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Dr. Anita has a number of colleagues who share her passion for giving back to the community. Learn more about these special guests, and thank you for your support.
Hypnotherapist Laura Mekola
Laura Mekola is a certified hypnotherapist, and practices deep trance hypnosis. She likes to use deep trance because she likes to see big changes. It allows her to have a discussion with the subconscious – ask questions and get answers – and ask for help with releasing everything from physical pain to emotional trauma. She continues to be fascinated by the power we have in our minds, and how unlocking that power can transform lives. www.lauramekola.com. Instagram: @lauramekola.
Health Advocate and Coach Melissa Hanson
Health Advocate and Coach. My passion is to keep it real. Real food, real products, real people. I only blog and post about subjects and products that I truly believe in. It is my goal to help people become the healthiest, happiest versions of themselves through clean living. I’m happy to share simple recipes and health tips that have helped me personally. There is no need to stop eating your favorite food, we’re just going to substitute the fake stuff for real, organic, wholesome ingredients. It’s incredible how quickly our bodies respond to a little tender love and care. hansonskitchen.com.
Energy Practitioner and Spiritual Therapist Fe Murray
Fe is the Founder and Chief Energy Giver at Mana Kai Wellness Center. A registered nurse with a Masters of Science degree in Nursing, completion of graduate level Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program and well versed in Native American (Lakota Sioux) teachings and Hawaiian spirituality, she interweaves Spirit and Science into a workable worldview. Fe is also a graduate of the 4-year Soul Transformation program of Pathwork International. http://manakaiwellness.com/project/fe-murray/.
Dietitian Eleanor Baker
Eleanor Baker is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in sports nutrition, gut health and nutrition psychology. She loves to educate clients on how to maximize their health through simple and sustainable solutions in the kitchen, on the go and through lifestyle interventions. She has improved the health of hundreds of clients from teenage and professional athletes to individuals who find themselves being held back by gastrointestinal distress like constipation or diarrhea.
Michael D. Cook, O.D.
Josephine Brooks is founder of Spa Josephine, one of the most respected skincare facilities in Laguna Beach with over 40 years in business. She is also the creator of the exclusive Dr. Michael Cook is California Board Licensed to provide diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical care including glaucoma. He received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Indiana University School Of Optometry in 1980. After graduating, Dr. Cook taught optometry and provided patient care domestically and internationally in South Africa, Hong Kong, and England. He has served as Chief Examiner for National Board of Optometry.
Spa Josephine Founder Josephine Brooks
Josephine Brooks is founder of Spa Josephine, one of the most respected skincare facilities in Laguna Beach with over 40 years in business. She is also the creator of the exclusive JoJoBrooks Anti-Aging Skincare line based on precious ingredients used by the youthful looking women in her family for four generations. Website http://www.spajosephine.com/. Instagram @spajosephine1833.
Therapeutic Massage Specialist Liz Hurst
Liz Hurst is a licensed massage therapist of 12 years. She serves clients at two locations — the White Lotus Day Spa in Dana Point, and also at her own studio called Laguna Massotherapy. She specializes in therapeutic massage and bodywork for a wide range of conditions and tailor each session based on the unique needs of individual clients. She believes that reducing stress and calming the body can facilitate healing and have a profound affect on physical discomfort and pain. Instagram @
Parkinson’s Patient Phillip
Phillip has been dealing with Parkinson’s Disease for 30 years. He was diagnosed early and spent many years not taking good care of himself. Now, with the doctor’s help, he is taking steps to be mindful of the importance of good health habits. Instagram @petsmart01.
Yogi Marna Bright
Marna Bright, owner of Pacific Blue Yoga, began practicing Bikram Yoga in 2002 and has been a certified Original Hot Yoga (Bikram) for 17 years. She’s also trained in Inferno Hot Pilates which is high-intensity interval training using Pilates principles. Since 2003 Marna has taught over 4000 yoga classes. In addition to her ownership responsibilities, Marna continues to regularly pratice Bikram’s beginning and advanced yoga series as well has Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Yin. She’s dedicated to helping people find happiness and wellness through yoga and physical fitness. https://pacificblueyoga.com/. Instagram @pacific_blue_yoga
Integrative Nutrition Health and Breath Coach Sylvia Adler
Sylvia Adler is an Integrative Nutrition Health and Breath Coach who believes that even small changes in lifestyle can have huge positive impact on overall health. One of those vital changes is linked to learning to breathe more mindfully and deeply, as that alone can affect our entire organism. https://www.facebook.com/HealthEssentials4you.
