Pear Tree June 2020

Copy meMaryanne Christiano-Mistretta, Pear Tree proprietor, STAYING HOME! 

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”― Dalai Lama 

There are so many negative things happening in the news right now, it could be a challenge to stay positive. In order to inspire people to be positive, I’m starting a weekly series on my personal blog page, focusing on those who are thriving during COVID19. With a little bit of thinking out of the box, you never know what could happen, right?

When lock-down began, mid-March, I was disappointed that my library lectures got canceled, one by one. But I never would have imagined that just three months later, I’d be giving online motivational classes! (Links to sign up are below). And as a last minute edit, the second edition of Love Cats is now available (my pen name is Krystianna Mercury). See link below!

Just as nature has a way of taking care of itself, so does life in general. We get knocked down, but new doors open for us.

Stay focused, stay healthy, and stay safe!

If anyone needs kind words or a prayer, I am here for you, just an email away: maryannechristiano@gmail.com


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: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

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

I’m also available for blogging, editing, and Facebook updates.

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

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).


I’m excited to share that I was featured on the Loving the 50-something blog as someone “Amazing Over 50”! You can check it out here: Amazing Over 50

If you need inspiration, check out my You Tube channel. There are dozens of videos to make you smile: Be YOUnique, the anti-bullying You Tube channel


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

“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: I Don’t Want to Be Like You

“Love Cats” second edition by Krystianna Mercury is now available: Love Cats

And a shout out to Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, PhD, and author. I loved his book, “Being Authentic” so I blogged about it; and believe everyone should take a look here: Being Authentic


Wedding Bells can still chime in 2020! Enjoy the blog I wrote for my client, We Love Florists: Wedding Bells Can Still Chime in 2020

R&S Landscaping! I provide Facebook updates for them each month. Check them out. If you’re in Bergen County NJ area, they can do this for you too: R&S Landscaping


June 9, June 16, June 23, and June 30, 2020, 7 to 8 p.m.  “Be Unique: Don’t Let Bullies Define You.” On Zoom, All classes begin at 7 p.m. and run about an hour. Cost $40. Must register beforehand. Here is the registration link:Be YOUnique: Don’t Let Bullies Define You

July 7, July 14, July 22, and July 28, 2020, 7 to 8 p.m. “Be Open to Love and Meet Your Soul Mate.” On Zoom, All classes begin at 7 p.m. and run about an hour. Cost $40. Must register beforehand. Here is the registration link:  Be Open to Love and Meet Your Soul Mate

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 7 p.m. on ZOOM. FREE! “Healthy Pasta Alternatives” courtesy of The Cedar Grove Library. Email Maryanne for link to ZOOM class and your secret number for raffle!

August 4, August 11,  August 18, and August 25, 2020, 7 to 8 p.m. “Be (Extra)Ordinary: 10 Ways to Become Your Own Hero.” On Zoom, All classes begin at 7 p.m. and run about an hour. Cost $40. Must register beforehand. Here is the registration link: Be (Extra)Ordinary: 10 Ways to Become Your Own Hero

Contact me (maryannechristiano@gmail.com) 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: Don’t Let Bullies Define You”

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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