Batiyah Lampl, as publisher of Reflect Relate Renew — the online magazine for women, offers inspiration and education that will help you create a loving environment for you, your relationship and your family.
She offers a service that helps you uncover and discuss the values and priorities in your relationship. This grounds your relationship, brings insight and builds intimacy. Are you both in sync? more
Mari McCarthy is Author, Singer and the Founder/Journaling Therapy Guide at CreateWriteNow.com
Mari created CREATEWRITENOW to share the personally transformative and holistic healing benefits of “Journaling for the Health of It” with the world. She started using Journaling (Morning Pages from Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way) for physical therapy to teach herself how to write with her left hand when a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) episode took away form, feeling and function on the right side of her body. She soon found that daily pen to page journal writing was not only physical but emotional, mental and spiritual therapy. She calls it, “Self-Care 101”.
She offers counseling and inspiration to health conscious people through her many online transformational journaling resources (eBooks, weekly journal prompts, newsletters, life-changing journaling challenges) as well as private consultations.
Mari’s mission is to inspire everyone to use a daily, pen-to-page Journal Writing Practice, the ultimate self-care, healing and whole health tool, to know and grow their life. You can learn more about her books and services, get sample eBook chapters and free eBooks at http://www.createwritenow.com
Sebastien Gendry, C.E.O.
Sebastien Gendry is the Laughter Wellness guy, and a leading global expert on laughter. A stress-related burnout led him to discover and experience the healing power of laughter in early 2000. It did much better than change his life. It changed him.
He is the founder and CEO of the Laughter Online University (LOU) as well as the American School Of Laughter Yoga, LLC, and has been involved with the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement at the highest level since 2005. He is the creator of Laughter Wellness, a complete system of methods filled with laughter that promotes physical wellness and overall wellbeing throughout people’s lifespan. He has over 10 years of full-time teaching experience and has travelled over 1/2 million miles bringing laughter to 1000s across the Americas, Europe and Australia.
Sebastien epitomizes and shares the power of positive and playful energy and creativity. He has a has a culmination of eastern and western philosophies, a synthesis of metaphysical approaches to positive psychology, wrapped up in pure childlike fun, with a strong model to support why and how he does it. His authentic and engaging style motivates and empowers audiences with practical tools they can use to better their health and quality of life. This is so much more than being “not sick.”
He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 minutes, ABC Good Morning America, and National Public Radio, and has worked with organizations and associations such as Microsoft, Creative Artist Agency and the American Society On Aging. He is the author of a series of reference ebooks and DVDs on Laughter Yoga and Laughter Wellness.
Sebastien currently dedicates most of his time to running the Laughter Online University (LOU), a worldwide leading supplier of online laughter education. LOU was created to meet an ever-increasing demand for people who want to experience a greater understanding of wellness through laughter. LOU offers laughter education and support to individuals and professionals worldwide who want to have fun making a difference while helping their family, peers and clients laugh to “live fully until they die.” Learn more here.
Based on her own exploration of death, grief, joy and optimism, Jennifer Mathews offers fresh perspectives and practical tools to support others on their journeys.
A heart-based activist for positive social change, Jennifer has a B.A. in Psychology, and an M.A. focused on social belief systems underlying public policy. She is a writer, consultant, ordained minister, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher & Trainer, and student of life. Her passion is uplifting the human spirit for the purpose of collective transformation.
In her upcoming eBook she shares her discovery of inner peace while navigating her life-partner’s death and how connecting to the spirit of who we are can make all the difference.
Jennifer offers an approach of presence, choice, connection and energy awareness that allows you to move beyond loss and grief. She seeks to bridge the seen and unseen worlds, and to give voice to that which often goes unspoken. To read her offerings, click here.
Ariel A. Schulz has been a psychotherapist in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Arizona for more than 20 years. She has had a thriving private practice since 2000 in the Phoenix, Arizona area serving children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and couple sessions. She has also run groups on various topics such as co-dependency, adolescent substance abuse, parenting and self-esteem for adolescent girls.
