Kim Anami is a woman on a mission: to illuminate the direct + profound connection between ravishing sex, creative virtuosity and the well-pleasured life.
As a Life + Intimacy Coach, she’s propelled thousands of people into higher stratospheres of connection, sensuality, energy + aliveness. With a spiritual synthesis of Tantra + Taoism, two decades of coaching + workshop curation, and an unapologetic penchant for luxury sex toys, Kim brings a unique fusion of wit, wisdom, and scintillating inspiration.
Kim's musings on love, life + sex have graced the pages of Playboy and will appear in book form in 2013. With an array of digital programs (or “salons” as she calls them), tropical intimacy retreats happening twice a year and a collection of couture crystal & maribou dildos, Kim’s bodacious empire is touching minds, hearts—and other areas—by the millions. Explore her exquisite retreats, salons and 1+1 offerings, at KimAnami.com.
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Christine Arylo, m.b.a, writer, coach and speaker, is an inspirational catalyst who teaches women how to stop running themselves ragged, putting themselves last, and chasing after the impossible dream of ‘having it all.’ A self-admitted recovering achievement and doing addict herself, Arylo is a sought out media expert on the challenges this generation of super girls and super women face, having appeared on E!, CBS, ABC, FOX, Huffington Post, and radio shows, spas, conferences and stages around the world. The author of the go-to book on love & relationships, Choosing ME before WE, and the paradigm shifting book on self-love, Madly in Love with ME, the Daring Adventure to Becoming Your Own Best Friend, Arylo is the founder of an international movement dedicated to making self-love a tangible reality for women and girls around the world, including the international day of self-love on February 13th. Get your free Self Love Kit at www.ChooseSelfLove.com.
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Melanie is a writer, a nomad, a nondescript heathen, a lover of education, and a life-long student. Sometimes she is a Virtual Assistant to Powerful Women (and a Few Kick-Ass Men). Aside from assisting Lissa in the day to day of Owning Pink business, she's just taken on the role of Editor-in-Pink for Owning Pink. She is also the creator & co-author of the website Femme Tales - Truth with Humor; a cozy little place where she resides with her best friend Monica Wilcox and which houses their creative non-fiction.
Melanie's most joyous moments in life come from "applying ass to chair." She began her writing career at the age of seven when she penned her first story. As a teenager her writing moved toward the morose when she attempted to pen her vast memoir at the age of fourteen. Finally, at seventeen, with her towering experience in regards to the matters of love, she wrote a few pages of a romance novel. She is currently working on a young adult fantasy novel which she plans to finish this century-ish.
Melanie has moved over thirty times, hence the nomadic nature, but for now she resides in the West with the love of her life So-kr8z the Pup.) To some this urge to move might seem exciting, however, sometimes it is not. For example, she spent a year living in Rawlins, Wyoming where she was blown back and forth across the road and where she ran home from school every day on the lookout for dark vans that kidnapped children. She once peed her pants while frantically searching for her latchkey.
Melanie just graduated with the most marketable degree ever - a BA in English with a minor in Religious Studies. While she's itching to plan her next great adventure, for now she plans to "apply ass to chair." You never know, however, someday she might end up being your next door neighbor.
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Amanda Berlin is a certified professional coach and a writer who has created a work life around tackling, investigating, and seeking spiritual and practical solutions for all the greatest challenges in her life. Specializing in group coaching -- creating conscious collectives -- as well as one-on-one intensives, Amanda’s mission is to foster community among like-minded women who coalesce to spiritually support and nurture each other’s dreams.
Amanda credits her personal journey as much as her training with making her the coach she is today. Healing years of body image issues, relationship turmoil and co-dependency, career disfunction and a disconnection from her inner truth has equipped Amanda with tremendous empathy for the challenges facing the women she works with. And, the work she has done in her own life has provided her with real-life case-studies for so many of the conditions that plague us all. Amanda’s training as a coach has equipped her to offer powerful inquiry and proven tools to help her clients achieve alignment.
With a professional background as writer and strategist in the communications and marketing world, Amanda understands the challenges facing women in the corporate culture. Recognizing her nightly bout of I-am-not-fulfilling-my-purpose tears were a signal to release her corporate career, Amanda set about spiritually freeing herself from a dysfunctional workplace before ultimately physically freeing herself to pursue her purpose-driven business.
As a former “weight-watcher,” committed, during her teen years, to the notion that her body was “deformed,” Amanda learned what it really takes to reach your goal weight and love the body you’re in.
As a late-bloomer and then serial dater, Amanda, now happily married, has uncovered what it takes to date with conscience and purpose and ultimately how to give up the games, connect on a meaningful level, or know when it’s time to let go.
Known for her intuitive connection to her clients, Amanda listens deeply and guides everyone she works with to connect with their inner voice of wisdom. “It’s not about figuring things out; it’s about removing whatever is preventing us from hearing the truth about what we already know.”
Amanda has written on the topics of happiness, wellness and fulfillment for Forbes.com, TeenIdentity Magazine, Bella Life, Renew Magazine, and more. Visit amandaberlin.com to learn more.
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I believe that people are yearning for authentic connection, passionate and timeless lovemaking, and a sense of sacredness and play. We live in a world, however, that has gone ‘sexophrenic.’ Sexual imagery abounds in our culture and media while behind closed doors we are experiencing loneliness, alienation, pain and infidelity.
There is good news: the hallowedness of sexuality is being rediscovered and reconnected and in the process giving those of us on this journey together a chance to eradicate shame and create heart-centered lives.
What enchants me? Anything that deepens emotional, physical and spiritual intimacy between couples. Sensual living, sacred sexuality, and eco-sexuality, the idea that our relationships can reflect the values of sustainability, are some of my favorite things as well. Feminism, erotica, sexual health and provocations about culture sneak in quite a bit in my articles and essays.
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Recently featured in the New York Times Sunday Styles section as the next generation guru, motivational speaker, life coach and author Gabrielle Bernstein is making her mark. Expanding the lexicon for the next generation, Gabrielle is a #1 bestselling author of the book Add More ~ing to Your Life – A hip guide to happiness. In September 2011 Gabrielle’s launches second book entitled Spirit Junkie, A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles. She also just launched her new site GabbyB.tv.