Recovery Coach-Mentor Morgyn Danae
Morgyn Danae, owner of Morgyn Danae Wellness, is a Recovery Coach-Mentor and Mental Health Advocate specializing in dance as a healing art and somatic trauma recovery. She integrates her extensive background working with the body as a certified holistic core specialist-fitness professional (corrective exercise/functional fitness) and licensed massage therapist. Her passion is to support women with a creative spirit to reclaim, transform, and express their unique core beauty and power. Website: https://morgyndanae.com. Instagram @morgyndanaewellness
Functional Nutrition Coach Brandon Drake
Brandon Drake has a background in nutrition and culinary arts, and is able to explain nutrition concepts and relate it to food to make it more exciting for his clients to learn how to optimize their metabolic health. Some common disorders associated with metabolic damage include pre-diabetes, diabetes, insulin resistance, heart attack, and stroke. He educates people on how to create a personalized lifestyle using food, nutrition, and behavior concepts to achieve long-term health.
http://heartfulfoods.com/. Instagram @heartfulfoodsforreal
Publisher of LB Vibe Lisa Farber
Lisa Farber is the Publisher of Laguna Beach Vibe, Laguna Beach’s only locally owned and woman-owned, free entertainment guide, in print and online, featuring the music scene, arts, shopping, wellness, dining, and hospitality. Find out who’s voted the current “Laguna Beach Favorite” when you’re planning your day. https://LagunaBeachVibe.com. Instagram @lagunabeachvibe
Artist Nathan Goldsmith
Nathan Goldsmith is an artist from the California Bay Area and has been painting for the last decade. His paintings are intended to calm the breath and turn our focus inward. He believes that art has a powerful effect on our psyche, and his clients are looking to change their living environment by introducing large, dramatic moments of contemplation. Nathan teaches his process of using creative practice as a tool for healing. Website: https://nathangoldsmith.com Instagram @ncgoldsmith
Physical Therapist Dr. John Huang, DPT, PT
Dr. John Huang is a doctor of physical therapy. He provides in-home, outdoor, and virtual physical therapy and wellness services for the busy professional in Southern California. He also coaches and consults with healthcare professionals looking to start their own professional corporations in order to take ownership in their practice and live their best life. Website: https://yourspindoctor.com Instagram @yourspindoctor @movementxinc
Marriage and Family Therapist Howard Huhem, LMFT
Howard Huhem is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Laguna Beach, California. He believes that we all have within us the ability to work through our challenges and create positive change in our lives. His approach to therapy emphasizes empathy and understanding. Howard utilizes the cognitive behavioral model along with reality therapy, among others. He strives to connect the client with their skills and strengths, believing that through our collaboration, self awareness can result and positive goals can be attained. Located in the office of Dr. Anita Wang.
Dentist Maryam Jackson, DDS
Dr. Maryam Jackson, DDS, takes an integrative approach to dentistry and not only solves her patients’ symptoms, but also seeks the reason behind the problem. She is an advocate for non toxic and biocompatible products and materials and has been certified by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology in the safe removal of silver mercury fillings via SMART protocol. She enjoys treating and educating adults and children in their oral health. She is trained in airway dentistry, sleep dentistry, and dental ozone therapy.
lives. Website: https://smilesoforange.com/ Instagram @smilesoforange
Dentist Alex Kalmanovich, DDS
Dr. Alex Kalmanovich, DDS, practices general and cosmetic dentistry utilizing the newest technologies to provide customized dental care and emphasizing preventative dentistry. His continuous education includes a recent designation as Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Alex, as he’s known to many patients, makes going to the dentist fun and exciting with his friendly and compassionate nature. Dr. Kalmanovich has a strong passion for education and was awarded the The Grosso Endowment for Promise as a Dental Educator. Website: https://lagunafamilydentistry.com/ Instagram @dr.alexkal
Mediator & Consultant Gail Landau, Esq.
Gail Landau is an attorney, mediator, and consultant, but also founder of the Catmosphere Laguna Foundation. She specializes in public relations and media communications, employer/employee relations, partnership disputes, intra family and elder financial abuse, healthcare and caregiver disputes, and advocacy for special interest groups and organizations including non-profits and charities. Orange County’s first cat cafe is dedicated to providing foster homes for adoptable cats and kittens. Website: https://www.catmospherelaguna.com/ Instagram @catmosphere_laguna
Chiropractor & Active Release Therapy Eric Liss
Dr. Eric Liss is a certified Active Release Technique provider and one of only a handful in orange county. ART has become internationally known as the gold standard in soft tissue treatment and is being used by professional athletes all over the world to get rid of their chronic pain. http://www.pureprecisionchiro.com/
Growth Coach Dali Litinski
Dali Litinski, owner of Dali-Lama, The UnStoppable Growth Coach, is a wife, a mother of 3, coach, and entrepreneur. As a certified professional Life Coach Dali is able to empower and help people thrive and really be UnStoppable in their business and their life. Dali empowers people to thrive and really be UnStoppable in their business and life. Dali truly believes you can have it all, and is here to support and guide you in living this way. Website: https://Dali-Lama.com Instagram @dali_litinski
