THE TURNING POINT
There’s a time when every crisis can become transformation; when simply surviving can become joyous thriving. In our lives that time is the turning point. We live in a time of extremes. This means that our lives are changing in ways we’ve never seen in the past, and they’re changing faster than we’ve been prepared to deal with. The good news is that nature gives us the key to turn the frightening tipping points of such extremes into life-affirming turning points of transformation.
Gregg Braden, merges his expertise in leading-edge science with present-day realities to answer the questions: What’s causing the extremes in our world? What do the global trends mean in our personal lives? How do we make everyday life better for us and our families?Gregg uniquely identifies the facts underlying the crises of personal, as well as global, change, and describes new scientific discoveries that hold the key to turning global crises into personal transformation. He also reveals simple strategies of resilient thinking for our finances and lifestyles, and for resilient living for our families and communities as we navigate the greatest shift in power, wealth, and resources in the modern world.
Gregg is a New York Times best-selling author whose work has led to cutting- edge books such as The God Code, The Divine Matrix, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief, and Fractal Time.
ROBIN L SMITH, PhD
Dr. Robin L. Smith is a national television personality, best selling author, ordained minister, keynote speaker, and licensed psychologist. She is the author of the new book, Hungry, The Truth About Being Full, in which she chronicles a time when she felt at the end of her rope, unable to truly see herself or escape the unrelenting craving in her heart. Hungry isn’t about the hunger for food, but the craving to reclaim and embrace our true identity. Dr. Robin teaches how to step into our own story so we can listen to and learn from the wisdom within.
Dr. Robin’s relationship book, Lies At The Altar – The Truth About Great Marriages has been a #1 National Bestseller on the lists of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Entertainment Weekly and many other publications. She has worked as a national and local television correspondent and appeared on news and entertainment television and radio programs. Her contributions include appearances on Super Soul Sunday, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Anderson, The Steve Harvey Show, Larry King Live, NBC The Today Show, ABC Good Morning America, CBS The Early Show, MSNBC, and The Fox News Channel. She also hosted a call-in program on Oprah Radio.
FINDING PEACE AMID THE CHAOS
Difficult situations like death, loss, and tragedy make life stressful, overwhelming, and downright tough to handle. Before you know it, you can spiral into depression and even entertain thoughts of suicide.
As the youngest sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, Tanya Brown has been a vocal and well-recognized speaker against domestic violence. What most people do not know is that Tanya suffered a mental breakdown 10 years after the death of her sister, and spent many months in an in-patient and out-patient program.
Her experiences have inspired her to help others through her speaking engagements, her life coaching practice and through the writing of her book, Finding Peace Amid the Chaos: My Escape from Depression and Suicide. Tanya shares her personal experiences to help others develop effective coping skills necessary to manage stress, anxiety, depression and healing after loss. She presents her intimate journey of self-discovery and finding peace.
Tanya is a certified life coach and has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She is an advocate for mental health awareness and is dedicated to removing the stigma associated with mental illness. She has traveled all over the country to speak and has spoken at the 6th Annual World Conference to Promote Mental Health and Prevent Mental Illness in Washington D.C.
She has appeared on the Katie Couric show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Insider, and other national media outlets, and was recently featured in PEOPLE magazine.
FIND HAPPINESS NOW
Can you guess the number one secret that leads to more money, health and love? According to Jonathan Robinson, it’s not beauty, talent, or even smarts. It’s happiness. Happy and highly fulfilled people make approximately $750,000 more over the course of their lives than unhappy people (in the same jobs!) They also live nine years longer and are more likely to find lasting love.
Jonathan is a psychotherapist who has taught millions of people simple ways to be happier – through numerous appearances on the Oprah show and CNN, as well as other national TV talk shows, and with his nine best-selling books. He has spent more than 40 years studying the most practical and powerful methods for personal and professional development. Jonathan’s first book, The Experience of God, included interviews with such notables as the late Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Scott Peck, and over 30 other well- known seekers. In his latest book, Find Happiness Now: 50 Shortcuts to Bring More Joy, Balance and Love into Your Life, he focuses on ideas and methods that can be done in under three minutes—yet still have a dramatic impact on a person’s life.
JUDITH ORLOFF, MD
THE ECSTASY OF SURRENDER
Are you longing for your life to be easier and more fun? Would you like to stop pushing, micromanaging, and forcing things so you can relax? What if you could enjoy what you have instead of always lusting for “more”?
The art of letting go, Dr. Judith Orloff explains, is the secret key to manifesting power and success in all areas of life, including work, relationships, sexuality, radiant aging, and health and healing. In our super connected world where emails and text messages constantly interrupt us, it’s easier to let go than you think. Once embraced, surrendering removes roadblocks and the exhaustion that comes from “trying too hard”—and it helps you achieve goals more effortlessly and brings ongoing happiness.
Judith Orloff, MD is the author of The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life. An assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and New York Times bestselling author, she teaches workshops nationwide, has given a TED talk, and has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Today, PBS, CNN, NPR, and many others.
Emme is a plus-sized supermodel with the conviction that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. She has paved the way and given women the platform to feel beautiful and empowered. Her message is to awaken the inner magnificence inherent in each of us – to be whole. An advocate for positive body image and self-esteem, Emme is the first model invited to speak before a Congressional subcommittee in Washington, D.C., with a mission to increase public awareness of eating and body image disorders.
Emme is often consulted and interviewed in media on eating disorders and body image and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, HLN, ShowBiz Tonight, FOX News, GMA, CBS The Early Show, OMG!, Insider, Access Hollywood, The Today Show, and others. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and the author of three books, True Beauty, Life’s Little Emergencies, and her children’s book, What Are You Hungry For? Emme has twice been selected to People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People and Ladies’ Home Journal chose her as one of the Most Important Women in America and one of the Most Fascinating Women of the Year. She has also been honored as one of Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year and as one of Biography magazine’s 25 Most Influential Women.
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.
THE TAPPING SOLUTION
Do you have things in your life that you wish were different but you don’t know how to change? According to Nick Ortner, the Tapping Solution offers a new technique to deal with seemingly impossible situations.
Tapping, known as Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT, is a tool that is being used to address a range of issues from anxiety, chronic pain, addiction, and fear, to weight control, financial abundance, stress relief, and more. Based on the principles of ancient acupressure and modern psychology, tapping concentrates on specific meridian endpoints while focusing on negative emotions or physical sensations. Nick discusses how tapping can help calm the nervous system to restore the balance of energy in the body and rewire the brain to respond in healthy ways.
Nick is CEO of The Tapping Solution, and author of the book, The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living. His film, The Tapping Solution, follows people who have used tapping to overcome tremendous challenges.
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.
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.