Ariel’s practice focuses on assisting her clients with the reduction of stress by teaching them refilling techniques such as EFT, meditation, mindfulness, parenting/behavioral coaching, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has started to conduct workshops that focus on the mind, body and soul connection to help people have a deeper understanding about themselves and their purpose in order to help them reach their highest potential.
Based on the title of Ariel’s workshops, Building Resilience: Be Aware or Beware, her ultimate goal is to help people get out of the “insanity” loop, aptly described as “doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” Many of her ideas and information about her workshops can be found on her blog at http://TheMagicCouch.com.
Herb Pearce, M.Ed. in Counseling, from Arlington, MA is an individual, couples and family therapist and life coach, and an Enneagram and Myers-Briggs trainer. With over 34 years experience working with clients and organizations, Herb helps people manage personality differences with optimal communication and respect.. He is a leading expert on the Enneagram, having taught over 2000 workshops on the topic. Herb also teaches many workshops on relationship and communication skills, self-esteem, and personal development. He is the author of 5 books, Enneagram Basics, Enneagram Beyond the Basics, The Caregiver’s Enneagram, Lessons from the River and Herb’s Tips for Living. To learn more, click here.
Ana Holub teaches about forgiveness and peacemaking as a counselor, author, and poet. She holds a BA in Peace Studies and an MA in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law. Ana is also a certified Domestic Violence counselor and Radical Forgiveness coach. Over the past twenty years, Ana has worked with women, men, teens, couples, government agencies, at-risk families, prison inmates, non-profits, businesses, and schools.
Ana teaches workshops internationally on forgiveness, self-empowerment, emotional healing and communication skills. Her latest book is called Forgive and Be Free: A Step-by-Step Guide to Release, Healing and Higher Consciousness.
To arrange a free consultation and receive information about CDs, books and e-courses, contact her at www.anaholub.com
Kristen Stroud, M.A.
Based in Northern California, Kristen currently works in private practice as an Integrative Mind-Body Practitioner, Mindfulness Trainer and Parenting Educator/Coach. With over 25 years of experience in the field of personal growth, Kristen is a loving and trustworthy guide on the journey of self-discovery. Kristen provides a wealth of empowering, experiential, evidence-based mind-body practices that meet you wherever you are while expanding your conscious evolution. Her unique 4-step process integrates the applied mindfulness approach of Hakomi with the newest discoveries about the neuroscience of change to guide you on your unique path to personal growth and healing.
In classes and private sessions Kristen shares mindfulness practices with adults and teens to strengthen self-awareness, emotional resilience, focused attention, impulse control, and loving kindness, empathy and compassion for self and others. As a parenting educator and coach, Kristen offers research supported heart and brain-based strategies for creating happier, healthier and more resilient parents, caregivers, children, teens, and families. Kristen is passionate about assisting others to unravel unconscious, outworn habits and beliefs in order to foster more loving experiences and satisfying outcomes in all aspects of life.
Kristen has worked with adults, children, and teens as an environmental education instructor with Yosemite National Institutes and as a wilderness ranger with the National Park Service and US Forest Service. As a national trainer, she has authored two training manuals on conscious communication skills, problem solving, and conflict prevention and resolution. While writing for Northstate Parent Magazine, Kristen initiated the Parent-to-Parent blog and the Be the Change column to celebrate individuals making a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities.
A Certified Hakomi practitioner and Parent and Family Effectiveness trainer, Kristen holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Wildland Recreation from CSU Chico. She is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness and the Brain by Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., the Neuroscience of Change by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., and a Still Quiet Place, a mindfulness training program for parents, children and teens, by Amy Saltzman, M.D.
For more information about online classes and private sessions with Kristen visit here.
As an empowerment coach, energy healer and spiritual teacher, Rachel L. Neumann supports her clients’ intentions of growth and transformation emotionally, physically and spiritually. The worries, fears and limiting beliefs of her clients are transformed into powerful insights that enliven their lives and relationships with confidence, ease, happiness, fulfillment and authenticity.
