Mindful Compassion

Dr. Paul Gilbert is co-author of the new book, Mindful Compassion: How the Science of Compassion Can Help You Understand Your Emotions, Live in the Present, and Connect Deeply with Others. Dr. Gilbert is world-renowned for his work on depression, shame, and self-criticism. He is head of the mental health research unit at the University of Derby and author of The Compassionate Mind andOvercoming Depression.


Stress is a silent killer. However, certain easy-to-practice meditations can proactively relieve the effects of stress.
Lisa Wimberger is the author of New Beliefs, New Brain: Free Yourself from Stress and Fear. She is the founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute.  Her work draws upon a background in medical neuroscience. As the Founder of the Neurosculpting® modality, Lisa runs a private meditation practice in Colorado teaching clients who suffer from stress disorders.

“Reboot” Your Life

Dianne Bischoff James is the author of The Real Brass Ring: Change Your Life Course Now. She is a “Life Reboot Expert” who encourages people to create a reality that is prosperous, deliberate and meaningful. She has been on her own transformational journey since 2002—losing 55 pounds, ridding herself of depression and numerous debilitating health problems, launching an acting career, a healthy divorce and surviving the perils of an addictive relationship, all after 40.

Get Your Life Back

Mary Heath is the author of the new book Get Your Life Back: A Twelve Week Journey to Overcome Stress, Anxiety, and Depression. As a Stress Management Consultant, Stress Counselor, Life Coach and Therapist, Mary worked in Mental Health for almost 30 years helping patients and clients to overcome their stress, anxiety and depression.

Girls of Depression

Lisa Machoian discusses her book, The Disapppearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression. There is an epidemic that threatens an entire generation of girls and young women today. It is called depression and, in it’s many forms, it is wreaking havoc on teenage girls. A former Harvard University lecturer and researcher, Dr. Machoian has devoted the past two decades to helping girls survive the desperation of their teenage years. In her role as psychotherapist, teacher, researcher, and consultant, she has witnessed it all: depression, Low self-esteem, loss of identity, cutting, burning, anorexia, bulimia, acting out, running away, and suicide attempts. But during extensive research including clinical study, Dr. Machoian discovered something about these girls that was illuminating: Despite a teenage girl’s downward spiral, which may be self-destructive, she is first and foremost hopeful.