Upside Down to Right Side Up:

Turning Transition into Triumph

Print and Kindle books and companion journal available now!

Is a major life event threatening to derail you?

You can’t choose when life happens. But you can choose how you respond to it.

When your world is shaken by a major life event—such as divorce, loss of a loved one or a career upheaval—it can take you down into a dark pit of despair from which it feels like there’s no way out. No light at the end of the tunnel. No way to get back to “your old self.”

I’m here to show you that you have the power to choose your path and the way you respond to the circumstances that turn your world upside down.

My own experiences with transition have inspired me to help other women like you learn to design a new life that will turn your world right side up again. Let’s move you beyond going through the motions—just coping and surviving—so you can THRIVE in all areas of your life: at home, at work, and at play.

Even if your personal life is in pieces, I can help you lay a new foundation, put the pieces together again in a different way, so you can become the steady and grounded woman you desire to be.

Are you a woman who has experienced another major change in your life and it feels like the last straw?


You know you have survived events like this before, but THIS ONE feels different. This one feels like it might finally derail you for good if you don’t do something about it.

Divorce? Loss of a loved one? Caregiving? Retirement? Layoff? Career change? Any of these events have the power to derail even the strongest women among us, especially when it’s One. Change. Too. Many.

  • Are you just going through the motions?
  • Is “auto-pilot” your normal mode?
  • Are you tired of living behind the mask that shows everyone you’re “just fine”?
  • Is it time to move beyond just coping and surviving? What does it mean to thrive?

Does any of this resonate with you? If so, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!


Hi, I’m Maria. And I’ve been where you are…

I lived with and through major shifts in my life over and over again, and became hardened to how I was feeling. I stuffed my emotions so deeply, just to get through the day, that I couldn’t feel much of anything anymore. I just kept on going, building up walls to protect me, conditioning myself by pretending everything is fine. Until this one time, when something within me broke, I just couldn’t summon up the usual bravado to keep on keeping on. When I hit my breaking point, I had no choice but to reach for help. It became my turning point.

Sometimes we need a trusted hand to help us find our way back after being derailed. I found mine and she saved my life. I’m inspired to help other women thrive, as I have learned to. I am proof that it is possible.

I encourage women to give themselves permission to rediscover who they are, take off the mask and begin to create a vibrant life which supports them where they are today. I inspire women to step back into their life fully, with more clarity and confidence, while learning the tools that will keep them from getting derailed ever again. That’s what I call thriving!


Have you ever thought you should be able to handle anything life throws at you? Have you wondered why you keep going through the motions of life and never seem to get off the hamster wheel? Do you put on a mask most days pretending you’re just fine and tell everyone you meet that your life is hunky-dory? If so, María Tomás-Keegan has something to say about all that: You Are Not Alone!

With honesty and humor, Maria helps women create a unique roadmap for their next chapter, as they uncover their authentic voice and step back into their power.

“Maria cares. Not just some of the time, but all times. She especially hears what’s in a woman’s heart and has the tools and programs to share her sage advice. And a great way to begin is to read her book, which is a lovely reflection of her values and philosophies.”

Learn more about the book and journal!



Free eBook: Even Successful Women Can Get Derailed When Life Happens

If you’re ready to explore what it means to THRIVE, then I invite you to take the first step by reading my free eBook: Even Successful Women Can Get Derailed When Life Happens.

In the book, I share a bit of my own story through life challenges and changes and let you in on some of my “secrets” so you can make better choices for yourself. Trying to do this life stuff alone is hard — allow yourself to navigate your transition more easily with the help of this book.