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Relationships, Connection, & Community

Dr. Jessica Higgins is one of the most delightful people I have ever met. Her genuine presence and compassion is immediately reassuring and her absolute joy is contagious. She is wise beyond her many academic degrees and is able to see truth, find balance, and support couples in finding their way to deep appreciation, connection, passion, and the overwhelming joy–that is often strategically hiding behind the challenges and stressors of life–waiting to be discovered and rediscovered in your ever expanding journey. Dr. Jessica is a sunshiny summer day when you are most in need of a glimmer of light 🙂

Health, Happiness, & Wellbeing

Leading from the back of the room, Cathy Gatto Brennan is less ‘in your face’ and more ‘in you corner’.

Embracing the science & art of transformation she is a Mind-Body researcher, a registered nurse, and an Integrative Wellness Coach providing support for the changes midlife women encounter. She explores the science of what makes people desire, initiate and create lasting change and brings that deep knowledge and integration to her clients and community.

She is an amazing person, (who is usually booked solid), but if you have an opportunity to work with her…Jump!

Fitness & Nutrition

Missy’s passion for living a healthy well-balanced life is contagious (almost contagious enough for me to reevaluate my morning chocolate walnut cookie breakfast *grin*)! She is not only a Transformational Eating Coach and Holistic Nutritionist, she is also an author of several cookbooks that take you beyond simple recipes to overall wellness.

She is a  big spirit and a ray of sunshine that can shine light on and guide you through the emotional work and psychological choices we make around food and lifestyle and help you to discover your most solid and healthful life.

Life’s Work, Career, and Finance

Greater Good magazine turns scientific research into stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and a more compassionate society.

Through articles, videos, quizzes, and podcasts, we bridge the gap between scientific journals and people’s daily lives, particularly for parents, educators, business leaders, and healthcare professionals.

Greater Good magazine is published by the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2001, the GGSC has been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life.


Here are some other resources for you to check out. offers an extensive video database of full-length yoga classes, poses, and guided meditation tracks. And the best part is, they’re all free. ACTIVE helps you find and register for activities from running races to softball leagues and local events. ACTIVE also helps you learn and prepare for all things active with resources, training plans and fitness calculators. It is a platform to connect with others building a similar minded community. is an all-in-one health tracker – users can search for doctors, investigate symptoms, and keep up on medical research from one central hub. A wide database of assessments and health guides will help you manage your health from home, and an extensive user dashboard will help you manage your health online. has an online recipe book that provides healthy options on any budget or timeframe. offers a host of tools and information geared towards nutrition education. Features include a diet planner, advice on weight management , nutrition tips, and other helpful resources that help empower people to make healthier food choices. is a support center designed to help you with your romantic and family relationships, whether you’re young or old, straight or gay, single or in a relationship. They offer self-assessment tools, free counseling via live chat, e-mail, or telephone, and a database of tips, guides, and articles to help you manage common relationship problems. Simple wisdom for complex lives.
This is a wonderful place to read, be inspired, be supported, and get other resources.



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