Gentle Discipline

Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the author of the new book, Gentle Discipline: Using Emotional Connection–Not Punishment–to Raise Confident, Capable Kids. Sarah is a popular parenting expert whose blog is read by two million parents each year. A trained prenatal teacher, birth and postnatal doula, and pediatric homeopath, she is also the cofounder of GentleParenting.com. She lives in a 350-year-old cottage in rural Essex, UK with her family, including four school-age children.

Charm, tact, and unsinkable strength

Kelly Williams Brown is the author of the new book, Gracious: A practical primer on charm, tact, and unsinkable strength. Kelly is the founder of the popular site Adultingblog.com and is the New York Times bestselling author of Adulting. Previously, she was a features reporter and an award-winning humor columnist for the Statesman Journal, a daily newspaper in Salem, Oregon.

Up: How Positive Outlook Can Transform Our Health and Aging

Hilary Tindle, M.D., M.P.H. is author of the new book, Up: How Positive Outlook Can Transform Our Health and Aging. Hilary is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Educated at the Harvard Medical School and the University of Chicago, her research on attitudes and behavior has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the past decade. Dr. Tindle has received numerous awards for her research and has published numerous scientific articles on mind body medicine, psychological attitudes, smoking, and heart disease, which have gained media attention from Parade, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune and the BBC, among others. In addition to her roles as a researcher and a professor, she is also an active member of the American Heart Association, the Society for General Internal Medicine, the American Psychosomatic Society, and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.