Moments with Marianne
Dr. Terry A. Gordon, a Cleveland Clinic-trained cardiologist, practiced within mainstream medicine for over two decades. Named the American Heart Association’s National Physician of the Year in 2002, Dr. Gordon is nationally recognized in matters of the heart. As a motivational speaker, he has shared the stage with Dr. Wayne Dyer. As a musician, he is the co-host of Docs Who Rock, a United Way event. He spearheaded a national campaign called The Josh Miller HEARTS Act, which will place Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in every school in the country, protecting from sudden cardiac arrest our most precious resource, our children. https://www.drterrygordon.com
Tami Lynn Kent is a holistic women’s healthcare provider with a master’s degree in physical therapy, advanced training in multiple bodywork techniques, and the ability to read energetic patterns of the body. The founder of Holistic Pelvic Care, Kent maintains a private practice and an international provider training program in Portland, Oregon. She has published three books, Wild Feminine, Mothering From Your Center, and Wild Creative, and is the mother of three beautiful sons. https://www.wildfeminine.com
Jennifer Marcenelle MBA, BSN, RN, HBC-HN is a Board-Certified Holistic Nurse with over 30 years of experience in the medical industry. She currently holds degrees in nursing and business, with a specialization in Holistic Healing for burnout. As an energy medicine practitioner and the Founder and CEO of Burn Bright Today, she helps people improve mental wellness and recover from burnout and other challenges. https://burnbrighttoday.com
Arnie Freiman is a lot of things—a certified spiritual director, innovator in health and wellness solutions, certified financial planner, PhD, ordained minister, and chaplain. He’s a father, cancer survivor, and ex-husband, too. Heck, he’s even a poet. He was the first person to introduce holistic health education at major national university, co-founded the first Acupuncture School in the United States and founded first Naturopathic College in California. http://arniefreiman.com
Kim Lorenz is an author, entrepreneur, and visionary who founded two companies starting at age 26 with no backing or funding, built and ran them successfully, and sold them to Fortune 500 companies before he was 47. Through his years as a business owner, partner, and CEO, Lorenz has developed a key understanding of what it takes to succeed in business. Lorenz earned his MBA from the University of Washington, Foster School of Business.Serving as Rotary Liaison with World Vision, the collaborative teams he initiated have completed over $20 million in clean water projects with over 1 million beneficiaries in developing countries worldwide. https://www.kimlorenz.com
Ed Slattery is an advocate for the Truck Safety Coalition; his personal story is featured in the the Behler Publications release, The Long Blink, a narrative nonfiction book by award-winning investigative journalist Brian Kuebler. https://trucksafety.org
Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE). A humane educator since 1985, Zoe has been giving people the tools to make humane and sustainable choices and solve entrenched global challenges through her classes, workshops, and training programs. She created the first humane education certificate program and Master of Education in Humane Education in the United States. Zoe received master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Pennsylvania and is certified in Psychosynthesis, a form of counseling that relies on individuals’ innate wisdom to promote health and well being. https://humaneeducation.org
Dan Willis served as a police captain, homicide detective, wellness unit coordinator, and SWAT commander. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and the FBI National Academy. He currently instructs nationwide on trauma, PTSD, and the process of healing. He is also the author for the award-winning book Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responder’s Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart. https://firstresponderwellness.com
Aliza Kelly is a New York City-based astrologer and writer. Aliza is the author of two books, The Mixology of Astrology: Cosmic Cocktail Recipes for Every Sign and Starring You: A Guided Journey Through Astrology. Aliza’s horoscopes and columns appear in Cosmopolitan, and her work has been featured in Allure, Vogue, Paper, Bustle, Refinery29, HuffPost, and Girlboss. In her private practice, Aliza hosts monthly workshops and provides chart reading for clientele. http://alizakelly.com
Lora Cheadle is the author of FLAUNT! After ten years of practicing corporate law in California and Colorado, she chose to change paths to become the radio host and Life Choreographer® she is today. She is a certified hypnotist, personal trainer, burlesque performer, and yoga instructor, as well as a popular writer for People House magazine and Elephant Journal. She offers “Find Your Sparkle” coaching programs, workshops, and destination retreats and teaches all over the world. LoraCheadle.com
Mary Hayes Grieco is a respected spiritual teacher based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. An original and expansive thinker, a pragmatic emotional healer, and an uplifting public speaker, Mary has inspired thousands of people since she first began teaching spirituality classes in 1982. Currently she is the director and lead trainer of The Midwest Institute for Forgiveness Training. She works in private practice as a spiritual mentor and a forgiveness healer at The Well Healing Arts Center in Minneapolis. https://maryhayesgrieco.com/
Phil Keith is the author of six books, including Blackhorse Riders (St. Martin’s Press, 2012), which won the 2012 award from USA Book News for Best Military Non-Fiction, was a finalist for the 2013 Colby Award, and earned a 2013 silver medal from Military Writers Society of America. He holds a degree in history from Harvard and is a former Navy aviator.
