Moments with Marianne
Emmy nominated Whitney Reynolds’ news background and passion for people have been combined to create a show that is changing the world of talk TV. She produces a program that is dedicated to tough topics, inspiring viewers and provoking positive change. Whitney is known for her talk show The Whitney Reynolds Show on PBS. www.whitneyreynolds.com
Alysia Helming is the best-selling author of the Protogenesis book series, the Executive Producer of the short film series Footsteps in Athens showcasing the real-life experience of Greece through selected scenes from the book, the Creator/Executive Producer of the upcoming American TV series Meet Me in Greece, based on her real-life story behind the writing of the book series, and the primary shareholder and President of Protogenesis Media. When she isn’t writing, Helming is considered a ‘Clean Energy Guru’ as a majority investor/owner in Pristine Sun and regularly travels to Greece for her research and inspiration. www.alysiahelming.com
An expert on human perception, Brian Boxer Wachler, MD, has pioneered treatments in vision correction and Keratoconus, has published 84 medical articles, and has delivered 276 scientific presentations. He is the medical director of the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute in Beverly Hills and a staff physician at Los Angeles’s famed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has been featured on all major news stations including CNN as well as on NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Today Show, and is a regular on Dr. Phil’s The Doctors daytime TV show. www.boxerwachler.com
The latest video release from visionary artist Kaliyani, Tears for Inanna, unveils captivating melodies with stunning visuals, exploring the powerful archetypal myth of the most revered Sumerian goddess of love, power and sovereignty. Kaliyani’s mesmerizing vocal intonations exude the Divine Feminine, bringing forth an authentic and inspiring expression of soul. www.kaliyani.com
Gabrielle is a catalyst for your personal growth and self-fulfillment by aligning and connecting you with your inner-heart, spirit and soul. She is known as a Master Facilitator of Human Evolution, Multidimensional Energy Master, and communicates with your Higher Self to tailor healing, keys, codes and activations specifically to your needs so you can quickly move forward on your path! www.gabriellespencer.com
Mindful leadership expert Laurie J. Cameron is author of “The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy From Morning to Evening” (March 27, 2018). Laurie is founder and CEO of PurposeBlue, an organization that brings evidence-based mindful leadership programs to companies, change makers, culture-shifters, universities and federal agencies. For more information visit www.PurposeBlue.com
At the age of 17, while walking on her college campus, Mona Patel was struck a few times by a drunk driver. She underwent over 20 limb salvage surgeries before deciding on an elective right below-knee amputation. Mona went on to found the San Antonio Amputee Foundation and in 2017 was honored as one of the CNN Heroes for her work. www.saamputeefoundation.org
Allegra Huston has written screenplays, journalism, and one previous book, Love Child: A Memoir of Family Lost and Found. After an early career in UK publishing, including four years as Editorial Director of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, she joined the film company Pathé as development consultant. She wrote and produced the award-winning short film Good Luck, Mr. Gorski, and is on the editorial staff of the international art and culture magazine Garage. www.allegrahuston.com
Sandra Joseph is a history-making Broadway star turned inspirational keynote speaker and author of the new book, “Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway.” Her legendary run as Christine Daaé in “The Phantom of the Opera” spanned 10 years, more than 1,300 performances and earned her the record as the longest-running leading lady in the longest-running Broadway show of all time. Today, Sandra is on a mission to empower other people’s voices through her work as an author, speaker and workshop facilitator. She is married to her “Phantom” costar Ron Bohmer. They currently reside in Southern California. www.SandraJoseph.com
Dr. Warren Farrell has been chosen by the Financial Times as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders, and by the Center for World Spirituality (in 2011) as one of the world’s spiritual leaders. His books are published in over 50 countries, and in 15 languages. They include two award-winning international best-sellers, Why Men Are The Way They Are, plus The Myth of Male Power. http://warrenfarrell.com
Robert Kopecky survived a traumatic childhood, traveled extensively as a young man, and lived a variety of lives as a ski bum, a factory welder, a monumental sculpture fabricator, an underground cartoonist; and finally as an award-winning illustrator, art director, and animation designer for The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, PBS Kids, and more. His journeys – from the remote South Pacific to the capitals of Europe to the deserts of Arizona and the canyons of New York City – were punctuated by three dramatic “Near Death Experiences.” http://robertkopecky.blogspot.com
Christina Nichol grew up in Northern California and received her MFA from the University of Florida. She has traveled widely, worked for nonprofit film companies, and taught English in India, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Russia, and the republic of Georgia, where her debut novel, Waiting for the Electricity, was set. Christina won a 2012 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award and a gold medal in the 2015 California Book Awards for First Fiction. She has been published in Lucky Peach, Guernica, The Paris Review, Harper’s, Subtropics, Lonely Planet, and The Wall Street Journal.
