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As an Emmy and Genesis Award winning journalist, Lu has worked in the television news business as an anchor and reporter for more than two decades. She is also a former Miss USA, author and animal advocate.
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Dani Walpole is the Digital Content Editor at Be Kind and Co. She is a writer and journalist who previously worked for Reader's Digest. In her spare time, she likes to play guitar and take walks through the woods.
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Kacey Montoya is an Emmy-award winning TV News Reporter at KTLA in Los Angeles. In addition to reporting, you’ve also seen her giving the weather forecast and anchoring various newscasts. Prior to KTLA, she spent more than five years at CBS affiliate, KOIN-TV, in Portland, Ore., where she was an anchor and reporter. In 2017, Kacey founded a nonprofit called Fix’n Fidos to raise money to pay for spay and neuter surgeries for low-income residents of Southern California. Their goal is to educate pet owners on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets and help those who cannot afford it.
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Aimee Aristotelous is a certified nutritionist, specializing in prenatal dietetics and gluten-free nutrition. In addition to her Nutrition and Wellness certification through American Fitness Professionals and Associates, Aimee has a bachelor’s degree in business/marketing from California State University, Long Beach. She is the author of The Whole Pregnancy: A Complete Nutrition Plan for Gluten-Free Moms to Be.
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Nicole Phillips is a champion for using kindness to overcome all of life’s difficulties, including her own battle with breast cancer. She spreads the message of the healing power of kindness as host of the weekly show “The Kindness Podcast” ... through her weekly column, Kindness is Contagious, which runs in newspapers in North Dakota and Minnesota and as a regular guest on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family show. She is also the author of two books, Kindness is Contagious and Kindness is Courageous. Nicole lives in Aberdeen, South Dakota with her husband, three kids and over-sized Golden Doodle. Please visit BraveandKind.net for more information.
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Brynn Tiano is the co-founder of InnerStarGirl. She is also the founder of a peer-to-peer girls support program called "Girls, We Lead", where girls in 9th through 12th grade help empower young girls in elementary and middle school. At the age of 12, she told her mother that she wanted to create a safe program for girls, where they could be themselves and talk about the issues that affects girls on a daily basis – body image, self-esteem, bullying, peer pressure, the impact of social media, and friendship issues in girl world. Brynn is also the founder of the REAL TeenTalk Club at her high school, where she enjoys speaking and planning club meetings, community events and conferences with non-profit organizations. Her mission is to grow this program and take it worldwide. Her book Charlotte McGee, Proud to Be Me is available on Amazon.
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Yvonne Ardestani is a French-trained chef who has spent her career creating classic restaurant dishes alongside some of the most prestigious names in food. Now she is reinventing those meals and treats without the use of meat, dairy, eggs, honey, or gluten and sharing them via her mobile app, e-Book, celebration (wedding and birthdays) cakes business, and vegan treats wholesale business, Yvonne's Vegan Kitchen.
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Nikki Bruno, a post-divorce women’s empowerment coach, is the founder and CEO of The Epic Comeback™, as well as a 20-year veteran of the publishing industry and a published author. Her experience of reclaiming her power after a high-conflict divorce inspired her to help others do the same. Bruno is a thought leader on high-conflict divorce, verbal and emotional abuse, and intuition. She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Princeton University, a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and coaching education and training from iPEC. Bruno has been featured in NBC Palm Springs Tipping Point, Authority Magazine, the Boston Globe, Best Self, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, and Glassdoor. A single mom of two, Bruno loves scuba diving, traveling, salsa dancing, and helping women (re)discover how incredible they are.
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Veteran holistic physician Dr. Bradley Nelson (D.C., ret) is one of the world’s foremost experts on natural methods of achieving wellness. He has trained thousands of certified practitioners worldwide to help people overcome physical and emotional discomfort by releasing their emotional baggage. You can find a practitioner of his methods at www.DiscoverHealing.com/practitioners. His best-selling book "The Emotion Code" provides step-by-step instructions for working with the body's energy healing power. A newly revised and expanded edition of "The Emotion Code" is now available from St. Martin's Press. For more information and a free Emotion Code Starter Kit, visit www.emotioncodegift.com.
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Dr. Wayne Pernell is a global executive coach and seasoned leadership advisor, helping entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams to break through to great new levels of success. He is also a noted relationship expert. Focusing his new vision on a refined strategy, “Dr. P” helps his clients engage more authentically and powerfully at work, at home, and in the world. Having helped thousands of clients across the country and beyond, Dr. P is sought for his speaking and consulting, as well as his wisdom that can be found in any of his bestselling books. For resources from his weekly blog to books to online courses like Relationship Recharge, from retreats to 1:1 advising. visit www.waynepernell.com for more.
