Who is Maria anyway?

First and foremost: I am a mother, a grandmother, a daughter, an aunt and a friend. I have four beautiful children, two amazing step-children, two incredible son-in-laws, a wonderful daughter-in-law and six “super cute” “super smart” grandkids. They fill my life and heart with so much joy. I spend my time with my soul mate, my best friend, my second self and husband, Jeff. He makes me happy every single day, and I am so grateful to be able to share my second act with him.

      You Were Given This Life Because

     You Are Strong Enough To Live It

My Belief Is Simply

Be Kind ~ Be Joyful ~ Be Authentic ~ Be You!

I am the Founder and CEO of MY Media & Publishing Group and the Creator of MY Authentic Life Magazine. I am honored to be able to live my passion and to cultivate creativity in others around the world by helping them to embrace their uniqueness in creating their own local magazines, changing the lives of those who read their extraordinary publications. My work celebrates communities by empowering others to live their passion, and in doing so, I also guide existing magazine publisher though my successfully proven methods to help their businesses to thrive. Working with me ensures not only financial success but allows you time for what is most important in your life – Faith, Family, and Friends.

Originally from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, now living in a suburb of Detroit,  I am an entrepreneur whose passion is to help others. With 25+ years of business experience in publishing, advertising, marketing, and public relations, as well as, owning and selling multiple businesses, I have a great appreciation for the challenges that businesses face on a daily basis. I believe we are all here for a reason greater than ourselves, and to serve our purpose. It truly is how we choose to react to what is placed before us that allows us to succeed.

As the creator of MY Authentic Life magazine, It is our vision to design a magazine that encourages others to live their best life. We seek writers who are inspired to empower our readers and who are committed to making positive changes in the world with their words.

As the Founder/CEO of MY Media & Publishing Group, it is my desire to help establish publishers in every community with a magazine that will empower, inspire and teach those in their communities. This will give every entrepreneur the chance to express their creative side in a way that changes the dynamics on how others see themselves and their communities. By implementing this unique business opportunity, you become the ambassador for your community by creating your own customized local magazine with an online presence. This is what I do, it’s what I love to do.

All of my business experiences have led me to where I am today, and I am grateful for each and every opportunity. It is also certain that all of my life experiences have allowed me the ability to teach others. I am a transformational speaker who changes the lives of many through my inspirational life stories, that circumstances do not define who we are, that walking through fear and learning from it “IS” the “new norm,” and that you are already stronger than you know.