Alessandra Gilioli is an international intuitive teacher, author, and visionary artist. She is the creator of the Galactic Oracle Cards sold in 33 countries and translated into 4 different languages. Alessandra leads retreats at sacred sites around the world. Sparkle your soul identity with tribal wisdoms, futuristic spiritual technologies, and enhance your multidimensional talents with free meditations by visiting her website.
Amalia Scott is a writer, counselor, and an Evolutionary Astrologer trained by Steven Forrest. Amalia is a mentor to many clients, offering intuitive, heart-centered reflection and guidance to individuals who seek to live the most fulfilled versions of their lives. Contact Amalia for inquiries or to schedule readings with her and follow Amalia on Instagram for her regular astrological writings.
Angelica Martinez has been a spiritual student since she was 23 and a book on intuition fell off a shelf in front of her at her favorite bookstore. A massage therapist and educator since 1999, she’s created the Healers Who Thrive community to help energy healers and massage therapists create their dream business using modern digital marketing techniques.
Puzzle Title: Laugh, Sing, Dance, Play!
Anna Pereira is the founder of TheWellnessUniverse.com. As an agent of change and inspiration, Anna had a vision in 2013 to create WU for people changing the world. WU has been the global resource for seekers of well-being to connect to authentic people, content, classes, products, and services that help them live a better life.
Ariann Thomas, B. S., J.D. is an international healer, teacher, ceremonialist, speaker, Shaman, hypnotherapist, and an ordained non-denominational minister. Ariann carries the profound subtle energy of an elder, advisor and wisdom carrier, and is part Cherokee by heritage. Her primary practice is Ancestral Lineage Clearing, a shamanic method to heal generational family wounds, which she has been practicing for over 16 years in private and group sessions. Ariann is the author of Healing Family Patterns: Ancestral Lineage Clearing for Personal Growth (2012) and Changing Our Genetic Heritage: Creating a New Reality for Ourselves and Future Generations (2018) which incorporates the science of epigenetics combined with the ancestral wisdom of the ages. Contact her for private healing sessions, training courses, Shamanic Journeys and other resources. Join her email list and receive regular blogs, announcements and special gifts.
Barbara Eldridge has built a solid reputation as a Success Strategies Specialist, coach, and speaker within industry and business for over 35 years. She is president and founder of Mind Masters, an organization for small business owners that encourages, challenges, and stimulates business development, financial growth, and personal and professional change. Her unique message helps entrepreneurs and small business owners meet the challenges of the changing market place.
Bertha Edington has a 20-plus year career in directing corporate and marketing communications with a variety of national business-to-business companies and multinational corporations. Founder and president of Marketing Influence, her powerfully effective programs have significantly contributed to increasing market awareness and the success of many organizations. Bertha serves on the Board of Directors of Walden Family Services. She is fluent in Spanish, an enthusiastic world traveler, and theater and arts supporter.
Billiekai Boughton passionately serves as the Board President of the San Diego Women Veterans Network and is the Board Secretary for Unity San Diego. She’s a poet and the Veteran Section Editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual. She and her son, Solomon, are currently writing and illustrating a book to support and encourage happiness for autistic children titled, The Magic Four.
Brittany Lee is a newly published, contributing author, with this being her debut. Alternative healing has inspired her to write about personal experiences and knowledge, bringing a better awareness to natural therapies, remedies, and lifestyles. You can find her spreading positivity on social media, sharing kindness for free on her social media sites.
Twitter and Instagram: @itsblee1234
Puzzle Title: The Love List
Camille Leon is the founder of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce and the author of False Starts: the misadventures of transformation. Camille is available as a speaker, emcee and consultant.
Cheryl Marks Young is a coach, management consultant, growth strategist, award-winning author of Love Your Life, coffee lover, kitchen chemist, and food allergy awareness advocate. She creates solutions to help individuals survive and thrive in all aspects of their personal and professional journeys. Cheryl is the founder of Creative Blueprints for Leaders and The Allergy Ninja. Contact Cheryl and take the quiz to learn how to create the life you want to live at her website.