Rachel holds advanced certification in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and is certified in Matrix Reimprinting and therapeutic massage and bodywork. Training in Applied Kinesiology, metabolic balance and nutrition, the removal of spiritual and emotional blocks, relationship transformation, meditation, contemplative Spiritual practices as well as other advanced coaching techniques, are foundational aspects of her practice.
Rachel’s unique ability to connect at a deep intuitive level and pick up resistances to the critical change clients say they want, allows her to work with each client’s specific resistances so that change is created easily, without struggle.
With decades of experience supporting clients to restored health and wholeness, Rachel’s vast knowledge of metabolic balance, mineral balance, hydration, and a healthy dietary program has awakened clients around the world and allowed them to soar to their highest potential.
Rachel’s clients are men, women, senior citizens, caregivers, the middle aged, young children, teenagers, organ transplant recipients, the chronically ill, the addicted, the depressed, the bewildered and confused, as well as the families of all those mentioned.
Connect with Rachel to release your physical, emotional, and spiritual stuck places. All areas of your life will be positively affected; more confidence, an improved sense of well-being, a quieter mind, a healthier body, and better balance in the areas of your life that matter most. Rachel’s complimentary audio, A Key Secret to Empowered Living, is available here.
Tina Feigal, M.S., Ed. is the Director of Family Engagement at Anu Family Services/Center for the Challenging Child. A former school psychologist, Tina is the mother of three wonderful sons, and grandmother of 2 small boys. Tina’s passion is bringing peace to homes and schools, by helping adults to heal challenging child behavior with the specific, highly effective Present Moment Parenting and Teaching. Since 2000, she has operated her business, the Center for the Challenging Child, now a branch of Anu Family Services. As a coach and trainer, Tina supports adults in applying the techniques in her books “The Pocket Coach for Parents” and “The Pocket Teacher Coach”. Tina trains coaches as part of her vision that every adult who wants a parent coach can pick up the phone and find one! Tina has been featured as the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KARE 11 TV Extra’s “Supernanny.” Learn more about parent coaching and coach training at http://parentingmojo.com/
Caring for yourself is not as easy as it sounds when you have a special-needs child, but finding a way to fit in a bit of self-care is critical. While life as a caregiver is busy, stressful and leaves little time for you, it is still possible to create habits, moments and ways to nurture, support and care for yourself so at the end of the day you feel happy instead of depleted.
Beth share concrete strategies to make time for yourself as well as exercises that you can fit into your daily schedule no matter where you are. She is the founder of Happy Parents and Kids, is an inspirational coach and a writer. Her passion and mission is to empower parents, and she knows their needs firsthand because she is the parent of a special-needs child who also has battled cancer. She coaches, speaks, writes and teaches people to believe in their dreams before they come true. Beth knows parents can feel happy, parent happy and be happy.
She lives in Maryland with her young son and their black Labrador, Shadow. You can read more about Beth at HappyParentsandKids.com or follow her on Facebook at Happy Parents and Kids.
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn
Sandra Zerner is an Author, Motivational Speaker, and Founder of IT’S GOOD 2B GOOD Kids Character Education.
Sandra created IT’S GOOD 2B GOOD as a presentation for pre-teens to inspire them to be good people. This highly interactive presentation has been seen by hundreds of students in schools in the Phoenix and Los Angeles areas. Many students’ lives have been deeply impacted by the presentation and have inspired many students to spread goodness to as many people as possible. In 2011 IT’S GOOD 2B GOOD was published as a book and in 2013 it was published as a Curriculum/Intervention Kit.
As one of the important aspects of being a good person is to treat others with respect and kindness, Sandra deals directly with one of the most pervasive problems encountered by students today: bullying. Sandra teaches students who are victims how to protect themselves from being bullied and teaches bullies how and why to avoid bullying behavior.
Sandra has also studied Life Coaching and incorporates what she learned into a new venture: Bully Coach. As a Bully Coach Sandra works one on one with bully victims to help them avoid being targeted by bullies and works with bullies to help them understand why bullying behavior not only causes suffering for others but causes suffering for themselves as well.
