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About Consuming Love

This is a passionate Love story about food, the people that I shared meals with, and the lessons learned throughout my life. We all need and crave Love. We seek Love first from the families we were born into and then from the families we attract and create later in life. But it is in all of our relationships that we can offer Love and face our personal fears and judgments. By being truly present with others at the table, by suspending judgment, we enrich our lives and get nourished.

This memoir begins when I was an innocent young girl and leads to my travels as an inquisitive young woman, and on to the joys and challenges of mid-life relationships. It traces my journey of sharing meals from India, Mexico and Thailand to the beautiful coast of California. I relate many rich spiritual lessons offered at the table. The lessons learned abroad were valuable in addressing the problems in my personal life at home. I discovered the simple truth: that Love is always available within and is meant to be felt and shared.

When we spend time at the table with others, we can bring Love or judgment to the meal. What we offer to ourselves is what we offer to others. By giving our companions our attention, compassion, and understanding, we have the chance to share sacred experiences. Love is in the food and Love is our relationships with others. In this way we are consuming Love. In each grateful moment, we have the presence of Love that nourishes all in our lives.

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Praise for “Consuming Love”

Wonderful stories

These wonderful stories take us around the world in Timi O’Malley’s unifying voice of love. The spiritual lessons are rich and gratifying.

Miranda Macpherson
author of “The Way of Grace: The Transforming Power of Ego Relaxation” (Sounds True 2018)

Exotic and brilliant destinations

Timi O’Malley visits the exotic and brilliant destinations of the world, sometimes beyond borders, to make a difference in people’s lives, as she meets people who make a dramatic difference in hers.  One woman’s passionate and never-ending love affair with food opens the door to a culinary Love-feast. Blending Love with food at the table is such a natural way to share the best of both.

Claire Dobie
CMD Communications, writer, former TV news anchor

A delightful spiritual journey

This memoir is a delightful spiritual journey that begins in Timi’s hometown and spans the world. She tells her deeply personal journey through the sharing of many meals with a changing cast of interesting people. Her rich stories are filled with laughter and tears and will be a page turner for anyone wanting to deepen their own inner life. ‘We all eat, but are we well-nourished?’ Find out in this lovely read.

Coleen Gsell
Executive Director at Center for Spiritual Awakening