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"Although I am rather grounded, I am deeply moved by Maria Salomão-Schmidt for creating such wonderful possibilities for transformation for other women. Here's to you. Hat's off to Maria! I'll SHARE in hopes of opening the doors for others. Blessings." Deb Chaston Tracy - Plymouth, MA

August 28, 2018

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You came into my life at a time that I needed you most. Whilst visiting a bookstore in Lisbon, Portugal my dear friend and roommate walked up to me with your book in hand, and said "Larissa, I found your next book." Without question, I purchased 'Finally Full of Yourself'. This was the only non food/transportation/accommodations purchase I made while traveling to/in Portugal. I began reading the book the very next day while laying on the most beautiful beach on Faro. When I saw the photo of you on the back I had a strong feeling that you would be entering my life in an even bigger form. A few months after returning home I checked out your website and began working with you. The past few months of working with you have been some of the most transformative of my adult life. Things have shifted, I have been focused on my bigger goals, how to react to difficult situations, how to focus to get what I desire and to just live a happier and healthier life.
Maria, thank you for working with me, believing in me, being so loving and a constant cheerleader. You are a beautiful soul and your dedication to love and life are inspiring to me on a daily basis. I am glad that you are in my life.
With you,
Larissa Meryn Corso
Los Angeles, CA

March 10, 2018

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I wanted to take a moment and talk about the magic that is Maria Salomão-Schmidt!! After reading FFOY and really connecting with Maria I ended up connecting with her husband Douglas Schmidt who helped my husband and I sell and buy a home. This amazing team of 2 unique and amazing people really are making a difference in the world. Maria’s passion, magic, love and enthusiasm for life has really made me believe anything is possible!! I feel very fortunate to have me some Maria in my life if it weren’t for her and her amazing book I truly don’t think I’d be where I am today!!

To all the fans - keep throwing love bombs, you never know what might transpire from spreading love but I have a feeling it will all be good things!!

Lindsey Duffy - Holliston, MA

March 10, 2018

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on July 9, 2017
I read the kindle version and enjoyed it so much that I am devouring the paperback. I'm enjoying being able to highlight and dogear pages I want to come back to reread! It's as though Maria is sitting with you having an enjoyable conversation while teaching so much. Read it and then reread it! You will not be disappointed 👍

February 6, 2018

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on November 7, 2017
I had the great fortune to attend a panel discussion at a recent conference for women, which is where I was introduced to Maria. Maria is a big, beautiful presence, and I mean that in a physical, spiritual, generous, and emotional way. She shared her life purpose with the group of assembled woman, and spoke about her book (which took 10 years to write, because it is THAT important) and frankly, the timing of the book's release is simply perfectly timed. We need this book to call back our own energy, and to encourage others to call back theirs, so we can be the most authentic, kind, generous, and kick ass humans that we were put on this earth to be! In addition to a decade (and more!) of hard fought wisdom, this book is also prescriptive, and includes thoughtful questions for the reader to ponder (and journal) as way to deepen the learning and ditto for helpful exercises to forward the action! It is a both a great read from start to finish, and a great resource to turn back to when wisdom and clarity are needed!

February 6, 2018

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on December 14, 2017
I wish I could give this book a MILLION stars. FFOY is so amazing - the author.... even better! I will recommend this book till the day I’m off the earth! Listen, read, and induuuuuulge in the yummyness of FFOY. ❤❤❤❤❤

February 6, 2018

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This book is filled with light! It’s definitely one of the best self-help books out there! A must read and a fantastic gift giving book! Maria’s words will hit you in a magical way.

-Shavani Cotter, Gave a 5-Star Amazon Review

Shivani Cotter Amazon Review February 6, 2018

Maria's coaching through her retreat was life altering for me. I came away with a truer understanding of myself and of what motivates me. She helped me see through the distractions of the world and helped me to understand and remind me that i control my actions and words not those of others. Words do not do her inspiration and coaching justice. She gave me a gift I can never truly repay except to live the life I was meant to live. Thank you Maria!

