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.
Amodo Maa is author of Falling Open in a World Falling Apart. Amoda is a spiritual teacher, a warrior of the heart, sharing a fresh approach to the age-old search for spiritual freedom.
Yehudit Silverman is the author of the new book, The Story Within: Myth and Fairy Tale in Therapy. Yehudit posits that everyone of us is creative … that there is an innate calling to respond to the world through some sort of creative medium. Myths, fairy tales, and ancient stories from around the world point to this. They speak of a quest: a journey fraught with obstacles, demons, and monsters. From Persephone to the Ugly Duckling, the themes and challenges within these stories still speak to us today … and offer inspiration relevant to our own individual “hero’s journey.”
Monika Kochar is the CEO and co-founder of SmartGift. This new internet platform is used by consumers, major corporations and global brands—to integrate gifting and recognition into everyday life.
Monika has launched and led startups that transformed music and ecommerce, and redefined customer experiences. She has worked as a strategic trader for JP Morgan, BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs. Monika attended Mount Holyoke College and got her Masters at the London School of Economics. In addition, she is an avid writer and speaker on payments technologies, tech philosophy and women in entrepreneurship. She grew up in India and lives in NYC
Brigitte Mars is the author of the new book, Addiction Free Naturally: Free Yourself from Opioids, Pharmaceuticals, Alcohol, Tobacco, Caffeine, Sugar, and More. Brigitte is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Envision, Arise Festivals, and even The Mayo Clinic. She is a founding and professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.
Henry Grayson is the author of Mindful Loving: 10 Practices for Creating Deeper Connections. Henry has lectured widely across the U.S. and abroad at professional conferences, retreat centers, libraries, schools, churches and synagogues. Dr. Grayson continues the practice of spiritually oriented psychotherapy in New York City and Westport, CT.
Turiya is the author of the new book,Unreasonable Joy: Awakening throughTrikaya Buddhism. Turīya is a Buddhist monk, teacher, and author who, despite living with chronic pain, founded Dharma Center of Trikaya Buddhism in San Diego in 1998 to share the power and freedom she has found on her path. For over 25 years, she has taught thousands of students how to meditate, trained teachers, and helped people discover the unreasonable joy of our true nature.
Nisha Manek is co-author of the new book, Bridging Science and Spirit: The Genius of William Tiller’s Physics and the Promise of Information Medicine. Nisha was born on the equator in the village of Ol’Kalou in Nyahururu district in the highlands of Kenya. She graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University, after which she received her doctorate in medicine from Glasgow University School of Medicine in Scotland. She completed her fellowship in rheumatology at Stanford University Medical Center, and joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. She is an invited faculty member for the associate fellowship program in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Manek has authored more than a dozen book chapters for academic medical textbooks.
Glen Park is the author of the new book, Chakra Healing Therapy; Awaken Spiritual Energies and Heal Emotional Wounds. Glen is a healer, teacher, writer, workshop leader and trainer in the Alexander Technique and Chakra Healing Therapy. She has been practicing these two healing modalities for over thirty years. Before that she studied philosophy at Southampton University and then worked in the professional theatre as an actress and playwright for ten years.