Patsy Scala is the vice president and a director of the Center for Spiritual and Cultural Unity in Syracuse, NY, a not-for-profit organization and resource for those in search of a complete life in body, soul, and spirit. A former vice president at Merrill Lynch, Patsy retired in February, 2007, after twenty-seven years with the firm. Her first book, Seven Steps to Everyday Mysticism, was published in 2002, and she has spoken extensively in Unity churches on Creating Prosperity in Your Life. A student of Anthroposophy, Patsy is a member of the Anthroposophical Society in America, as well as the First Class of the School of Spiritual Science. She lives on Mystic Mountain in New Woodstock, New York, with her husband Joseph and their dog Muffin. Her daughter Laura lives in Buffalo. Patsy enjoys hiking, boating, gardening, long walks in nature, snow shoeing, and, of course, writing.