Pear Tree April 2020

DSCF4776Giving all of you a virtual hug, six feet (or more) away! 

“The subconscious mind can not tell the difference between what’s real and what’s imagined.” — Bob Proctor

What is going on in our world right now does not seem real. I woke up this morning thinking, Today is April Fool’s Day, perhaps it was all a big joke that I’ve been dreaming.

But it’s not. It’s a sad reality for all of us. People are not only losing their jobs and businesses, but their lives. Whether you agree or not, what keeps me in focus is something my grandmother said to me a long time ago, “When your time is up, your time is up.”

I am home safe and healthy and able to pay my bills, which is very fortunate. But if I did get ill, like so many are, I take the attitude of gratitude, that I had a blessed life. I married the guy of my dreams, my books are in Barnes & Nobles store, and I had so many amazing experiences I never would have imagined.

If COVID19 has taught us anything, it’s to live life to the fullest because you never know what it will end, just like that. As soon as it hit New Jersey, all my lectures got canceled. But I am taking this time to write another book, and REST. I’m now going to a great chiropractor twice a week to heal my shoulder, which has been problematic the past six months, but I never had time before.

I truly believe that whenever something tragic like this happens, there is something good afterwards. I will be 60 in a few years, so I am old enough to know this is true. Stay focused on the positive, stay strong, and stay healthy.

If anyone needs kind words or a prayer, I am here for you, just an email away:


During these stressful times it’s hard to think about dreams, or business in general.

But if you want to get your mind off of things, writing a book may be a great idea. And I can help you. Shoot me an email at:

[NOTE: During COVID19, all book writing services will be conducted over the phone.]

For the moment, these services are suspended: Public speaking/lectures, wedding officiant, and over 50 model.

If you need inspiration, check out my You Tube channel. There are dozens of videos to make you smile:

Rates are reasonable, and the first hour phone (or in-person) consultation is free to potential new clients. Every client who uses Pear Tree services will be featured in the newsletter (unless for whatever reason they don’t want to be in the newsletter, as privacy is respected).

 Now is a great time to read, especially my inspirational books which include: 

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta will be available October 2019. To pre-order, go here:

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta 

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audio versions! To get your copy, go here:


STILL HAPPENING…. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 7 p.m. “Ain’t Life a Beach” play, written by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta and starring Jesse Walker, presented at The Westlake Golf & Country Club, Jackson, New Jersey. Info on tickets TBA.

I also have some private events booked for seniors, antique clubs, women’s clubs, schools, and corporations. I can do a presentation for your private group too.

Contact me ( if your library, JCC, rotary club, or senior group would love to have a presentation. Topics are listed below. Or we can discuss creating a topic for additional cost.


Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Please note: paid lectures are only available to corporations that pay “day of.” Pear Tree no longer presents programs to facilities that have a net 30, 60, 90-day policy.

General (For libraries, senior groups, JCCs, etc.) 

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

“Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” (land lines, typewriters, etc.)

Inspiration/Motivational Speaking (for schools/corporations/etc.) 

“Say No to Bullying!”

“What is Love?”

Inspirational/Motivational WORKSHOPS! 

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

“What is Love?”

Be YOUnique, anti-bullying channel:

Health Conscious Foodies (for libraries or women’s groups) 

(Note: Limited to 20 people)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)

What makes my lectures unique is that I get the audience to participate, sharing their views and experiences. They always have a great time!

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.


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