Janna Lopez is the author of the new book, Me, My Selfie & Eye – A Midlife Conversation About Lost Identity, Grief & Seeing Who You Are. Janna was a successful magazine publisher for nearly a decade, and a communications consultant for over 25 years, serving small businesses, non-profits, and multi-million dollar companies. Her life’s work has revolved around the art of expression through words and images. Janna lives in Portland, Oregon, as a hobby teaches classes on sipping tequila, and now speaks about midlife transitions at conferences, teaches workshops, and offers one-on-one midlife coaching.
Brigitte Mars is a master herbalist, university professor, author and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with some fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has been the faculty advisor for the Psychedelic Club at Naropa University and is the voice for the audio version of The Psychedelic Prayers, based on The Tao Te Ching as translated by Timothy Leary and Dr. Ralph Metzner. She is a longtime member of MAPS and a recent graduate of the Psychedelic Sitter’s School in Boulder, Colorado.
Brigitte is the author of many books including The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome!, and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. Her DVDs include Sacred Psychoactive, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments, Overcoming Addictions, and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health. Her latest project is a phone app called iPlant that helps budding herbalists to identify plants in the wild.
Michael Meade is the author of the book, Awakening The Soul: A Deep Response to a Troubled World. Michael is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He is the author of The Genius Myth, Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul, Why the World Doesn’t End, The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul, and editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart. Michael is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artist, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples.
Dr. Paulette Sherman is the author of the book, Dating from the Inside Out: How to Use the Law of Attraction in Matters of the Heart. How can you find real, deep, and lasting love in a world that appears so superficial? Rather than looking at the world of dating like an obstacle course to be conquered, it can become an enlightening journey toward love that begins from within. By examining past experiences, understanding family dynamics, and exploring the place of spiritual connection in the dating world, Dr. Sherman illuminates the path to self-awareness – the path that leads to the kind of real love you have been searching for.
Ariel Gore is the author of the new book, Hexing the Patriarchy: 26 potions, spells and magical elixers to embolden the resistance. Gore is a journalist, writer, and teacher. Her novel We Were Witches was celebrated for its “piercing and wise” (Booklist) examination of modern womanhood. Gore is the founder of Hip Mama, an Alternative Press Award-winning publication covering the culture and politics of motherhood, and the creator of the Fascism Fatigue Coloring Book. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Ingrid Kincaid is known as The Rune Woman, and is the author of several books, including The Runes Revealed and Lost Teachings of the Runes. Ingrid is a spiritual guide who works on a shamanic level with the secrets of the runes and teaches ancient, earth-honoring spirituality. Ingrid carries the medicine bundle of her European/British Isles ancestors and delights in sharing their ancient wisdom. Whether reading the runes, teaching, mentoring or coaching, the wisdom she shares is grounded in ancient, earth-honoring spiritual practices and rooted in the practical, creative, magical and intuitive experiences of her own life.
Matthew Belair is the author of Zen Athlete: The Secrets to achieving your highest potential and creator of the Zen Athlete Program, which has helped all kinds of athletes achieve the highest skill levels in their sport. Matt is also the host of the top rated Master Mind, Body and Spirit podcast.
Christopher Ryan, PhD, is the author of the new book, Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress. A featured speaker from TED to The Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House to the Einstein Forum in Pottsdam, Germany, Ryan has consulted at various hospitals in Spain, provided expert testimony in a Canadian constitutional hearing, and appeared in well over a dozen documentary films. The coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Sex at Dawn, Ryan puts out a weekly podcast, called Tangentially Speaking, featuring conversations with interesting people, ranging from famous comics to bank robbers to drug smugglers to porn stars to authors to plasma physicists.
Craig Kolavo is the author of the new book, I Am God in Disguise—So Are You. Craig has a passion for nature, hiking, yoga, and personal growth. Most days he can be found exploring the trails near their Blue Ridge Mountain home. Craig’s original intention for writing this book was to share some of his discoveries during this “amazing life adventure” with his children. Although this is not a children’s book, the inspirational message is universal and can apply to all age groups.
All proceeds from sales of the ebook go to Water.org
Charles Jennings is the author of the new book, Artificial Intelligence: Rise of the Lightspeed Learners. He is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and speaker who has been starting and running growth organizations for over 40 years. He was founder or CEO of three successful Internet companies launched in the 1990s; a co-founder of TRUSTe; and has written several books on technology, including the seminal work, The Hundredth Window (2000), translated into five languages. From 2014-2017, Jennings served as CEO of an AI company set up to transfer technology from Caltech/JPL to the commercial market. He’s a recipient of the prestigious lifetime achievement award of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and was also the subject of a major feature story, on his work in emergency alerting software, in Wired magazine (December 2005 issue).