Hello, my name is Maria Baltazzi, the founder of Picture Happiness: Take a Shot. Welcome to the Community.
The heart of Picture Happiness: Take a Shot is about helping people create a more uplifting and rewarding life. Not just during the moments when you are out doing something fabulous. Also, and maybe even more importantly, in your day-to-day life — at work hitting those never-ending deadlines, at home paying those never-ending bills, while trying to balance work, family, friends, and self. Through reflective guided practices, you will gain greater awareness of your thoughts and actions, become confident in managing challenging emotions, better able to draw personal boundaries, and be more compassionate toward yourself. I have spent years as an Emmy-winning television producer, overseeing large-scale international productions, dealing with more than my share of stress, more than my share of frustrations, more than my share of disappointments. One day I said, “enough”! That was the day I started a personal journey that took me to heights and depths I never thought possible. My teachings are the product of lived experiences, a lot of inner-work, and several certifications and a couple of degrees along the way.
I have a PhD in Conscious-Centered Living, an MFA in Film. Certifications in spiritual psychology, neuroplasticity, primordial sound meditation, vinyasa yoga, and happiness training. Currently, I am in the second year of an intensive mindfulness teacher-training program.
Today, I help entrepreneurs, business executives, and creative professionals, move toward lives of renewed and refined purpose through the courses I offer and the retreats I lead. We can connect in one of my group classes, or if you prefer in private. Feel free to contact me for a 20-minute complimentary consultation.