Gender Roles: In Spain, It´s the Dick!

  I’m convinced that the 21st century is, so far, the hardest era to live in harmony with a romantic partner…..at least talking about heterosexual relationships because that’s all I know. For thousands of years, the roles in a relationship were perfectly defined...

The Truth About Wanting it All

When I was 27 years old, someone once said, “well Maria, she just wants it all.” And he was right. I did want it all. I’m a huge believer in being true to yourself (as cliché as it sounds) ….to be who you really are, to do the things you’re passionate about, to honor...

Why Vienna is the Epitome of Elegance

  Paris, you’ve got quite the competition, and it’s named Vienna. Grandeur truly is the perfect adjective to describe Vienna, with its majestic architecture that lines the streets, taking your breath away around every corner. The imperial capital of Austria...

Why Women Are Attracted to Alpha Men

  The other day a guy mentioned that he didn’t understand why some women fall for alpha men. He described alpha men as self-centered. The whole self-centered label often gets associated with alphas….they think they know everything, they believe they are superior...

How Society Has Royally Screwed Us Over

Fine. We’re all just fine. Have we been programmed to be this way? Who’s responsible? Society? The system? Is it a question of human nature? Are all three responsible? One of my clients recently told me, “You appear as a goddess, with all your big dreams, your...

Be Your Own Superhero, Always

Some people are lucky. Really lucky. They come from wealthy families which afford them the education and resources to excel at their careers. Or to travel the world. Some have the love and emotional support from their families and friends, in good times and in bad....

Why You Should Never Be With Someone Based on Potential

Have you ever bought a house that needed a lot of work? And you didn’t care because you saw the POTENTIAL of the house? And you couldn’t wait to get your hands dirty so you could create the home of your dreams? This kind of commitment based on potential is called a...

Why We Need More Simplicity in Our Lives

    We often want complexity. It’s intriguing. It’s mysterious. It’s sexy. Complexity keeps us guessing. It brings us drama. It’s often a game. And don’t we all like to play games? Complexity gets old though. You reach a point when...

The Pursuit of Belonging

  Are you human? Then there’s a great chance that you, like me, need to have a sense of belonging. It’s a human need to be accepted….somewhere. It’s what gives meaning to our lives. It’s the way we navigate emotional pain. And...

The Key To Being True to Yourself

    When do we start putting ourselves and our dreams first? When do we stop? Are we supposed to ever stop? There isn’t a start date nor an expiration date. There isn’t a formula, an equation or any kind of line graph for that either. We just simply have to...