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Jay is a writer, outdoor enthusiast, and all-around bundle of joy. He weaves mindfulness into the trials and tribulations of modern life.
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Bonny Osterhage is a copywriter and professional journalist in San Antonio, TX. She is also the co-founder of Body Architecture Personal Training and Fitness and a cycle instructor at Lifetime Fitness.
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Tony Davis, LMFT, is an AACAST-Certified Couples and Sex Therapist who has been in private practice in Los Angeles since 2014. He specializes in helping couples and individuals navigate difficult conversations well. You can find out more at CouplesTherapistLA.com.
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Szilvia Gogh is a professional scuba diver, stunt women and jewelry designer. She takes great pride in designing and creating one of a kind jewelry inspired by the ocean for her Gogh Jewelry Design. Szilvia started Miss-Scuba.com to bring together women from all over the world who share enthusiasm about diving, travel, and adventure.
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Kelsey Fredricks is a writer, memoirist, journalist and poet from New York, whose passion for writing about travel, mental health, pop culture and other topics is as vibrant as her red hair. When she is not exploring her own world of storytelling, she enjoys planning her future wanders abroad, listening to Taylor Swift and pondering about the many wonders of life (sometimes all three simultaneously).
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Laura Rhodes-Levin, LMFT., Founder of The Missing Peace Center for Anxiety — Laura Rhodes-Levin, LMFT., is a licensed therapist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma. Laura holds a Master of Science in Counseling and is known for her unique approach in the understanding of anxiety and anxiety disorders. Laura is the Founder of The Missing Peace Center for Anxiety, a facility that offers a variety of modalities, including Psychotherapy, Neurofeedback, Meditation and Mindfulness, to help ease the nervous system and restore the brain, body, and mind to a place of calmness and relaxation. At The Missing Peace Center for Anxiety therapy is combined with modern technology to help facilitate the brain to return to its senses and reach a feeling of well-being. Laura has received many honors for her work including a Recognition Award for Going Above and Beyond in the Assistance of Rehabilitation Programs for the National Council of Jewish Women, and The National Council of Jewish Women has bestowed her with the Unsung Hero Award by the City of West Hollywood, as well. Laura served as an expert on psychological issues on several outlets, and has been seen on KTLA, Good Day LA, Fox News, KCAL 9, KCBS, KABC, and more. For more information on The Missing Peace Center for Anxiety, visit https://missingpeace4anxiety.com.
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Powered by spirituality found through yoga and recovery, Christy Hughes began to write a kindness blog in Summer 2019. That same year, she traveled all throughout the United States, making new friends and experiencing all the perks her destinations had to offer. She found that by sharing these experiences, she not only inspired compassion in others but sparked courage and ignited their spirit of adventure!
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Author Lisa Wiehebrink writes children’s books that uniquely bridge the connection between people and animals. Through her non-profit organization Tails That Teach, she donates her books to elementary schools and humane societies around the country to inspire kindness to all living beings and encourage literacy. Lisa is also the proud founder of National Rescue Dog Day which recognizes the special bond that comes with rescuing a dog and brings awareness to the countless number of dogs waiting to be adopted. Lisa is a graduate of California State University Fullerton and lives in southern California with her family and four rescue dogs.
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After a 25 year relationship, Rosie Aiello, (pronounced “i-L-o”) engineered an international escape from the Middle East to save her daughter and herself from domestic violence. Stunned by PTSD and nearly mentally destroyed, she reinvented herself since arriving back in the United States, started her own business, and became a speaker, best-selling author and an international awarding-winning entrepreneur. She's on a mission to help women like her take their life back and reclaim their voice, worth, confidence and courage so that they can create the joyful, productive and prosperous life they deserve. Contact her at: www.TheLoveisKindNetwork.com
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Sarah Ordover is a senior living expert with a particular specialization in dementia care. Sarah sits on the City of Los Angeles Task Force for Alzheimer's Los Angeles and volunteers as a facilitator and public speaker for the organization. She holds CSA and CDC certifications in aging and dementia care and authors “The Senior Living Insider” blog. As the owner of Assisted Living Locators, Los Angeles, a no-cost senior living placement service, Ordover helps families tackle the confusing subject of eldercare honestly and with compassion. Ordover attended American University and New York University. She lives in Los Angeles.
