Heart and Hustle: Visionary Healers, Movers, and Shakers,
with your host and lifestyle coach,
Paulette Rees-Denis

4 min readFeb 10

Happy Friday,

What fun I had talking with this fabulous passionate woman, Maria DeRosa! We talk all the things, food and cooking, healing, coaching, life changes, mid career changes, and more healing through food!

No wonder I totally fell in love with her when I first met her at a business woman’s dinner! Because if you have followed me at all, you know I am always posting on FB and Insta about my vegan meals as I whip them up in my kitchen!

Then Maria asked me to cater a large party of 60 or so folks, and we had a blast…Ladies of the Kitchen rules…

Now we get to talk about all these things about how food can heal, how cooking together is empowering, and honoring ourselves with how we nourish our bodies and hearts and souls… Enjoy our interview chat today, and let me know your takeaways…

Here you go, on YouTube…


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SoundCloud/ITunes while you are on the run!

More about Maria!
Meet Maria DeRosa, a woman in her 2nd chapter of life who lives up to this motto with a culinary punch.
In 2012 life arrived with a heavy punch when Maria woke up on a Christmas day and her 60th birthday, feeling completely lost. Within 2 years, she had lost her dad, her marriage and her restaurant business of 28 years.

It was in that moment of loss she commited to re-inventing herself and seeking a mission to help others having gone through a loss or trauma. Maria realized that her skills as a former high school Spanish teacher of 11…


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