Ronald is a former acting chief psychologist for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a registered forensic and clinical psychologist, and is codirectorof the Institute for Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
There are many misconceptions about why a woman cheats on her partner. In The New Monogamy, sex therapist Tammy Nelson, PhD, argues that freedom to have a discreet affair can be empowering, healing, and ultimately improve a marriage.
Tammy is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, an author and a licensed psychotherapist with almost thirty years of experience working with individuals and couples.
Linda is an experienced psychotherapist who integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and relational psychology in her international trainings on resilience and well-being. She is a past winner of the Books for a Better Life Award.
Recent headlines have proven that women still have a long way to go to overcome patriarchal prejudices. Forget payscale for a moment, and other more obvious gender inequalities. We’re talking about being taken seriously as a valued human being. We’re talking about being heard when we say NO. When we file complaints about abuse or harassment. When we claim the right to express our feelings.
Alexia Vernon, branded “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement, is a leadership coach for Fortune 500 companies and the United Nations. With a graduate degree in women’s studies, she’s been featured on major networks and in publications such as Forbes Woman and Women’s Health.
Kate Davies has worked with numerous nongovernmental and governmental organizations on environmental issues, including Greenpeace, and is currently core faculty at Antioch University Seattle’s Center for Creative Change and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.
Maia is a writer, organizational consultant, and coach for people going through life and career transitions, drawing years of Zen meditation practice and training in anthropology to create powerful tools for integrating mindfulness into the workplace and home life.
Aaron Edelheit used to work so hard, it nearly killed him. In The Hard Break: The Case for a 24/6 Lifestyle, he breaks down the myths around productivity, revealing how taking a one day “hard break” each week to reset can be a life-changing experience, and shares the seven steps to a successful Sabbath.
Aaron is the Chief Strategy Officer for FLO Technologies. He is the founder of Mindset Capital, a private investment firm, and serves on the board of Moishe House Foundation, also partnering with Social Venture Partners in Santa Barbara working on homelessness.
Chris Cortman, PhD is a much sought-after speaker, as well as providing psychological consultation at several hospitals. Harold Shinitzky, was on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Both have been licensed psychologists for over two decades.
Food is not the culprit leading to overeating according to psychotherapist and eating coach Karen R. Koenig. In Outsmarting Overeating, she illustrates how boosting essential life skills such as physical self-care, problem solving, and handling emotions can propel you toward beating overeating rather than relying on sheer willpower.
Karen is a licensed psychotherapist, eating coach, and speaker who has authored five other books about eating and weight.
Julie is a licensed psychotherapist and Life Coach with a full-time private practice specializing in eating and body image challenges. She founded the popular Los Angeles based online Twelve-Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program and offers workshops at venues like Whole Foods and UCLA.
Sunny is an attorney and Master Life Coach and host of weekly radio show Sunny in Seattle. She is passionate about empowering adults to make soul-based relationship and work choices, as well as using divorce as a catalyst for personal transformation, spiritual awakening and creating a kickass new life.
Scott Stabile’s parents were murdered when he was 14 years old. His brother died of a heroin overdose when he was 23. Rudderless, Scott found temporary refuge in a cult that dominated his life for 13 years, until he knew he had to escape.
Scott shares his journey in Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart. A frequent Huffington Post contributor, Scott has a huge social media following for his inspirational posts and videos, and conducts personal empowerment workshops around the globe. Scott will be appearing at Third Place Book in Lake Forest on October 4, at 7PM.
Can you “win” your day, overcoming adversity before it even begins, in just two minutes every morning
NYT bestseller Neil Pasricha lays out the strategy to jump starting each day with a positive impact in Two Minute Mornings: A Journal to Win Your Day Every Day. Neil is a Harvard MBA and is the Director of the Institute for Global Happiness, and has one of the most watched Ted Talks of all time.
Corinne is a licensed counselor and keynote speaker who has helped thousands of individuals through her one-on-one counseling, and weekly meditation classes for corporations. She co-founded Miracle Share International, through which she hosted the largest ACIM conference in the world.
Author Chamin Ajjan, MS, LCSW, ACT, is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in private practice since 2004. She has blogged extensively about mindful dating, and developed a mindful dating model that she uses in her practice.