Gabrielle was just one year out of college, when she co-founded the Women’s Entrepreneurial Network, a non-profit professional organization that connects female entrepreneurs. WEN started a local mentor program for young women, WEN Mentors, and is best known for its signature Gift of Service Exchange events. That same year, Gabrielle incorporated her own boutique public relations company, SparkPlug Communications. For the rest of Gabrielle's bio and blog archive,
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Hiro Boga is a writer, mentor, master teacher of transformational programs, & an intuitive strategist whose work gives evolutionary entrepreneurs the tools to partner with the soul of their business -- and alchemize intention into brilliantly successful action.
Over the course of her 30+ year career, Hiro has helped thousands of students and clients reclaim creative power & sovereignty at work, home, and play -- with tangible effects that resonate in their hearts, minds, and bank accounts.
Her signature programs have been called "masterful," "miraculous," and “rich with illuminating, grounded and specific intuitive insights.”
As a story-shaper, energy alchemist, leader & business mentor, Hiro blends transformative spiritual practices with pragmatic entrepreneurial principles. Using energy alchemy practices, her clients consciously shape their inner ecology & outer reality to unfold the miracle of their business.
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Jennifer Boykin is the Creator and Chief Rabble-Rouser of the Mid-Life Reinvention site, Life After Tampons. The purpose of the site is to help womenimplement the answer to this question, “What would you DO if you knew you could not fail?”
If the last time you thought about your own life, someone was crawling out of your uterus, it might be time to pay us a visit.
Jennifer’s work combines three decades of marketing, strategic vision, and branding experience with an equal dollop of soulful and prayerful study and work and recovery around issues of — addiction, bereavement, loss, and the Triumph of the Human Spirit.
Her vision is to “rebrand a gazillion crones” in three ways: help women reclaim the mojo they’ve lost, make peace with the past, and create smokin’ hot game plans for the second half of their lives.
At Life After Tampons, we say, “Quit Your Bitching. Change Your Life.” Because truly, truly -- MidLife Courage is the new MidLife Crisis.
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Bethany Butzer, Ph.D.
Bethany Butzer, Ph.D. is an author, speaker, researcher and yoga teacher who helps people create a life they love. She offers tools, techniques and resources that promote wellness on all levels: mind, body and spirit. She serves as a catalyst for positive change and a guide on your path toward living in authenticity.
In a nutshell, Bethany spent the first 26 years of her life in a perpetual state of anxiety, stress and sadness. She had a rocky childhood. She suffered from anxiety and depression in her early 20s. She took antidepressants for 6 years. She's been through her fair share of dysfunctional relationships. And she's done time in a soul-sucking cubicle. After hitting rock bottom several times, she realized that she needed to make a change.
With a lot of hard work, courage and determination, Bethany stopped living her life on other people’s terms. She eventually got off antidepressants. She quit her corporate job. She started making her health and well-being her #1 priority.
One step at a time, Bethany is creating her most authentic life. And she's made it her mission to help others do the same.
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Pauline M. Campos is wife to The Husband, mother to “Buttercup,” and has decided that it’s time to make peace with her cellulite after moving to the desert from Michigan where it’s always construction season.
She spent the first two years of her daughter’s life wishing the pregnancy weight off before getting serious, joining a gym, hiring a nutritionist, and jumping into social media full-force with her www.aspiringmama.com blog and her twitter accounts (@pauline_campos and @aspiringmama) because she has an almost OCD-like tendency to multi-task while working on her writing projects.
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Kris Carr is a best-selling author, a top motivational speaker, and kick-ass wellness coach. She is the subject of the inspirational documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, which she wrote and directed for TLC, and the author of the award-winning Crazy Sexy Cancer book series. Kris’ third book, Crazy Sexy Diet redefines healthy living as we know it. Crazy Sexy Diet is the ultimate diet and lifestyle game plan for wellness warriors seeking peak health, spiritual wealth and happiness. Carr regularly lectures at medical schools, hospitals, wellness centers, and universities such as Harvard. Television appearances include: The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Early Show, Today Show, Access Hollywood, Good Morning America and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Check out her website, crazysexylife.com for daily tips, articles and inspiration. Make juice not war!
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Dr. Leslie Carr is a psychologist, psychotherapist, blogger, speaker, and activist, and she is committed to showing the world that therapy is cool. She is a regular contributing writer for the online wellness magazine CrazySexyLife.com, and serves on the board of directors for the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP).
Dr. Carr has a private practice in San Francisco, CA, and she offers coaching sessions via Skype to people who are not in the Bay Area. She works mostly with young women in their 20’s and 30’s who are navigating life and relationships, and her clinical areas of expertise include depression, addictions, grief and loss, and issues related to low self-esteem.
On December 1, 2011, Leslie shared the stage with Lissa at a TEDx event, and you can see her talk, entitled “Reconsidering Psychotherapy,” here. See what she means when she says, “If you can’t see the role that you’re playing in the circumstances of your own life, you’re powerless to change them.”
More information about can be found at www.lesliecarr.com.
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Hello Lovelies. I’m Allison Crow, M.Ed., speaker, writer, intuitive business & life coach, and goddess of color, creativity and unashamed moxie. I adore alignment, authenticity, creativity, connection, & balance and I write my bios in the 1st person. In 2010, after years of teaching, training, and coaching in traditional corporate positions, I took a grand leap. . .trusted the promptings I was getting from the Universe…and started my creative visual thinking company alongside my solo coaching practice...my SOUL-WORK. Now I help others find and follow their SOUL-WORK and serve the world. You can find my resume on LinkedIn, but my heart and truth are in my beliefs below.
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Stacey works as a certified nurse-midwife in North Carolina, and over more than 15 years her career has taken her from western Indian reservations to a center-city Bronx hospital to the mountains of southwestern Mexico.
She has been an enthusiastic student of positive psychology for years and applies it to her midwifery and life coaching practices with great success.
She is the creator of a thriving blog and many of her articles have been published in print magazines and online.
She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, young son, and Ruby the wonder chicken.
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Danielle Dowling, MA
Danielle Dowling, M.A., is an writer, speaker + women’s life coach. She is an intuitive strategist who works with women leaders who are ready to stop comprising on the things that matter most — self-realization, freedom fighting, soulful companionship and accessing your innate power. Find her on Twitter or Facebook and pop by www.danielle-dowling.com for regular doses of rapid fire wisdom.
