Rivvy Neshama is a writer, editor, and community organizer whose award-winning book, Recipes for a Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles, draws from many sources: Eastern and Western religions, Native traditions, Sufis and shamans — and her mom. She holds degrees in philosophy, comparative literature, social work, and education, and has put that varied education to use as a teacher and social worker in Harlem, a campaign manager in Boulder, a college instructor in Queens, and a Tarot card reader at Macy’s on Halloween. As the founding director of Transportation Alternatives, an advocacy group for better bicycling, walking, and mass transit in New York City, Rivvy was profiled in Ms. Magazine. Here in Colorado, she was also the founding development director of Intercambio – Uniting Communities.
Rivvy is the author of the children’s book Nat Turner and the Virginia Slave Revolt and of Recipes for a Sacred Life: True Stories & a Few Miracles, which has been widely praised for being “unconventionally inspirational,” “joy-filled, laugh-out-loud,” and “inspiring, entertaining and enlightening.” A lifelong writer, Rivvy was first published in Story Magazine’s best college writing anthology, and has since written for many national publications, including Ms., Glamour, Spirituality & Health, and the New York Times. Rivvy lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband, British author John Wilcockson.
Available for: Book clubs and community groups. Rivvy also offers freelance editing for all your writing needs. For more information and testimonials, please go to: http://www.rivvyneshama.com/editing.
Recipes for a Sacred Life: True Stories & a Few Miracles
“Recipes for a Sacred Life left us moved—and changed. Wise, poignant, funny, and inspiring.” – Redbook
Rivvy Neshama’s true-life stories are magical yet down-to-earth, steeped in ancient wisdom—and the wisdom of her mom. From dancing to forgiving to walking at dawn … from a rabbi from Vienna to Irish Rita from the Bronx, they feature people and experiences that show ways to find the sacred—in unexpected places and everyday life. Written with heart and humor, these short, true tales remind us of the sacredness in our own lives, and deepen our love, joy, and purpose.
“Exquisite storytelling. Written in the spirit of Anne Lamott or Elizabeth Gilbert, Neshama’s stories (and a few miracles) are uplifting, witty, and wise.” – Publishers Weekly