Christine V. Disano

Christine DiSano’s modern day fairy tale draws children to their own magnetic power in her new book! A self taught artist from Chicago, has written her first book, with over forty of her images and paintings made into illustrations.  It is an enchanting adventure that teaches us the power we have within us to create Joy even in the face of adversity.  A family of elemental  spirits we call the Little People live in the hollow of a tree.   Join them and their friends as they venture us through the magical realm of nature when they encounter a human boy lost in the woods.   Arthur makes many new friends while deep in the forest yet chooses a path where he must realize the awareness of who he really is and what is most important in life. I Meet the Little People…An Enchanting Adventure demonstrates natural law through a positive, uplifting tale in a magical kingdom of the elemental spirits of nature; it is one which both children and adults alike will enjoy.

Dr. Rajiv Parti

Rajiv Parti, MD  (aka Dr. Raj)  founded the Pain Management Institute of California, and under his direction it has served thousands of patients for acute and chronic pain relief. Dr. Raj is a world’s leading specialist in pain management with over 30 years practicing clinical experience. He was the Chief of Anesthesiology at Bakersfield Heart Hospital where he specialized in cardiac anesthesia for 15 years.

Victoria Mogilner

Victoria Mogilner is a certified Acupuncturist and Aesthetician specializing in Rejuvenation. She studied with the Dali Lama’s Physician Dr. Dolma in Dharmasala, India and trained in China with her Acupuncture. She specializes in teaching people how to take care of themselves. She is the author of Ancient Secrets of Facial Rejuvenation and owns Victoria Mogilner Rejuvenation Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Victoria is the author of: Ancient Secrets of Facial Rejuvenation

Valerie René Sheppard

Valerie René Sheppard is a recovering corporate executive on radical sabbatical™. She has transitioned from a highly-analytical, intellectual career to living from her heart expressing, her Divine Purpose, which is to entertain, educate and heal, helping people tap into their Essence to achieve their highest good. She has a diverse coaching background spanning more than 20 years, including working with adolescent girls, homeless women, college students, and adult professionals. She is a certified Sacred Contracts instructor by the Caroline Myss Education Institute and is pursuing certification in spiritual direction through the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. She has been praised for her coaching ability by students, mentees and peers.

Trattoria Mollie

Chef Mollie has been featured on the Oprah’s Show and in “O” magazine. National Geographic Passport to the Best has recognized Trattoria Mollie as one of the “Ten Best Destination & Special Restaurants in the World”.

Tony Narducci

Tony Narducci is based in Chicago and has worked in the business community for over twenty years as a consultant, executive coach, salesperson, manager of people and projects and as an executive of sales and marketing activities. For the last twenty years, Tony has worked across multiple industries to provide executive coaching, as well as, design, development and delivery of Learning Solutions to help increase organizational effectiveness and grow business. Clients he has worked with include: American Express, Abbott Labs, Air Products, Chase, AT&T, Bosch & Lomb, Dow Corning, DuPont, Fidelity Investments, Cigna, ABN AMRO, Mellon Bank, GE, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Standard & Poor’s, Pearson Publishing, Chrysler Financial, SemMaterials, Unilever, Kraft Foods, Microsoft, LandAmerica, Pratt & Whitney, Republic Services, and others.

Sadie Nardini

Sadie is the founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga TM, the author of a life-changing book, The Road trip Guide to the Soul and a Ninja-in-training at a dojo in New York City.


A former journalist, now a Practical living and fitness solutions columnist for Yoga Journal, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Magazine and the Huffington Post.


She regularly contributes video and written content for and has been featured in the New York Times, Glamour, Self Magazine, CNN and more. Yoga Journal calls her a “rising star” for her ability to inspire transformation in anyone wishing to move to the next, best level of themselves.


She’s the creator of YogaDial, the largest iPhone yoga application as well as the author of her upcoming book, Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga: A Total Body Transformation for Any Style…from Center!


Her #1 bestselling yoga DVDs and international trainings attract students and teachers from all styles and levels who want to put the powerful energy of center back into the yoga poses…and their lives. Sadie is also Ultimate Wellness expert for Sharecare (Dr. Oz)

Ransom Stephens

Ransom Stephens, Ph.D., is a professor of particle physics turned writer and speaker. He has worked on experiments at SLAC, Fermilab, CERN, and Cornell; discovered a new type of matter and was on the team that discovered the top quark. During the tech boom that ended in 2001, he directed patent development for a wireless web startup and, a few years later, became an expert on timing noise (aka, jitter) which is what paid his bills while he wrote The God Patent.

Philip Shepherd

Philip Shepherd’s life can best be described as “outside of the box”. At 18, he left his native Canada to cycle alone from Europe to India, intent on immersing himself in exotic cultures. Shepherd’s exploits took him to some unexpected places: from star-filled nights in the Great Syrian Desert to Japan, where he studied classical Noh Theater. Along the way he experienced countless ways of living unlike anything he had known in Canada.


As he absorbed the lessons he learned from those different cultures, Shepherd began applying those principles to aspects of Western culture that are generally accepted as “normal”. The insights he gained left him more connected with his life, more open to the present, and more clearly grounded in his purpose than ever before.


Philip is the Author of New Self, New World.

Personal Personal Preference, Inc.

PPI had a niche market in home parties art. With an extensive 5000 piece inventory of images, their 52,000 sq foot building needed organization, redesign and clearing. Reorganization of 5000 images subsequently barcoded provided production and operational flow. Implemented teachings of Wabi Sabi, Feng Shui, Vatsu and space clearing were used to create a peaceful environment for staff and customers.


When PPI decided to condense from 52,000 sq ft to 10,000, liquidation of all machinery (compressors, saws, laminating equipment, bulk paper cutters, nailers) warehouse materials (shelving, pallet racking, pallet jacks) business equipment (photo copiers, cubicles, books, office supplies) furniture and fixtures; a task which was to completed in 12 weeks netting PPI half of the profits of original price paid. Items that did not sell were collaborated with local schools, and charities to make donations.