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Ophira & Tali Edut
Identical twin sisters Tali and Ophira Edut—known as The AstroTwins--reach millions every month with their uncannily accurate daily, weekly and monthly horoscopes. They are the astrologers for Elle.com and MyLifetime.com, and the authors of Love Zodiac, a 450-page guide to understanding the men of every sign. Tali and Ophira have read charts for celebrities including Beyonce, Stevie Wonder and Sting. Their astrological insight has been featured by MTV, SIRIUS/XM, The New York Times, and E! News. Known for "bringing the stars down to earth," The AstroTwins empower clients and readers with their practical and results-oriented advice. For the past 20 years, Ophira & Tali have also been devoted to women's issues, publishing the first national, multicultural women's magazine (HUES) from 1992-99. Ophira edited the groundbreaking anthology Body Outlaws: Reinventing Beauty and Body Image, and its companion website AdiosBarbie.com.
The AstroTwins are available for private astrology readings by phone or in person. Visit them online at www.astrostyle.com.
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Michael Eisen is an inspirational speaker, author and the founder of the Youth Wellness Network (YWN), an organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering youth across the globe to live happier and more positive lives. YWN specializes in creating and implementing wellness programs in schools and organizations, while providing additional programs and training online (www.ywnambassadors.com). After positively transforming his own life at the age of 19, Michael is now on a lifelong crusade to share with other young people the principles, strategies, and practices that gave him the strength to start living a more joyful and healthier life. He contributes a fresh, young, authentic voice to the field of wellness, and is rapidly becoming a youth-wellness expert. Michael's first book, Empowered YOUth: A Father and Son's Journey to Conscious Living, co-authored with his father Jeffrey Eisen and published by Hay House is now available for purchase online and everywhere books are sold. To learn more about Michael and the Youth Wellness Network, join him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, and visit www.youthwellnessnetwork.ca.
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Laurie was walking her transitional journey from corporate day job to ceramic artist when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Motivated to not give up her dream of making pots on her 80th birthday, she tapped into her lifelong study of health, nutrition, and spirituality; assembled her support team of health professionals, guides and friends; and created a radical self-care program that is helping her reclaim her mojo. Laurie admits that it is a roller coaster of a journey but takes delight in being alive and vital, even on days when she does not “feel” healthy.
Laurie has spent her life writing. She has written on such diverse subjects as farming, food policy and employment rights. In the last year, she turned her writing passion to her own art; growing her pottery blog where she shares her artistic process and discusses the spiritual sustenance she derives from working in clay.
While grappling with her diagnosis, she was compelled to fill a void in the print and online world. Laurie was contemplating a new blog about her physical, emotional and spiritual journey with her uninvited guest (as she refers to MS). As she struggled with that decision, she received a sign from the Universe telling her "YES, share it and we will give you a loving community within which to help others." She now writes for Owning Pink about radical self care and her own messy journey to keep and maintain her mojo while living with her uninvited guest.
Owner of Claytastic Pottery and would-be writer, Laurie lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, Skippy the magical woodland creature (a.k.a. dog) and her growing collection of artful pottery.
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Jessie is a typical suburban mom, wife, worker-bee. So much like everyone else, when her midlife awesomeness struck, Jessie went on a mission to clue other women into the fact that – just like her – through their sexuality lies deeper knowledge about themselves. There’s more to Jess than sex, lots more, but helping others Own Sexuality is her mission here at Owning Pink. To post freely, she chooses anonymity. Her posts are explicit because talking around the reality of our sexual selves is part of how we own it. She’s owning it! And she invite others ready to own it to speak openly, honestly and without embarrassment about the role their sexuality plays in their whole being. Read with care and feel free to comment anonymously as well.
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Emelia Symington Fedy
Emelia is a writer, theatre maker and storyteller. You can find more of her offbeat essays and hear her live at her popular site tryingtobegood.com
Emelia's favourite quote is "live the light, be the light, share the light" probably because she has a penchant for darkness.
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Laura Fenamore, CPCC, is a gifted body image mastery mentor, celebrated lecturer, and beloved teacher of women worldwide. After battling with addiction, severe obesity and multiple eating disorders for most of her life, Laura released 100 pounds twenty-two years ago and has kept it off ever since. This journey led her to help women of all ages, lifestyles and body types to live more joyous, balanced lives.
Laura is the CEO of Body Image Mastery, LLC and she has authored several online books, including a 12-week course that guides woman out of the weight loss battle and into a new life rooted in health and self-love. She recently wrote Weightless: A Body Image Revolution, a memoir/self-help book currently in submission for publication.
Laura founded OnePinky.com, a global online community that extends support and friendship for women who wish to change the way they feel about themselves and their bodies. She continues to work one-on-one with women through Body Image Mastery, and has a private coaching practice. She lives a healthy, joyful life of faith and gratitude in Northern California.
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Alexandra Heather Foss
Called to creativity early on, and raised in a home where that divine passion was nurtured, I am a person who creates. From easels in the kitchen and homemade smocks to 3am inspirations scribbled on a night side pad, I feel called to create for myself the life of my dreams – where whimsy, originality, art, music, adventure, most especially words, all have their featured place.
When I was a child I was not drawn to dolls but rather books and when I would take strolls around the neighborhood with my mother and grandmother it was my Beatrix Potter collection I pushed in my play stroller. Other people thought it strange but I got it – there was magic in there, magic that first unveiled itself to me when my mother read me tales by Hans Christian Anderson and C.S. Lewis, even a simpler tale like Beast. Words took shapes that were not so black and white as they appeared on the page but rather art and I knew then, as I boldly declared to my grandmother on the rocks of Maine when I was five, that creating them would be my future.
My path has been winding, across the country and the world, places as diverse as Tahiti and Chiang Mai, as familiar as Cape Cod and New York, all defining who I am as soul. I knew standing on The Great Wall of China I wanted to make a lasting impression, even if just for myself, I knew freedom to define my own way of living was what I wanted as I jumped out of a plane at 10,000 feet, and I knew writing was the right way for me to achieve both these goals when I was in college. Since then I have tried to carve out a path that is authentic to who I am.
