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Recipes for a Sacred Life offers morsels of experience, served up with Rivvy’s special blend of wry wit and a warm heart. Each time I dip into her stories, I remember that living itself is delicious!”

~ Priscilla Stuckey, author of Kissed by a Fox: And Other Stories of Friendship in Nature

About Rivvy Neshama

Rivvy Neshama is a writer, editor, and community organizer whose spiritual path draws from many sources: Eastern and Western religions, Native traditions, and her mom. Along the way, she earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College and master’s degrees in comparative literature, social work, and education.

Despite her aversion to change, Rivvy has been a teacher and social worker in Harlem, a college instructor in Queens, a campaign manager in Boulder, and a Tarot card reader at Macy’s on Halloween. She was the founding development director of  Colorado’s IntercambioUniting Communities. And as a co-founder and first director of Transportation Alternatives, the advocacy group for bicycling, walking, and public transit in New York City, she was profiled in Ms. magazine.

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. She is the author of the children’s book Nat Turner and the Virginia Slave Revolt.

Born in Philadelphia and a longtime New Yorker, Rivvy now lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband, British author John Wilcockson.

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