Sandra’s ultimate goal is to help inspire kids to be good people and to help parents raise good children. You can read about her book and services at http://www.ItsGood2BGood.com/.
Dr. Éthelle G. Lord is the President and Founder of the International Caregivers Association (ICA). She earned a Master’s of Education in Counseling from the University of Maine at Orono in 1992 and her Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2010. Dr. Lord served as president of the Maine Gerontological Society in the State of Maine for two terms in the 90’s and has worked as a professor of Organizational Behavior at several universities.
She is the author of the first Alzheimer’s primer entitled How in the World…and Now What Do I Do? The primer is conveniently available in English, Spanish, French and also soon in Arabic. Because the primer covers only the very essential points to know with Alzheimer, a Psychologist, Dr. John Carter, in New York refers to the primer as his Alzheimer’s Bible.
Her first book, ALZHEIMER AND DEMENTIA COACHING: Taking a Systems Approach to Creating an Alzheimer/Dementia-Friendly Health Care Workforce, is being published by Tate Publishing and released this fall (2015). Alzheimer and Dementias Coaching contains all areas of coaching both families and professionals in the field of dementia care with a complete index and references section at the end of the book.
Her second book, NATURAL RHYTHM IN DEMENTIA: A metaphysical healing experience, will be available in 2016. This book will expose the true gifts of Alzheimer and dementia. All those living with Alzheimer are in fact protected souls and here to teach us something about our existence as humans.
Éthelle is married to Maj. Larry S. Potter, USAF retired who was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia in Jan. 2003 following his triple bypass surgery in 1999. She will tell you that she has 12 years of experience as a “pack leader” for her husband. She realized early on in this role that there is an urgent need for a change in the way dementia care is delivered to care receivers. She also realized how caregivers lack support and guidance through this process. It was because of this that she had a brilliant vision of changing the course of dementia care by initiating and supporting change in all regions of the world through training and education.
Dr. Lord lives in Mapleton, Maine and is available for presentations, training, and Alzheimer’s coaching/consulting. Learn more at http://internationalcaregiversassociation.com/
Sue Sturtevant is a well renowned Reiki Master. Through her many years of experience working in the medical field caring for those that live with cancer, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, she began to search for complementary and alternative ways of healing through all levels of body, mind and spirit which led her on the road to her own self-discovery, awakening and healing so that she can better assist those who are ready to lift!
She also works with all who are ready to move forward in their lives individually, with families and caregivers to diminish and often alleviate any fallout from over-stress and burnout. Sue has had great success in uplifting the quality of life for many living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia as she works on a much deeper level according to their Soul’s path and journey.
Sue also has had great success in assisting many that have been challenged with mental illness and provided great support to their caregivers as well.
As an ordained minister she honors all of life and all faiths. Release the past, claim the present and live your greatest future. You can find out more about what she does through her website: The Healer Within.
Joy Taylor brings a myriad of professional experience and heart to her training and coaching practice which has a mission to empower and inspire purposeful success. She assists people launching home-based businesses aligned with their values that ooze with excellence, creativity and intuition.
An accomplished and engaging public speaker, college-level business teacher, management consultant and a wellness entrepreneur of twenty-years, she is a student of life and an example of her commitment to wellness and prosperity on purpose.
Joy’s unique ability to see people’s highest potential gives her clients enhanced courage, respect and confidence. With her generous nature, she inspires the best in people and offers wisdom and a practical confidence to her programs. Her focus brings your visions to life. http://joytaylor.com
Carolyn Kroot is in recovery from Bipolar Disorder and acts as a spokesperson for the mentally ill representing the mental health community for this website. She is an officer on the board of directors of a $5MM behavioral health company and owns her own insurance business. She offers our readers insight and clarity about what it’s like to live with a mental illness, and inspiration and hope for family members who worry about their loved one’s future, as well as productive ways to respond to the unpredictable and confusing actions of those with mental illness.