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Originally from London, England, Anna Griffin’s career started in modeling, which took her around the world before settling in Los Angeles. The unprecedented increase in global warming inspired Anna to launch Coco Eco, a digital magazine highlighting sustainable fashion, beauty, celebrity and lifestyle. As Coco Eco’s Publisher & Editor in Chief, Anna has interviewed celebrities including Bill Maher, Harrison Ford, Pamela Anderson, Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Andie MacDowell, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gabby Reece, Danica Patrick, Lisa Rinna, and Sir Richard Branson. Projects have included working in South Africa with the Lawrence Anthony Foundation to highlight the endangered rhino population and poaching epidemic; co-producing an eco-couture runway show at prestigious London Fashion Week; producing film content distributed on Virgin America’s RED system and the Virgin Mobile platform, and curating eco-inspired installations for global brands such as Lexus and the W Hotel Group. Anna is driven to raise awareness to the world’s environmental and social challenges, and is inspired by highlighting an adventurous, eco-chic lifestyle of no compromise. She has been featured on NPR, NBC, Fox and CBS nationally, and Fox LA, KCAL Channel 9, NBC5 Chicago, WBFF, and Fox 10 Phoenix, establishing a reputation as a trusted authority and influencer.
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Christina Pascucci is an Emmy Award- nominated journalist, licensed pilot, and humanitarian who has worked at KTLA since 2011.Christina, who serves as a reporter and fill-in anchor for LA’s No. 1 morning news, loves people. Her vision is to continually effect positive change, particularly in human rights and environmental issues. She has dived with hundreds of sharks, including great whites, to expose the shark finning industry. Christina is also an ambassador to 88 Bikes, a non-profit that fights child sex trafficking around the globe.
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Matthew Solomon is an author, relationship coach and award-winning filmmaker. Known as "The Coach for the Modern Soul," Matthew regularly works with universities, corporations and individual clients, towards building cultures of inclusion and understanding. In 2018, he authored the book: "Man School: Relating with Women in the #MeToo Era," which quickly became an Amazon #1 new release in six categories. Since then, he has been invited as a guest on over 30 TV, radio, web and podcasts, and is regularly invited to speak on panels covering diversity and inclusion. Matthew writes the weekly column, "Too Sensitive," for The Good Men Project, has written and directed several award-winning films and is a single father of 3; a teenage daughter and twin boys. For more information, visit: www.CoachwithMatthewSolomon.com
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Recognized as “LA’s Premiere Relationship Authority” by Southern California Magazine, Licensed Psychotherapist and Celebrity Transformational Relationship Coach, Daniella Bloom LMFT, is all about authentic honest human connection and finding the FUN in Dysfunction! After ending her own 16 year marriage, a whole new purpose and career exploded! This ‘Good Wife Gone WILD’ has her pulse on what makes and breaks a relationship today. With decades of professional experience and candid personal wisdom, Daniella is a frequently invited guest on television and radio shows, as well as a keynote speaker. She has been referred to as today’s Online to Off-line Dating Expert, Marriage Saver, and Divorcée Success Coach. Daniella is not afraid to take on uncomfortable topics and guests with different points of view, ranging in theme from the challenges facing our current relationships today, to the challenges facing our current politics. She brings a fresh perspective to the "real human story" underneath the headline. Her new show America's Voices has Americans coming together from across the political spectrum to share a grassroots dialogue on what really matters in order to find some common ground again. Book a chat with Daniella and get more info at: DaniellaBloom.com
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Maggie Jackson is a Los Angeles-based blogger at MaggieHJackson.com, a lifestyle blog for modern moms, where she posts about all things mommy-baby-related, in addition to sharing her passions for fashion, fitness, travel, home design and mental health awareness. When not blogging, she is an award-winning publicist securing her luxury lifestyle clients in prestigious publications like Vogue, Marie Claire and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Maggie is an occasional television spokesperson and guest host, dishing tips on her favorite products and fashion trends. To learn more about Maggie and read her blog, visit her site and connect with her on Instagram @maggiehjackson.
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Leslie Cole serves as an Elite Femininity Coach in Orange County to women all over the country, guiding them to live in playfulness, purpose and freedom by embracing their divine femininity. After a 25 year career in corporate financial services sales, Leslie realized her dream of working with other women to help them on the transformation of their lives and created the Five Step Majestic Feminine Program.
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In keeping with her goal to awaken others to the Divine wisdom the animals wish to share, and the psychic, intuitive and healing gifts they bring to humanity, Lynn is available for and encourages TV and radio appearances, speaking engagements and writing assignments.
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Veena Crownholm is a lifestyle blogger and TV expert, homeschooling mom to her 9 year old son and lover all things health and wellness. She has appeared on The Doctors, KTLA and FabFitFun TV.
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