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Meet Zulmara Maria Teixeira de Lima of Roots and Wings in South Bay

Today we’d like to introduce you to Zulmara Maria Teixeira de Lima.

Zulmara Maria, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started my business, Roots and Wings about 15 years ago after my mom passed away and I found myself at a crossroads in my own life and being deeply reflective about the meaning of life and the specific meaning and legacy of my life. After doing some inner work, I realized, I wanted to be able to give back to my community using my skills and talents as a writer. With that realization, Roots and Wings was born.

I had had a story published in Chicken Soup for the Latina Soul where I talked about how my culture had given me roots for grounding and wings for flying… and I used that metaphor for my business. It has been a powerful guide for me as I have engaged in the awesome entrepreneurial effort.

Roots and Wings helps individuals find balance in their personal, professional, and creative lives. I do this by helping people understand that in order to be truly happy and fulfilled, one has to be in balance and balance comes when we are nurturing and paying attention to our relationships, our creativity, our livelihood, our families, and ourselves.

I now coach individuals in many different programs, both as workshops, one-on-one, online, and small intimate settings. I have created a few signature programs and have found my niche. I love creating programs and I love the sense of helping others understand and achieve their dreams.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
We teach what we need to learn and we learn what we teach. When I started this journey to help others achieve balance, I realized that I needed to achieve balance in my own life. I had a tendency to work too much and spend too much time on my professional life. I nurtured my family and truly enjoyed time with them, but my personal, creative life had been sorely neglected.

My journey started with self-care and meditation, journaling, artists dates, and learning to quiet my mind. The more I let myself get lost in the journey, the more my life started to have meaning… and my legacy, Roots, and Wings, was born.

I started with daily ABRAZOS… a reminder of your divine self of how truly awesome you are. Then, I created a Gratitude program… ABRAZOS of Gratitude and Appreciation and then, the floodgates opened and I was soon creating more and more signature programs.

My biggest challenge has been to bring my ideas and programs to fruition. I have been all over the place and I needed to find focus and clarity in my endeavors. It is very challenging to find enough hours in a day to be an entrepreneur and to not get drawn and pulled into many different directions.

Today, I can say that I have found BALANCE!!! And, I have launched a number of signature programs, including Millionaire DIVAS, ABRAZOS for Gratitude and Appreciation, and Reclaiming Your Divinity is underway. I also have a number of other programs and 12 books on Amazon.

Roots and Wings – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I specialize in creating programs that focus living a well-balanced life. A life that is truly fulfilling and grounded in nurturing the personal, creative, and professional lives that we all live. As the CEO and founder of Roots and Wings, I strive to create curricula that help individuals no matter where they are on their journey. It may be to find more time for family, more time to develop a professional career or more time for self.

I am most proud of Roots and Wings being a heart-based business that helps individuals achieve their dreams, whatever they may be. It maybe Millionaire DIVAS helping individuals achieve financial freedom. It may be ABRAZOS of Gratitude and Appreciation, helping individuals get grounded with a daily gratitude practice. It maybe Reclaiming Your Divinity, helping people check in with self and do the work of healing and loving from within.

I am most happy to share my talents and my gifts with the people I come across and who come across my business. I know that people come into my life at the time they need what I have to offer. They come and stay and play as long as they need to and when they are ready, I hope they leave with more clarity and focus on how to balance their lives to achieve their dreams and leave a legacy.

What sets me apart from others is my guiding and guardian angels. I truly feel that my programs are given to me from a higher power. That, I am inspired to write and to write and to write what I am going to offer and at times, I am not even sure where the ideas, the inspiration, the motivation comes from. It just comes to me as I open myself up to the possibilities.

Passion for this work. I truly teach what I need to learn and I have learned quite a bit… about me, my life, and my legacy. I love helping others and I am constantly inspired

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I personally define success as achieving balance in your personal, professional, and creative life. One is successful when there is abundance in all three areas. We balance in threes, like a stool, and it takes all three to be successful. When one has a great family that is loved, but there are not enough resources for comfort, there is no balance. When one has a great career with monetary wealth but is neglectful of family, there is no success. When one is caring for family and career, but not for self, there is an emptiness that is looking to be filled.

Success comes with achieving balance… caring for self, for profession, and for the family. It does not matter how much money you have or make or how much time you spend with family or how much time you give to self, what matters is that you define success for yourself and then create the strategies necessary to have it come to fruition in your life.

In my coaching, I help others work on developing their own meaning of success since we all define it differently. This is not a one size fits all, but an opportunity to truly get in touch with your soul’s journey and define success on your own terms. Realizing that the core of the soul’s journey is to live, to love, to learn and to leave a legacy.


  • $99 Change Your Money Story, Change Your Life
  • $2500 Millionaire DIVAS Personal Coaching
  • $5000 Millionaire DIVAS Certification Course
  • $10,000 Heart-Based Business Course Development

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