Meet the Author

Timi O’Malley has enjoyed a successful career in the food-service industry creating memorable events, providing nourishing meals and working with accomplished chefs. She has spent more than 20 years working with The Pebble Beach Company and Sysco Foods to make meal occasions special for thousands of people. Timi has lived in India and Mexico and travelled extensively around the world, learning how different cultures exchange love while sharing meals.

Although her life has been blessed, it has not been without profound loss. In her late thirties, her comfortable life shifted dramatically and quickly. She changed jobs, and then her marriage fell apart. Within a year of their separation, her husband passed away unexpectedly. She mourned deeply, but remained resilient. This was a giant wake-up call for her to evaluate what was important.

Once the fog of grief lifted, she saw life very differently. It became clear that every moment is a miraculous gift from a source of infinite love. This perspective has energized a personal desire to connect with this love. An immense gratitude for this gift of life has inspired her to put all her skills and talents together to guide others to their highest potential.

Because Timi loves to learn and try new things, she continuously challenges herself. She reads extensively about nutrition and loves cooking. She fully realized the power of movement through her yoga practice and frequent exercise. This keeps her healthy with an ideal weight.  Since these profound life shifts, her life has gone in a new direction.

She is a spiritual practitioner intern at the Center for Spiritual Awakening, and a certified HeartMath® trainer of techniques to increase resilience and well-being. O’Malley is a licensed teacher of the Art of Feminine Presence™ and founder of Just Thrive Now®, a consultative program dedicated to guiding women to live in balance while supporting growth and self-care. Timi is also a contributing author to Cooking Up Community.

Timi received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Humboldt State University in Ethnobotany and Anthropology. She currently lives in Seaside, California with her husband Edward and enjoys the bounty and beauty of the California Central Coast. They gather and linger at the table with friends and family as often as possible. It is her greatest joy to share love with others over a meal.

With Love,


The Joys of Sharing Meals

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