Crystal Lindsey , MBA is a former foster youth, Fortune 500 professional public speaker, and entrepreneur. She helps others live an authentic and joyful life as a business and life strategist. Crystal leverages her expertise as a public speaker, emcee, corporate trainer, inspirational speaker, panel guest and social media consultant. Crystal co-founded the nonprofit, The Fostered, where her passion is to spearhead public speaking events and workshops to change the way foster youth learn.
Puzzle Title: Curiosity
Dahlia Suiter is a freshman at Stanford University. In her free time, she likes reading, writing, and creating music. She is passionate about creating positive change in the world around her, and hopes that her words may inspire and spark curiosity in those who read them.
Dave Farrow is the two-time Guinness World Record holder for greatest memory. To earn this title, Farrow recalled the exact order of 59 decks of shuffled playing cards using The Farrow Memory Method. This method was originally invented to combat Farrow’s dyslexia and ADHD and is now a unique memory system backed by a double-blind neuroscience study from McGill University. Today, Farrow uses his keen understanding of the brain in the public relations and media sector. He is the founder of Brainhackers.com and the CEO of Farrow Communications, a full-service marketing firm known for unforgettable branding.
Darity Wesley, award-winning, best-selling author, lawyer, speaker, Death Diva and Modern Day Oracle has traveled the spiritual, metaphysical, esoteric and personal development paths for many decades. Her best selling books include How to Transform Your Life (2017) and How To Be the REAL You (2018). She is a powerful resource for those awakening to their evolution, those who wish to step more fully into learning to Tame That Monkey Mind™ so they can more fully ground in Who They Really Are in the New Reality. As a Modern Day Oracle, Darity has been providing ~The Oracle~ messages to followers all over the world since 2006, providing critical information for a changing world. She also publishes a free monthly message Love from the Lotus World. Visit her website to sign up!
Denise Lewis Premschak is the founder of Field Guide, LLC. After a rich career as CEO for leading edge international consciousness and wellness organizations, she currently serves on nonprofit advisory boards, and as an advocate for the end-of-life doula profession, health freedom, and the advancement of natural healing approaches in national health policy. Denise is a certified Sacred Passage Doula, Light Therapist & Introspect Leader Trainer, Reiki Master, BioGenesis Master, and dowser.
Puzzle Title: Listen Within
Doctoral student, mother, grandmother, minister and caretaker at Kuddley Kritters Animal Rescue in Venus, Texas, Dennel Tyon spends sleepless nights, writing. An insomniac by nature, Dennel has written most her life; she started journal-keeping at the age of thirteen. Curious about life and nature, Dennel has investigated and continued learning throughout her lifetime, while working various jobs and more than one marriage; she has raised four children to adulthood, and has five beautiful grandchildren.
Diana Borges empowers others with their innate knowledge and strength, allowing for self-healing, personal growth, joy and opening of the heart that has said enough is enough. With Diana’s guidance and her ability to move energy, her clients and audiences have had profound transformations by removing limiting beliefs, reconnecting to their hearts and souls, believing in themselves more and seeing beyond the day to day physical world. Diana is a certified life purpose coach and energy healer in multiple modalities, an inspirational speaker and author and a geologist, who draws on her own life experiences, education, channeling skills and ability to move energy. She is also the creator of Heart Access, a unique energetic modality and founder of Whole Earth Hub.
Doveina Serrano is a master’s level therapist, who enjoys doing tarot card and intuitive readings, energy healings, and life coaching. She likes to combine the latest neuroscience and holistic/intuitive techniques. Contact Doveina to get help to create a new neuropathway.
Social media: @DoveHelps
Puzzle Title: Keep Choosing Forgiveness
Elizabeth R. Kipp is a best-selling author, health facilitator, Ancestral Clearing Practitioner, Bilateral EFT/Tapping Practitioner, and certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher (RYT/IKYTA/Yoga Alliance). She specializes in stress and chronic pain management. She has a diverse background in physiology, ecology and environmental studies. Elizabeth’s career path was redirected by the emergence of a structural weakness in her spine. Her deep connection to the spiritual world supported her through multiple surgeries, decades of prescribed medications, and a long search for modalities that would help heal her. Now in recovery, Elizabeth helps people guide people to the power of their own healing. She has turned her attention as a patient advocate in service to the high population of people who suffer from or are in recovery from chronic pain.
