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Maria Ross is a consultant, author, speaker and actress who believes cash flow and creativity are not mutually exclusive. She is the chief brand strategist and creator of Red Slice, a digital elixir of stories and strategies to boost your business, your brand and your brain. Maria is the author of Branding Basics for Small Business as well as her humorous and heartfelt memoir, Rebooting My Brain. A dynamic speaker, she delights conference audiences ranging from the Chamber of Commerce to the New York Times. Maria has been featured on MSNBC, ABC News, NPR and in Entrepreneur, the L.A. Times, and Forbes.com. She lives with her husband and precocious black Lab mix, Eddie, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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5 Surprising Things That Suck About Being Pregnant

(5) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 11:45 AM

Pregnancy is one of those life events that is like a giant game of Red Rover: you're either on one side of the line or the other and once you cross over, things are never the same. It's up there with losing your virginity and getting married.

I'm about six...

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3 Ways to Listen to Your Body Before Your Brain Explodes

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 4:21 PM

Confession time.

In 2008, shortly before I suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm that almost killed me, my life was a giant stress ball. My husband and I had just moved to a new city, bought our first house, adopted a dog... and I decided to start my own...

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Who Am I? How Crisis Reframes Our Identity

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 5:31 PM

Who are you?

Some of us define ourselves by our role in relation to others: mother, wife, sister. Others by profession: entrepreneur, consultant, belly dancer. Still others by skills: I'm a neat freak. I'm great with numbers.

It's easy to mistake these labels for our true identities.

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