Who I am? No bio can capture that. Not even a lifetime of knowing a person, of knowing self, can define that absolutely. I am complex. Spiritual, earthly, sensitive, aggressive, sensual, intelligent, courageous, afraid – these all are true of me. I run off mountains, I raft down rapids, as I try to understand if it is these experiences that best define me or if who I am is insecurity as I stare at myself in the mirror. Am I a lover more of ballet or alt rock concerts? Is it the moon or sun I would miss most? I think I am all, and nothing, a Rodin thinker in a pond of water lilies at Giverny. And I am okay with that. With still being on my journey. With not having it all figured out.
As I try to heal from the many diseases, the dis-eases really, I have known, integrating together the joys and tragedies, as I try to become whole again, I see most clearly that it is my myriad experiences that give me answers. And hope. Every precious second feeds my inspiration. A conversation with a stranger is as inspirational as the way a yellow butterfly flaps her wings out into the sun and I try not to discard any experience from my life stockpile. My tears and my smiles make me who I am, as a person and a writer, and I value both equally. As I work towards healing, I see in this natural tapestry we call life, my best reflection. Whether it be a place or a flower, a person or a sunrise, a moment of sharing or a moment of solitude, each gifted second is a blessing in some way. At my worst times I have not always believed this, but without even my worst moments, I would not be me, my entire life would be different, and that would be the biggest tragedy I think.
I graduated magna cum laude with special honors from Rollins College, I have been published in The Sunday Review of The New York Times, my Tiny Buddha article was popular enough to earn me a place in a soon to be published book, and my personal blogs, though now deactivated, garnered an international following. I am always deep in the writing process but I also dream to have a book featured in a bookstore, and I am now working toward that goal as I submit one of my novels for publication. I may be a relatively new writer but writing is in my soul and I hope as we begin to know one another that my word art inspires you in some small way as the eternal you daily inspires me.
I can be reached on Facebook. I thank you for your time.
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I am a writer, free spirit and perpetual student, with a passion for exploring the human psyche and the healing arts. Being a mermaid who likes to go deep, I several months ago relinquished an inner-city lifestyle and relocated from Melbourne, Australia, to a small coastal town 70 miles away. My new home is well known for its roaming kangaroos, so I now actually do conform to the stereotype of having these giant, cartoonish, rodent-like marsupials hanging out on my front lawn. I am truly in my element here, and often sport wild, sea-urchin hair from episodes of exuberant frolicking in the waves.
My illustrious literary career began when I was ten with a Doctor Who episode typed on bright yellow paper, and I went on as a teenager to win acclaim (well, a mention in the state-wide examiner’s report) for an essay in French about an attempt at age three to feed my baby twin sisters cat food. Many years later I am now in the middle of a prose poetry memoir about my healing journey, and the more I explore my fascination for the way spirit interacts with our physical world, the more of my soul history is emerging.
Essentially I am an arranger: of ideas, of objects, of spaces – and a harmoniser: of people, of colours, of scents, of textures, of melodies. My senses are all finely tuned to an apex of synaesthesia where words have flavours, and since I have always loved vivid hues, concocting stuff and pushing the envelope, my recent transformation into a raw food teacher fits perfectly.
One thing I intend is to bring back into this age an ancient wisdom where spells were living things; recipes were like riotous elemental symphonies delivering octaves of sensory pleasure which recorded light in ever finer multi-dimensional configurations to form the rainbow bridge we mortals can walk across into heaven. Each successive elevation takes us closer to the pot of gold, which represents sovereignty over our being and an ultimate attunement to the resonance of the cosmos...
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Dr. Anna Garrett has been a clinical pharmacist for over 20 years and has worked in a variety of practice settings. While winding along her career path, she discovered that coaching is her true passion. Her goal in her business is to help women in perimenopause and menopause eliminate suffering. It’s that simple.
Dr. Anna graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, as well as a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She is also a Certified Intrinsic Coach® and Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.
In 2011, she had a “leap and the net will appear” moment and started her own business, Dr. Anna Garrett. She now coaches women in midlife on how to maximize their mojo through perimenopause, menopause and beyond. Get a free subscription to Mojo Magic Tricks, her weekly newsletter, here. You can also find out more about her on Facebook and Twitter.
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I'm just another human being daring to live my life out loud, with compassion, kindness, love, and a little happy humor. And like you, I've got some stories to share, stories that connect me with myself (it's a daily practice), us with one another (we humans love being alone, but not lonely), and everything and everyone with love (always love).
I suspect I arrived here blinking at the brilliance of this life, the AWE-and-then-SOME beauty of it all. But I've also been baffled, bemused, and bewildered at times, even battered, beaten, but not broken (i.e., tamed) at the worst of times.
I'm a tad introvert dominant so not only is daring to live my life out loud the adventure of a lifetime, writing about it and sharing it has been a wild ride too. I started sharing my stories—my wondering, my worrying, my wandering, and my WOW! moments—at my blog A Wild One Within about a year ago.
Since the first scribbling of words, I've discovered I'm a bit extrovert recessive when I'm writing. But I still sit my arse in the chair and write. And, O! to see the words appear like magic onto the paper, then the typewriter, and now the computer monitor (thank [insert belief here]! because my little pinky still hurts from all that schooling and writing, and I've got the arthritic joint to show for it). Yes, I've only been here half a century, and to see what's already happened! It is magic, this life. And I'm ready for the second half, [insert deity here, or even Coach]!
A dear friend of mine once called me a "skeptical mystic", or was it a "mystical skeptic"? No matter. I brushed it off and went about my everyday life, teaching and writing, being a happy wife and an even happier mum, being part of our happy little family, talking long, lovely walks in nature, and writing.
All these years later, I think I understand what my friend intended with her playful name-calling. I do wonder. And I wander. And this life, with all its wonders, this wild journey, is what moves me to wonder about it all and wander about it too—this life is the adventure.
Midge teaches and writes, and lives happily with her loving little family in the beautiful woodlands of the Pacific Northwest where she continues her mindful practices—always a beginner. You'll find her writing right beside the loads of laundry, piles of papers, and soot sprites at A Wild One Within, or connect with her on Facebook,Google+, or Twitter.
