The ethos of Picture Happiness: Take a Shot is about helping people to achieve a happier existence. Not just for a moment in time, when you are out doing something fabulous. The times when you are being ordinary — at work hitting those never-ending deadlines, at home paying those never-ending bills. I am talking about the kind of happiness that is sustainable, even when the times that are less fun and often challenging. Is this really possible? Yes, it is. I have spent years as a television producer overseeing large-scale international productions, dealing more than my share of stress, more than my share of frustrations, more than my share of disappointments until one day I said, “enough”! That was the day I started an inward journey that took me to heights and lengths I never dreamed possible. The date was March 21st, 2005. Early on, I knew that one day I would want to share what I have learned, what has helped me to succeed through my darkest times, and what will help me when I get challenged again. The day I have looked towards has come. I am here to help you move towards the light through the courses I offer and the retreats I lead. Get out of the crazy and into the happy.

~ Maria Baltazzi, PhD, MFA, Founder