Maralee Mclean is a child advocate, protective parent, domestic violence expert, professional speaker, and author. Maralee has written several articles for the ABA Child Law Journal, Women’s E-New and other publications on the problems of family courts not protecting abused children. Maralee is with Women’s Media Center (WMC), SheSourceExpert, NPEIV (National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence) and is with RAINN speaker bureau, All American Speakers. She presents at conferences, law schools and is a spokesperson for protective mothers. www.maraleemclean.com
As the CEO and founder of Power With Soul, Meriflor Toneatto specializes in helping ambitious women entrepreneurs, professionals and leaders to reach financial prosperity and success while fulfilling their social promise in the world. Her work has been featured internationally in media outlets like Yahoo! Finance, Washington Post, International Business Times, Los Angeles Times, and more. http://www.meriflor.co.
Patricia O’Connell Pearson is a former history teacher with a master’s degree in education from George Mason University. She has contributed to and edited history textbooks and published articles in magazines and newspapers including The Washington Post. Always enthusiastic about sharing the stories of history, she earned her MFA in writing for young people from Lesley University and now writes both historical fiction and nonfiction. When she is not writing about history, she can often be found talking about history as a volunteer with the National Park Service in Washington, DC. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia.
Julie M. Simon, MA, MBA, LMFT, is the author of When Food Is Comfort and The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual. She founded the popular Los Angeles–based and online Twelve-Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program and offers workshops at venues like Whole Foods and UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles and you can visit her online at http://www.OvereatingRecovery.com.
As a dream therapist and the author of six books on dreams and premonitions, Kelly Sullivan Walden knows what she’s talking about. She has appeared on numerous national radio and TV shows, to analyze dreams and explain how we can benefit from listening to our inner wisdom. www.KellySullivanWalden.com
Michelle Gale is a mindfulness educator, corporate trainer, executive coach, podcast host and author of the book “Mindful Parenting in a Messy World,” an Amazon bestseller. She is on a mission to support parents in staying meaningfully connected to themselves and their families, even as the demands and complexity of contemporary life and work are accelerated. She works in schools, communities, and corporations teaching mindfulness and speaking to parents. https://www.michellegale.com
Melissa Alvarez is a bestselling, award winning author who has written ten books and nearly five hundred articles on self-help, spirituality and wellness. As a professional intuitive coach, energy worker, spiritual advisor, medium, and animal communicator with over twenty-five years of experience. http://melissaa.com
Couples therapist and psychologist Daphne de Marneffe, Ph.D. explores why marriages today are harder than ever before, but how and why couples can and do prevail through the rough patches. Today couples are trying to make their marriages work better and longer than ever before–for many divorce is only a last resort. And yet, the stresses conspiring against today’s marriages can be overwhelming– we are living longer, our parents are living longer, and the financial and work/life pressures that couples are trying to bear are more challenging than ever. http://www.daphnedemarneffe.com
Emily A. Francis has worked in corporate wellness and as an aerobic director, kickboxing instructor, and yoga instructor. She is a clinical massage therapist with extensive specialized training and the author of Stretch Therapy (Blue River Press, 2013). Emily also holds a gold medal in the US Open in Tai Chi Form and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and wellness. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in physical education/human performance concentration. Emily lives in Georgia and can be found online at www.EmilyAFrancisBooks.com
Dr. Samuel Harrington, MD, is the author of At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life. In this important book, which James Fallows of The Atlantic calls “deeply humane,” he argues the case for taking a clear-eyed yet compassionate view towards the end of life. Most people say they would like to die quietly at home. But overly aggressive medical advice, coupled with an unrealistic sense of invincibility, results in the majority of elderly patients misguidedly dying in institutions while undergoing painful procedures, instead of having a better and more peaceful death they desired. https://samharrington.com
Brooke Alpert, MS, RD, CDN, is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and author. She is the founder of B Nutritious, a private nutrition counseling and consulting practice in New York City. Brooke’s expertise and nutrition knowledge has lead her to be featured on national television regularly including, The Doctor Oz Show, The Today Show, Access Hollywood and more. She was named one of the new up and coming stars in the beauty and health field in W Magazine and has been quoted and featured extensively in magazines including People, Shape, Glamour, Town & Country, Tatler, and more. Brooke received her Masters of Science at New York University and completed her training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in affiliation with NYU. www.b-nutritious.com
In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression, rage, and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning to a state of constant joy that has never left her. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of inquiry is called The Work. The Work consists of four questions and the turnarounds, which are a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. When you question a thought, you see around it to the choices beyond suffering. www.thework.com
Melanie Klein, MA, is a writer, speaker, and professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies. She is a contributing author in 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics and Practice and is featured in Conversations with Modern Yogis. She is the co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery + Loving Your Body, and co-founder of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition.
Pankaj Vij, MD, FACP, is the author of Turbo Metabolism. As a doctor of internal medicine, he has helped thousands of patients lose weight, manage chronic health conditions, and improve their physical fitness. Board certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine, Dr. Vij has been practicing medicine since 1997. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit him online at http://www.doctorvij.com.
