Dr. Faith G. Harper is the author of Coping Skills: Tools & Techniques for Every Stressful Situation. She’s a licensed professional counselor, board supervisor, certified sexologist, and applied clinical nutritionist with a private practice and consulting business in San Antonio, TX. She is the author of many popular “Five Minute Therapy” zines and books, on subjects such as anxiety, depression, adulting, intimacy, anger, and grief, including UnF#ck Your Brain, The Revolution will Include Cookies, and This is your brain on Anxiety. She gives you the honest facts on how to deal with whatever you’re dealing with, how it affects your body/brain, and even gives you the tough-love you didn’t know you needed.
In 2004, Rev. David co-founded the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in Lake Oswego, a suburb of Portland, Oregon, and continues to serve as its senior minister today. He was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in 2009. A social justice activist, Rev. David has worked with at-risk youth and has served on the Board of Directors for the Community of Welcoming Congregations, a Portland-based alliance with the mission of ‘providing a voice for LGBTQ and allied people of faith.’ He also sits alongside Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith – and other internationally recognized spiritual leaders – on the governing board of the Association for Global New Thought, which offers ‘tools to empower the conscious majority.’ In 2015 Dr. David was inducted into the College of Bishops and Affirming Faith Leaders by the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries.
Whitney Vosburgh is co-author of the new book, WORK THE FUTURE! TODAY. He is also co-founder of the organization with the same name, which is a social venture that offers vision, leadership and solutions for maximizing personal, organizational, and societal potential. He is also co-founder of Brand New Purpose, a brand transformation consultancy that creates purpose-built, values-driven opportunities. Whitney graduated with an M.A. in Religious Leadership for Social Change from Graduate Theological Union, and with a B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design in New York City. When he is not focusing on business consulting and writing, Whitney can be found painting, and his work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the world.
Helen Riess, MD, is author of the new book, The Empathy Effect: 7 Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences.Helen is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, NPR, HuffPost, and more. Dr. Riess is changing the face of medical care—and the way we connect with others in our everyday lives. She co-founded Empathetics, Inc. providing innovative empathy and interpersonal training for medical professionals. She has devoted her career to teaching and research in the art and science of the patient-doctor relationship.
David D. Burns, MD, is Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus at the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. His best-selling book, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, has sold more than five million copies and is the book most frequently recommended for depressed individuals by American and Canadian health professionals. Many published research studies have indicated that 65% of individuals with moderate to severe depression who are given a copy of his book improve dramatically within four weeks with no other treatment.
Jane Middelton-Moz is the author of the book Shame and Guilt: Masters of Disguise. Jane is an internationally known speaker and author with over twenty-five years of experience in consultation, training and community intervention, and she is Director of the Middelton-Moz Institute. She has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has held numerous direct service, management and executive positions in large non-profit corporations and community agencies. She is the author of Children of Trauma: Rediscovering Your Discarded Self, Boiling Point: Dealing with the Anger in Our Lives, Values from the Front Porch: Remembering the Wisdom of Our Grandmothers and has also co-authored several books including After the Tears: Reclaiming the Personal Losses of Childhood, Bullies: From the Playground to the Boardroom, and The Ultimate Guide to Transforming Anger.
Zoe Helene is the founder of Cosmic Sister. Zoe is a classically trained multi-disciplinary artist and cultural activist best known for advocacy in the areas of psychoactive and psychedelic plants and fungi, specifically in regards to education, safety, legalization, and “psychedelic feminism,” a term and hashtag she coined and has popularized.
Mark Grober is the author of the new book An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life . Mark is a partner in a Silicon Valley investment bank and strategy firm, has been drawn to life’s big questions starting from his years as a Princeton undergrad. Physics—particularly astrophysics —fascinated him, but he was too far into his economic major and other obligations to make the switch. As a compromise, instead of studying the invisible forces that govern the universe, he elected to study the invisible forces that govern human judgment and decision making—psychology/behavioral economics. But these big existence questions continued to plague him until he began the research which converted him from a “materialist” and ultimately propelled him to write the book.
Monk Yun Rou is the author of the new book, Mad Monk Manifesto: A prescription for Evolution, Revolution, and Global Awakening. Yun Rou (whose name means ‘Soft Cloud’) has been called the new Alan Watts. Born Arthur Rosenfeld in New York City, he received his academic background at Yale, Cornell, and the University of California, and was ordained a Daoist monk in Guangzhou, China in 2012. Host of the hit National Public Television show “Longevity Tai Chi”, he is the author more than 15 books. In recent years his non-fiction has offered Daoist prescriptions for the challenges of culture, society, and everyday living, while his novels have brought a New York literary sensibility to the emerging “Silkpunk” genre, blending Chinese history, science fiction, and fantasy into rollicking, thought-provoking reads. He has had articles appear in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Parade, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, WebMD, Fox Business News, and numerous other websites and newspapers.
Melanie Tonia Evans is the author of You Can Thrive After Narcissistic Abuse. She is a healer, author, and radio host considered to be the world’s leading online authority on narcissistic abuse recovery. As a survivor of Narcissistic Abuse herself, she is the founder of Quanta Freedom Healing (QFH) and the Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Program (NARP). Through her programs, Mel has helped thousands of people worldwide – there are now over 20,000 graduates of the Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Program who are presently Thriving in abuse-free lives.