A freak accident in a German bathtub changed the way Ann Zuccardy perceived the world. With no protocol for rehab from the resulting brain injury, Ann resolved to make her own way. In the process, she created a mild traumatic brain injury support group and became an advocate for others.
In her 2013 TEDx talk, How a Brain Injury Made Me Smarter, Ann redefined what being smart meant to her. When her brain no longer allowed her to live her life and earn a living the old way, she discovered the innate qualities that keep creativity alive in all of us. Ann has used these creative insights (what she calls “the new smart”) to reinvent her career and personal life.
In her 2014 TEDx talk, Ann revealed what she learned about neuroplasticity through her post-TBI trials and errors. Now, as a consultant and speaker, she helps businesses and individuals get smarter… without whacking any heads!
MEET:Maia Aziz P.S.W., C.L.Y.L
Over the last two decades, Maia Aziz has worked as a social worker and administrator in a variety of health and social service establishments. A current pediatric Program Manager at the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre in Montreal, Maia, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and member of the Board of Directors of the AATH (Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor), writes and speaks about how to cope with the inevitable rollercoaster of emotions and daily challenges of being a caregiver, how to collaborate effectively with healthcare professionals and how to never lose sight of what really matters. Maia founded the blog With Love and Laughter to share her everyday wisdoms to joyful gigglers everywhere. Read more at www.withloveandlaughter.ca
January Jones -Ricky’s Revolution
Jeannie Kerrigan is an author, healer, teacher and spiritual leader and an incredible keynote speaker for non-violence. Having taught Quantum Healing, Somatic Polarity, Ancient Wisdom Teachings and Indigenous Spirituality to students all over the world, Jeannie’s lifelong passion is to bring modern relevance to this wisdom ~ weaving the web of non-violence and empowering sacred movement in its highest vibration.
Through her book Layla, her organization ~ Ricky’s Revolution Non-Profit, workshops, one-on-one healing sessions, radio, television and public speaking, Jeannie empowers people with the tools and wisdom they need to heal themselves and each other. Jeannie helps people discover the shift in vibration and provides the support needed in transitions and peace of mind for life.
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Angelia White’s axiom, “Live, Dream, Inspire,” is what motivated her in 2000 to embark on an extraordinary journey to create a lifestyle magazine for diverse women of faith — a magazine that speaks to all women from all walks of life. What began as a simple idea blossomed into an amazing, faith-defining endeavor.
Having connecting her God-given passion with a purpose, Angelia decided to step out on faith with her dream. She began her mission to present beauty, fashion, and lifestyle issues for today’s aspiring woman. Angelia envisioned a magazine synchronizing diverse women of faith, inspired by true-life stories, providing powerful lessons that inspire, provide hope, and encourage change.
In 2005, Angelia experienced the loss of her grandmother and father within a two-month time period. It was during these difficult times that she was able to discern how short and precious life truly is. Inspired by these revelations, she knew that it was time to take concrete steps toward fulfilling her dream. In May 2005, with strong faith and determination, her vision evolved into the reality of Hope for Women magazine.