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Anna Guest-Jelley is the Founder of Curvy Yoga – a training & inspiration portal for full-figured yogis & their whole-hearted teachers.
As a writer, teacher & lifelong champion for women’s empowerment & body acceptance, Anna encourages women of every size, age & ability to grab life by the curves. And never let go.
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Chris Guillebeau travels the world and writes for a small army of remarkable people at chrisguillebeau.com. For more than a decade he has modeled the proven definition of an entrepreneur: “someone who will work 24 hours a day for themselves to avoid working one hour a day for someone else.” From 2002-2006, Chris also served as a volunteer executive for a medical charity in West Africa before returning to the U.S. and starting the blog The Art of Non-Conformity. When not roaming the world on a quest to visit every country (151 down, 41 to go), Chris lives in Portland, Oregon.
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It is through living IN the body that I experience my true self and greatest empowerment. Body centered awareness and connection continues to motivate my work as the director of Salsa for the Soul, a Latin dance company whose mission is to support personal, Spiritual and global transformation through solo and partner dancing, and as a certified professional Transformational Life Coach, where I utilize the skills and tools of intuition, dance, life coaching, meditation, mindfulness, body and energy awareness, and intention setting to support the fullest embodiment of myself and others.
I support women, who are going through major life transitions, to step fully INTO their power and share their greatest gifts by living IN their bodies and loving all of themselves. Providing tools and techniques that can support this level of coming home to the self, honoring and accepting all of who we are, I want women to connect with their deepest truths and inner wisdom, share their special gifts and talents with the world and be empowered role models for themselves and others.
Traveling around the United States, Canada and abroad to Cuba, S.E. Asia, Europe and the South Pacific has deepened my experience, evolved my transformation and expanded my reach in both my inner and outer worlds. I want to share with you how I continue to bridge the gap from disempowerment to empowerment, from self-hatred to self-love, and how this purposeful and intentional bridge has been built by simple steps, a commitment to self, a BIG VISION and a deep passion to contribute far more than I ever thought possible.
You can see it, you can feel it, now let me help you Be it!
How I can help you Be It?
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Leslee Horner is a former elementary school teacher turned stay-at-home-mom turned writer and artist. In 2007 after catching an episode of Oprah about The Secret, Leslee began to think about what kind of life she wanted to create. She remembered her talent and passion for writing and dove back in. In the years since, she has written 4 yet-to-be-published novels, several articles for local magazines, and many, many blog posts. Leslee is represented by a wonderful literary agent who is currently shopping her novel, Summer of Stars, about a teen girl who starts flashing back to a past life during the Holocaust. Summer of Stars will be the first in a Young Adult trilogy.
Leslee has also recently delved into the world of art. She paints and collages and often mixes the two. She also enjoys creating intuitive pieces for others. Her work is featured on her website as well as in a local gallery in Tallahassee, Florida where she lives.
Another one of Leslee’s passions is spiritual pursuits. She loves to read about metaphysics and learn about the power of the mind and our oneness with Spirit. She practices meditation and is always looking for new ways to tap into and connect with source energy. Leslee attends a Unity church where she teaches the middle-schoolers. Leslee’s ultimate goal is to inspire and positively influence the world in which she lives.
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Adelle Juliet is a passionate, authentic and charismatic writer, speaker, recovering planner and life adventurer. At the young age of 24, her seemingly perfectly planned life came crashing down before her eyes. The circumstances that she faced could have easily created a quarter life crises for many, but instead provided her with the exact opportunity she needed for a massive transformation and complete realignment to her “divine blueprint.” As Adelle broke free from what she refers to as the “trap” (a life based on the expectations of herself and others) she risked it all to discover her true passion and purpose by following her inner compass around the world - with simplicity, spontaneity and a one way ticket. Along the journey she learned how to face challenge, embrace fear and move through resistance with more ease, and is now on a mission to help others break the “rules” and take the ultimate leap of faith in discovering what true quality of life is really about.
Her first book titled Discover Your Inner Compass: A Planner’s Blueprint and Adventurer’s Guide to True Fulfillment (Morgan James Publishing) is set to be released in early 2013. To keep up with Adelle’s life adventures and inspiring stories join her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. To find out more information about her products and services visit adellejuliet.com.
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I took this picture on Halloween night after trick-or-treating. I flipped the viewfinder of the iPhone onto myself and burst out laughing. I’d forgotten the kitty whiskers and nose. My body was zinging from the mix of chilled autumn air and muscular heat, produced by bolting from house to house. I’d also forgotten that I am a 33 year-old woman. For a couple of hours, I was 10 years old again.
Writing is like flipping the viewfinder.
I started my blog chrysalisbreak in February of 2012 because I realized that I was going to miss it – all of it. My baby Beckam was 3 months old. It was 4 o’clock in the morning. I sat limp on the couch, holding my baby, wishing I were skinnier. The front of my shirt was stained with breast milk, my stomach still doughy from pregnancy. I looked down at little Beckam with his wild red hair. I loved him and loathed him simultaneously. ‘Why won’t you just sleep?’ Then I kissed him and let a tear slip.
I had to find a way to validate what I was doing. I needed to see the poetry of my life otherwise it would simply be a chore. So I started writing. In that precise moment I started writing. I threw myself a life preserver. I hoped to make amends for ignoring and criticizing a woman who was doing her best. I chose to write about the lingering vestiges of an eating disorder which had drained me for 20 years. This eating disorder is named Lydia. She is scared. She cowers in dark corners. She judges and condemns. With storytelling I have coaxed her out into the light. She is me. We are not separate. I cannot cut her off or starve her out. Now I tell my story - all of it. I am not a woman divided against herself anymore.
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Heather King has become known as an online truth-teller, writing her way through her story on the popular and award winning blog, The Extraordinary Ordinary. She is the mother of three, a writer, editor and speaker. Her writing has been featured across the web and her story has been featured on Fox 9 News, in Redbook Magazine and in Minnesota Parenting Magazine. Heather believes passionately in the power of authenticity and transparency as a means to genuine connection, vibrant community and peace.
Heather is living a sober life after years of dependent drinking and writes about her recovery journey and motherhood, two of the central themes to her life. She now relies on humor and creativity as coping mechanisms. You can read more about Heather at The Extraordinary Ordinary.
