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Pear Tree November 2021

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, Proprietor

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson

Counting your blessings is a practice that should be done daily. I do this every morning, when I write in my journal. There is always something to be grateful for, even as we age and make changes according to what is happening around us. Count your blessings each morning, and you’ll be fascinated by the magic that happens when you do so. Life is always full of surprises. Some not so good, but others miraculous! Keep your eyes open for the wonderment.

As we enter another month, there are more changes to Pear Tree. For the time being, I’m putting a hold on book editing, ghost writing, and journalism. I’m concentrating on more things that get me away from the computer. Moving forward, I am available for public speaking engagements, small acting roles in commercials and indie films, and over 50 modeling.

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

NOTE: I am no longer taking on new clients for ghost writing/book editing/journalism. Speaking events and over 50 modeling only,

INSPIRATION

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

BOOKS

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta  Be ExtraOrdinary

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

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

EVENTS

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. (Note, I’m also available to help at trade shows such as Chiller and Comic Con; and payment is due day of – NO EXCEPTIONS!).

LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Note that lectures/talks/workshops can be custom-tailored to the event.

General 

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Inspiration/Motivational Speaking 

“Say No to Bullying!”

“What is Love?”

Inspirational/Motivational WORKSHOPS! 

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

“Be YOUnique: Don’t Let Bullies Define You”

“Journaling”

Health Conscious Foodies 

(Note: Limited to 20 people in person; unlimited in ZOOM)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)

“Becoming Vegan” (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! (And we have giveaways!)

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

BUTTONS

Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please send your address to MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.

Copyright (c) 2021 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree – July 2021

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, over 50 modeling (Photo by David Esposito).

“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.” — Joan Rivers

Hey Gang! Three months ago I spoke about semi-retiring. Pear Tree is going strong on a part-time basis with some incredible things on the horizon. Just because I’m semi-retired, it doesn’t mean I’m turning my back on doors that are opening. Life is great that way! You never know what to expect.

Now that the pandemic is nearing an end, I am no longer doing ZOOM classes. Honestly, I am all ZOOMed out! I’m looking forward to, cautiously, doing public speaking and events again — LIVE!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

I am no longer ghost writing, but I am available to edit copy that’s already written.

Shoot me an email at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

I’m also available for blogging, editing, essays, and Facebook updates. And public speaking, as well as working events tables at trade shows such as Chiller and Comic Con.

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).

WRITING

Currently, I’m writing Facebook updates for Express Automotive (https://www.facebook.com/expressautometuchen). Stop by and give a “like” or a “love.” There’s great car tips, and even car-inspired songs to get you moving! We also said “good-bye” to shop cat, Ethyl. Feel free to leave your condolences. ❤

INSPIRATION

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

BOOKS! 

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta  Be ExtraOrdinary

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

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

EVENTS

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. (Note, I’m also available to help at trade shows such as Chiller and Comic Con).

LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Note that lectures/talks/workshops can be custom-tailored to the event.

General 

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Inspiration/Motivational Speaking 

“Say No to Bullying!”

“What is Love?”

Inspirational/Motivational WORKSHOPS! 

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

“Be YOUnique: Don’t Let Bullies Define You”

“Journaling”

Health Conscious Foodies 

(Note: Limited to 20 people in person; unlimited in ZOOM)

“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! (And we have raffles!)

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

BUTTONS

Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please send your address to MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.

Copyright (c) 2021 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree March 2021

“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create” — Oprah Winfrey

Happy March! As we’re about to enter spring, it’s a great time to create a new you! Perhaps you’d like to be an author? I can help you write your first book. Perhaps you need a professional blogger? I’ve got you covered. Step into your new story today! Let me know how I can help.

While we are still in the pandemic here in the USA, we continue to be cautious. At Pear Tree, I’m happy to work with you via phone calls; or at your home wearing a mask and social distancing.

View the next section “What Can I Do For You?” to see what I can do for you and your business! Whether it’s blogging or writing or working on your book – I can help you get your not-boring life down on paper!

Contact Pear Tree today: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

Note: We can work remotely during COVID, via ZOOM or telephone. This has been working out great. Why not start a new journey from the comforts of your own home? Get that book written today!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

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

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

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).