Eve Wilson master healer, author, teacher and public speaker received an international award for her Weekly Word for Healing & Ascension –“One of the Best Healing Blogs on the Planet” – from Feedspot.com. Eve is a healer for body, emotion, mind and spirit providing profound and lasting results for adults, children, pets and the planet. Visit her website for her book Riding the Wave of Change – Hope, Healing & Spiritual Growth for Our World – heralded as “Masterful” and “Wisdom to infuse your heart.” Also, Healing & Ascension Monthlies Class, National UCM-accredited Healer & Ascension Certification Course, Healing Treatment and Ascension Work appointments, Weekly Word Blog, articles, Monday Prayer and Wednesday Meditations.
Geraldine Gehrke Schwartz is an artist who lives in upstate New York. She enjoys cooking (and eating delicious foods!), golfing, square dancing, and walks along the Erie Canal. Among her many blessings are her three wonderful children, her loving and devoted husband, her dear friends and travel to many a foreign land. She hopes to inspire others to invite more joy into their life.
Puzzle Title: Say Yes to Life
Gerlando Compilati was born in Italy. His passion for travel has taken him to many beautiful and amazing places around the world. He has been fortunate enough to have met an eclectic group of people throughout his life who have influenced and inspired him in so many ways. He started his own business importing from Bali, Indonesia about thirty years ago called PurestEnergy.com He is a professional musician and visual artist living in Southern California. You can view his art at www.www.flipsnack.com/Gerlando1/gerlando-compilati-s-art-gallery.html
Gigi Accomazzo is a 16-year-old high school student. Dedicated to inspiring the community to live more sustainable and eco-friendly lives, she has a non-profit business that sells products aiming to reduce the use of single-use plastics.
Ingrid Coffin is the creator of inspirational Meta-Thoughts® messages, co-author of Word Search Sage: Yoga for the Brain, and founder of Blue Sky Ranch intentional community in Lakeside, California. Ingrid is also an esoteric life coach and evolutionary astrologer. Sign up at Ingrid’s website to learn more and receive your free subscription to Meta-Thoughts.
Izzi Tooinsky is a unique vaudevillian entertainer who has been performing at fairs, festivals, schools, and museums since the dawn of time. Juggler, clown, comedian, storyteller, and educator, National Public Radio calls him the “Wonderful, wandering, wizard of wisdom”. Izzi is the author of two books, creator of seven storytelling CDs, father of two wild women, and has performed in seventeen countries around the world.
In addition to being a writer, Jane Harb is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher at the University of California, San Diego. She also works with private clients and has certifications in Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Reiki, Mindfulness, Thai Massage, Yoga for Anxiety & Depression and Yoga for Trauma & PTSD. She has worked with a diverse array of people including executives, athletes, veterans, physicians, homemakers, children, artists, special needs adults, abused women and at-risk youth. She has taught at workshops and retreats but is forever a student of life and learning. Jane is dedicated to healing work and has always been more interested in what unifies us rather than divides us.
Janette Stuart, is the Emissary of Joy at Angel Angles which exists to spread more love, joy, and peace into the world. Angel Angles also shares the Divine beauty which resides within us all, helping us remember what beautiful, loving, amazing people we are and what a beautiful, loving world we live in.
Jayne Sams, EdD is retired after twenty years of teaching and fourteen years as a school administrator to travel, garden, read, be with friends and family, and seek the “what’s next” with an open heart. Choosing to do Tai Chi, go to the Y, maintain her properties in San Diego and beach house in Mexico has kept this traveler busy between excursions around this beautiful planet. Blessed with two grown children who don’t object to her company, she skips from pillar to post wringing the best out of what life has to offer.