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Danielle LaPorte is the outspoken author of The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide for Creating Success on Your Own Terms (from Random House/Crown). A business strategist and inspirational speaker, she's the co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan, and her next online program launches in November 2012, called, DESIRE: The Map to What You Truly Want.
Over a million visitors have gone to DanielleLaPorte.com for her straight-up advice -- a site that's been deemed “the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality”, and was named one of the "Top 100 Websites for Women" by Forbes.
Danielle has been featured in Elle, Body + Soul, Vogue Australia, Better Homes & Gardens, Globe & Mail, The National Post, The Huffington Post, Entertainment Tonight, USAToday and BusinessWeek.com. She was a news show commentator for CBC, and is a former director of a Washington-DC think tank, where she managed a team of analysts studying global trends for the likes of the Pentagon and the World Bank.
A list of “Top 10 Blogs by Women That Might Change Your Life,” describes Danielle LaPorte like this:
“She’s confidently contrarian, feminine, decisive, and creative. She combines spirituality with sound business principles. She has an e-program, a line of chic, minimalist notecards, and gives coaching sessions at $1000 a pop. She’s been listed, ranked and quoted. At the core of her success is her ability to write. She writes beautifully, lustfully, and poignantly and is quite possibly the most talented and insightful writer publishing on the web. If you haven’t experienced www.daniellelaporte.com, you are missing the best of the web.”
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Sheena LaShay is energy manifesting in many forms. She is a writer, artist, siren, and dancer who expresses her authentic SELF through creativity, empowerment, sensuality, and spirituality.It is her hope to inspire you to be your authentic SELF wholeheartedly.
She loves learning new things, rethinking old ideas and exploring interesting concepts. That’s how she learned to film, direct, and edit her own videos. To date her videos have been viewed over 250,000 times on YouTube. That same inquisitive nature is credited towards her learning photography, being certified in business sustainability and becoming an active student in the pole dancing community among many other interests and passions. Sheena has written blogs, articles, plays, poetry and short stories ever since the age of 7. She has 11 years of experience stage managing, directing, acting and writing for theater & other performing arts.
Sheena is motivated by her past & the prospect of a limitless future. At the age of 16, she graduated from homeschool and received a full academic scholarship to college. She’s a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and is an active advocate in that field. She was raised in a cult and lived to tell about it.
When left to her own devices Sheena creates experiences & projects such as C.R.E.A.T.E. 2011 or she spends time reading any book that she can get her hands on. Right now she is on a journey to explore issues of sexuality and sensuality as it relates to spirit, nature, community and the arts.
Sheena lives in New York, writes for Vertical Art and Fitness magazine, travels as much as she can and is constantly looking for ways to create ritual and ceremony in her everyday life. You can find out more about her life, interests and calling by visiting her website or chatting with her on twitter and facebook.
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Frank Lipman MD
Dr. Frank Lipman is an internationally recognized expert in the field of integrative medicine. He is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, where for over 20 years his personal brand of healing has helped thousands of people reclaim their vitality and recover their zest for life. Focused on sustainable wellness – instead of quick fixes – he offers patients a customized blend of Western medicine with acupuncture, nutritional counseling, vitamins and herbs, relaxation techniques, physical therapy and bodywork. In 2010 he developed Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman, a line of leading-edge supplements and health programs. He is the author of Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again and Total Renewal: 7 Key Steps to Resilience, Vitality and Long-Term Health. Visit his blog, follow him on Twitter or join his Facebook community today
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Maggie Lyon is a writer on wellness and spirituality, a motivational speaker, and a holistic lifestyle consultant. A practitioner of Zen Buddhism and Iyengar yoga for the past 20 years, Maggie is committed to guiding others on their individual quests to awaken to the sweetness in life. Maggie also draws on her training in natural health, holistic nutrition, and energy medicine, plus her remarkable personal experiences, to further support living in tune with spirit as means for self-empowerment and transformation.
In addition to her blog, LyonLifestyle.com, Maggie contributes regularly to Feminist.com, ExperienceLife.com, The Huffington Post, DrFrankLipman.com, and for Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation. She has also written for TheBeautyBean.com and Yoga Journal. Maggie lives and practices in New York City.
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Born in South Africa, Michael spent 18 years in Cambridge, England studying meditation, philosophy, fine art, design, health and well-being. He taught Raja Yoga Meditation and Personal and Spiritual Growth and Development in Cambridge for eight years, and co-founded Mood Foods, a thriving organic raw superfood chocolate company in Europe. He has traveled extensively throughout India, Africa, Europe, and the United States.
A profound interest in the sheer wonder of life since a young age has inspired Michael to pursue a lifestyle he calls “Living in Magic.” This involves a deep understanding and appreciation of all life as an interconnected whole, where everything from meditating first thing early each morning on the beach, to writing a book on Freedom, is an integral part of enjoying and increasing the Magic in his life. Learn more at www.livinginmagic.com.
Michael’s days are devoted to activities that dovetail exquisitely into his Living in Magic lifestyle. These include organizing and running trainings and courses in Spiritual Development and Living Your Dreams, composing articles on wellbeing and spirituality (many of which will be gracing the space of Owning Pink!), leading meditation classes & satsangs, conducting Gentle Warrior Retreats, giving spiritual business & marketing advice, hypnotherapy, recording transformational meditation CDs and lots more.
He is the founder of Divine Abundance LLC & Success Ultra Now LLC – both of which serve to help people take their lives to the next level. Michael is passionate about life. His mission is to help others live their highest potential with flawless ease and grace, and to help change their inner worlds allowing the outer worlds to flourish.
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Tara Sophia Mohr
Tara Sophia Mohr is an author, teacher and coach on women's leadership and well-being. Her work helps women play bigger in their work and in their lives.
With an MBA from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree in English literature from Yale, Tara takes a unique approach that blends inner work with practical skills training, and weaves together both intellectual rigor and intuitive wisdom.
Tara has a deep commitment to amplifying women's voices. She is the creator of the global Playing Big leadership program for women and the co-creator of two anthologies of contemporary women's writings, The Women's Seder Sourcebook and The Women's Passover Companion.