Tom Calvin is the author of 18 nonfiction books and has worked as a newspaper and web site editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for the New York Times covering entertainment, sports, and the environment.
Amy Newmark is the bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, she has published 133 new books, most of them national bestsellers in the U.S. and Canada, more than doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today. She is also the author of Simply Happy, a crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom that is filled with easy-to-implement, practical tips for having a better life. http://www.chickensoup.com
Reina is an inspiring author and mentor, and a fun, enthusiastic speaker. She’s also the past President of a Toastmasters Chapter, President of Why Wait, LLC and the mother of two adults, independent children. In her former career, Reina represented a pharmaceutical company as an Oncology Consultant and was awarded the honor of #1 Salesperson in the Nation. As her experience and expertise grew, she was promoted to National Oncology Trainer. Reina found teaching and training people so personally rewarding and useful, she chose to educate aspiring nurses as an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Medical Terminology. http://reinaweiner.com
Born to a teen mother and a child of the foster care system for four years before she was adopted, Dr. Krista Driver started out as the epitome of the “underdog.” Today a licensed marriage and family therapist with a doctorate in psychology, Dr. Driver has dedicated her career to working with the most vulnerable in her community. A perpetual observer with an innate curiosity for other people’s stories, when she stumbled across an incredibly fascinating tale of one woman’s escape from Vietnam, she felt compelled to write about it. https://kristadriver.com
Mark Guerin is a 2014 graduate of Grub Street’s Novel Incubator program in Boston. He also has an MFA from Brandeis University and is a winner of an Illinois Arts Council Grant, the Mimi Steinberg Award for Playwriting and Sigma Tau Delta’s Eleanor B. North Poetry Award. A contributor to the novelist’s blog, Dead Darlings, he is also a playwright, copywriter and journalist. https://www.mark-guerin.com
On June 1, 2019, 15 year-old Lily Kelly was tragically killed when the car she riding in was hit by a drunk driver. In the days that followed, a song emerged that Lily had written and recorded just six months before. Her mother Faith Zember shares about Lily, her live and her music. https://www.lilykellyministries.org
JoAnne Jones is Professor Emeritus at Springfield College in Massachusetts, where she worked for twenty-five years. While at Springfield College, Dr. Jones served as Associate Dean of the School of Human Services and Acting Dean of the School of Social Work. Before Springfield College, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an Assistant Professor of Social Welfare at the University of Calgary, School of Social Welfare. https://joannejonesauthor.com
Jacqueline Thea, Ph.D., LMFT Licensed Psychotherapist and Dream Counselor. Former Professional Guardian/Conservator, Registered Nurse and Practitioner of Harp Therapy. She is trained in Shamanic Studies. https://jacquelinethea.com
Cynthia Li, MD, is a board-certified physician in internal medicine, having completed her medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Her practice has centered on public health in underserved communities (HIV/AIDS in San Francisco, Doctors Without Borders in rural China), environmental health, and evolutionary health. She is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine. In 2017, she joined the faculty of the Joint Medical Program between the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of California, Berkeley, in co-teaching the Healer’s Art program, which trains medical students to develop the art of healing. https://cynthialimd.com
Mary McNerney earned her law degree from Georgetown University, had a fellowship with the UN Commission on International Trade Law, and then worked for many years as a corporate and international lawyer in Boston and Prague. It was not her plan to write this book. She never imagined that the Spirit of the Earth would one day unmistakably, clearly, and shockingly speak to her. Mary says that the experience has put her on an entirely different trajectory than she ever envisioned as a corporate lawyer. http://www.marymcnerney.com
Alejandro Frid, Ph.D., has for over two decades inhabited the worlds of science, modern Indigenous cultures, and climate activism. An ecologist for First Nations of British Columbia’s Central Coast, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, Frid works collaboratively with First Nations on the integration of traditional knowledge and Western science to advance conservation and revitalize Indigenous control of their resources. His research experience has spanned conflicts between industrial development and terrestrial wildlife, the plight of endangered species, and the effects of overfishing on marine predators. https://alejandrofridecology.weebly.com/.
