Hello EveryGirl,

I hope you’ve been enjoying your summer! I just got back from visiting my family in Connecticut which was a lot of fun. I can’t reveal too much yet, but let’s just say that some of that fun will be shared with you all in the next newsletter! =)

I’m so grateful to God that my mother is continuing to get healthier each day, & I believe that her will to live has never been greater. Aside, from seeing my family, I’ve been working on centering myself each day in order to keep life & work as balanced as possible. Whether it’s meditating, reading, doing Pilates, going to the beach, taking guitar lessons, spending quality time with my husband & dogs or listening to inspirational podcasts, I’m making myself & my health a priority. Speaking of inspirational podcasts, if you don’t already know, my podcast ‘Conversations with Maria’ on Apple Podcasts features the best of my Sirius XM interviews, life changing tips & so much more. I read every comment so please subscribe, comment & leave 5 stars if you love it. I love hearing from all of you! =) You can find my podcast here

I hope this newsletter brings some happiness to your day as it always makes me smile when I get the chance to connect with you all. My life continues to become happier & more peaceful since my surgery & I truly believe it’s due to my constant state of gratitude. If it means taking a few minutes a day to jot down what you’re thankful for, or taking the time to focus on the things that you’re grateful for, it helps to shift your focus to the positive.

I want you to know how grateful I am to all of you. Thank you for your continual support, prayers & beautiful messages.