Maria Pappa


Awards & Accolades

USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-selling Author


May is an author, teacher, mind strategist, and CEO of Ocean Publications, a self-publishing company specializing in books for dreams, about dreams, and written because of a dream. As the founder of “Dream-Life Solutions”, a series of life journals and retreats, May created Ocean Publications to help women find their heart’s desire and create a life nothing short of a masterpiece. Her first book series, “DreamCatchers”, was published in 2017 and is based on true stories with a double purpose, exploring dreams that solved a life problem and led people to find the career their heart desired. In 2018, a conference for the study of dreams inspired her next publications for all ages, including coloring books, poems, short stories, and novels. A decisive moment, that conference turned her career toward supporting the study of dreams on a wider scale, helping others make their own dreams come true, and sharing them with the world in a book. Through “Journaling for a New You,” May has spent over twenty years reimagining her own journaling experience and has now undertaken the dream job of helping women reach their soulful career and life. She is leading a movement, through digital courses and retreats, teaching how to journal, creating vision boards, and how to reevaluate money mindset. May’s true dream is to transform as many lives as possible, influencing education and well-being. Today, May lives with her family in Miami, Florida, where her long talks and walks on the beach with her husband are one of the biggest contributors to their successful life together. She is blessed with three beautiful children and considers her youngest to be living proof that you can do whatever you set your mind to, since she gave birth to him in her late forties. She wants everyone to now that you can find your heart’s desire and write your way out of any difficult situation, creating a happy and successful life!

Published Book

Quitless: The Power of Persistence in Business and Life

USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller!

Now a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller! HELICOPTER CRASHES, CORPORATE LAYOFFS, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN: UNDERSTANDING THE MINDSET OF THE UNSHAKEABLE! Every single day there is an entrepreneur that comes to life for the first time – and every single day there is another, who is giving up on their dreams. Eleven letters. That’s all that separates them. Why are some catapulted to great professional heights, where others fail? Persistence.

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