Foreword writer Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. Adyashanti is author of The Way of Liberation, Falling into Grace, Emptiness Dancing, True Meditation, and The End of Your World. Based in California, he lives with his wife, Mukti, and teaches throughout North America and Europe, offering satsangs, weekend intensives, silent retreats, and a live Internet radio broadcast.
Susan Albers, PsyD, is a New York Times bestselling author and licensed clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic specializing in eating issues, weight loss, body image concerns, and mindfulness. She graduated from the University of Denver, completed an internship at the University of Notre Dame, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Her work has been quoted in O, Oprah Magazine, Family Circle, Self, and The Wall Street Journal, and she conducts mindful eating workshops internationally. She was a guest expert on the Today Show and Dr. Oz. Visit Albers online at www.eatingmindfully.com.
Robert E. Alberti, PhD, is a psychologist, marriage & family therapist, Fellow (Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association, clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, publisher, and author/co-author of several books. His work has received international recognition as the "gold standard" for psychological self-help.
Henry Alford is the author of two acclaimed works of investigative humour and has been a regular contributor to the New York Times and Vanity Fair and a staff writer at Spy. He has also written for The New Yorker, GQ, New York, Details, Harper's Bazaar, the Village Voice, and Paris Review.
David Allen is the internationally bestselling author of Getting Things Done and Ready for Anything. He is the chairman and founder of the David Allen Company, a global management and consulting company, widely recognized as the world's leading authority in developing personal and organization capacity.
Priscilla Almada, PhD, is a research scientist. Over the last decade, she has been committed to exploring the science, art, and practice of cultivating prosocial and sustainable communities. She lives in Sydney, Australia.
Daniel G. Amen
Dr Daniel G Amen is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and CEO of Amen Clinics, Inc in the US. He is the author of 19 books including the New York Times bestseller, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.www.amenclinic.com
Dr Kirstie Anderson is a consultant neurologist and honorary senior lecturer within the Newcastle Regional Sleep Service and Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University. She has a national level reputation in the area of CBT for insomnia and is involved in research and training. She has been centrally involved with the updating of the IAPT Low Intensity Curriculum.
PAMELA ANDERSON is the sexual icon of her generation and a muse to many artists. She has appeared on 14 Playboy covers and starred In Baywatch. Creator and star of the successful TV series VIP, Anderson has done extensive work as an activist for human, animal, and environmental rights.
Before sacrificing his soul to dark forces in the Square Mile, Cityboy was a genuine left-wing hippy and political activist, complete with ponytail and hoop earrings. His dream of becoming a global traveller was cruelly dashed when his brother got him an interview at a French bank in the City, which would set him on the rocky road to destruction and despair.
Martin M. Antony
Martin M. Antony, PhD, is professor and chair in the department of psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He is director of research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, and past president of the Canadian Psychological Association. An award-winning researcher, Antony has been widely quoted in the American and Canadian media. His research, writing, and clinical practice focus on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and the treatment of anxiety disorders. Antony is coauthor of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook, When Perfect Isn't Good Enough, and more than twenty-five other books.
Lisa Appignanesi was born in Poland and grew up in France and Canada. A novelist and writer, she is visiting professor of Literature and the Medical Humanities at King's College London. She was chair of the Freud Museum from 2008-2014 and is a former president of English PEN. She was awarded an OBE for services to Literature in 2013. Her published work includes Mad, Bad and Sad, All About Love and Losing the Dead. @LisaAppignanesi
Nancy K. Austin
Nancy K. Austini s co-author, with Tom Peters, of the bestseller A Passion for Excellence. She is a leading authority on building swift and lasting organizations to succeed. Nancy has written extensively for many magazines and journals. She has been a contributing editor at Working Woman, a columnist for 1099 (a webzine for independent professionals), and today is a contributing editor for INC. magazine. Nancy founded her company in 1985, and has been working with a cross-section of lively businesses ever since.
Linda Babcock is James P Walton Professor of Economics at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Chris Bailey, a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, wrote over 216,000 words on the subject of productivity on his blog, alifeofproductivity.com, during a year-long productivity project where he conducted intensive research, as well as dozens of productivity experiments on himself to discover how to become as productive as possible. To date, he has written hundreds of articles on the subject, and has garnered coverage in media as diverse as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, New York magazine, TED, Fast Company and Lifehacker.
Dawn Baker is a clinical psychologist and trained therapist in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She has worked at the Depersonalisation Research Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, developing a psychological model of depersonalization disorder as well as treatment and management strategies. She currently works in private practice in Spain.
Paul Banfield is a qualified Independent Financial Adviser who has worked in the financial services industry for 20 years and runs his own company. He is consulted regularly as an expert by organizations such as Cahoot and National Savings. His articles are published in the major national newspapers and he frequently appears on live broadcasts for the BBC, Sky and Channel 4, giving personal financial advice on The Richard & Judy Show and Tonight with Trevor Macdonald, as well as providing technical advice to Dispatches and Panorama.
Jonathan R. Barkin, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, partner at the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Barkin has extensive experience in the intensive treatment of severe anxiety disorders. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders in children, teens, and adults. Barkin presents lectures and workshops to professionals in the Bay Area.
Josie Barnard has been an editor, journalist and radio broadcaster. Her first novel, POKER FACE (Virago), was the winner of a Betty Trask Award. She lives in London.
Constance Barter is a British schoolgirl, born in 1993, who was diagnosed with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa aged 14, from which she has since made a complete recovery. In between schoolwork, she is a Young Ambassador volunteer for BEAT, the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders.