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A State of the Union (Yoga) Address from Maria

Posted on January 11th, 2011 by Maria Santoferraro

It’s been a while since I’ve said hello to those of you who are nice enough to stop by and check out MariaMedia. I’ve enjoyed meeting so many cool people and appreciate your continued support. MariaMedia was formed to be a journal of my journey into my new professional life. It has been eight months […]

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Posted on December 24th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Here in Ohio, we’ve had the white thing covered for quite a few weeks, with more snow in the forecast for Christmas Eve (woo hoo!). So, with that in mind, I’ll be taking my dreams the green Christmas route.  One without conspicuous consumption and recycle bins full of used holiday accoutrements. Show your respect for […]

Watch Out, Sunsets, You’ve Got Competition!

Posted on October 13th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

I love the colors of the sunset, but I have to admit that this time of year, they have some fierce competition from the beautiful colors of the fall foliage. I live within walking distance to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, so it’s easy for me to take a break during my day to sneak […]

A Rainbow of Sunsets

Posted on September 29th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Well, another sunset season is coming to an end for me, and I have to say that it makes me a little melancholy. From the months of April through October, the rotation of the Earth and the sun are perfectly aligned, so I get to see the sun drop into Lake Erie on a regular […]

The Secret is Out About Sea Glass

Posted on September 13th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Image via Wikipedia How did this happen? How did the world find out about my passion for sea glass? It seems like everyone is looking for the colorful frosted pieces of glass that wash up along the shores of the beach. On my local beaches I used to be the only one walking along the […]

My Guided Meditation Session with Trudie Styler

Posted on September 10th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Trudie Styler is a lucky lady! Not only is she married to one of the hottest rock musicians, she looks fabulous in her mid-fifties, lives in this incredible villa in Tuscany, and gets to practice yoga with her husband, Sting! She also happens to be a pretty cool lady who is an organic farmer, does […]

Summer is Not Over—Get Outside for Music and Mojitos While You Still Can!

Posted on September 8th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

Summer is not over, summer is not over… That is the mantra I keep repeating! If you are a northeast Ohioan desperate to latch on to outdoor activities before we get locked up inside for the winter months, I’ve got a great way to get outdoors, listen to music, try a tasty mojito, and catch […]

Are There Rules for Writers?

Posted on September 7th, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

This list of top Rules for Writers was copied from Erica Jong’s official Web site. I’m on a little bit of an Erica Jong roll, as she was our Woman Who Rocks on September 2. Erica, I hope you don’t mind that I’m sharing your writing rules. These rules are just too much fun and such […]

A Tribute to the Three-Day Labor Day Weekend!

Posted on September 3rd, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed—there’s so little competition.” —Author Unknown “The Labor Movement; the folks who brought you the weekend.” —From a bumper sticker, 1995 “Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that […]

So Cool—Jazz on a Summer Night

Posted on August 31st, 2010 by Maria Santoferraro

I love finding new, cool outdoor things to do in Ohio, and if you live near the Akron area, you have to check out the new Lock 4. And no, I didn’t get it wrong and mean to say Lock 3. Akron’s popular concert venue, Lock 3, has a new sister venue, that is über […]