JOURNALISM

Current publications I am writing for are: Vitamin Retailer Magazine, Grey Journal, Trenton Journal, and Things Women Want.

Here are some recent articles:

“Go With Your Heart” https://niemagazine.com/go-with-your-heart/

“Having Kids is a Blessing–But So is Not Having Kids” https://thingswomenwant.com/having-kids-is-a-blessing-but-so-is-not-having-kids/

“Beauty and the Bush” https://thingswomenwant.com/beauty-and-the-bush/

“Why Women Still Love Sex & The City–And Why They Hate it Too” https://thingswomenwant.com/why-women-still-love-sex-and-the-city-and-why-they-hate-it-too/

“How Not to Lose Friends Over Politics” https://thingswomenwant.com/how-to-not-lose-friends-over-politics/

“10 Valentine’s Day Quarantine Ideas You Can Do Right at Home” https://greyjournal.net/play/dating/10-valentines-day-quarantine-ideas-you-can-do-right-at-home/ (Voted Top February story for Grey Journal!)

“2021 Women’s Fashion Trends” https://greyjournal.net/play/style/2021-womens-fashion-trends-that-will-make-your-life-simpler/

INSPIRATION

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

BOOKS! 

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta  Be ExtraOrdinary

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

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

BLOGGING 

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

EVENTS

NOTE – For this event, you can not purchase tickets at the door. Contact me for tickets at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

During COVID, I’m available for ZOOM Events! (See Lectures/Talks/Presentations/ZOOM Classes below.)

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.

LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS/ZOOM CLASSES

Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Note that lectures/talks/workshops can be custom-tailored to the event.

General 

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Inspiration/Motivational Speaking 

“Say No to Bullying!”

“What is Love?”

Inspirational/Motivational WORKSHOPS! 

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

“Be YOUnique: Don’t Let Bullies Define You”

Health Conscious Foodies 

(Note: Limited to 20 people in person; unlimited in ZOOM)

“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! (And we have raffles!)

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

BUTTONS

Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please send your address to MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.

Copyright (c) 2021 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree January 2021

“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” —

David Bowie

Happy New Year!

We can all agree that 2020 didn’t go as planned. So why not just say, “I don’t know where I’m going” for 2021?! But as David Bowie says, I promise it won’t be boring. It never is! For those who have followed my newsletters over the years, you can see I’m always up to something creative and fun.

Currently I’m helping four clients write their books. But I will always have room to help more. View the next section “What Can I Do For You?” to see what I can do for you and your business! Whether it’s blogging or writing or working on your book – I can help you get your not-boring life down on paper!

Contact Pear Tree today: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

Note: We can work remotely during COVID, via ZOOM or telephone. This has been working out great. Why not start a new journey from the comforts of your own home? Get that book written today!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

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

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

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).

JOURNALISM

I’m excited to say that I’m a contributor to Grey Journal magazine. Check them out here: https://greyjournal.net/

INSPIRATION

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

BOOKS! 

“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

BLOGGING 

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

Cash Cow Storage is a brand new blogging client! Check them out at: Cash Cow Storage

EVENTS

I’m super excited to be acting in The Holiday Channel Christmas Wonderthon! All proceeds go to Alzheimer’s!

You can view the show here:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/The-Jesse-Walker-Show-1035226623323386

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/Jessehairspray85

During COVID, I’m available for ZOOM Events! (See Lectures/Talks/Presentations/ZOOM Classes below.)

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.

LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS/ZOOM CLASSES

Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Note that lectures/talks/workshops can be custom-tailored to the event.

General 

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Inspiration/Motivational Speaking 

“Say No to Bullying!”

“What is Love?”

Inspirational/Motivational WORKSHOPS! 

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

“Be YOUnique: Don’t Let Bullies Define You”

Health Conscious Foodies 

(Note: Limited to 20 people in person; unlimited in ZOOM)

“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! (And we have raffles!)

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

BUTTONS

Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please send your address to MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.

Copyright (c) 2021 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree August 2020

DSCF5086       Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta in a social distancing circle, at an outdoor summer concert. 

“Don’t just sit there and complain — do something.” Jack Canfield 

These last few months have been so hard for many. It’s easy to get into a rut and complain, especially when loved ones are at a health risk. But it’s vital to your health and the health of others you love to continue to live life to the fullest. If this year has taught us anything, it’s that you just don’t know when your time will be up — because healthy people are getting Covid too!

