Motivational Speaker

Maria Benardis speaks about “quality of life” altering ancient Greek wisdom, philosophies and practices to discover how to have a life of joy, peace and fabulous health…” the best life possible! Maria is dedicated to been the catalyst in awakening people to the ancient Greek wisdoms and practices with a mind, body, spirit focus that help people live their optimum health and life.

Maria shares inspiration and techniques that were instrumental in reclaiming her health and her life and reminds audiences of how wonderful and powerful they already are and about the God and Goddess she found in her and the God and Goddess that resides in each of us. Her passion is to remind everyone that they “can do all things in life”.  Maria celebrates and informs you of her “R.E.C.I.P.E” to a happy, healthy and peaceful life and shows you how to use her “S.I.M.P.L.E.” framework to attain better health, happiness and longevity.

Truly, it will change your life! Through her story telling and the exploration of her many personal experiences that include years of illnesses and successfully healing herself, domestic violence and emotional abuse, living in an orphanage, and losing it all she inspires people that you can rise above it all and turn your tears to triumph. Her illness diagnosis taught her how grief can “transform” and resilience “emerge!” With entertaining dialogue and even some humor her presentation style will capture and inspire any audience.

 Topics include

Health and wellness, living your best life, finding your purpose in life,
creating a winning team and motivating and setting up a winning team.


Food & Mind as Medicine: Achieve health, happiness, and prosperity;

How not to diet and lose weight. Let Food Be Thy Medicine for a Healthy Life;

Living a High Vibrational Happy Life;

Make your work your passion, You are what you Eat and Think and An Ancient Greek Framework for a winning Mindset.

Past clients include

United Nations Hospitality Committee (event for the Ambassadors wives), 92Y, American Association of University Women, Australian Women in New York, The Intuitive Well (Sydney, Australia), Hellenic Professional Women, A+ Life Retreat – Princeton, New Jersey (Rise of Wise), Corcoran (Real Estate Company), and Saint Catherine’s Philoptochos of the Church of the Holy Resurrection Brookville, NY.

“Let medicine be thy food and food thy medicine”.

“The natural force within each of us is the greatest healer of disease” – Hippocrates.