Karen Crowley-Susani is a sacred geometry and earth energy expert. She is the founder of the Boulder Centre for Master Builders, and shares how our ancestors used the patterns of the sun and earth to create their sacred structures and how you can use this knowledge to improve your environment. As a former Air Force pilot, her career trajectory changed after she became a mother, and wanted her children to grow up in a healthy environment. https://bouldermasterbuilders.com www.sacredgeometry.world
Cheryl Hale is a writer, blogger, and business owner who founded the Girl Be Brave online community, website GirlBeBrave.com, and product line in 2016. She started Girl Be Brave after reading a note that her grandmother, Frances, left her mother in her Bible, which ended with “girl be brave.” Cheryl’s hope is that Frances’ words reach every girl and woman who needs a reminder of her own bravery. https://girlbebrave.com
Stuart Eisendrath, MD, is the author of When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough and the founding director of the University of California San Francisco Depression Center. A senior clinician and research psychiatrist at UCSF, his lectures on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for University of California TV have been viewed more than 1.5 million times. http://www.stuarteisendrath.com
Robert Boyers is editor of Salmagundi, professor of English at Skidmore College, and director of the New York State Summer Writers Institute. He is the author of ten previous books and the editor of a dozen others. He writes often for such magazines as Harper’s, The New Republic, The Nation, Yale Review, and Granta.
Keisha Blair is a trained economist, with extensive experience in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. She was part of the Prime Minister’s delegation to the World Economic Forum in 2018 as well as the East-Asia (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore. She has been profiled in The New York Times and is a contributor to the New York Observer and Thrive Global. After losing her husband suddenly to illness, Keisha was left to care for two young toddlers and embarked on a journey of self-discovery that allowed her to focus on the most important lessons for achieving happiness – lessons that she includes in her new book, Holistic Wealth: 32 Life Lessons to Help You Find Purpose, Prosperity, and Happiness. http://www.keishablair.com
Robyn Spizman is the author of Loving Out Loud. She is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and popular keynote speaker who has appeared in the media for over three decades, including NBC’s Today show more than thirty times. She lives in Atlanta. http://www.robynspizman.com
Filippo Voltaggio is a Business and Personal Life Coach, Keynote Speaker, Author and former Junior Manager at IBM. While studying at the University of California, San Diego, Filippo, created a coursework for an emerging field, which was not offered at the time. The creation of this field of study, set the tone for Filippo’s professional career. http://therecalibration.com
Herman Williams, MD is the Managing Director of the BDO Nashville Healthcare Advisory Practice and is a leader in the BDO Institute for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation. He has extensive experience as a senior hospital executive with healthcare expertise that includes the management and operations of large and small-scale, national clinics and hospitals. His successful leadership has resulted in achieving the highest and safest levels of quality inpatient and outpatient care. http://clearlivingthelife.com