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Filled with timeless insights and poignant personal stories, The New Kitchen Mystic offers healing words of wisdom about enlightenment, fulfillment, and hope.

In these rich, poetic essays, Mary Hayes Grieco serves up solid how-to advice about forgiveness, intuition, and good habits for today’s spiritual seeker. On your break or at bedtime, in the bathtub or at the bus stop, Grieco soothes your mind and brightens your spirit with fresh philosophy and delightful storytelling. Spark your creativity, increase your peace, and learn to bring magic to the mundane. The New Kitchen Mystic is sure to become the spiritual companion you’ll revisit again and again and share like your favorite recipe.

This book includes audio of Mary reading from her favorite moments in The New Kitchen Mystic.

About The Author

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Mary Hayes Grieco is the director and lead trainer of The Midwest Institute for Forgiveness Training and has served on staff at the Hazelden Treatment Center for more than sixteen years. Grieco has offered workshops on her method of forgiveness in the United States, Ireland, and Germany, and she spoke at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in 2005. She lives in Minneapolis.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words (June 4, 2013)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476714738

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Raves and Reviews

"[Grieco] somehow manages to explore twenty-first century existence while acknowledging the negative forces that blind and bombard us."

– Booklist

"I love her work, wisdom, and humor."

– Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird

"In The New Kitchen Mystic, Mary Hayes Grieco has crafted a companion book that's as endearing as it is enlightening. With her unique blend of storytelling and philosophical insight, Mary coaxes us to revisit our perceptions and the way we live, thus enabling us to shape the adventures that await."

– Mike Dooley, NY TImes bestselling author of Infinite Possibilities and Leveraging the Universe

"These little essays share laughter, wonder, self-examination, growth, and loss—everything that goes into the sensational stew called living. Love it!"

– Minneapolis Star and Tribune

"I love Mary's inspirational book! It's perfect. Beautiful. Elegant. Useful. It is a wonderful holiday gift."

– Andrew Ramer, author of Ask Your Angels

"If you've never read Mary Hayes Grieco before, you're in for such a treat, I almost envy you. This is delicious wisdom and the finest quality writing. Mary is optimistic and passionate about the struggles, silliness, and successes we all experience on the path of everyday enlightenment."

– Rosanne Bane, Author of Dancing in the Dragon's Den

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