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.