Suzette Monteiro Cunha Hudson, MA December 23, 2014

I signed up for Maria's retreat called a Return of The Happy Me. I tried to back out before the retreat and Maria persuaded me to follow thru with my commitment. The moment I met her she she grabbed hold of my heart and has not let go. Watching her help and heal, love and guide a beautiful bunch of ladies through the weekend was awe inspiring! Thank you for your ginormous heart and all you give to help others!

Deborah Cote Croteau Winchendon, MA December 23, 2014

I met Maria at her Happy Me retreat at the Cape last month, and I feel like I have known her forever! Her passion, compassion, energy, spirit and humor are truly amazing and addictive. I have since taken a Reiki class with her and accompanied her to a "Kindness and Compassion" meeting. She has inspired me to follow my heart, rather than someone else's dreams of what THEY think I should do. I now am navigating my own journey and have never been more happy or grateful. Love you SS Mariaaaaa!!! xoxo

Terri Morse Sorensen Holliston, MA December 23, 2014

I have been so incredibly blessed and I don't know if words can alone express what Maria and the retreats I have been honored to attend have taught me and helped to turn me into an incredible woman that I feel I am morphing into. I have learn so much about myself and where I fit into world. I have also come to realize how family is bigger than the tribe defines it. When you meet Maria you are drawn into her spirit and you just can't disconnect not because you should want to but because you don't want to. She gives her heart, introduces you to wonderful teachers and is my angel that I will carry with me in my heart always.

Annie D'Esposito Aurora, IL December 23, 2014

Maria has reached deep into my heart, soul and mind with what could only be called tough love and humor!!!! I can't get enough of her!!! If you have the opportunity to experience all that she has to offer, take that first small step. You won't regret it!

Terry Maguire Klausmeier Lake Forest, IL December 23, 2014

Maria has a passion for personal transformation and it shows in her direct approach to getting your attention. Her posts are "on point" and you either wake up to the work your Soul is calling out for or you sleep a little longer. Either way is perfect. We all have our own divine timing to emerge, so as much as Maria is direct, she is also compassionate and will wait for you to reach out for help! This is when a transformation is more powerful. ...when the door to your heart is open!

Caroline Lockhart Hopkinton, MA December 23, 2014

Maria guides and inspires directly from her heart and because she is living her authentic calling.  Anyone who has the privilege of knowing her reaps the benefits of her beautiful soul!

Teresa Plasse Wright Milbury, MA December 23, 2014

Maria Salomão-Schmidt has helped open up my eyes to a beautiful life I never even thought I deserved. She cut through the BS & walls I have been putting up around me for years. I am truly a better Woman, Mother, an Artist... Because of her gifts I am Now living Authentically Me. Please check out her page and if you like what you see & read; hit "Like"...Thank you beautiful Mariaaaaaa!!!!

Megan H-R. Natick, MA December 23, 2014

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Just wanted to give a shout out to the amazing Maria Salomão-Schmidt for an inspiring and transforming experience in her Reiki II class today. If you have not yet taken one of Maria's classes, I highly recommend. She is awesome!" THANK YOU!

Reverend Bonnie Hauser Steiroeder First Congregational Church, UCC, Holliston MA December 23, 2014

I came into this woman's life by "accident". My husband signed me up for a "yoga retreat or something". WOW! So not what I got myself into and thank you very much, Powers that Be! That weekend was the catalyst for many changes internally and quite a few externally too. Waking up to my life has been as scary as it has been exciting. Regardless of which is going on today, Maria is a simple message away for support and encouragement. I get charged up to find and do my life's calling by being exposed to her doing her life's calling.

Vicki H. Holliston, MA December 23, 2014

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OK I just need to respond here -- First of all who EVER Called you "little heart(ed)" should be put to the pasture.  Your heart Maria is huge.  I can't tell you how wonderful it is for me to have been given power - I get to be me and for the first time in my adult life and it is working - I am still in my "retreat" space.  I love you my family.  I started my evaluation and forgot where I put it so I promise to complete one and send it back.  Thank you all for helping me open my voice and learn that my thoughts and opinions matter - I matter!

