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Two new articles for Llewellyn


I’ve written a new article titled 5 Ways to Connect with the Simplicity of Cozy for the Llewellyn Journal and a blog post for Llewellyn Unbound titled The Spiritual Side of Living a Cozy Life for the release of my new book today, The Simplicity of Cozy, which is now available at all online retailers and Llewellyn’s website. I hope you enjoy the articles!



Release day for The Simplicity of Cozy

Today is the release day for my latest book from Llewellyn titled The Simplicity of Cozy. Here are some links for those who might be interested. 🙂

Barnes & Noble





Simplicity of Cozy Just Arrived!

Look what just arrived! So excited! The Simplicity of Cozy releases May 8th but can be pre-ordered now at Amazon and on Llewellyn’s website.

Here’s the blurb:

Connect with the Spiritual Energy of Coziness for More Joy, Contentment, and Satisfaction

Make cozy your way of life with this inspiring guide on connecting to the positive energy of simple, everyday moments. Known around the world as hygge (hoo-ga), lagom (lay-go-m), and other similar terms, cozy and balanced living helps you improve your health, happiness, and spirituality by understanding and feeling the frequency of people, animals, places, and situations.

The Simplicity of Cozy is a beginner’s guide to self-care that presents a variety of topics relating to and supporting cozy living, including mindfulness, simple ritual, home environment, relationship connections, and being in nature. Easy exercises and practical techniques are featured throughout, helping you make more soulful connections and find appreciation in all you are and all you experience.



The Simplicity of Cozy hits #1 in Coming Soon/Body & Soul Category

Wow! I can’t believe it! This is a first for me.  My May release, The Simplicity of Cozy, is in the #1 spot in the Body and Soul Category of the Coming Soon books on Llewellyn’s website. So awesome! Thanks to all the readers who helped put it there! Smiles!


Spring Sale at Llewellyn!

Llewellyn is having a spring sale until April 17! Three of my books are included – Believe and Receive, Animal Frequency, and 365 Ways to Raise Your Frequency. Check them out at their website at or my author page on their site. Thanks!


Release Day for the Swedish edition of Believe and Receive

I’m so excited to announce that Believe and Receive is releasing today in Sweden. Here’s the cover for the Swedish edition published by Livsenergi. Please visit online at



What’s the meaning of life?

What’s the meaning of life? I give my thoughts about it on This website has responses about the meaning of life from a lot of different people from various industries. It’s very interesting and enlightening to read everyone’s thoughts!


Llewellyn’s Little Book of Spirit Animals named in Aspire Magazine’s Top 10 Inspirational Books for March 2018

To say I’m surprised is an understatement! I’ve been deep in my writing/editing cave and haven’t been on here. This just happened to pop up on my phone so I saw it. Aspire Magazine selected my recent release, Llewellyn’s Little Book of Spirit Animals, as one of Aspire Magazine’s Top 10 Inspirational Books for March 2018. Thanks so much to Linda Joy and Aspire Magazine! I’m thrilled. 

{March Top 10 Inspiring Books List} Enjoy #AspireMag‘s March list of inspiring books written by women and for women! Add one or more to your reading library today!

You’ll discover empowering books from visionary authors including:

Patricia Raga-Young Inner Prosperity Academy
Inner Bonding Margaret Paul
Shannon Kaiser Writes
Maria Shriver
Geneen Roth
Tama J. Kieves
Corinne Zupko
Melissa Alvarez Melissa Alvarez – Author Page
Maribeth Decker Sacred Grove
Debbra Lupien Akasha Unleashed



I’m on Moments with Marianne Radio Show Today at 8 PM

Tune in Monday, February 26th at 8pm EST/5pm PST for Moments with Marianne Radio Show and special guest Melissa Alvarez on her new #book Llewellyn’s Little Book of Spirit Animals.

Now on iHeart Radio! Click here to listen LIVE OR download the Moments with Marianne app on iTunes & Google Play!

Melissa Alvarez is a bestselling, award winning author who has written ten books and nearly five hundred articles on self-help, spirituality and wellness. As a professional intuitive coach, energy worker, spiritual advisor, medium, and animal communicator with over twenty-five years of experience.

For more show information visit
#bookclub #MomentswithMarianne #iHeartRadio #spirit #animals #spirituality


Divine Insight Radio Show

I had the great honor of being a guest on the Divine Insight Radio show. It airs every Tuesday at 5:30-6 PST in the Seattle Metro area on Alternative Talk 1150 and streams live at The link to the archive of the show where I was a guest is at It was a fun show to do! Thanks so much for having me as a guest Travis! 🙂


Llewellyn’s Little Book of Spirit Animals is now officially released!

