THE TAPPING SOLUTION
Nick Ortner is CEO of The Tapping Solution, LLC, a company with a mission to bring simple, effective, natural healing into the mainstream through Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or “tapping.” Tapping is a healing modality that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. His book, The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living, and his film, The Tapping Solution, which follows 10 people who used tapping to overcome tremendous challenges, document real and extraordinary results that have inspired tens of thousands to follow suit by successfully applying tapping to their lives.
Nick has raised over $250,000 for tapping-related charities such as ProjectLight: Rwanda, which aids genocide victims in that country, The Veterans Stress Project, for veterans with PTSD, and You Can Thrive! for women with cancer. He has shared the stage with Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, Lynne McTaggart, Dr. Joseph Mercola, and others.
SMILE THROUGH THE PAIN
Aaron Scheidies began losing his vision at eight years old due to Juvenile Macular Degeneration. He went through difficult times during his teens and was even suicidal. After battling through the hard times he found the sport of triathlon and turned his life around. Aaron is now an eight-time triathlon World Champion and eight-time National Champion, having traveled around the globe competing in over nearly 200 triathlons. His motto is “smile through the pain” and before every race, he draws a smiley face on his arm to remind himself. Aaron has been featured in GQ, Esquire, Competitor, ESPN the Mag, and Men’s Health.
KELLY TURNER, PhD
Kelly Turner, PhD, is a researcher and psychotherapist whose specialized research focus is the radical remission of cancer. Radical remission is a remission that occurs either without any conventional medical treatment, or after conventional treatment has failed to work, or when conventional and complementary methods are used in conjunction to overcome a dire prognosis. Dr. Turner provides results of her research on over a thousand cases of radical remission and includes insights of the nine key factors that she found among nearly every radical remission survivor. Dr. Turner is the author of the new book, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds.
HAPPY WOMEN LIVE BETTER
Happiness is something women aspire to have in their lives. They search for it in their relationships, their jobs, in materialist items, and in what they do. But despite having better jobs, better education, more money, and more choices than ever before, today’s women are actually less happy than women 40 years ago. So why is happiness for women declining? Valorie Burton believes increased stress levels and cultural expectations placed on women are diverting women from their ability to find happiness. Valorie explores how everyday habits, relationships, and time impacts a woman’s ability to discover and maintain happiness. She reveals 13 happiness triggers that can boost your joy right now in the midst of hectic schedules and full lives.
Valorie is a bestselling author and speaker who helps people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of their lives. She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CAPP) Institute, and is the author of nine books including Happy Women Live Better; Successful Women Think Differently; and What’s Really Holding You Back? She is a columnist for Ebony Magazine and a frequent media contributor who has appeared in and on The Today Show, CNN, Fox News, HLN, Dr. Oz, Oprah Magazine, Oprah Radio, The 700 Club, Essence, The Los Angeles Times, and many more. She has co-hosted two national television programs – The Potter’s Touch with T.D. Jakes and Aspiring Women, winning two regional Emmy nominations.
NURTURING HEALING LOVE
On the morning of December 14th, 2012, Jesse McCord Lewis walked out of his house and down the driveway towards his father who was waiting to drive him to school. Along the way, Jesse stopped to write a message with his finger in the frost on his mother’s car: “I love you.” Just hours later, Jesse was gone. He was one of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.
Days prior to the tragedy, Jesse wrote three words on his chalkboard at home: “Nurturing. Healing. Love.” His mother understood these final words as a calling from Jesse to teach people how to change an angry thought into a loving one - because it is a choice.
Inspired by Jesse’s words, Scarlett Lewis, mother of Jesse Lewis, founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation with the mission to create awareness in our children and our communities that we can choose love over anger, gratitude over entitlement, and forgiveness and compassion over bitterness. The Foundation is currently developing a compassion- and wisdom-based curriculum, to introduce into schools and communities, that will incorporate this empowering message and also highlight unforgettable stories of young people who have overcome extreme hardship by choosing love over anger.
Following Jesse’s death, Scarlett wrote Nurturing Healing Love, the story of her journey from personal tragedy to a movement that can change the world.
THE WALL AROUND YOUR HEART
As a child, Mary survived childhood rape at five-years old. Her biological father, who had an affinity to sexual perversion, died when she was 10-years old. Her mother had multiple divorces. By the eighth grade, a despondent Mary contemplated suicide. At 15, Mary understood God had a plan for her life.
Mary believes we can rise above the emotional and spiritual wounds caused by others and experience joy, peace, and healing. She shares her own recovery from painful encounters that should have left her distant or bitter to those around her.
Mary is an author and speaker whose desire is to help people live uncaged, freedom-infused lives. She’s the author of 15 books, including her latest, The Wall Around Your Heart.
PRINCIPLES FOR WOMEN
If there is one thing Karol Ladd knows, it is never underestimate the power of a woman’s influence. Citing a recent survey that showed women out-performed men in 12 of 16 leadership competencies, Karol focuses on a woman’s innate leadership qualities and how women can use those to impact culture. She discusses how to use obstacles to prepare for leadership, building courage, character, and confidence; how to build on your strengths and manage around your weaknesses; how to step out in faith with God-confidence; how to become a risk-taker and praise-maker; how to motivate and inspire others; and how to maintain an attitude of hope in the midst of tough times.
Formerly a teacher, Karol is the best-selling author of over 30 books including The Power of a Positive Mom and A Woman’s Secret to Confident Living. She is a popular speaker to women’s organizations and is a frequent guest on radio and television.
