fun playing in the world!

Great BIG luscious hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

P.S.  HERE IS A FUN, SIMPLE WAY to GET YOUR LIFE BACK ON TRACK….Say “YES” To Your Life At…

♥ THE BUTTERFLYMOMS ONE DAY RETREAT ♥

Saturday, March 24th 8am-5pm

PEACE ABBEY (Sherborn, MA), the magical place that Mother Theresa helped build!

♥ Give yourself a fun, transformational, heart-felt day filled with-Yoga, Workshops, Hypnosis, Meditation, Shamanic Journeying & more! ♥

♥ SAVE ON the Cost if you Mention this Blog… normally $212 including all supplies, meals & workshops. Buy your spot by March 10th and pay ONLY $179! HURRY! Save your seat… http://lnkd.in/evc9cE.  ♥♥♥ SIGN UP NOW!  🙂 BRING YOUR FRIENDS! ♥♥♥

P.P.S. Help me support my dream :)… It’s been TWENTY YEARS in the making!!!! Entrepreneurial Moms Extraordinaire is the amazing wisdom of 21 entrepreneurial moms who are passing on their knowledge to those who don’t have time for beating around the bush! We all need to make money and live our lives well NOW. YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!! Please order it now and join the hundreds of happy readers before you who took the leap of faith in helping someone grow…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U


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

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

 

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. Buy your spot by March 10th and pay ONLY $179! HURRY! Save your seat… http://lnkd.in/evc9cE. BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

√  Next ButterflyMoms Workshops is March 8 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

√  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 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

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
AUSTRIA
Wien 2
IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1
ITALY
Rome, Italy 3
JAPAN
Tokyo  1
PORTUGAL
Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1
SCOTLAND  
Greenock 1
SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

 

REMEMBER…

*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!

*Share the ButterflyMoms blog with your beloved friends! Spread the love!

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!

Shifting From PAIN to an AHA!!!!

Making Sure 2012 is About Nurturing the Little Girl Inside Me

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

 

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

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's All Play and Learn Together!

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

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

P.S. Help me support my dream… It’s been TWENTY YEARS in the making!!!! Entrepreneurial Moms Extraordinaire is the amazing wisdom of 21 entrepreneurial moms who are passing on their knowledge to those who don’t have time for beating around the bush! We all need to make money and live our lives well NOW. YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!! Please order it now and join the hundreds of happy readers before you who took the leap of faith in helping someone grow…http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

√  Next ButterflyMoms Workshops is February 9 at 8pm. Come learn to feed your magnificent soul!…783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in back. Only $25, or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70 or drop off a check.

 

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

 

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

 

√  We sold ONE ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE book this past week in Holliston, MA to ! Please help me reach my goal of selling twenty-four more books this month.  If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful! To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U.  PLUS each book is personally (and lovingly) autographed.

 

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

UNITED STATES
California
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1
Connecticut
Cromwell 1

Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1
Florida
Fort Lauderdale 1

Georgia
Roswell 1
Kentucky
Louisville 1
MAINE

Biddeford 1

Maryland
Chestertown 1
Massachusetts
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2

Bolton 1
Canton 1

Framingham 1

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

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

Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Wrentham 1
Missouri
Lee’s Summit 1
New York
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1
Ohio
Dublin 1
Rhode Island
Newport 1
Vermont
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2
AUSTRIA
Wien 2
IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1
ITALY
Rome, Italy 3
JAPAN
Tokyo  1
PORTUGAL
Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1
SCOTLAND  
Greenock 1
SPAIN
Madrid 1
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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!

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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REMEMBER…

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YOUR PHONE RINGS AT A PARTY… “Hello? Hello?”

Wherever you go this week remember that YOU are a part of the AMAZING ButterflyMoms community! Know that you are not alone, that you don’t have to effort in life. LIVING is NOT EFFORTING. If you are efforting you are GOING THE WRONG WAY. Come every Friday to connect and feed your soul…It’s the part of you that is absolutely PERFECTLY YOU! :)! YAAAAY!!!

This week’s ButterflyMoms updates…

*Just finished our 13th week in a row of ButterflyMoms Workshops!!!!! My beautiful baby daughter Sophia lived for 13 months and because it was the 13th one everyone who came got a certificate for a free Reiki session! We also did a wonderful meditation that everyone love, love, loved. Don’t miss out on all the fun…Come next Thurs, September 1st 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 yet another ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE book this week to the wonderful attorney Janice Wilson who is putting the city of WRENTHAM, MA on the ButterflyMoms map. YAY JANICE FOR SUPPORTING MY DREAMS! THANK YOU!… See the cool list of all the countries and states where people have bought books…*To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

*Just finished my Reiki III Master Certification last week in Rhode Island. Have already done some long distance healing to people who don’t necessarily believe or even know what it is but the results were wonderful, because Reiki is wonderful. One was in Lisbon, Portugal, the other two were in Hudson, MA. I feel very happy to have accomplished this! Next comes teacher training :)!

SAVE  THESE  DATES…FOR YOUR HEART :)!

 

√  WHIP OUT your calendar and write down Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 21-23 you have a date with yourself in Vermont at the beautiful Lareau Farm Inn for the first “EVAH” ButterflyMoms Fall Retreat! Price is only $299 if you pay before October 2, 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! Just book it now and be done with it! YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!! TALK ABOUT REJUVINATING YOUR SOUL!!! WOW! For a flyer send me an email maria at butterflymoms.com :)!