Her "10 Rules for Brilliant Women" have struck a chord with tens of thousands of women around the world. In 2010, Tara was honored as a Girl Champion by the Girl Effect organization, which supports girls' education in the developing world.
Tara is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and has been featured on Today, BigThink.com, CNN.com, USA Today, the International Business Times, Ode Magazine, Forbes, and numerous other media outlets. She is also a poet, and the author of Your Other Names and The Real Life: Poems for Wise Living. Visit www.taramohr.com to learn more.
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Kate Northrup is a professional freedom seeker and creative entrepreneur. She created financial freedom for herself at the age of 28 through building a team of more than 1,000 wellness entrepreneurs in the network marketing industry. Her philosophy is that if you free yourself financially you can be fully present to your purpose on the planet. She’s writing her first book (Hay House, Spring 2013) and she continues to mentor entrepreneurs in creating financial freedom. Find out more and download her free guide, The 5 Things You Gotta Do to Create Financial Freedom, at http://www.katenorthrup.com.
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"Thank you Jennifer, for shining your light on mine." ~ Christy Turlington.
Jennifer Pastiloff, as recently featured on Good Morning America, NY Daily News, Yahoo News and Yoga Journal, is a writer, yoga teacher, inspirational speaker and retreat leader. She's a lover of life, laughter, poetry, yoga, Modern Family (and a really good glass of wine.)
Jen is the founder of Manifestation Yoga® and Karaoke Yoga®, both about causing serious breakthroughs in your life without being too serious, connecting to your joy and to good old fashioned rock-n-roll.. Her rule of “If you fall you must laugh ” is strictly enforced! In Jen's classes there's no getting it right, there's just getting it awesome.
Jennifer teaches this inspirational style of yoga all over the world, leading sold-out workshops and retreats but home base is Los Angeles where she lives with her husband, filmmaker Robert Taleghany. Catch Jen at a city near you!
When Jen's nephew Blaise was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Prader Wille Syndrome (PWS), it prompted her to start GAME Yoga. Gifts And Miracles Everyday: Free Yoga for Kids w/ Special Needs.
She spent 13 years working in the same restaurant and believes that everyone should have a job in the service industry at least once in their life. (It’s good for the soul.)
Jennifer is partially deaf and wears hearing aids so don't be afraid to speak up!
Check out Jen's Daily Manifestation-Station at www.ManifestationYoga.com
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Lissa Rankin, MD: Creator of the health and wellness communities LissaRankin.com and OwningPink.com, author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, 2013), TEDx speaker, and Health Care Evolutionary.
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Mike Robbins is a sought-after speaker and coach. He’s the bestselling author of two books, Focus on the Good Stuff andBe Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken. Mike has been featured on ABC News, the Oprah radio network, as well as in Forbes, Self, and Fast Company. He’s a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Oprah.com and his books have been translated into twelve different languages. Mike is the former host of his own radio show, “Let’s Get Real with Mike Robbins.” He’s invited around the world to speak at a variety of venues, events, and for various organizations, including: Google, the Agape International Spiritual Center, Stanford University, the San Francisco Giants, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Wells Fargo Bank, and many more. He and his wife Michelle, along with their two girls Samantha and Rosie, live in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.Mike-Robbins.com.
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Spiritual Life + Career coach Hillary Rubin helps women around the world conquer their fears and design a life they’ve always dreamed of. She has been featured on Fit TV, in The Los Angeles Times, The Independent, Yoga Journal and and was named one of the 25 Women Entrepreneurs to Love in 2012 by SheOwnsit.com. Hillary contributes to the Huffington Post and Origin magazine and is now working on her first book Giving Up is Not an Option, a guide for women who are ready to gain a fresh perspective on defeat, misfortunes and hardships.
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Ashley Ryan is co-founder of Busy Moms Parenting, whose mission is to help Mothers achieve greater work, life balance through self-love and empowerment. Ashley spent many years looking into the modern mothers dilemma of maintaining balance in our busy, fast paced culture. She lived overseas in India and Asia to inquire into this global epidemic working with many of the world’s leading parenting authorities. Ashley continues to help mothers live their fullest potential and strongly believes that busy moms have great kids too.
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Bernie Siegel MD
For many, Dr. Bernard Siegel — or Bernie, as he prefers to be called — needs no introduction. He has touched many lives all over the Planet. In 1978, he reached a national and then international audience when he began talking about patient empowerment and the choice to live fully and die in peace. As a physician who has cared for and counseled innumerable people whose mortality has been threatened by illness, Bernie embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our Society grapples with today. In May 2011, Bernie was honored by the Watkins Review of London, England, as one of the Top 20 Spiritually Influential Living People on the Planet. He continues to break new ground in the field of healing, supporting changes in medical education to “humanize” medical practice.
Bernie was born in Brooklyn, NY, and attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He graduated with honors and holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. He trained to become a surgeon at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. In 1989, Bernie retired from Yale as an Assistant Clinical Professor of General and Pediatric Surgery to speak to patients, their families and caregivers.
In his latest book, his 12th, published in September 2011, entitled A BOOK OF MIRACLES: Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude, and Love, Bernie is described in the Foreword written by Deepak Chopra who tells us “Bernie Siegel began his writing career twenty-five years ago, and from the outset he didn’t shy away from miracles. The title of his first book — LOVE, MEDICINE & MIRACLES (1986) — flaunted his disagreement with mainstream medicine. An MD who advised more love as a path to healing would have been in enough trouble. Opening the possibility of miracles was grounds for dismissal. In his new book, Bernie reaffirms his original beliefs, and with a lifetime’s wisdom and experience, he trusts in miracles more than ever.”
In 1978, nearly a decade before retirement, Bernie launched ECaP — Exceptional Cancer Patients, in which he and his wife and co-worker, Bobbie, remain active today. ECaP is a therapeutic approach Bernie calls Carefrontation that helps patients interpret their drawings, dreams and images to express their feelings about the healing process. The physical, spiritual, and psychological benefits that emerge strengthen the immune system, a direct response to the power of the Mind-Body Connection about which Bernie has written and spoken extensively. He is currently working on other books with the goal of empowering patients and teaching survival behavior to enhance immune system competency. Bernie believes that in the next decade, the roles of consciousness, spirituality, non-local healing, body memory, and heart energy will all be explored more intensively as scientific subjects.