Puzzle Title: Childhood’s End
Jennifer Whitacre is an Empowerment Strategist, a trauma specialist, and host of the Yes, And… podcast. Jennifer is skilled at helping her clients move beyond the self-sabotaging habits and knee-jerk reactions that keep them stuck and feeling lost. She has both the education and the life experience to help her clients move through their stuck places and fears, to find peace and fulfillment.
Kaley Elizabeth Oliver is on the road to find out what’s next. A recent graduate of Smith College with a degree in English Literature and minor in Jewish Studies, she is dedicated to living and speaking her truth, no matter what. Kaley writes poetry and fiction, loves exploring and learning, and is passionate about nature and wildlife.
Puzzle Title: Cultivate Inner Peace
Kim Kinjo lives in Northern California in the foothills of the Sierras. Through her study of herbs, she was led into Ayurveda, the ancient, holistic medicine of India. As a master practitioner and educator, Kim loves to balance the healing arts with the performing arts. She enjoys singing, dancing and performing. Her private practice is Kim Kinjo Ayurveda. She is a member of an innovative, integrative online telemedicine group alongside medical doctors.
As an animal communication instructor, most of what Lauren McCall does involves the inner journey that people and animals take as they come together on their earthly and spiritual life paths. Through workshops, books, and lectures, Lauren travels the world sharing how the differences between our cultures and species tend to fade away when the common language of love and compassion is used. Visit Lauren’s website to learn more about her work.
Dr. Laurie Mastrogianis is a psychologist and author of the book Shine On with STARS of Wellness: Stress Tension Anxiety Recovery System for Whole Person Healing. Founder and Executive Director of the STARS of Wellness Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan, Dr. Laurie is a living example of the transformational power of whole person healing. She has been specializing in helping others navigate their wellness journey since 1989. Visit her website to receive your free STAR of Wellness.
Lisa Tansey is a biologist, computer scientist, musician, and lifelong student of politics, economics, and sociology. She is currently working on a science fiction novel where the Artificial Intelligences come to consciousness, appreciate the humans for creating them, and offer to partner with us to save the world for both them and us. Email her if you are interested in reading the story.
Puzzle Title: A Letter to You from Santa
San Diego’s Surfin’ SantaLoren Smith is one of America’s best Santas. Engaging, animated, and full of spirit, he has delighted tens of thousands of folks on TruTv’s Santas in the Barn (2015), at Sea World shows, and at special appearances nationwide. Truly one of a kind, Santa Loren has arrived via fire truck, jet pack, surf board, and pirate ship singing all the way to keep the Christmas spirit bright all year long.
Mara Clear Spring Cook is Shamanic Practitioner and Teacher, Reiki Master and Munay-Ki Mentor. She’s been helping people love their lives since 2008. Private clients see her for soul retrieval, shamanic healing and training, shamanic business boost, space clearing and blessing, guided journey and more – both in person and distance. Mara also teaches groups how to follow the path of the shaman in First Step Shamanic Training plus intermediate and advanced Shamanic courses. She teaches and installs the Nine Rites of the Munay-Ki as taught by Dr. Villoldo and the Four Winds Society. As a Reiki Master of multiple lineages, she offers both treatment and training to groups and individuals.Contact Mara for soul retrieval, shamanic healing and more.
Maria Dowd’s signature The My Amazing LYFE Map program is an interactive holistic life planning system that includes coursework, personality assessments, action planning, community support, and more to help women (and men!) powerfully navigate and activate transformative life goals and strategic game plans. The take-away is a soul-stirring, whole-life blueprint with action steps and coaching on the road to greater success and happiness. Get your free 365-Day Self-Care Guide at www.MyAmazingLyfe.com/Self-Care-Guide
Maryann Sperry is a graphic design artist for authors and speakers. Her business, Creative Marketing Café, provides book covers and interiors plus a variety of marketing materials. She holds bachelor degrees in education and business with advanced training in web design, social media, and graphic design. Maryann volunteers for numerous nonprofit organizations, including the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Boulder Chapter of the Society for Scientific Exploration.
