The Mindbloom life-improvement platform is strengthened by the contributions of experience and knowledge of some of the world’s leading experts in personal & professional development, health and wellness. With their collaboration, we are able to further our mission of make life improvement accessible to everyone in fun, easy, and effective ways.
Author of the international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage, the founder & CEO of Good Think, Inc. is widely considered as one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. Shawn spent over a decade at Harvard, during which he served as Head Teaching Fellow for “Positive Psychology”—the most popular course at Harvard. In 2012, Shawn’s research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk became one of the most popular all time with over 3 million views, and he has a new lecture airing now on PBS called “The Happiness Advantage.”
Patricia Bannan, MS, RD
Los Angeles-based registered dietitian specializing in nutrition and health communications. She develops news segments for television stations, writes articles for magazines, and serves as a consultant and a national nutrition spokesperson. She is the author of Eat Right When Time Is Tight: 150 Slim-Down Strategies and No-Cook Food Fixes and, given ongoing book interest, is developing corporate wellness programs focused on optimizing nutrition for peak workplace performance. Patricia has conducted more than 1,000 media interviews over the past decade, including guest appearances on The TODAY Show, The Doctors, ABC News, Fox News Channel and CNN. She has written for and been interviewed by such leading magazines as O, The Oprah Magazine, People, Self, Shape, Glamour, Parenting, and Redbook and has worked as health reporter and producer for CNN.
Bestselling author of 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You and Get Real and STOP Dieting!. Her next book, A Whole New You: Six Steps to Ignite Change for Your Best Life will be released January 2, 2012. She regularly speaks at conferences, spas and wellness centers, and consults on topics of health and well-being, and personal change. Her writing is regularly featured on popular sites including: Yahoo!, Shine from Yahoo!, Divine Caroline, Intent and Gather. She has also been featured in such publications as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Spa Magazine, Stuff Boston, and American Fitness. Brett has appeared on NBC, FOX and CBS, and on Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Radio Show – on Sirius Radio. She is a regular guest on Better Connecticut (WFSB – CBS, Hartford, CT) and MyFox – 25 in Boston.
Author of Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions and the Tiny Wisdom eBook Series. After tweeting quotes through @tinybuddha for more than a year, she started tinybuddha.com as a community blog, featuring stories and insights from people around the globe. It has since grown into one of the most popular inspirational sites on the web, with more than 2 million views per month. Tiny Buddha also has a robust presence on Facebook and Google+, with close to 1 million combined social media followers. Lori’s work has appeared in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and Shambhala Sun, and she has also contributed more than 100 articles on self-esteem and well-being to nationally distributed ‘tween publications.
Love Expert Arielle Ford is a leading pioneer and personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 25 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. Her new book, Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love In Imperfect Relationships, shows couples how to create deeper, more loving and more fulfilling relationships. Additionally, her stellar career includes years as a prominent book publicist, author, literary agent, TV lifestyle reporter, television producer, Sirius radio host, publishing consultant, relationship expert, speaker, columnist and blogger for the Huffington Post.
Keri Gans, MS, RD, CDN
Registered dietitian, spokesperson and media personality with a private practice in New York City. She is the author of The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner, Healthier You, a Past-Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Past-President of The New York State Dietetic Association. Beyond her own practice, Keri writes a weekly blog on U.S. News’ Eat + Run and is frequently quoted in local and national publications, such as Glamour, Fitness, Shape, Self, Women’s Health, and Health. Keri has made several television appearances including, EXTRA, The Dr. Oz Show, ABC News, WPIX11 Morning Show, Primetime, and Good Morning America and is regularly on radio shows such as Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s Dr. Radio, The Joan Hamburg Show and Martha Stewart.
Dr. Barton Goldsmith
A three-time award-winning psychotherapist, a syndicated columnist and radio host, as well as a well-known regular speaker. He has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CBS News, NBC News, Beauty and the Geek, and the Greg Behrendt Show. He’s the author of the Emotional Fitness book series, including Emotional Fitness for Couples — 10 minutes a Day to a Better Relationship, Emotional Fitness for intimacy — Sweeten and Deepen your Love in Just 10 minutes a Day, and Emotional Fitness at Work — 6 Strategic Steps to Success Using the Power of Emotion, as well as his most recent book 100 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence — Believe in Yourself and Others Will Too. His columns have been featured in well over 200 newspapers, including The Chicago Sun-Times, The Orange County Register, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Atlanta Journal
John Gray, Ph.D.
The best-selling relationship author of all time, John Gray, is today’s leading expert in relationships and communication. He helps men and women understand, respect and appreciate their differences in both personal and professional relationships. He is the author of 18 books, including Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. John Gray is a popular speaker around the world and has been featured on major media outlets and television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, and many others.
Brian Johnson is the Philosopher & CEO of en*theos--a company that creates cool stuff to help people optimize their lives. He’s the co-founder (with his wife, Alexandra) of the en*theosAcademy, PhilosophersNotes and Blissitations and wrote a little book called A Philosopher’s Notes. He’s also featured in the documentary FindingJoe and has a monthly “Big Ideas” column in Experience Life magazine. In his past lives, Brian raised $8 million to finance the creation of eteamz + Zaadz after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA (where he studied Psychology + Business).
One of the creators of the New York Times bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series and the author of The Happiness Makeover (nominated for the 2005 Books for Better Living award in the Motivational category), Attitudes of Gratitude, The Power of Patience, Trusting Yourself, The Giving Heart, and 365 Health and Happiness Boosters, among other titles. As an executive coach and personal change expert for Professional Thinking Partners (PTP), she is a member of the International Coaching Federation, is a contributing editor to Health and Good Housekeeping and has appeared on “The Today Show,” CNN, and hundreds of radio programs. Articles on her work have appeared in over 1000 newspaper and magazines, including The New York Times, USA Today, Wall St. Journal, Health, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Town and Country, Cosmopolitan and Yoga Journal.