"I have been reading the chapters in your book on family dinners and Christmas about your mother and her beautiful dishes, her savory delicious food and the smells that filled the household making you all feel at home. You're helping me cope with my mother being gone and the traditions being up to us to keep ...or throw away. Reading your words are helping me sort out my thoughts and identify what I really want as opposed to what I think I might have to do -- a route usually leading to resentment that feels like a trap.
What you did for me with your book and an hour of your time will forever influence me, Beth. I will be always grateful."
Beth Ann Lively
December 12, 2015
I'm so glad that you've found your way here. As you go through this site you will find many of my thoughts about feasting and celebrating, food musings and lots of suggestions for creating a wonderfully romantic life, lived fully as an endless celebration!
I'm simply passionate about nurturing big dreams for my friends and family. I love to hold the space for those dreams to come true.
All of the beautiful things that we collect, should be used frequently for our families , not just occasionally for our guests! Those dinners spent together everyday and any excuse for a holidays are the gifts that our children remember the most when they grow up. My passion in life has been to make everyday a special day, or as my mother has always said "A day for candles and wine!".
There are so many reasons to celebrate, and everyday can be an excuse to express creativity and joy. The ceaseless turning of the wheel of year continuously provides us with excuses for celebration! Come explore local farmers markets with me, and experience the magic to be found in living so closely with the seasons. Taste the wild , wonderful foods that live in the backyards , fields and forests and you will begin to develop an entirely fresh connection to the world. An experienced lifestyle and wellness coach, I am told by my clients that my greatest strength is that I can hear what you’re not allowing yourself to say. As we work together I will help you bring your dreams to the surface so that you can begin design an incredible life for yourself that that you will love!
Are you passionate about your gardens, your home, fresh food, your animal companions and herbs?
What I teach is a holistic way of looking at your life. I love nothing more than to spend long days in my gardens tending my healing herbs, fruits and vegetables, promoting healing through herbalism, flower and gem essences, aromatherapy and Reiki, cooking gorgeous, healthy and delicious meals for my family (4 legged and 2) and friends while brewing delightful herbal potions to help keep you healthy, gorgeous and sexy all over, inside and out! That's what I love to do and I've learned over the years how to create the life where this is possible.
So tell me? What is your secret dream? Lets nurture it!
Are you a city mouse or a country mouse? It doesn't matter because I promise to help you bloom wherever you find yourself planted!
None of us are just one thing. I discovered a long time ago, that I am just as happy meditating in a centuries old Cloister garden as I am sitting in Central Park sipping a latte and reading the Sunday New York Times. Its all about cultivating balance, living seasonally and allowing all kinds of space in your life to cultivate the things that make you happy.
I have learned over many years to use my gifts to not tell you what to do, but to INSPIRE you to create powerful breakthroughs for yourself. I will always listen powerfully to your deepest desires; while asking you the questions that will guide you to your own deeper wisdom.
I believe that in designing powerful rituals for your life, healthy and satisfying food to eat and beautiful environments to live in, that we can begin to create a life that you will love no matter your financial or cultural means. Clearing the emotional and physical space to have a life big enough to be filled with incredible joy and celebration will supply all of the magic necessary to create any possibility that you could ever dream of!
Come join me in making every season and everyday, a remarkable treat to be experienced by everyone that you love!