Authors

Dr. Kimberly Allison

KIMBERLY ALLISON, M.D., is the director of Breast Pathology at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, where she continues to initiate women on the same journey. She is actively involved in breast cancer research, clinical diagnostics, and teaching. Kim and her husband live with their two children on Mercer Island, WA. When not

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Nick Benas

NICK BENAS, USMC, QMHA, is a Qualified Mental Health Associate and a former United States Marine Sergeant as well as Iraqi Combat Veteran. Nick is the former Director of Business Operations for Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare, a private non-profit mental health agency, located on the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. He is also a Certified Mental

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Dr. Jessica Black

JESSICA BLACK, N.D. graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine where she obtained her medical training. Dr. Black specializes in women’s medicine including natural hormone balancing for menopause, childhood illnesses, and chronic asthma. She continues to study and research vaccinations, hormones, new treatment ideas, and cutting edge techniques used to improve health. She is

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David Blistein

DAVID BLISTEIN is a novelist, essayist, and former advertising agency executive whose writing is the culmination of a lifelong pursuit of wisdom, transcendence, and humor. After a long career as a copywriter and advertising executive, he left the business world to travel the country in a VW van and pursue his own writing. He is

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Samantha Bowick

SAMANTHA BOWICK has a Master of Public Health degree from Liberty University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration at Columbia Southern University. She is devoted to using her education and experiences to advocate for women who suffer with endometriosis. She currently lives in Aiken, South Carolina. She is the author

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Jo Brielyn

JO BRIELYN is an author and contributing writer for Hatherleigh Press and has currently completed 16 nonfiction books about health and wellness. Jo holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Education, Training and Development. She is the founder, writer, and editor of Creative Kids Ideas, a resource website that supplies parents, teachers, and family members

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Jill Brooke

JILL BROOKE is a writer, journalist, stepfamily coach and playwright. She is a contributing writer for FirstWivesWorld.com, a site that helps women contemplating, navigating or moving on from divorce heal through self-love, smarts and humor. She has been a contributor to CBS’ The Early Show and a former on-air CNN correspondent. Jill’s work has appeared

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Marie-Annick Courtier

CHEF MARIE-ANNICK COURTIER is a native of Paris, France, where she learned about gourmet foods and wines in the French tradition. Chef Marie holds a Culinary Arts Degree, has worked with many world-renowned chefs, and runs her own personal chef service. A Certified Fitness Nutritionist and Professional Food Manager, she also teaches cooking and created

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David Cry

DAVID CRY is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Adrenoleukodystrophy Foundation, an organization founded in 2000 to serve the needs of families with the fatal pediatric condition, ALD. David lives his passions daily, having assisted mothers and fathers affected by this terrible condition in over 150 countries. David has established relationships with researchers

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Dede Cummings

DEDE CUMMINGS is a Vermont-based writer, and she is also a public radio commentator for Vermont Public Radio. Her first book, Living with Crohn’s & Colitis was published in 2010. She is also the author of Living with Crohn’s & Colitis Cookbook and Questions for the Dalai Lama. Dede has had her poetry published in

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