Who We Are


MaryBeth Scalice, MA, Ed.D is a counselor, writer, and teacher trained in humanistic and transpersonal psychology. As a lifetime student of religious and mystical experience, her
work integrates psychology with spirituality. She offers transformational heart-centered therapies for health, happiness and self-realization. MaryBeth has facilitated heart opening retreats, workshops and consultations to individuals, couples and groups for 20 years. In 1999, she established the Foundation of Open Hearts. The mission of the foundation
succinctly describes MaryBeth’s calling to open the heart to the truth of Self as Love incarnate in the world. About 15 years ago, MaryBeth’s listening so deepened, that the breath fell away and divine Union was realized. Through this Union, MaryBeth came to
experience The Love of Her Life and the true Desire of God. You are that Desire, and you are that Life. In addition to her healing practices, MaryBeth shares her recently published writings as an initiate of the Way of Love. She continues to offer weekly spiritual gatherings of A Course In Miracles. For more information about the book and workshops go to www.marybethscalice.com.


Jody Ebling is a heart-opening singer who has toured nationally and internationally. (You may recognize her name from her opening for Gary Renard in Boston.) In 2006, Jody experienced “the dark night of the soul” and months of soul searching brought her back to the world with songs of incredible sweetness and joy. Today she is a traveling singer and songwriter who offers hope and gifts from Spirit. She believes the songs are gifts to her from God and has a deep willingness to share messages of love. As a Leader of Song, Jody teaches some of her new pieces as well as other sacred music to those who gather with the aim of singing from the heart. Visit Jody’s web site at www.jodyebling.com.


Julie Vosit-Steller, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN has been a student of the Course in Miracles since 2005. She has consistently followed a spiritual path that included wisdom and healing, both of herself and others. She has personally worked with and through a personal journey that has embraced difficult transitions and has been called to a personal and professional life of healing. She serves as an Associate Professor of Practice at Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Her teaching and professional advanced practice focus is palliative and hospice care, oncology nursing across the curriculum, women’s health and advanced health assessment. She has recently been appointed the Program Director of Nursing@Simmons, the online FNP graduate program at Simmons College. The program is active nationally in training FNP students in a engaging, virtual format that includes both synchronous and asynchronous sessions. She holds an adjunct faculty position in the School of Nursing at the University of Rhode Island. Julie is currently a consultant as a palliative care nurse practitioner at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Faulkner, Boston, Massachusetts. She has been involved in this program from its inception. Prior to this position, she practiced as a palliative care consultant at Home and Hospice Care of RI, in Providence, RI. She is a founding member of the New England Alliance for Hospices of Hope, Romania. Her collaborative hospice work in Romania was the focus of her doctoral capstone project. This mix-methods study was the first to identify and explore end of life nursing actions that contributed to dignified death in Romania and to an international language of palliative care nursing at the end of life.


Timothy Murphy, RN is on a life-long path to be closer to God. He is a devoted student/teacher of A Course in Miracles since 2005 and continues to be committed to the recovery and support of the twelve step program. Tim loves working and sharing in creative groups that inspire unity of people and God. When he is not at a meeting he can be found skiing the slopes of a freshly snowed mountain, shouting…thank you God! thank you God!


Alda Lyons is retired from John Hancock’s Pension Department where she held various clerical and analytical positions, as well as sales and service representative to corporate clients.  She is currently involved with various organizations, giving back to the community as a tutor and a frequent volunteer at community activities.  She loves spending  time with her new granddaughter, watching her grow and learn new things every day.  Retirement has also provided more time for her hobbies of reading, sewing, yoga and trying her hand at new projects. Alda has been a student of A Course In Miracles since 2009 and a regular participant in spiritual gatherings in Milton where she is learning to see the world as ONE with God.