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Reading Maria's book is like peeling an onion.
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2017
I recommend Finally Full of Yourself, Unlocking Your Spiritual DNA by Maria Salomão-Schmidt for all the inspiration one can find in it. I read Maria’s book as you peel an onion. After the first layers of all sort of advice to improve oneself, I reached to the core of the book. There, I found one of the most touching stories I read in my life: The loss of a child – Sophia - and the sense of guilt a mother carries. Initially, I bought the book because it was part of a series of self-help books that someone like me, in the middle of a life-crisis, selects to motivate herself; and then, because I wanted to celebrate Maria’s accomplishment. After all, writing a book is like having a baby, and during that process, one goes through all the stages of the pregnancy and the delivering. Finally, I wanted to acknowledge Maria’s effort to spread joy and gratitude despite her traumatic loss and personal challenges. To me, chapter 43 was the most emotional of all because I could feel Maria’s pain and honesty for saying things like: “Doug and I did not take it [Sophia birth] very well. We were expecting another perfectly healthy baby. We had no idea she had Down Syndrome …” Well, life is weird Maria, and your Earthly Angel, “Sophalicious” has taught you/us how to have deeper relationships and to develop many other virtues. Hasn't she?