Galen Guengerich is the author of the new book, The Way of Gratitude: A new spirituality for today. Galen is senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Church, a historic congregation on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary and earned a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Chicago. His sermon at All Soul on the Sunday after 9/11, “The Shaking of Foundations,” was selected as one of seven responses to 9/11, along with speeches by President Bush and Governor Pataki, for Representative American Speeches 2001–2002. Guengerich is the author of God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Donald Altman is the author of the book, 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day. Donald is a psychotherapist, world-renowned mindfulness expert and award-winning author of over 15 books. Featured as an expert in The Mindfulness Movie and profiled in the Living Spiritual Teachers Project, he currently writes Psychology Today’s Practical Mindfulness Blog.
Past Vice-President of The Center for Mindful Eating, Donald’s passion is to bring ancient, timeless values and practices into modern life. He has taught thousands of health care and business professionals how to apply mindfulness for self-growth, in relationships, and in the workplace. He worked for several years as a senior mental health therapist at an eating disorder and general psychiatric clinic before founding his own clinic. He and his lovely wife, Maria, live on a beautiful hill near Portland, Oregon.
Jason Gregory is the author of the new book, Fasting the Mind: Spiritual Exercises for Psychic Detox. Jason is an author, philosopher, and spiritual teacher specializing in Eastern and Western philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, metaphysics, and ancient cultures. He is the author of several books, including Effortless Living, Emotional Intelligence, Enlightenment Now, and The Science and Practice of Humility. For many years he has lived in Asia studying the spiritual traditions and meditative practices of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism, visiting some of the most remote places in the world.
Paul O’Brien is the author of the Visionary I Ching Cards. He’s an entrepreneurial strategist, philosopher, and raconteur who invented divination software and created the world’s largest astrology and divination ecommerce business, Tarot.com. He is a sought-after advisor, interview subject, and speaker, as well as author of Intuitive Intelligence, The Visionary I Ching: A Book of Changes for the 21st Century and the Visionary I Ching app for smartphones.
Steve Webster is the co-author of the new book, The Law of Creation. Steve came from humble beginnings. While at University, Steve had no money so he left his studies to get an entry-level computer job. Fast forward twenty years, he earned his MBA, was Founder and CEO of three massively successful companies, and is a multiple #1 International Best-Selling Author. Steve also fully immersed himself in higher consciousness, metaphysics, and science with a focus on the subconscious mind as a licensed Hypnotherapist which led to the discovery that the principles he used to create his success are the same 18 Universal laws now discussed in The Law of Creation. Beyond the book, Steve is currently developing a feature film under this same title.
Chad E Cooper is the author of Time Isn’t the Problem: Four Strategies to Transform Stress Into Success. Chad leads his life by example. He retired at 35 and has since been a successful coach working with CEOs, professional athletes, and people in everyday walks of life. He inspires others to grab their dreams and execute them with passion. Chad teaches people to move out of a life of fear, boredom, frustration, and exhaustion and live a life where dreams can ignite a Legendary Lifestyle, and where time can serve them.
Bob Hillary is the author of Simplify: How to Stay Sane in a World Going Mad. Bob is a young musician and writer, and this is his first book. He is signed to a well-known record label and has released 4 albums to an International fan base. He is a regular blogger with a loyal following and also writes articles for Kindred Spirit. Bob spent a year living off grid and it is this experience that formed the basis for his book.
Dondeena Bradley is the author of the new book, Living Full Circle: simple ancient rituals for modern life. Dondeena has a master’s degree in nutrition and a doctorate in food science. She is a strategist, a well-being expert, and an innovator formally trained in developing new products, services, and processes across a broad spectrum of industries. With competence and care, she has spent thousands of hours leading global teams to generate new business value in diverse cultures such as Mars Candies, Campbell Soup, McNeil/Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, and Weight Watchers. In general, she is a curious explorer, believes in a broader view of health, is an avid reader, and loves spending time in the great outdoors.
Dr. Brenda Schaeffer is the author of several books, including the best-selling, Is it Love or is it Addiction?: The book that changed the way we think about relationships and intimacy. Dr. Schaeffer is a licensed psychologist, a certified addiction specialist, and holds a doctorate in Spiritual Psychology. She has extensive training and experience in a number of psychologies, including (but not limited to) child development, sexual addiction, and trauma. She has had further training in hypnosis, developmental psychology, transactional analysis, gestalt, existential and transpersonal psychology. Brenda has appeared on a variety of national television and radio shows in the U.S. and Canada and has been featured in numerous magazines. Brenda is the founder of Healthy Relationships, her private practice in the Minneapolis area where she conducts therapy, training and workshops
Royce Christyn is the author of the new book, Scripting the Life You Want: Manifest Your Dreams with Just Pen and Paper. Royce is an actor, researcher, writer, futurist, and documentary film director. He has appeared in film and television shows including Drake and Josh, Zoey 101, and Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place with Selena Gomez. Christyn grew up in a family that encouraged the study of New Thought, meditation, and spirituality from a very young age, and he considers himself an “explorer and archeologist” of all things New Thought.