While I’m still blessed to be on this planet, I’m having a blast hosting my ZOOM classes, courtesy of both universities and libraries. The last of my Allfafa University series is in August, but I’ll be renewing in September. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, 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

Check out my You Tube Channel for inspiration! Be YOUnique The Anti-Bullying You Tube Channel

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

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).

INSPIRATION

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

Again, 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

BOOKS! 

“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

BLOGGING 

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

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS ON ZOOM! 

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

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.

 LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures.

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”

“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! (And we have raffles!)

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

BUTTONS

Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please send your address to MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.

Copyright (c) 2020 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree July 2020

DSCF5018Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, Pear Tree proprietor

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”― Albert Einstein 

There are so many negative things happening in the news right now, it could be a challenge to stay positive.  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. Just keep moving.

This month I’m excited to share that I’m hosting many ZOOM classes, courtesy of both universities and libraries. See info below, some cost a fee, others are free. I’d love to have you!

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

Check out my You Tube Channel for inspiration! Be YOUnique The Anti-Bullying You Tube Channel

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

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).

INSPIRATION

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

Again, 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

BOOKS! 

“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

BLOGGING 

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

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS ON ZOOM! 

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 at maryannechristiano@gmail.com 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

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.

 LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

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”

“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.

BUTTONS

Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please send your address to MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.

Copyright (c) 2020 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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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

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

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

UPCOMING GIGS

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.

 LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

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.

BUTTONS

Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please send your address to MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.

Copyright (c) 2020 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree – March 2020

DSCF4706Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, gearing up for “What is Love” motivational talk at The Neighborhood House Association

“It’s really fun to be on stage in front of people” — Billie Eilish

It was so awesome giving my motivational talk on “What is Love” at The Neighborhood House Association. Connecting with strangers is amazing because when you think about it, we all have so much in common. Everyone wants basically the same thing — if not to be in love, to feel a connection of some sort, be it romance, friends, or family.

Letting people know that the real deal begins with YOU! You have to want love to get it.

Stop turning your back on love; start loving yourself first.

Thanks so everyone who came out to my gig — it was such a high energy connecting with all of you!

If anyone wants to book my “What is Love?” talk, contact me at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Would you like to make your dreams come true too? Do you have a book inside you I can help you write? Do you want to be a part of the Pear Tree High-Five Tribe and make your dreams come true?  Would you like to book a program, or get help writing your book (or blog or Facebook page)? Become part of the Pear Tree journey! Email maryannechristiano@gmail.com

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing coach, writing, ghost writing/memoir writing, book editing, blogging, typing, public speaking/lectures, wedding officiant, and over 50 model) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

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).

 Current Books

“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

UPCOMING GIGS

CANCELED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS CAUTION — Saturday, March 14, 2020, 2 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry.” Kinnelon Public Library, Kinnelon, NJ.  FREE, but PLEASE call library to register.

CANCELED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS CAUTION Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7 p.m. “Be Your Own Hero Workshop.” Denville Library, Denville, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7 p.m.) FREE.

CANCELED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS CAUTION …Sunday, March 29, 2020, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. I’ll be working the door for The Clark Record Riot! It costs $3, but mention “Pear Tree” and I’ll get you in free! The show is located at The Polish Cultural Foundation, 177 Broadway, Clark, New Jersey. There will be 40 tables of records, tapes, and CDs. Plus, tasty Polish food! Great music will be playing all day!

CANCELED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS CAUTION Saturday, May 25, 2020, 11 a.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” Cedar Grove Library, Cedar Grove, New Jersey. (Rain/Snow Date, Saturday, May 9, 2020, 11 a.m.) FREE.

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 (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.

 LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

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.

BUTTONS

Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please send your address to MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.

Copyright (c) 2020 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree February 2020

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“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways To Become Your Own Hero” sighting!!

At Barnes & Noble, Clark, New Jersey! 

“A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.” — Eugene Ionesco 

It’s so true that the writer’s mind is always going; even during a leisurely trip to the bookstore! Look what I found! Many copies of my latest book “Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” right in a local Barnes & Noble! Hell, if I knew there would be a photo op, I would have brushed my hair! But here I am, in my laid back glory, pleasantly surprised!

