Posted by: ButterflyMoms | March 16, 2012


Dearest ButterflyMoms,

The last few weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster ride. Lots of ups and downs as it normal. Here is a sampling of just what couple of weeks have been like for me…

*Added a new member to our family, a 14 year old child from the foster care system named Beatriz.

*My main source of income right now is being a real estate broker. With one person saying “NO” three major real estate deals instantly fell apart.

*Had four books to read for homework, healings to do, write-ups and assignments to do for energy medicine school (due Friday).

*Put in another three offers on properties that were accepted.

*My aunt unexpectedly died.

*Went to ER with chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness. Now wearing a heart monitor.

*Six new women have come to ButterflyMoms meetings because the word is spreading!

I know you know that the list is a HELL OF A LOT longer than what I wrote up there but you get the drift. People are amazed by how much I do. They sort of shut down when I tell them what I am doing next or how FULL my day/weeks are. I don’t really compare myself with others…ok that is not true I do…but a lot less than I used to. What I meant was that I don’t do things to BE BETTER THAN OTHERS, I do them because THEY FEEL GOOD  *OR* because THEY MAKE MONEY. The cliché is that you need BALANCE… NO SHIT! But how the hell do you get that balance? That is what I am working on.

So this week I decided I needed more help and I am asking for it. We women are generally “TRAINED” from a very early age to JUST DO IT and don’t “bother” anyone, at least that is how I feel. Do you feel that too sometimes? As you can tell from the items listed above I am not very good at asking for help. Life is wonderful enough that it has given me these chest pains experiences to get my attention. Whatever you ignore grows bigger. If I had not checked it out when I felt it would have grown. So right now in your own life…what are you FEELING that you are pretending not to notice?

Let me say that again… WHAT ARE YOU FEELING THAT YOU ARE PRETENDING NOT TO NOTICE? Go from there…First step is to simply notice…. without judgment… observe with what you find…play with it…shift it…turn it…. then notice all over again. Have fun with this GAME we call “LIVING”. Are you playing to the best of your ability? Are you even in the GAME? Check in with yourself! 🙂 I invite you to see how good it can feel to be you today from where you are finding yourself RIGHT NOW. The RIGHT NOW MOMENT is the ONLY place you can find TRUE JOY! FIND IT…WRAP IT UP AND TAKE IT HOME WITH YOU (again and again and again)! 🙂

Before I close out this week’s fabuloso blog I wanted to announce two co-leaders for the one-day retreat that is happening next Saturday…. Karen Knight-Detering and Ellen Freeman. They will help make the day one of most life-changing you could ever hope for….Here are their bios. Sign up RIGHT NOW before it’s too late at!

Karen is one of the most amazing teachers you will ever meet. Her workshops stay with you. She got raving reviews at last year's Vermont ButterflyMoms retreat!

British-born Karen Knight-Detering is one of the most dynamic hypnotists you will ever find.  Karen just returned a few weeks ago from Guatemala where she worked building a school for Mayan children. She has worked, studied and taught around the world, including a stint in Grenada working for England’s equivalent to the Peace Corps. Karen has the gift of being able to help others shift the points where they feel stuck. She will be leading the hypnosis and the shamanic journeys.

The Amazing Ellen Freedman will doing the yoga at the one day retreat on the 24th. She is an amazing yoga teacher that even beginners adore!

Ellen Freedman has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than twenty years. She teaches at Prana Yoga and in many other local venues. In 2011 she was asked to be the yoga leader at the ButterflyMoms retreat in Vermont. Ellen is wonderful at including everyone no matter what one’s level or ability. People always leave her class smiling because of the energy, meaning, beauty and wisdom Ellen naturally brings with her. It is always a joy to take her class… a real treat!





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

LOVE BIG in the world THIS WEEK… and start with yourself!
Great BIG luscious hugs,



♥ THE BUTTERFLYMOMS ONE DAY RETREAT ♥ Saturday, March 24th 8am-5pm
PEACE ABBEY (Sherborn, MA), the magical place Mother Theresa helped build!

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



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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.


√  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. BRING YOUR FRIENDS! Click on to sign up for this exciting event! LIFE IS SHORT! LIVE IT NOW!

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  1. Ria- You have many, many balls in the air. Your physical heart is working hard to keep beating steady and strong. Find 10 minutes tonight where you can sit on the couch or lay down with your little girls and take them all in- quietly. Yesterday was a full day for me- and I took a break at the kids’ bedtime and laid down with them- all of them in one bed. And their little (getting big) bodies snuggled close to mine and their changes in breath from awake to asleep let me be present to them and not be involved in my mind’s everchanging to-do list. It made me happy and focused on the very big blessings that they are to me….and then I stayed up till 5 am trying to get things done and then overslept and had to drive kids to school late. So- I don’t have all the balance, but I was happy last night and relaxed for a few minutes. It felt great. Today’s a new day. Love to you!

  2. Love it !! But make sure you take care of your self as well !! I don’t want to lose you my Sweet Friend !!! Your Work is Not Done !!!!!!!!!!!!!! We All Need You Around For Ever !!

  3. Wow, Maria, you do have a lot going on! First, congratulations on your new addition to the family – what a huge, courageous, generous act of love! And now to take care of yourself so you can take care of everyone – and everything else! I, too, have a hard time asking for help, but once I do, it’s amazing to see how your community shows up for you. Just a reflection of what you give to them! Thanks for the reminder to really feel what we’re feeling!

  4. miss you crazy! wonderful reminder to get in the game. energy lifting hug to you!! xoxo

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