Writer and wellness coach, Olivia Pennelle (Liv), is in long-term recovery. Liv passionately believes in a fluid and holistic approach to recovery. Her popular site, Liv’s Recovery Kitchen, is a resource for people in all types of recovery to live well - providing delicious recipes, insightful interviews, some of her featured articles, and tools to live well.
You will find Liv featured as an expert writer in leading recovery and mental health publications, including: Recovery.org, Rehabs.com, MentalHelp.net, The Fix, Intervene, Workit Health, iExhale, Addiction Centers, Reach Out Recovery, Drugrehab.org, Rehabcenter.net, The Recovery Village, Recovery Campus, and The Phoenix Spirit.
She also provides tailored coaching packages and delivers wellness workshops. Liv is located in Portland, OR.
Jay Westbrook is a multiple award-winning clinician & speaker, Visiting Faculty Scholar at Harvard Medical School, and a specialist in End-of-Life care & education. He holds an MS in Gerontology, is a Grief Recovery Specialist, an R.N., & a Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse. Saddened by the number of mature adults dying with diseases related to their substance abuse, he now also works with the recovery community to guide the mature adult alcoholic/addict to find & maintain sobriety & recovery. He can be reached at CompassionateJourney@hotmail.com
Samantha Skelly is the founder of Hungry for Happiness, a movement to support women around the world who are suffering from disordered eating and body image issues. She is an award-winning, sought out international speaker who delivers inspirational presentations to empower those who struggle with the relationship they have to food and their bodies.
Samantha has appeared on Global TV, Shaw, NBC and CBC to share her mission on an international platform. Hungry for Happiness creates online accessible and affordable recovery resources to those who are suffering in silence. Samantha was awarded ‘Top 24 under 24’ in September 2013. In 2014, she was a finalist as the ‘Best Emerging Entrepreneur’ by Small Business BC.
Samantha Skelly aims to create a disruptive company in the eating disorder recovery space. Her vision is to create the largest and most impactful online resource to support those whose lives are negatively affected by issues with food and their bodies.
Jenifer Talley, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of trauma and substance misuse from an integrative harm reduction framework. Dr. Talley has expertise in providing mindfulness-based interventions and has conducted several trainings on the integration of mind-body practices in treating substance use and trauma. She is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling at the New School for Social Research where she participates in the training and supervision of graduate students in psychology. Dr. Talley is also the Assistant Director of The Center for Optimal Living where she coordinates mindfulness and trauma-based services in addition to providing individual and group therapy. Dr. Talley received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Virginia Tech and previously worked as a Supervising Psychologist at the Women's Health Project of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital.
Marni Greenberg is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California (License # PSY23970) with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She opened her private practice in the summer of 2011 after 10 years of experience working for non-profit agencies in San Diego, California and Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Greenberg also works with H.E.L.P. (Home-Based Effective Living Professionals), providing in-home therapy services, and she performs assessments for U.S. veterans to clarify their mental health diagnosis.
Katherine Schreiber, co-author of The Truth About Exercise Addiction, is a writer and editor based in New York City. Her work has been published by Psychology Today, Cosmopolitan, TIME, Greatist.com, and PsychCentral.com.
In 2015, she received her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College and is currently working on her second book about female sexuality and double lives.
In addition to writing, Katherine also teaches yoga and dabbles in standup comedy, improv, and acting.
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