According to Joe Vitale, At Zero is the place where no problems can touch you, where life is an easy ride, where inspiration is constantly informing your daily existence, where inner peace resides and where everything is infinitely clear or the answers come quickly, and from which we can attract the financial and personal success we desire. And it is also the state where enlightenment, satori or Nirvana can be glimpsed or experienced. But for most of us, getting there is elusive. And that is because of the unconscious programming running in our minds that hinders our health, success and happiness. Joe explains how to clear those unconscious programs, even if we don’t know what they are, so we can realize our infinite potential.
Once homeless, Joe is a now luminary of the personal growth world, one of the stars of the blockbuster film, The Secret, and the author of multiple bestselling books. He has been featured on CNN, CBS, ABC, Fox & Friends, Larry King Live, Donny Deutsch’s “The Big Idea,” and Extra TV, and showcased in The New York Times and Newsweek
HAROLD LANCER, MD, FAAD
Lifestyle choices in diet, exercise, and stress management can support beautiful skin. Whether you want to maintain a youthful appearance or reverse the aging process, Dr. Harold Lancer offers advice for ageless, radiant skin. He provides a road map to help navigate the mixed messages of today’s dermatological advice, avoid expensive invasive treatments, and see through the empty promises of so many beauty products.
Dr. Lancer has a thriving dermatology practice in Beverly Hills and his skin care method is the secret weapon many celebrities, including Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Hugh Jackman, Penelope Cruz, Megan Fox, Scarlett Johansen and Kim Kardashian, credit for their glowing, youthful skin. He has appeared on Oprah, Extra, Ellen, and The Doctors. Dr. Lancer is often called on as a skin care expert and has been quoted or featured in Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, and Vogue, among others. Dr Lancer is the author of the book, Younger: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin.
JORDAN METZL, MD
THE EXERCISE CURE
An increasing body of evidence points to the widespread effectiveness of exercise as an effective medicine. Jordan D. Metzl, MD, explains how everyone can use exercise to avoid disease and increase life expectancy. Dr. Metzl offers malady-specific and well-researched exercise prescriptions to stay healthy, heal disease, drop pounds, increase longevity, and transform lives.
Dr. Metzl is a nationally known sports medicine physician at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery. He’s an 11-time Ironman triathlete and a 30-time marathoner. Dr. Metzl appears repeatedly on New York Magazine’s esteemed Best Doctors list, is a regular guest on the Today show, and has contributed to Good Morning America, The New York Times, and National Public Radio.
Dr. Metzel is the author of The Exercise Cure: A Doctor’s All-Natural, No-Pill Prescription for Better Health and Longer Life, and The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies.
JENNIE KRAMER, MSW, LCSW
OVERCOMING BINGE EATING
If you’re facing up to binge eating disorder (BED) or any disordered eating, adopting healthy eating habits and finding ways to outlast those urges to binge is key. Jennie discusses how to recognize the difference between emotional hunger and physical hunger. She offers practical solutions to overcome urges to binge and she explains how to stay motivated for lasting and effective change.
Jennie is the founder and executive director of Metro Behavioral Health Associates Eating Disorder Treatment Centers, located in Scarsdale and New York City. She is the co-author of the new book Overcoming Binge Eating for Dummies.
AGING GRACEFULLY TAKES MUSCLE
Inevitably, our bodies change with time; but without regular exercise the body ages faster than necessary. Joan explains how exercise influences vitality and renews the body’s functional age. She offers sound advice on how to maintain strength and mobility so we can age with grace.
Joan Pagano, the former personal trainer to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Caroline Kennedy, is the author of best-selling fitness books. She is an authority on the benefits of exercise for women’s health issues such as menopause, osteoporosis and breast cancer. Joan as been featured on network television and has contributed to publications including SHAPE, Health, Fitness, The Wall Street Journal, and the Chicago Tribune.
TIERAONA LOW DOG, MD
HEALTHY AT HOME
Sometimes a prescription drug is not the right medicine for getting well. Herbal and natural treatments are gaining traction as new research shows that the inappropriate use of drugs, such as antibiotics, is threatening our health. The Centers for Disease Control recently reported that antibiotic resistance costs $20 billion in excess health care costs each year in the United States, and 50 percent of antibiotics prescribed are not needed or are not prescribed properly.
Tieraona Low Dog, MD, discusses how integrated remedies such as herbs and simple home practices can treat many ailments — with the added benefit of no doctor bills. She explains how to take charge of one’s health the natural way.
Dr. Low Dog holds the rank of clinical associate professor of medicine and is the fellowship director at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and served on the advisory board for the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She was chair of the United States Pharmacopeia Dietary Supplements and Botanicals Expert Information Panel, where she oversaw the safety assessments of commonly used vitamins and herbs sold in the United States. Dr Low Dog was named Time magazine’s Innovator in Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2001. She has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, CNN and Dr. Oz, and is a frequent guest on NPR’s The People’s Pharmacy. Dr. Low Dog writes a monthly column for Prevention magazine.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Author and consumer advocate, Erin Brockovich, is a modern day David who loves a good brawl with today’s Goliaths. She thrives on being a voice for those who don’t know how to yell. She has become a champion for men and women supporting them in their personal struggles. Erin became a household name after Julia Roberts portrayed her in a movie about her entrance onto the environmental activism scene. Today Erin continues to consult on numerous investigations and she’s a speaker on the international lecture circuit. Erin hosted ABC’s Challenge America with Erin Brockovich and Lifetime’s Final Justice. Her books are written with the hope that readers will pick up the baton and work to make the world safer for us all.