Pear Tree – May 2020

DSCF4883Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta wearing mask by NYC designer, Storm Ritter

“Can you accept the notion that once you change your internal state, you don’t need the external world to provide you with a reason to feel joy, gratitude, appreciation, or any other elevated emotion?”― Joe Dispenza 

Several weeks ago I decided to turn off all news. I knew I’d find out if something was that important. I’ve taken this time off to pray for those who have been sick, or lost loved ones. I lost a good friend during April but not to COVID19. My dear friend, since I was a teenager, Vincent Bordogna, died of a heart attack.

As I said last month, these trying times remind us to live life to the fullest because you never know when your time is up, whether it’s COVID19, or just the way things are.

Focusing on the positive, I’m thrilled to say that my second book “Love Cats” has been picked up by Pink Flamingo for a second printing! It will be available possibly this month! And, for the first time, I’m using a pen name, Krystianna Mercury. Here is the cover reveal!

Love Cats 2020

Pear Tree has also been back in business, remotely. One of our big clients is “We Love Florists.” You can check out this blog I wrote about supporting local florists on Mother’s Day: https://www.weloveflorists.com/2020/04/22/why-we-must-send-mothers-day-flowers-from-local-florists-only-during-the-corona-outbreak/

And, last but not least, I’ll be offering classes via ZOOM! Stay tuned.

And continue to 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: 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.

If you need inspiration, check out my You Tube channel. There are dozens of videos to make you smile: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLq6J9MSvcjd-haQ30ycLWA/featured?view_as=subscriber

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: https://kicamprojects.com/shop/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: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261


CANCELED DUE TO COVID19…. 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 (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, anti-bullying channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLq6J9MSvcjd-haQ30ycLWA?view_as=subscriber

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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