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Rachel Goldsmith Turow
Rachel Goldsmith Turow, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, research scientist, mindfulness teacher, and an adjunct faculty member at Seattle University and at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters. Rachel's work originally focused on the ways that people experience stress and trauma. Over the years, Rachel noted that many of the strategies that help people recover from trauma can also build emotional resilience more generally. Rachel's current work emphasizes techniques that decrease self-criticism, cultivate self-encouragement, and enhance participation in meaningful goals and activities. Rachel currently teaches three "science and practice" courses at Seattle University: Mindfulness Skills, Developing Compassion, and Building Resilience. In each course, students practice new mental skills and other behaviors while also learning about scientific research studies related to each technique. She has also led mindfulness, compassion, and resilience workshops nationally for audiences ranging from high school teachers to active military personnel.
Richard Carlson
During his life, Richard Carlson, Ph.D, was considered one of the foremost experts in happiness and stress reduction in the United States and around the world and was a frequent featured guest on such shows as Oprah, The Today Show, The View, NNC, CNN, Fox, PBS and over 2000 other shows.Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff continued to be a publishing phenomenon with over 20 titles in the brand franchise, two of which were co-authored and authored with his beloved wife, Kris. He died of a pulmonary embolism in December 2006, at the age of forty-five. The words “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” have become a part of American Culture thanks to Richard Carlson’s book that became a runaway best-seller and made publishing history as the #1 best-selling book in the United States for two consecutive years. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller list and is still considered one of the fastest selling books of all time and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
Rukshana Eisa
RUKSHANA EISA has been a leading fashion model, an onboard leader with international airlines and an etiquette and grooming professional since the past 17 years. Her expertise in the field of etiquette training has seen her coach professionals, corporates, brides-to-be, youth on the cusp of a career and a wide array of management and hospitality executives. Given her vast experience, she has been the official grooming leader for participants of the Miss India pageants. She has also groomed Rohit Khandelwal, who made India proud by winning the prestigious Mister World 2016 title. With her exposure to travel and the fine arts, she continues to be the voice of a new generation looking for poise and purpose. She lives in Mumbai with her architect husband Mustafa and daughter Zara.