Corinne Zupko, Ed.S., has coached, counseled, and educated thousands of individuals at national and state conferences, in the classroom and in workshops, over the phone, and in the therapy chair. She teaches weekly meditation classes for corporate clients and cohosts the largest virtual conference of “A Course in Miracles” in the world, through the organization Miracle Share International, which she cofounded. www.FromAnxietyToLove.com
JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles by Elite Traveler Magazine. http://jjflizanes.com
Karen Crouse is an award-winning sportswriter who has been on the staff of The New York Times since 2005. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Norwich is her first book. http://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Karen-Crouse/521821176
Tisha Morris is a best-selling author, feng shui expert, and intuitive life coach. Prior to entering the healing arts, Tisha practiced law and obtained a Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. Tisha combines traditional feng shui techniques, design aesthetics, and intuition to turn challenging spaces into supportive environments to help improve the lives of all those who live and encounter the space. https://tishamorris.com
International bestselling author Ava Miles calls herself a divine rockstar — something she believes everyone is deep down. With a B.A. in Rhetoric and Technical Writing and Spanish and two graduate degrees, one in International Peace Studies and another in Political Science, Ava Miles spent many years traveling the world and sharing her gifts with women and men in war-torn countries, helping them to rebuild and reintegrate their communities amidst intense struggle. She has managed multi-million-dollar projects and multi-national teams of people such as the United Nations. https://avamiles.com
Douglas E. Noll is a lawyer turned #peacemaker. His calling is to serve humanity, and he executes his calling at many levels. Doug’s work carries him into many dark places. Using pragmatic and practical skills of peace, he helps people resolve deep interpersonal and ideological conflicts. He is an award-winning author of three books, a teacher, speaker, trainer and co-founder of Prison of Peace is a project that teaches life inmates in California prisons to be peacemakers and mediators within their prison communities. http://dougnoll.com
For the first thirteen years of his adult life William Sharon worked in psychiatric facilities, initially as a teacher in a children’s unit and then a therapist doing individual and group work. He hold an MSW degree from Hunter School of Social Work. Following that career, William spent time studying acting and working on soap operas and in off-Broadway theaters. Working in his own risk management consultancy firm led to the position as CIO of McCann Worldgroup followed by a return to his own firm with engagements in Kenya and Thailand. http://www.willsharon.com
David Pond is an astrologer, author, speaker, and international workshop leader. He is the author of six previous books on metaphysical topics, including Chakras for Beginners, Astrology and Relationships, and Western Seeker, Eastern Paths. David has a master of science degree in experimental metaphysics and has been practicing astrology for over thirty-five years. David consults with clients regularly, helping them work with their astrology to find a meaningful and fulfilling life and strategize through times of transition. www.DavidPond.com
Erin R. Dooley was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She earned her BS in Business from University of Dayton. Erin began screenwriting at age 24 and made her directorial debut with the award-winning film “Broken & Beautiful.” Erin founded D.A.S.H. Entertainment in 2010 to produce her feature and short films. www.brokenandbeautifulmovie.com
Ira Pastor is Chief Executive Officer of Bioquark Inc, with over 30 years of experience across multiple sectors of the pharmaceutical industry including pharmaceutical commercialization, biotech drug development, managed care, distribution, OTC, and retail; Served as VP, Business Development for Phytomedics Inc. He is also a Board Member of RegenerAge SAPI de CV, a clinical company focused on expedited translational therapeutic applications of regenerative and rejuvenative healthcare interventions, the Reanima Project, member of the Executive Council of the World Academy of Medical Science – WAMS, and member of the World Economic Forum’s Human Enhancement council. www.bioquark.com
American novelist Alysia Helming is the best-selling author of the Protogenesis Book Series, the President of Protogenesis Media & Executive Producer of the short film series Footsteps in Athens which bring to life a selection of the book’s most intriguing scenes showcasing the real-life experience of Greece. When she isn’t writing, Alysia is considered a ‘Clean Energy Guru’ and is also a majority investor/owner in Pristine Sun, a major solar independent power producer in the United States. https://www.alysiahelming.com/
Kostas Martakis is an award-winning Greek Platinum Recording Artist, Model, Television Star and Actor. Kostas was named by E! Entertainment as one of the “25 Most Sexy Men in the World”, describing him as a “Greek God”. Forever & Tonight, the hit single by Kostas was written for the release of Protogenesis. https://www.martakiskostas.com
Johann Hari is a New York Times best-selling author. His book ‘Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’ has been translated into 15 languages and is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood film, and into a non-fiction documentary series. He is one of the most-viewed TED talkers of all time: his talk, ‘Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong’, has been viewed more than 20 million times.
He has written over the past seven years for some of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Spectator, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Melbourne Age, and Politico. He has also appeared on leading TV shows, including HBO’s Realtime With Bill Maher. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/lost-connections-9781408878682/
Bryan E. Robinson is the author of 35 nonfiction books and two novels. His books have been translated into thirteen languages, and he’s been featured on 20/20, Good Morning America, ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, NBC Universal, The CBS Early Show, CNBC’s The Big Idea. Robinson maintains a private psychotherapy practice and lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with his spouse and four dogs. www.bryanrobinsonbooks.com