Shelly Tygielski is the author of Sit Down to Rise Up and founder of the global grassroots mutual aid organization Pandemic of Love. Her work has been featured by over 100 media outlets, including CNN Heroes, The Kelly Clarkson Show, CBS This Morning, the New York Times,and the Washington Post. Visit her online at http://www.shellytygielski.com.
Maryon Stewart is the author of Manage Your Menopause Naturally and 27 other books. A world-renowned healthcare expert, she has helped tens of thousands of women around the world overcome PMS and menopause symptoms without using drugs or hormones. Visit her online at http://www.maryonstewart.com/book.
Kate Eckman is the author of The Full Spirit Workout and a Columbia University–certified executive leadership coach. She leverages her experience as a well-known communications, performance, and mindfulness expert, accomplished entrepreneur, and elite athlete to equip leaders with the tools, methodology, and energetic boost they need to excel. Visit her online at http://www.kateeckman.tv.
Christine Arylo, MBA, is the author of Overwhelmed and Over It. As a transformational leadership advisor, three-time bestselling author, and host of the popular Feminine Power Time podcast, she is recognized worldwide for her work helping women to make shifts happen — in the lives they lead, the work they do, and the world they wish to create. Arylo offers workshops globally and lives near Seattle. Visit her online at http://www.OverwhelmedandOverIt.com.
Dr. Natalie Geary is the founder of vedaHEALTH and vedaPURE. Her practice integrates pediatric care, family healthcare, and Ayurvedic healing. She bases her care on the appreciation that the mind and the body are inextricably connected, and that the whole person must be attended to for healing. From conventional medicine she incorporates the teachings of disease-based medicine. From Ayurveda she practices the theory that nutrition and digestion are the basis of health. Collectively, her practice focuses on inflammation and immune strength as the source of imbalance, and the focus of healing. Attainable changes that support Sustainable Wellness.
Dr. Natalie Geary is the founder, owner, and medical director of vedaHEALTH.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Medical Anthropology at Harvard University, and began her formal study of Ayurvedic Medicine. Dr. Geary attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and then completed her residency at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center. She founded a non-profit, Mobile Pediatrics, to provide medical care to school children across northern New Mexico, and subsequently opened her own private practice in her hometown of NYC. Dr. Geary has also done global consulting work in Haiti, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malawi.
In 2009, Dr. Geary accepted a position as Director of Executive Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine and went on to become the hospital’s Director of International Health and the Chief Patient Experience Officer. After more than five years of senior hospital management, she chose to return to primary care and established vedaHEALTH: “Wellness as a focus of healing is still relatively new in this culture, this country. In the '60s, when a definitive connection between lung cancer and smoking emerged, there was a shift from, ‘I am fine I will go to the doctor if I get sick’ to ‘I am fine and if I want to keep being fine, I better start looking out for myself’. But that shift in focus onto prevention was still not a shift to active wellness. Wellness is an active state of being, motivated by a commitment to betterment not driven by fear. And now, as we continue to evolve in our understanding, the next step is embracing the whole of wellness - the mind and the body and the spirit - the individual within the context of community and culture".
For more on Dr. Geary’s work, visit: https://www.vedahealth.com
Heather Grzych is the author of "The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility." A board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she bridges the worlds of conventional and alternative medicine to help women and men heal their physical and emotional lives. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and has consulted with doctors, governments, and insurance companies. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit her online at http://heathergrzych.com.
Ellen Meredith, DA, EEMAP, is the author of "The Language Your Body Speaks." An intuitive and energy medicine practitioner with over 35 years of experience, she has served on the faculty of energy medicine pioneer Donna Eden since 2010 and teaches energy healing techniques all over the world. Ellen lives in Marin County in California. Visit her online at http://www.ellenmeredith.com.
Laura McKowen is the author of We Are the Luckiest. She is a former public relations executive who has become recognized as a fresh voice in the recovery movement. Beloved for her soulful and irreverent writing, she leads sold-out yoga-based retreats and other courses that teach people how to say yes to a bigger life. Visit her online at http://www.lauramckowen.com.