Maura A. Finn is a poet/writer, teacher, yoga instructor, Firewalk instructor, energy psychologist and transformational empowerment guide. Her passion for healing the human heart has led her all over the world where she has gathered experience as medicine. She is dedicated to helping others achieve their maximum potential through integrated creative healing approaches, starting with deep inner knowledge. Individuals who work with Maura are held in a safe space to explore and heal traumas, false beliefs and find their own answers which often leads them to finding authentic direction in life. In addition to working with adults, she leads empowerment workshops and experiences for children, teens and youth. She is also the author of Architect of the Divine: Restoring the Heartspace for Love.
Melissa Morgan is an innovative harpist and composer and deep believer in magic and mystery. She has a number of harp recordings and likes to play and work with crystals too. Contact Melissa for music and magic.
Nadia Kim is an intuitive that uses her abilities to support those who wish to have more joy and fulfillment in their lives. She is an alchemist and channel of unconditional love. Her mission is to be a beacon of positive energy helping tip the scales from survival mode to truly living. Download and subscribe to her free podcast: Spiritual Tools for Your PHYSICAL Existence on Itunes, Google play and Spotify.
Nick DeVincenzo, Senior instructor and Manager of the White Dragon Martial Arts School of East County in San Diego, California, has been studying martial arts since 1998. He has been teaching martial arts since 2001. Nick is a student of life on all levels.
Paul Diserio is a photographic image maker, a long-time resident of Japan and a world traveler. His professional work has taken him to many parts of Asia where he has been able to capture local life that is both personal and reflects his search for beauty and fulfillment.
Puzzle Title: Ode to Mother Earth
Paul Rudy, DMA, is a composer, performer, professor, author, photographer, land artist, and harmonization coach, who practices transformation and authenticity. He has been called “the High Priest of Sound” and his music, ranging from film scores to sound healing and meditation, has been described as “the universe unfolding one sound at a time.” His photography takes the viewer “to a beautiful cosmic place where scale and time have no meaning,” and challenges us “to see an entirely obvious but rarely contemplated reality.” He builds sacred spaces on 70 acres in Eastern Kansas to honor the spirits, energies, and ancestors there. He practices creativity daily, using every available outlet, and is Curators’ Distinguished Professor and Coordinator of Composition at the University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory
Paula Wansley is an artist, freelance virtual business support provider, and subtle energy intuitive. She has many hats in her freelance career closet including web design, graphic design, creative consulting, photography, video editing, self-publishing assistance, editing, property management, bookkeeping, and general small business assistance. She is also a paralegal and an award-winning motivational speaker.
Puzzle Title: Let’s Live Life
Dr. Ram Sharma is an accomplished poet and writer both in English and Hindi. His reviews, translations, articles, and poems appear in esteemed journals, magazines, and newspapers of India and abroad. Ram has to his credit eight poetry volumes. Editor-in-chief of two international journals RUMINATIONS and GLIMPSES, Dr. Sharma serves as associate professor and Head of the Department in English in J.V.College, Baraut, Baghpat, U.P., India.
Puzzle Title: Givers Receive the Most
A leading advocate for holistic wellness, Rene’ Stern, CME, CCE, LE is the Founding President of Boca Raton Holistic Chamber of Commerce and V.P. of Sales & Business Development at Salt Chamber. A native Floridian, she’s been intrinsically motivated to passionately volunteer her entire life to impact humanity. As a Master Networker, she has an unparalleled capacity for relationship-building with uncanny instincts for bringing businesses together. René is a multi-million dollar consultative sales producer and holds a BS in Social Psychology and Industrial Relations. Currently, she is an Advisory Board Member for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of South Florida and Wine Opener Event Chair. Through her philanthropic leadership over the past 30 years, René has helped raise well over $1,000,000. This direct impact makes all the difference in her purpose for striving to heal humanity.