Wishing all of you a loving February!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Would you like to make your dreams come true too? Do you have a book inside you I can help you write? Do you want to be a part of the Pear Tree High-Five Tribe and make your dreams come true?  Would you like to book a program, or get help writing your book (or blog or Facebook page)? Become part of the Pear Tree journey! Email maryannechristiano@gmail.com

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing coach, writing, ghost writing/memoir writing, book editing, blogging, typing, public speaking/lectures, wedding officiant, and over 50 model) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

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).

JOURNALIST

I had a blast chatting on the phone for two hours with the incredible Brute Force! Enjoy my article on Brute Force for Culture Sonar! 

AUTHOR

 Current Books

“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

UPCOMING GIGS

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” Kip Senior Center,  55 Kip Avenue, Rutherford, NJ.  FREE. (Rain/Snow date, Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1 p.m.)

Sunday, February 9, 2020 “What is Love?” Motivational Speaking at Leading by Mission Pop-Up Shop, 1 to 5 p.m. My performance will be at 2:30 p.m. The Neighborhood House Association, 644 W. 4th St., Plainfield, NJ. Fee $5.

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 2 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry.” Kinnelon Public Library, Kinnelon, NJ.  FREE, but PLEASE call library to register.

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7 p.m. “Be Your Own Hero Workshop.” Denville Library, Denville, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7 p.m.) FREE.

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. I’ll be working the door for The Clark Record Riot! It costs $3, but mention “Pear Tree” and I’ll get you in free! The show is located at The Polish Cultural Foundation, 177 Broadway, Clark, New Jersey. There will be 40 tables of records, tapes, and CDs. Plus, tasty Polish food! Great music will be playing all day!

Saturday, May 25, 2020, 11 a.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” Cedar Grove Library, Cedar Grove, New Jersey. (Rain/Snow Date, Saturday, May 9, 2020, 11 a.m.) FREE.

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.

 LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

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!”

Inspirational/Motivational WORKSHOPS! 

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

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.

BUTTONS

Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please send your address to MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.

Copyright (c) 2020 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree December 2019

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Left, Carolyn Gourdine, Right, Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.” — Aristotle 

November ended up on the highest note! I was thrilled to perform my poetics at The Neighborhood House Association for the Leading by Mission Pop Up Shop event, hosted by Carolyn M. Gourdine.

I’ve included the videos on my Be YOUnique anti-bullying You Tube channel because my messages were strong, inspirational, and thought-provoking. You can see here:

“All About Eve” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyLorsfQig4&t=13s

“Never a Dull Day” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyiNL6ChEEI

If you enjoy the poems, give a “thumbs up” or leave a comment! I always love to hear from you.

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Would you like to make your dreams come true too? Do you have a book inside you I can help you write? Do you want to be a part of the Pear Tree High-Five Tribe and make your dreams come true?  Would you like to book a program, or get help writing your book (or blog or Facebook page)? Become part of the Pear Tree journey! Call 908-276-1514 during business hours of noon to 6 p.m.; or email maryannechristiano@gmail.com anytime!

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing coach, writing, ghost writing/memoir writing, book editing, blogging, typing, public speaking/lectures, wedding officiant, and over 50 model) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

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).

AUTHOR

 Current Books

“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

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS

Monday, January 6, 2020, 1 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” West Milford Recreation Center, 66 Cahill Cross Rd., West Milford, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, January 14, 2020, 1 p.m.) FREE.

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 1 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” Kip Senior Center,  55 Kip Avenue, Rutherford, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, February 1, 1 p.m.) FREE.

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:30 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry.” Kinnelon Public Library, Kinnelon, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, January 30, 2020, 6:30 p.m.). FREE.

Friday, February 7, 2020, 2 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” PRIVATE EVENT for seniors. I can do a private event for your senior group too! Email: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7 p.m. “Be Your Own Hero Workshop.” Denville Library, Denville, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7 p.m.) FREE.

Saturday, May 25, 2020, 11 a.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” Cedar Grove Library, Cedar Grove, New Jersey. (Rain/Snow Date, Saturday, May 9, 2020, 11 a.m.) FREE.

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.

 LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

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!”

Inspirational/Motivational WORKSHOPS! 

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

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.

BUTTONS

Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please send your address to MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.

Copyright (c) 2019 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.