Words that define my progress with Beth: Self Love, Acceptance, Progress Step by Step, Respect. The idea of hiring a coach from my view point was that I needed the expertise and support of someone who had already taken the challenging steps to make progress in the world of entrepreneurship, so I went on to hire Beth with the expectation of becoming the successful health coach of my fantasies. In the end what you really want is the recipe to make your dream come true. However, the reality is, that most of the time you really don't know what your true desire is and little did I know I was about to embark myself on an awakening journey. BEFORE: -I felt I was stuck, that I wasn't making any progress in my life or career even though I devoted 16 hours a day to working and studying, it didn't feel like I was making progress. -A habit of self pity that was so subtle I didn't know I had or that I was indulging in it. -At that time, I was falling into depression, I wasn't pushing my self to improve, I was just working hard, but hardly reflecting on how I was living my life. -I was overworking my self without enjoying my work or life. I thought I was happy in the moment, but through the coaching sessions I realized I wasn't. I realized that I was trying to make it so perfect that I couldn't leave space for spontaneity. -I felt deprived because of time, because of money, because of lack of talent, because I didn't feel enough. -I was a slave of my fear. -I felt I was a failure and fraud. "One must have some sort of support in order to create change, to allow miracles to happen to you. Having that honest, loving being and reassuring person next to you inspires you to do the inner work" Argelia Ivon De La Torre AFTER: During my time with Beth, she motivated me, gave me great ideas, supported me, held my hand, handed me tissue paper when I needed to blow my nose... but most importantly she helped me become aware of my indulgence into self pity. Today these thoughts show up in my mind, but I am aware of them so they don't make me their victim for a long time or at all. Today I realize that self pity is a trap to not enjoy my life or to live it the way I want to. Today I realize that to be successful is to be honest with yourself, to learn to be happy and enjoy everything to the best of your ability... here is a hint...The first step to know if you are successful is to feel successful. Beth helped me rethink, reflect on my life, work, relationships, etc. If it weren't for her my advancement would have been slower or could have taken a detour somewhere. My approach in business and life now. I now realize that my success in life, work, relationships, spirituality depend on my happiness and joy. I no longer strive to be perfect, my motto now is: "If you love doing it, just do it now! Don't leave this for later" Thank you Beth for helping me become successful." Argelia De La Torre- December 2016
"I have been reading the chapters in your book on family dinners and Christmas about your mother and her beautiful dishes, her savory delicious food and the smells that filled the household making you all feel at home. You're helping me cope with my mother being gone and the traditions being up to us to keep ...or throw away. Reading your words are helping me sort out my thoughts and identify what I really want as opposed to what I think I might have to do -- a route usually leading to resentment that feels like a trap.
What you did for me with your book and an hour of your time will forever influence me, Beth. I will be always grateful."
Thank you, Beth Ann Lively December 12, 2015
I'm so glad that you've found your way here. As you go through this site you will find many of my thoughts about feasting and celebrating, food musings and lots of suggestions for creating a wonderfully romantic life, lived fully as an endless celebration! I'm simply passionate about nurturing big dreams for my friends and family. I love to hold the space for those dreams to come true.
All of the beautiful things that we collect, should be used frequently for our families , not just occasionally for our guests! Those dinners spent together everyday and any excuse for a holidays are the gifts that our children remember the most when they grow up. My passion in life has been to make everyday a special day, or as my mother has always said "A day for candles and wine!".
There are so many reasons to celebrate, and everyday can be an excuse to express creativity and joy. The ceaseless turning of the wheel of year continuously provides us with excuses for celebration! Come explore local farmers markets with me, and experience the magic to be found in living so closely with the seasons. Taste the wild , wonderful foods that live in the backyards , fields and forests and you will begin to develop an entirely fresh connection to the world.An experienced lifestyle and wellness coach, I am told by my clients that my greatest strength is that I can hear what you’re not allowing yourself to say. As we work together I will help you bring your dreams to the surface so that you can begin design an incredible life for yourself that that you will love!
Are you passionate about your gardens, your home, fresh food, your animal companions and herbs?
What I teach is a holistic way of looking at your life. I love nothing more than to spend long days in my gardens tending my healing herbs, fruits and vegetables, promoting healing through herbalism, flower and gem essences, aromatherapy and Reiki, cooking gorgeous, healthy and delicious meals for my family (4 legged and 2) and friends while brewing delightful herbal potions to help keep you healthy, gorgeous and sexy all over, inside and out! That's what I love to do and I've learned over the years how to create the life where this is possible.
So tell me? What is your secret dream? Lets nurture it!
Are you a city mouse or a country mouse? It doesn't matter because I promise to help you bloom wherever you find yourself planted!
None of us are just one thing. I discovered a long time ago, that I am just as happy meditating in a centuries old Cloister garden as I am sitting in Central Park sipping a latte and reading the Sunday New York Times. Its all about cultivating balance, living seasonally and allowing all kinds of space in your life to cultivate the things that make you happy.
I have learned over many years to use my gifts to not tell you what to do, but to INSPIRE you to create powerful breakthroughs for yourself. I will always listen powerfully to your deepest desires; while asking you the questions
that will guide you to your own deeper wisdom.
I believe that in designing powerful rituals for your life, healthy and satisfying food to eat and beautiful environments to live in, that we can begin to create a life that you will love no matter your financial or cultural means. Clearing the emotional and physical space to have a life big enough to be filled with incredible joy and celebration will supply all of the magic necessary to create any possibility that you could ever dream of!
Come join me in making every season and everyday, a remarkable treat to be experienced by everyone that you love!