Read Bernie’s regular blog posts on his website where you will also find his books, articles, and CDs.
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Agapi Stassinopoulos was born and raised in Athens, Greece.
At age 18, she entered the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and afterward became a member of the Young Vic. She moved to the United States to do film and television, and later attended the University of Santa Monica, where she completed her Master’s in Psychology.
While her sister, Arianna Huffington, was doing research for her book about Greek mythology, Agapi’s love for the gods and goddesses was ignited and led to two books of her own—Conversations with the Goddesses and Gods and Goddesses in Love—as well as a one-woman show and a PBS special. She also coproduced and cohosted a documentary called “Quest for the Gods,” shot on location in Greece.
Agapi has been invited to speak at various international events and global conferences, and has also spoken about health and well-being for The Spirit of Women organization, which represents hundreds of hospitals around the country.
An inspiring teacher, Agapi conducts seminars worldwide for both men and women, empowering them to recognize their individual gifts and create the lives they want. She is a frequent blogger for The Huffington Post.
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April is a writer, a daydreamer, a Personal Protection Agent, and most notably a mommy to her spastic and snuggly cat Emmy and an Auntie to her precious three year old niece. On occasion she’s even been known to consider herself a fledgling sketch artist. When she looks through the windows of life she sees things in watercolors, bright, vibrant, slightly running together, rich, warm, luminescent.
Professionally she has spent twelve years in the protection industry, serving in many capacities. Over the past seven years she has been a dedicated Executive Protection Agent, traveling with and providing close quarters personal protection for her clients. Currently she is on hiatus from protection work in order to focus on her own personal journey of healing and self discovery.
She would rather run through the rain and get drenched than wait for it to pass. In fact she hopes it will rain so she can run through it. She would rather spend quality time with a close friend or two than spend the night out partying. She would rather pick wildflowers with her niece than do just about anything. She is convinced that happiness is found in the little things and thinks these things make her more of who she is than any of the education or training or work experience she’s had.
April has a playful, goofy side and nerd-ish tendencies. She takes great amusement in being as random as possible with her thoughts because she believes that magic lies in random observations. She’s prone to laughing uncontrollably for no reason at all when she’s around people she’s comfortable with.
She’s passionate about many things, the national campaign to end domestic violence, raising awareness about child abuse, working with battered women to help them take control of their lives back, and animal rights. She feels called to stand in the gap for those who are still learning how to stand for themselves.
She is a minimalist to the extreme, expect her to not need much in order to be happy. She’s an introvert learning to have extrovert qualities, and she is excitedly wide open to wherever the road of life takes her.
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Dana is a business consultant, entrepreneurial leadership coach, wife, mom, spiritual seeker, traveler, Stonetosser and enthusiastic life explorer. She's also a wanna-be writer and Lissa Rankin's business partner at Owning Pink. Fascinated by our desire, need and talent to create - and change ourselves and the world in the process - Dana enjoys exploring all aspects of creation, especially the human drive to achieve success in all its various forms. One of her passions has taken her on a quest to discover the fundamental principals of Pink Business, capture them and share them. How better to serve our world than to evolve the process of creating wealth and value into a practice that spills over with heart and soul, enriching everyone involved?
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Marcia Wieder is CEO and Founder of Dream University®. With over twenty years of writing, coaching, training and speaking experience, her inspiring message has touched audiences from 50-5000 at companies such as AT&T, Gap and American Express. Whether teaching at the Stanford Business School, speaking to executives in China, or addressing young women at Girl Scout Camps, her riveting style impacts audiences worldwide. At the top of this year, she was selected nationwide as a “Top 5 Speaker” by Speaker Platform.
Appearing several times on Oprah and The Today show, and in her own PBS-TV special, Marcia has shared her message with millions of people. She is a best-selling author who has written 14 books dedicated to achieving your dreams. Her most recent, Succeeding in Spite of Everything just made #1 on Amazon in 10 categories.
As past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, she was often in the White House where she met and assisted three former U.S. presidents, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and George Bush Sr. She was also able to further spread her passion for dreaming as a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she urged readers to take “The Great Dream Challenge” and she is currently a columnist for the Huffington Post.
Marcia is committed to helping one million dreams come true. Although many would say this is a time to be realistic, she believes it’s never been a more important time to dream. Connected to our dreams, we are empowered and in control of our destiny. Her Dream Coach® process is currently taught in battered women’s shelters, prisons, schools and corporations and through the Dream Movement, her work is restoring dignity with clarity, courage and confidence.
Marcia encourages you to believe in your dreams not because there are guarantees, promises or assurances, but rather because they matter to you. She teaches there are the dreams we have for life and there are the dreams life has for us. Everything we live through, our greatest successes and most painful losses mold us to be uniquely us, encouraging us to live on purpose and in integrity. So, the question becomes, “What’s important to you and what are you willing to do about it?”
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Monica’s spent a good chunk of her life with more imaginary characters than friends of the flesh. These apparitions weren’t the cool kind who crept out of the shadows to play Barbies but the ones who hung out in the back of her head. She’s carried the weight of enough characters, and their dismal situations, to fill the stages of Broadway for a full season.
In the meantime she was trying to live out her own story. After graduating from University of Wyoming with a degree in psychology she worked for a therapeutic wilderness program counseling teenage sexual perpetrators before she worked as an educational/career counselor. The highlight of that career came while working with injured American veterans in Europe. She liked the job but deep inside, the stories and words were swirling, trying to locate the escape hatch.
Three year ago, after a hard push onto the path of consciousness, little anecdotes centered around the synchronistic events and miraculous happenings that surround each of us every day started leaping from her typing fingers. Before she could help herself she had become a freelance writer, publishing in numerous magazines, websites and newspapers. By the time her life-long best friend, Melanie Bates, talked her into starting a literary site together she’d learned that when it comes to your passion, it’s best not to resist; Femme Tales-Truth with Humor, was born.
Monica feels life is best when you hand your biggest dream over to the Universe, sit back, trust, then watch in utter fascination what it sends back.
Her family has recently moved to the Bay Area where she’s fighting for time to edit her novel while she enjoys the blissful hiking, biking, wine and a few fascinating characters; in the flesh and otherwise.
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