MARIA feels lucky to live and work with her husband Gerhard, on a beautiful Wagyu beef farm on the South Coast of NSW. She was an English, History and Religion teacher in the past. Her children and grandchildren, along with meditation and yoga practice, keep her sane! She loves people and their stories and is ever-grateful to her German/Polish parents, who fled Europe after WW11 and taught her hospitality towards, and acceptance of, all people. Maria finds deep spiritual connection in Nature, human nature and in the power of ritual. She believes she is a catholic in the true sense of the word – all-embracing, universal, whole.