LinkedIn: @Rene L Stern
Puzzle Title: Fluidity
Sarah Burchard is a natural foods chef, freelance writer, event coordinator, marketer, and certified health coach. She is an advocate for family farms and embodies the phrase: support local. In addition to supporting small wellness-based businesses, writing for local publications and hosting farm-to-table events, she leads farmers market tours in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visit her website or blog to learn more.
Motivated by her own journey through childhood sexual abuse and other childhood traumas, Shari Alyse has spent her life learning how to love herself fully and completely. Shari helps women and men discover their joy by reconnecting them back to themselves through the practice of self-love. Shari is a motivational speaker, Self-Love Coach, and author. She is the co-founder of The Wellness Universe, a community of World-Changers who are helping the world become happy, healthy, and whole.
Shelley Hines is the founder of Astrology Shines and currently serves as a lifestyle consultant. Using her gifts, talents, skills, and education as a master Evolutionary Astrologer, clinical certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki practitioner, Certified Nurse-Midwife, and Registered Nurse, she has served thousands of clients in the US and abroad since 1994. Her passions include life-long learning, teaching, and serving in healing ways.
Simon Spalding is a musician, historian, and educator. He has performed and lectured at festivals, concerts, and museums throughout North America and Europe. He served as crew member aboard two schooners, a sloop, a barque, a brig, and the Polish vessel Zawisza Czarny. Simon’s writings include articles, museum manuals, a play, and Food at Sea – Shipboard Cuisine from Ancient to Modern Times. Simon lives in New Bern, North Carolina with his wife Sara and their two children.
Susan Sokol Blosser, wine industry pioneer, community leader, environmental advocate, and author, is a contemporary Oregon icon. When women were rarely decision makers in business or agriculture, Susan distinguished herself in both. Under her presidency, Sokol Blosser Winery became known as one of the most innovative and respected Oregon wineries. Susan holds a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.A.T. from Reed Col-lege, an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from the University of Portland, and a Diploma of Honor from the Fédération Internationale des Confréries Bachiques. Her recent books are The Vineyard Years: A Memoir with Recipes, and 7 Lessons at 70: Notes From the Front Line. She and her winemaker husband share their vineyard home with two dogs and two cats.
Taylor Wansley is a senior in high school. She aspires to be an elementary school teacher and work in special education. She is very active in her community and has volunteered over 900 hours of community service earning her several Gold President’s Volunteer Service awards. Her hobbies include singing, dancing, acting, pageantry, playing the piano, song-writing, learning sign language and perfecting the art of make-up. Learn more about Taylor by following her on Instagram.
Puzzle Title: Connection
Teresa Helgeson, aka the Plant Music Whisperer, is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Keynote Speaker, Author, Sound Healer, Reiki Master Teacher and Researcher. After spending 20+ years in various sales, management and training positions in the corporate world she was inspired to begin her journey into the Healing Arts studying with Sound Pioneer Jonathon Goldman, the Day of Miracles School of Integrative Healing, the International Center for Reiki Training and the Infinite Light Healing Studies Center. Teresa discovered a new form of sound healing while conducting pilot studies on the impact Plant Music Therapy™ has on the body, mind and spirit. The results of her studies have her in high demand to present her findings at conferences worldwide where she also conducts sound healing events with plants.
Valerie Costa is the Special Sections Manager of The Union newspaper and the administrator of her county’s tourism website, www.GoNevadaCounty.com. She took her own leap of faith six years ago to move to a town where she knew no one and had no job, and has been rewarded with a life beyond her wildest dreams.
Puzzle Title: The Power of Love
Dr. Wendy Mears-Kaveney is a founder and Director of Operations of SOUL Charter School, board member of Conscious Humanity, and Managing Director of Center of Love groups nationwide. She provides expert, personalized service in her many roles aligned with her passion and purpose. Wendy is the author of It’s My Story and It’s Sticking To Me™. With high ethics, integrity, dedication to excellence, and love she generously shares her wisdom with others.
Yoga for the Brain
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About Yoga for the Brain
Yoga for the Brain is a series of award winning puzzle books that are dedicated to helping people have happy, healthy brains through the power of positive play.