Elizabeth Bast is the author of the new book, Heart Medicine. A True Love Story: One Couple’s Quest for the Sacred Iboga Medicine & the Cure for Addiction about healing with iboga medicine. She is a San Rafael, California-based writer, poet, yoga and meditation teacher, performance artist, healing artist, musician, and holistic life coach specializing in entheogenic medicine integration, addiction recovery, and women’s empowerment. She has experienced the Missoko Bwiti initiation and Rite of Passage in Gabon, Africa, and is an iboga facilitator training with the Bwiti tradition. Elisabeth studies the medical safety aspects of iboga treatments with Jamie McAlpin, RN, of IbogaSafe and co-creates collaborative works of visual and performance art with her husband, artist Chor Boogie.
Mary DeMocker is the author of the new book The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 ways to build a fossil-free future, raise empowered kids, and still get a good night’s sleep. Mary studied at Eastman School of Music and University of Oregon’s School of Music and has performed widely, including solo appearances at major music festivals. She toured with the original interactive musical “The Incredible Earth Circus” in schools for Earth Day 1990, and was later commissioned to write six children’s plays, three of which are still regularly performed across the U.S. and abroad. Mary uses the arts to fight for a livable planet, and is cofounder of 350.org’s Eugene, Oregon chapter and became its creative director, specializing in interactive art protests. She lives with her family in Eugene, and speaks frequently about creative ways to make the world more healthy, just, and fun.
Meredith Miller is a coach, author and speaker who helps people to self-heal after relationships with psychopaths, sociopaths and narcissists. Her mission is to bridge the gap between trauma and purpose. She teaches the mindsets, tools and actions to help others recover after narcissistic abuse. She is the author of The Journey: A Roadmap for Self-healing After Narcissistic Abuse, and Freedom from the Story: From Trauma to Passion & Purpose.
Kate Davies is the author of the new book, Intrinsic Hope: living courageously in troubled times. Kate has worked on environmental and social issues for her entire career. She is emeritus faculty at Antioch University, senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute, and clinical associate professor in the University of Washington’s School of Public Health. Her written work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and journals, and she is the author of The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement. She is an author, meditation teacher, and what she calls an eco-spiritual pilgrim.
Jonathan Robinson is the author of the new book, More Love, Less Conflict: a communication playbook for couples. Jonathan is a psychotherapist, best-selling author of 11 books, and a professional speaker from Northern California. He has reached over 250 million people around the world with his practical methods, and his work has been translated into 47 languages. Articles about Jonathan have appeared in USA TODAY, Newsweek, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as dozens of other publications.
Tao Lin is the author of the new book, Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change. He is the author of the novels Taipei and Richard Yates and Eeeee Eee Eeee, the novella Shoplifting from American Apparel, as well as collections of poetry and short stories. Tao was born in Virginia, has taught in Sarah Lawrence College’s MFA program, and is the founder and editor of Muumuu House.
Amber Rae is the author of Choose Wonder of Worry: Move beyond fear and doubt to unlock your full potential. She is an author, artist, and speaker devoted to inspiring people to express the fullness of their gifts. Her writing has reached over 5 million people in 195 countries, her public art has spread to over 20 countries, and she’s spoken to and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple,Amazon, and Unilever. She’s been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Fast Company, BBC, ABC World News, Tim Ferriss’s blog, and more. She lives in Brooklyn and around the world.
Elizabeth Lesser is a bestselling author and the cofounder of Omega Institute, the renowned conference and retreat center located in Rhinebeck, New York. Elizabeth’s first book, The Seeker’s Guide: Making Your Life A Spiritual Adventure, chronicles her years at Omega and distills lessons learned into a potent guide for growth and healing. Her New York Times bestselling book, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow has sold more than 300,000 copies and has been translated into 20 languages. Her latest book, Marrow: Love, Loss and What Matters Most is a memoir about Elizabeth and her younger sister, Maggie, and the process they went through when Elizabeth was the donor for Maggie’s bone marrow transplant.
Kate Swoboda is the author of the new book, The Courage Habit: How to Accept Your Fears, Release the Past, and Live Your Courageous Life. She is creator of YourCourageousLife.com, and director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification program. She has been deemed one of the top fifty bloggers in health, fitness, and happiness by Greatist.com. Kate has contributed to Entrepreneur, Dr. Oz’s The Good Life, Forbes, USA Today, The Intelligent Optimist, Lifetime Moms, MindBodyGreen, Business Insider, and more, and has spoken about creating better habits and the principles of TheCourage Habit to groups both large and small.
Yvonne Tally is the author of Breaking Up with Busy: Real-Life Solutions for Overscheduled Women. Yvonne leads meditation and de-stressing programs for corporations, individuals, and private groups in Silicon Valley. An NLP master practitioner, Yvonne co-founded Poised Inc., a Pilates and wellness training studio, and is the founder of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarves, a charity that provides headscarves to cancer patients. She lives in Northern California.