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.
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.
Ralph White is a founder of the Holistic Centers Gathering. He is also co-founder of New York Open Center, America’s leading urban institution of holistic learning where his current role is Senior Fellow and Conference Director. The Open Center has presented the major writers and speakers in the fields of wellness, social/ecological change, inner development, world spiritual traditions, art and creativity for over thirty four years. In this rollicking conversation with Paulo, Ralph displays his uncanny mystical eloquence in fine fashion (even after a couple glass of wine). Great fun!
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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is the author of the new book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. She is a pioneering physician who is reshaping the conversation about childhood stress. In her book, she tells the story of what toxic stress is, how it affects children, the ways it leads to lifelong health problems (from obesity to heart disease to cancer)—and how to break the cycle.
Kathy Freston shares her book, Expect a Miracle: 7 Spiritual Steps to Finding the Right Relationship. She is a self-help author and wellness counselor; she specializes in a body/mind/spirit approach for bringing about health and happiness. Freston has worked with people healing from cancer, addiction, and depression as well as those who simply want to live consciously and healthfully.