In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Maria Mayes.

Maria Mayes is a Well-Being Coach and teacher who helps her clients find the freedom that only inner peace can offer. As founder of Take 5 she is on a mission to help others take their power back from anxiety. She specializes in simplifying techniques and ancient wisdom teachings into small digestible bites that are easy to apply. With decades of leading teams in the technology space, she is passionate about well-being in the workplace which inspired her to create her signature Take 5 Stretch & Breath Breaks and Wine & Well-Being Workshops. Maria is Certified through Chopra Global in Coaching, Meditation and Ayurveda and is an RYT200 Yoga Teacher with speciality training in mental health, neuroscience and applied poly-vagal theory. She has a BS in Business and more than 20 years experience leading small teams in the technology industry. As a working mom who understands the juggle of career demands while caring for children and aging parents simultaneously, much of her work is geared towards helping business owners, leaders and others with high stress occupations achieve a baseline of inner peace.

To find out more about Maria, check out her website at

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