Llewellyn’s Little Book of Spirit Animals is now officially released! This is a pocket sized hardcover book that is the companion to Animal Frequency so that you can easily carry it around with you in your purse or backpack. Check it out at your local bookseller or at these online retailers:

I’m on Monique Chapman’s Get Over It Podcast today

I’m on Monique Chapman’s Get Over It Podcast today at

Melissa Alvarez talks to us about Spirit Animals. Her latest book is Llewellyn’s Little Book of Spirit Animals.

This podcast is for all animal lovers! Discover a deeper meaning to your totem and spirit animals.

Spirit animals can help you feel more balanced, peaceful, and confident in everything that you do. This spirit animalsconvenient, hardcover reference book features more than 200 entries for wild, domestic, and mythical animals, allowing you to understand what each one symbolizes, how it may appear to you, and how to best use its guidance and energy. You’ll also find tips throughout the book and information on color and element meanings for each animal.

We talk about
  • Animal Frequency
  • How to connect with animal energy
  • Choosing your spirit animal
  • Receiving messages
  • The importance of mythical animals
  • Meaning of the dragon
  • Ant farms and corporate America
  • Eating Animals

Explore the world of spirit animals and how they can guide you to live your best life. Llewellyn’s Little Book of Spirit Animals is the perfect, pocket-sized tool to connect you to your spirit animals, whether they are lifelong companions or sent to deliver a single, specific message.

Connecting with spirit animals can help us feel more balanced, peaceful, and confident in everything that we do.


I have an Article in Aspire Magazine

I’m thrilled to be a part of Aspire Magazine’s “Inner Prosperity” issue.  This issue kicks off Aspire’s 12th year of inspiring women to live their best lives!  When you peek inside you’ll see why I’m excited to be a part of this high-vibe issue alongside so many inspiring contributors. Along with my article,  The Significance of Connecting to Your Spiritual Frequency you’ll find topics including Feng Shui, self-nurturing, your spiritual frequency, cultivating more play in your life, grief, vulnerability, courage and so much more. 

 Click here> to peek inside the current issue and while you’re there claim your FREE subscription to Aspire for immediate access to the full issue AND over 3 years of archived issues–AND as welcome gift- you’ll receive over 40 transformational gifts.


Llewellyn’s Little Book of Spirit Animals

Look what just arrived! The preview copies of my new book that releases Feb 8th, Llewellyn’s Little Book of Spirit Animals! It’s a wonderful companion to my book, Animal Frequency, and has an additional 50 wild animals. I’m extremely pleased with how the book turned out (love the gold foil on the cover and the interior design!). Thanks Llewellyn Worldwide!

Available at and 



I’m on the Get Over It! Podcast today at 5 PT

I’m going to be on the Get Over It! podcast today at 5 PM Pacific Time with Monique Chapman discussing my new book, Believe and Receive. I hope you can listen in! The link is at You can also access the show at the following links:


Radiant River Wellness Favorite Books for 2017

I’m so excited to announce that Believe and Receive was included as one of Radiant River Wellness’s Favorite Books for 2017! Animal Frequency was also mentioned! Thanks so much for including Believe and Receive Susie Hindle Kher! And for mentioning Animal Frequency too! It’s such an honor to be included in her favorite books for 2017 list! 💖


New Year’s Eve – Moments with Marianne Radio Show

I’m so excited to talk with Marianne Pestana on her Moments with Marianne Radio Show this Sunday December 31, 2017 – New Year’s Eve at 8 PM Eastern Time! Come join us to find out how to use the Laws of Nature to help you attain all that you desire in 2018! Happy New Year!

Tune in Sunday, December 31st at 8pm EST/5pm PST for Moments with Marianne and special guest Melissa Alvarez as we discuss her new book Believe and Receive: Use The 40 Laws of Nature to Attain Your Deepest Desires. 

In a single moment your life can change!  “Moments with Marianne” is a transformative hour that covers an endless array of topics with the ‘best of the best.’ Her guest are leaders in their fields, ranging from inspirational authors, top industry leaders, business and spiritual entrepreneurs.  Each guest is gifted, and a true visionary!  A recognized leader in her own work, and while teaching others to develop, refocus, and grow; Marianne will bring the best guest, and sometimes a special surprise.  Don’t miss this – you never know just which ‘moment’ will change your life forever. 

Click here to listen LIVE  OR download the Moments with Marianne app on iTunes & Google Play!