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.
John Gray’s new book, Staying Focused in a Hyper World, explores the modern epidemic of ADHD and explains its relationship to illnesses like Parkinsons and Alzheimers. Author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus and over 15 books on relationships, John is one of the world’s relationship experts. Now, after years of reviewing thousands of medical studies and travelling the world to find ancient and modern remedies for improving mind, mood and focus, his new book offers insights for understanding the role of nutrition and diet for mental and emotional health. In Staying Focused in a Hyper World he explores natural remedies for ADHD, memory and brain performance—in order to better manage stress and improve relationships at home and at work. He offers practical strategies for increasing focus, clarity, memory, motivation and sustaining positive moods.
Thubten Chodron is author of the new book, Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Living with Wisdom and Compassion. She is an American-born Buddhist nun, has studied and practiced Buddhism in India and Nepal since 1975. Chodron travels worldwide, teaching and leading meditation retreats, and is known for her clear and practical explanations of the Buddha’s teachings. She is the author of numerous books, including Buddhism for Beginners and Open Heart, Clear Mind. She is the founder of the Sravasti Abbey, in Newport, WA, which fulfills her long-held vision to share the Buddha’s teachings, incorporating the best elements of Western society, including gender equality and using technology to spread the Dharma.