Annie E Aurora, IL December 23, 2014

I have so many and I will start with the most resent being yesterday! Maria held my heart and guided me with her words through a dear friends passing. It was so powerful and spiritual. I had chills so strong my teeth were chattering as Maria's words were being guided through me to my friend. I received the call that john had passed at 6:28 and got a text from Maria at 6:29 saying she loves me..knowing he had passed...powerful!!!! I will cherish this experience forever because of Maria's beautiful pure love she helped make a situation I couldn't even imagine getting through something now I will treasure! I love you Maria!

Paula M. K Framingham, MA December 23, 2014

Maria is an extremely unique individual who explodes with love and positive energy from the moment you first meet. She is passionate about guiding others on their paths to fulfill their dreams and gives 110% effort in everything she does. Multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and extremely multi-faceted, Maria is your go-to professional for all your coaching, strategic guidance, or public speaking needs.

Helen Bannigan CEO of Bannigan Communications, Global Cross-Cultural Specialists / Hong Kong and Italy November 23, 2014

Maria Salomão-Schmidt knows we were not meant to suffer through life. She believes in her heart and soul that life should be satisfying, fulfilling and joyful. Her zest for life is contagious. She’s the most enthusiastic person I have ever met, and you know who she is enthusiastic about? You and your potential. What could be better than that?

Jan Krause Greene Author, “I Call Myself Earth Girl” / Boston, Massachusetts November 23, 2014

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If you need a coach who has a gift for getting you unstuck and moving forward, Maria is your person. She is the real deal. I’ve been working with her for almost twenty years as a coaching client and mentor and have seen her accept her sacred calling, to ignite the souls of others. It is an honor to work with Maria.

Joscelyn C. San Francisco, California November 23, 2014

Hey beautiful Maria Salomão-Schmidt, Ms. Butterfly Mom! You know a lot about Love & Inspiration. Love to you sweet lady who transforms lives!!

Suzy M. Grosee Pointe, Michigan November 23, 2014

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You are simply marvelous and awesome all rolled up into Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Doreen G. Fulton peaker, Author, Certified Dream Coach® Founder, Believe in a Ray of Hope, LLC / Fairfax Station, Virginia November 23, 2014

Maria… I am touched. I am encouraged. I am grateful for you…and the amazing journey you are on. I send love and blessings your way, Tama

Tama J. Kieves Best-selling author of THIS TIME I DANCE / Denver, Colorado November 23, 2014

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Only a WOMAN who is beautiful of her soul could write here as you have. I am so honored that you reveal yourself. To show parts of your life, your heart, your mind, your soul invites love and healing.

Caryn P. Chicago, IL November 23, 2014

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I love your heart Maria Salomão-Schmidt! Thank you for sharing, you inspire me to share my writing.

Ann C. Warren, RI November 23, 2014

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You ROCK Beautiful Maria !!! ♥

Anna G. Franklin, MA November 23, 2014

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Really awesome speaker. Very entertaining, passionate and full of life! Kept us all engaged, enthralled and enlightened! What a wonderful way to learn!

Aida A. Albuquerque, NM November 23, 2014

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You have a real gift with people and you don’t piss around with them. You get to the heart of the matter and to what matters and that is priceless. You are keepin’ it real in a way I may never have seen before and I owe you big for that. Thanks so much for everything.

Eileen M. Lisbon, Portugal November 23, 2014

Wise and compassionate.

Joan H. Holliston, MA November 23, 2014

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I was very stuck in my job. Your coaching gave me a clear plan that I use to move forward in my company. I have a new happiness because I’m doing so well at work.

Yumiko N. Kanazawa, Japan November 23, 2014

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Maria’s coaching helped me get my ducks in a row with creating a killer strategy for my business and family life. Promotions come easily to me because I’m now more grounded.

Elizabeth S. London, England November 23, 2014

You will love her!

Louise U. Elk Grove, CA November 23, 2014

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I’ve tried a few coaches but like Goldie Locks and the three bears some were too hard and some were too soft. You, beautiful Maria, are a wonderful combination of exactly what I needed in a coach! I am VERY THANKFUL I get to work with you!

Patricia P. New York, New York November 23, 2014

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Thank you, Beautiful Maria, for your soulful insight. You hit the nail on the head! Thank you for taking the time to say what we all feel.

Amy B. Richmond, MA November 23, 2014


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