Personal Questions Answered (Ask Maria)
“Can I ask you some personal questions, Maria?”
Haha! I love it! Yes, you can, but I’m not answering all the questions! 😊 Some of them, yes.
Here we go:
What’s your sun sign?
I was very interested in astrology when I was younger but I’m not really into it anymore, but okay, I’m a triple earth sign (sun: Taurus, rising: Virgo, moon: Capricorn) and I was born in the year of the Ox. 😊
Do you have pets?
I’m taking care of a friends dog at the moment for a few months but I don’t have a pet of my own right now. I have had both cats and dogs (German Shepard and a Lab mix) and will probably get one or two new four-legged friends sometime later in 2020. Not sure yet what it will be but I can feel it’s coming!
Do you have children?
Nope. I’m not the family type of person, it has never been something I want. I’m not into the idea of marriage either. I was engaged once when I was a teenager, but it was one of those puppy-love things and we didn’t really know what it meant.
What are your guilty pleasures?
Hm, .. I don’t watch much TV but I watch “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and I loved Dolly Parton’s ‘Heartstrings’ on Netflix, if that can count as guilty pleasures. What else.. 🤔 I like a Swedish singer, Carola Häggkvist, and I guess most people wouldn’t admit they listen to her old albums from the 80’s while out powerwalking. 😊
Do you drink alcohol?
Yes, it happens. Sometimes I like a glass of wine or a really cold beer. Not right now though as I’m experimenting with OMAD (“one meal a day”) due to perimenopause issues, so I don’t drink coffee or tea with caffeine either at the moment.
[UPDATE to any women out there suffering from hot flashes and night sweats due to perimenopause: Try OMAD and eliminating caffeine and alcohol! It really does wonders. It took me about a week and now I have zero issues with hot flashes, it’s all GONE. OMAD works for me (and I’m currently experimenting with TMAD, which means “two meals a day”), maybe it can help you too. In my own experience fasting is amazing and incredibly beneficial. But I recommend you do some research on it yourself before you try so you know what to expect and what happens in your body etc.]
Are you a vegan?
No. I eat everything (I love food), but mostly healthy, like 90% healthy and plantbased/vegetarian I would say. I used to be a vegetarian in the past but then my body started to tell me that it wanted meat again so I began eating chicken and fish now and then, and sometimes I like other meats too. This might change at some point though (as I listen to what my body wants).
What kind of music do you like?
I like music from the 80’s and 90’s, and I love trance music (especially psychedelic, progressive, and female vocal) and Lady Gaga, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Robyn, 4 Non Blondes etc, that type of music. But mostly trance. Some Gospel and Soul music too. Music moves me like nothing else.
Favorite place visited?
California, USA. I love especially Los Angeles. I also love Marbella here in Spain. Other than that my favorite place to visit is Nature.
What’s you morning routine?
Right now: I get up anywhere between 6 – 8 am and then I go for a walk with my dog-friend. After that I meditate and strech on the Yoga mat. Only after this do I check my phone and emails etc. Connecting with myself is something I prioritize before I do anything else.
What do you do for fun?
I like spending time in nature, hiking in the mountains or just going for long walks on the beach. I’m a really work-focused person so besides from that I pretty much spend my time in stillness, in nature, or just lounging on the sun terrace listening to some podcast or something. My “fun” is really mostly work-related.
How would you describe your personality in 3 words or sentences?
I like my own company and are a very private type of person, except for in my work. I’m grounded and very intuitive and aware of the world around me and also my inner world. I’m definitely a ‘doer’ and love being productive and inspired.
What’s the best movie you’ve seen?
I don’t have any favorites but I love biographies, biopics, true stories/drama and documentaries. Some comedies too.
What were you like as a teenager?
I was very rebellious and free-spirited, which got me in a lot of trouble, I got kicked out of school for example so I never finished ninth grade. I’ve always been an independent thinker and lived an unconventional life.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
That I got myself into rehab and became free from drug-addiction 17 years or so ago. I’m also proud of myself for always have had the courage to follow my own life’s flow.
If a genie granted you 3 wishes right now, what would you wish for?
My own house in Marbella and a home in Los Angeles as well, and the most amazing new year that I have ever experienced in my life so far! 😊
And I wish everyone who reads this the most amazing new year as well!
Hope it will be the best year EVER and that your days be filled with amazing flow, magic and happiness! 😊
I know that Life has amazing things lined up for you as you follow your intuition and the flow and momentum of where Life leads you next,
– May you be blessed with many delightful and unexpected surprises from the Universe in 2020!
Lots of love and blessings and hope you have the most beautiful New Years Eve ever ♡
All the best, always,