 

√  On the 10th anniversary of 9-11 there will be a ButterflyMoms Healing Share on Sunday, September 11 from 4-6 pm at the offices above Brick House Realty. For more information please send me an email maria @ butterflymoms.com. This is a way to shift the energy of our planet from the horrors of 9-11 into healing and love. Bring a donation to the food pantry. Event is Free. Kids are welcome.

 

√  I will be speaking at the DreamFactory Luncheon on Thursday, September 22 from 11:30-2:00pm. The topic is IGNITE YOUR BIGGEST DREAM! It will be held in Framingham at the Bella Costa restaurant (147 Cochituate Rd). Lunch for 1st time attendees to the DreamFactory Community is only $25 (the lunch is VERY yummy!) If you have a business to promote and would like support around that this is a wonderful community to belong to…To sign up: http://www.cantorconsulting.com/Programs/tabid/298/CategoryID/68/Default.aspx

 

 

Now onto the ButterflyMoms blog…

 

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLYMOMS!

WOW! When you are on your path, you start noticing and seeing how life shifts!

When you were very little, you played in the world. As you began to grow, the good opinions of others also grew.  You noticed that you would be rewarded for certain behaviors and punished for others. You began to follow a line of behavior that comes from the OUTSIDE of YOU, instead of INSIDE. This has worked for millions of years of human existence because it truly helped us simply survive….but now…Now we live in a different world where the OUTSIDE voices have run amok!

Yes, we start off listening to our inner voice then somewhere it switches to such a degree that we don’t even know if we still have one anymore. If you are alive, you have an inner voice, no matter how silent you think it has been. That precious voice is your INTUITION, the very first GPS in the universe. ITS PURPOSE is to guide you towards YOUR PURPOSE. So what happens when you ignore it? You know what happens. You start wandering aimlessly through the world trying this and doing that but not really ever “fitting” anywhere.

Imagine that you are at a party in the middle of nowhere with no ride. Assume this is a vvvvvvvery loud party with people talking, laughing, yelling, and loud music. Your phone rings. It is someone who wants to give you important directions. You can make out a few words but most of it is incomprehensible. Let’s say that the caller is giving you directions on how to get to your happiness, your life’s treasure, your purpose. What do you do then? Do you stay at this party and keep trying to piece what is being said? Do you turn off the music? Do you tell people to be quiet? Do you move to a place where you think you can hear better? When none of this works what do you do? Do you start to get angry and start blaming…the phone, the people, the party, the noise, your situation, the caller, your hearing?

TAKE A DEEP BREATH! If you are a fan of mysteries like James Bond (or Austin Powers) 😉 where you were wondering how he would get out of his predicament, let’s apply those powers of figuring it out here.

No matter what you believe, what label you give it, we all come from SOURCE ENERGY. SOURCE ENERGY is constant. It never takes a day off, never has a blip in the matrix. The more you can become aware of that SOURCE ENERGY the more you can HEAR/SEE/FEEL/KNOW what your next step is. BTW, SOURCE ENERGY is the one calling you at that loud party.

Now you might be wondering, “WHY WHY WHY would SOURCE ENERGY be calling me when I’m at a vvvvvvvvvvery loud party!? How inconsiderate!” The key here is that all that party noise is what you create in your life. That represents all the STUFF you keep adding to be able to live the life others have told you (directly and indirectly), you are supposed to live…. “good grades”, “good schools” “good job”, “good husband/wife”,  “nice house”, “2.5 kids”…and a dog. WE are all GUILTY of FILLING OUR LIVES with all the things(both activities and items) that are supposed to make us happy. We do it for a while, might even do it for a long while but it’s like wearing shoes that are a tad bit too big/small. It might look fine on the outside but on the inside it does not FEEL GOOD. Sure you can cut off your feelings and “suck it up” (as we say/insinuate to our kids and ourselves) and walk in those shoes anyways for a while. Some even do it their entire lives because after a while they are just numb all over. They kill their feelings because they want to hear the message. SIDENOTE: This is typically when DIS-EASE (diseases) start entering the body.

So HOW do you start listening to/ connecting with SOURCE ENERGY? Think of your day today. It is most likely filled with STUFF you “have” TO DO. REMINDER TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH HERE! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! :)! FEELS GOOD!

If you choose to CARVE OUT time in your day for a moment, a minute, a string of moments to still your mind you will get to this place where you connect to SOURCE ENERGY. The word MEDITATION “scares”, or maybe it more “annoys” people because to the mind it is has the perception of being “boring”. I was (and on certain days still am) one of those people. I never grew up with it. Did not know what it was or HOW to do it. I now see how wonderful of a gift it can be. There are a million different ways to meditate. It is worth taking the time to explore which one works best for you. It can be as simple as getting on YOUTUBE and doing a guided mediation on there with someone who looks worth listening to, for you. Meditation is so important that we do meditations at the ButterflyMoms Workshops and will also be doing it at the Retreat in October. (I soooooo hope you join us.)

Most of the things on your TO DO LIST will drain you, putting:

 √ Play with Meditation today

will feed your soul.

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

PS   HEY! HEY! I CO-AUTHORED A BOOK! YESSIR I DID! 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 13

Hudson 4

Medway 3

North Easton 1

Sherborn 1

South Grafton 1

Watertown 1

Worcester 3

Wrentham (NEW THIS WEEK! THANK YOU JANICE WILSON FOR ADDING YET ANOTHER TOWN TO OUR EVER GROWING LIST! HOW COOL! )

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


*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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