Transformation Health Coach Tania Mack
Tania Mack is a Certified Transformation Health Coach. She helps people break free from the diet trap and create a healthy relationship with food and their body. Website: https://www.taniamack.com Instagram @taniamack
Health Coach Corry Matthews
Corry Matthews is a champion health coach who inspires people to live life with more energy, endurance and vitality. As an IFBB Pro athlete, she leverages her Masters Degree in Sports Medicine, Bachelors in Exercise Physiology, and 10+ certifications in nutrition and exercise science to create winning strategies for her clients. Corry is the CEFO of Strength & Grace Fitness/Promotions, Co-Promoter of #MMVANPC (3 NPC Bodybuilding shows in VA) and the Co-Creator of the So You Want to Compete Program (#SYW2C). She is a wife, mother and currently lives in Palos Verdes, California. www.StrengthAndGraceFitness.com Instagram @corrymatthews
Hypnotherapist Laura Mekola
Laura Mekola is a certified hypnotherapist, and practices deep trance hypnosis. She likes to use deep trance because she likes to see big changes. It allows her to have a discussion with the subconscious – ask questions and get answers – and ask for help with releasing everything from physical pain to emotional trauma. She continues to be fascinated by the power we have in our minds, and how unlocking that power can transform lives. https://LauraMekola.com/ IG: @LauraMekola
Personal Trainer, Nurse Practitioner Regina Piazza
Regina Piazza RNC, NP, CPT, and Owner of Piazza Wellness is a Vanderbilt University graduate with a MSN degree in Critical Care and post MSN in Women’s Health. She also holds certifications as a Nurse Practitioner and Personal Trainer. Regina is passionate about helping others take the first step toward a healthy, happy life. https://www.piazzawellnesscenter.com
Manual Therapist Jennifer Soon
Jennifer Soon is an integrative manual therapist specializing in visceral and cranial work. She aims to help patients meet their goals towards a happy, healthy, functioning body and mind. Her focus is on integrating visceral, cranial sacral, somato-emotional/trauma, energetic applied kinesiology, functional neurology, neurokinetic therapy, TCM elements such as meridians and acupuncture points, and scar tissue work to create a holistic approach to healing. Ultimately, she wants to help restore fluidity in your body, find relief from pain patterns, feel length and lightness in your stride, gain more mobility and alignment, and help everyone move more effortlessly through life. https://www.rejenbody.com Instagram @evolutionbeginswithin
Show Host Ed Steinfeld
Ed Steinfeld is the host of Orange County’s top rated “Mornings With Ed” show on KX FM, where he follows the science, facts, and math behind the coronavirus, and sifts through the minutiae that is our political system.His interviews range from scientists to economists, politicians, and rock superstars — a must for listeners of all ages.He also shares his enormous music personal stash with us every weekday morning. Listen, learn, and enjoy! Mornings with Ed on 104.7 KX FM or online
Wellness Advocate Sadie Tollberg
Sadie is a health and wellness advocate, and an Isagenix associate. She is a wife, mom of 2, nurse, and Army Veteran who is passionate about helping others find the best versions of themselves through finding the right nutrition, mindset, and community. Isagenix is a health and wellness company that believes Everyone Deserves Better Wellbeing From the Inside Out. https://sadiealexandra.isagenix.com Instagram @sadie_getting_healthy
Reset Coach Sandy Tovey
Sandy is an Executive Area Manager and Independent Consultant with Arbonne International. As a Health and Wellness Consultant, her focus is to: Introduce and educate consumers on safer, cleaner, environmentally friendly choices for health/nutrition, beauty, and personal care; and Coach, train and mentor consultants with their own virtual, global distribution business. As a health advocate and wellness consultant with a big heart for all good things from the earth, your busy life is her cup of tea. She helps fill the gaps where your nutritional eating may fall short and helps you simplify healthy living, from the inside out. From a young age, she’s always been inspired by how her mom would spend countless hours preparing fresh and flavorful foods for our family. Food was medicine, the Chinese herb store was our pharmacy. Today, as a health advocate and wellness consultant with a big heart for all good things from the earth, your busy life is her cup of tea. She help fill the gaps of where your nutritional eating may fall short and help you simplify healthy living, from the inside out. https://sandytovey.arbonne.com Instagram @sandytovey
Body Whisperer Emma Wagner, DC
Dr. Emma Wagner, DC wants individuals to know you can activate your life: by Repairing the body, the brain, the gut, thus saying goodbye to pains, depression, and anxiety. She helps you Release trauma, negative patterns, and habits from your body and mind, and Harmonize the body, mind, and soul to live fully. She is dedicated to providing individuals and families with the highest quality chiropractic care and Wellness Education, and fosters a loving and conscious environment for healing, vitalizing, and living life fully. https://www.dremmawagner.com/
Clinical Nutritionist Carrie Wojo
Carrie Wojciechowski, a Clinical Nutritionist based in Costa Mesa, CA, takes a 100% holistic, yet scientific, approach when working with her clients. From nutrition to skin care to lifestyle and stress, Carrie helps her clients identify their deficiencies, dysfunctions and food sensitivities and then teaches them how to feed their bodies so they can heal themselves! Carrie has healed herself from Fibromyalgia, pre-diabetes, chronic fatigue and much more, and loves to share her passion with those that recognize food as medicine. https://PathtoHealthOC.com
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