HuffPost: “Gratitude Speaks: Recipes for a Sacred Life with Rivvy Neshama”
Miriam Ava: How do you define gratitude, and what are you grateful for?
Rivvy Neshama: Ah. Good questions. Gratitude, for me, is a path, a practice, a way to connect. But since I'm a storyteller, let me tell you a story….
REDBOOK Reads Interview with Rivvy Neshama, author of its January Book Club Pick.
Hannah Hickok: How did Recipes for a Sacred Life come to exist? Were there any little miracles, like all of those spoken about in the book?
Rivvy Neshama: Yes, there was a little miracle, and it came in the process of finding a publisher. Many editors loved it but were afraid to take a chance on an unknown author. Well, one day I was muttering about how this is taking way too long, and a friend said, “Rivvy, you said your stories came to you through divine inspiration. Well, go tell that Divine Spirit to get you a publisher!” So I did. I created a little shrine for the book where I lit a candle and asked, and two days later I had an offer from a small new press, appropriately called Divine Arts.
Daily Camera: “Boulder author shares spiritual ‘recipes’”
Sag Harbor Express: “Living a Sacred Life and Helping Others do the Same’”
Jewish Exponent: “Mount Airy Native Cooks up Guide to a Spiritual Life”
New Perspectives: “I asked Rivvy to tell me something unique about her book, and she replied by telling me how her book was different from so many other spiritual books that are out there. She said, 'What makes my book different, I believe, is that it's composed of stories. I'm a storyteller; these are the most meaningful stories from my life; and stories are magical: they make the teachings come alive.'” ~ Helene Vachet, New Perspectives