Posted by: ButterflyMoms | August 3, 2012


Dear Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

Does your life feel like this sometimes?

Imagine that you are walking and you see a beautiful woman surrounded by a crowd of men, women and children who have encircled her yelling out things like… “ What, you think you are special?” “You’re not smart enough to do that!” “Who are you fooling? You are not worthy.” “That is so selfish! Stop thinking about just yourself!” “You are too old to do that.” “Your kids are too young.” “That’s too scary!” “You can’t get done what you already have on your plate and now you are taking on more?” “You don’t have enough education.” “You have too much debt.” “What is wrong with you?” “What will people say about you?” “What if you fail?” “But you don’t have enough money!” “That is too dangerous.” “What about your kids?” “What if your marriage suffers?”

TAKE A DEEP BREATH HERE…MAYBE TWO ;). How do you feel after reading that? Does it bring you CLOSER TO LOVE, as Marianne Williamson talks about in her book, RETURN TO LOVE, or does it bring you more CLOSER TO FEAR?

Last week’s blog, A RECIPE FOR DEPRESSION AND AN UNFULFILLED LIFE really hit a cord with people. It was one of the most talked about ButterflyMoms blogs because it really hit home with the pain we carry inside. The voices of our doubts and fears LIVE IN OUR HEAD. They may not be the exact questions or accusations as those above, but the “flavah” is definitely there.

Morning rituals you create help direct your whole day!

Meditation and Yoga are two things that you can do almost anywhere and for free! Although taking a local class with someone is oftentimes wonderful too for community, to help you with your learning and to help support someone who living their passion by teaching Yoga! 🙂

As last week’s blog clarifies, if you do not have a morning ritual that you do to start of your day, your day will be overrun with those voices, THE CHORUS OF FEAR. There are, however, all around us, people who are building their lives more towards their own CHORUS OF LOVE. Through things like morning rituals, discipline and choosing how to engage their energy, they are following their heart’s calling. Your reaction to those around you who are doing what you wish you could do, creates one of two things…




JEALOUSY just depletes your energy body. It is the vibration of most of the people around us so you will get a lot of sympathy, energy and attention but it will be short-lived. Your other choice is to BE INSPIRED. What if you thought that when someone shows up in your life who is doing something you want to do or has something you want to have, that it is a sign from the universe that this dream is possible for you too. What if people like this in your life are simply SIGNPOSTS of what will come for you if you stay inspired? How does that make you feel if you think this way? How much more empowered and inspired are you on your path? Make this switch and see how it ignites your passion even more!!!

SOMEONE WHO INSPIRES ME! (Cool that the acronym is SWIM! 😉


Sherynn MacMunn, proud author of the incredible novel, FINDING OUT

I was so inspired by a book this month that it, in turn, inspired me to start the ButterflyMoms Book Club! I know you will sooooooo love this! 🙂

Recently, someone inspired me in a very deep way. The beautiful Sheryn MacMunn and I went to business school together in Boston back in the 1900’s ;). We lost contact but recently she found me through ButterflyMoms and Facebook. Turns out that Sheryn, who now lives in Connecticut, is now a mom and an author who has even written (and published!) her first novel!!!!

She reached out to me and asked me to read it. Sad that she had to ask but awesome that she did. She first offered to send me a copy but I really wanted to support her. Having my own book, I know how hard it can me to focus on it for long enough to buy it. I have very strong belief that supporting those who are putting their dreams out there is ONE OF THE BEST THINGS you can do for yourself… and for them!  It builds up SO MUCH lovely energy on this planet!!!! FEELS GREAT!

Hours and hours of passion birthed Sheryn’s first book! She is a wonderful inspiration for us all! 🙂 FEEL ALL THAT LOVE!!!!

I don’t know what possessed me but when Sheryn asked I did not add it to my TO DO LIST but immediately, not only ordered it from Amazon, but also started reading it the second I got it. I hate to say it but I honestly did not expect much (sorry beautiful Sheryn) but once I started the book I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!!!!! It is SUCH A WONDERFUL BOOK THAT I HAVE TO TELL THE WHOLE WORLD! Sheryn put her dreams out there to give us an opportunity to latch on and see our own SIGNPOST in her having successfully thought out, written and published such an incredible story… all while being a mom. I ask that you buy at least two copies of her book, one for yourself and one for a friend that could use some inspiration. The best place to find out more about the wonderful Sheryn and her book by is by visiting Let’s see how viral we can get this book! Remind others to support “indie writers”. Buy it today and start getting even more inspiration in your life! :)! TAP INTO IT!

Great big hugs,



PS Please leave a comment from your heart today. You never know how sharing what you feel affects others in a liberating way! Please take a moment and write something. It is an act of love and truly means a lot!

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. There was only supposed to be one workshop but people kept asking to be able to come the next week and the next week and the next week until a whole year has gone by!!!!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…

√  Next BUTTERFLYMOMS SOUL SUPPORT GROUP is Thursday, August 9nd at 8pm. We’ve had to cancel the last two because of illness but this next one is on for sure!!!!! (knock on wood ). Only two groups left! It is a wonderful way to come learn to feed your magnificent soul!… The ButterflyMoms Soul Support Group grew out of the amazing experience had of being on of THE OPRAH SHOW’s very last guests. Now it’s your turn to 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! Bring your friends!!! PLEASE RSVP to maria at butterflymoms dot com.

√  I have space for one more coaching/healing clients. If you are interested send me an email maria at butterflymoms dot 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! !

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San Bruno 1
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Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1
Fort Lauderdale 1
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Louisville 1
Biddeford 1
Chestertown 1
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
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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
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Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1
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Newport 1
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

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Dublin, Ireland 1
Rome, Italy 3
Tokyo  1
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Madrid 1
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Take a moment and FEEL YOUR LIFE for a moment. Let the ICKIES fall away. Embrace the love. Forgive yourself for not living the perfect life your mind has tricked you into thinking you should be living.  Just be. That is all that is needed for happiness.


  1. So well written. Thanks for sharing and also for the gentle reminders you leave us with. And for living your life to the fullest. As you know, it’s so easy to take the path of least resistance and to just blindly follow.

    • Beautiful Doug,

      How wonderful that you took the time to immediately read my blog. It warms the cockles of my heart that you are so supportive. I could not do it without you!!!! I LOVE YOU!

      Great big hugs,
      ButterflyMoms founder

  2. As Always you find a way to just lift all of us even high than i ever could dream of being ! I am so proud of you ! I am not a Jealous guy,,I am more the guy that loves to see people win every time ! Some of my best days is when i see first hand that i made a great difference in somebody else day !! For me making someone see the good in a day or in others makes me Grateful that i can ! Ever notice when you do something nice to some one and they smile right at you,,,even if you don’t want to smile the corners of your mouth just rise on there own…I love the way you make me feel My Friend !!

    • Thank you beautiful Rei Alberto!!! Your words give me strength to reach for higher and higher! Thanks for your magnificent support!!!

      Great big hugs,
      ButterflyMoms founder

  3. After 3 days of business travel with the President of my company (with a sinus and ear infection), your blog made my day. Not only because I am in it but because you always put your heart into your writing. It teaches me to be more open as a writer, wife and Mother. I LOVE the part when you wrote that you weren’t expecting much from the book. I honestly laughed out loud at the Amtrak station in Philly. If you have a book club, I am willing to Skype with your group and answer questions. There is also a book club guide on my website. Thanks for being you. You make the world a better place.

  4. Wonderful, thank you for the inspiration xxxx

    • Thank you dear friend for reaching out and sharing your LOVE! I see you!!!!


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