True Stories and a Few Miracles


“Nuggets of wisdom gleaned from friends, neighbors, her husband, the Dalai Lama, the elderly, the homeless, and a Pakistani toddler in an airport.... Neshama’s recipes will make you laugh, tear up, and nod with recognition.”
– Redbook, Book Club Pick



From dancing to forgiving, from walking at dawn to sharing dinner with a stranger, Rivvy Neshama invites us to find the sacred — in unexpected places and everyday life. These short, true tales are magical yet down-to-earth and filled with heart and humor, connecting us more deeply with love, joy, and purpose.



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“Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a guide to happiness? Recipes for a Sacred Life is the closest thing I've found."
FIRST for Women Magazine

“It’s smart, funny, and moving. It invites in the believers and welcomes the skeptics. And reading it made me feel great!”
– Barbara Fisher, book critic/correspondent for the Boston Globe

“Blessings upon Rivvy and her beloved mother for their combined wisdom that leads to living a fully present life and loving it.”
– Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

“Rivvy's bite-sized stories will make you nod with deepest knowing, illuminate your heart with limitless love, blow your mind in the best way possible, and let you drift into dreamland with the reassurance that you're not alone.”
– Miriam Ava, Huff Post: gps for the soul & Colors of Gratitude

“Inspiring, enlightening, and entertaining. Sit back and enjoy!”
– Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., author of Meditation as Medicine

"You might think by its title that Recipes for a Sacred Life is another self-help book offering advice and spiritual directives. If you did, you'd be wrong. It's much more than that — and much more fun to read. Rivvy Neshama's inspiring stories are moving, playful, and enlightening. She offers timeless wisdom that will enrich the lives of readers of all ages and backgrounds. I highly recommend it!”
– Charlie Bloom, co-author of 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married

“With a flowing style of writing and a beautiful way of looking at the world, Neshama has written the essential handbook to living a sacred and meaningful life.”
Women’s Adventure Magazine

“Rivvy's delightful stories open the heart. Read them, one at a time, and then daydream on them … and you will take on a glow of joy and feel more secure in God’s world.”
– Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, author of Davening: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Prayer

“We gravitate toward stories because they direct us back home — home to an inspired heart. Rivvy’s stories will take you there … and with a few miracles in your pocket.”

– Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D., author of Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water


“Exquisite storytelling…. Written in the spirit of Elizabeth Gilbert or Anne Lamott, Neshama's stories (and a few miracles) are uplifting, witty, and wise.”
Publishers Weekly 

“This is a wise and wonderful book to help cook up a more delicious life!”
– Ally Sheedy, film and stage actress

“This beautiful book can make you think, open your heart, elicit a tear, and bring up some joy-filled, laugh-out-loud moments.” 
Science of Mind magazine

“The stories in this book are indeed recipes — for learning, enjoyment, and feeling the exhilaration of what it is to be alive! A literary gift....”
John Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man 

“A bright promise of awakening…. The tales carry a resonance similar to healing stories from Rachel Naomi Remen’s Kitchen Table Wisdom.”
– ForeWord Reviews

“A reflective, joyful journey that will likely change the way you see the world.”
Matthew Barber, Tony-nominated playwright of Enchanted April

“How can so much wisdom, warmth, honesty, fun, compassion, and a realistic love for human nature be found in such abundance in one book?”
– Gail Storey, author of I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail



IPPY Gold Award, Spiritual/Inspirational

Nautilus Silver Award in Religion/Spirituality

COVR Award, Best Book in Contemporary Spirituality

Gold Medal Winner of Mom’s Choice Awards

ForeWord Reviews Indie Fab Book of the Year Finalist