Our contributors

Our writers are domain specialists, health and fitness experts, wellness professionals, spiritual thought leaders—many are pioneers in their own right.

Here is a list of the writers who have contributed one or more articles to Complete Wellbeing over the past several years. Click on the name to read more about them.

Darlene LancerDarlene Lancer (1)

Darlene Lancer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and expert author on relationships and codependency. She’s counseled individuals and couples for 30 years and coaches internationally. Her books include Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You and Codependency for Dummies and seven books. Her books are available on Amazon and on her website, where you can get a free copy of 14 Tips for Letting Go. She's a sought after speaker in media and at professional conferences.

Anna CohenAnna Cohen (1)

Anna Cohen, Senior Clinical Psychologist, has been working with children, young people and families for over 20 years in both government and non-government organisations. She currently works full time as the Clinical Director at Kids & Co. Clinical Psychology in Sydney’s Inner West and Eastern Suburbs. She specializes in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children and young people with psychiatric, emotional and behavioral difficulties.

Zeffirra HuseinZeffirra Husein (1)

I am Zeffirra Husein and I work with a private equity firm, married to a workaholic surgeon and am a mother to a beautiful girl. My days are crazy juggling between work, home, my darling daughter, family and friends. As crazy as it is I couldn’t be happier and more thankful for the life I have. I believe in not dwelling on the past and not worrying about the future. Instead I focus on my present which is truly a ‘present’ (gift) from above.

Oliver GrayOliver Gray (1)

Oliver Gray is regarded as one of UK's leading experts in health, energy, happiness and performance. Oliver is an ex professional tennis player and personal trainer. He managed 14 central London health clubs and qualified as an NLP coach. He is the Managing Director and founder of energiseYou.

Dnyanada PotdarDnyanada Potdar (4)

Dnyanada Potdar is a consulting Audiologist and Speech Therapist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals with hearing, speech and voice disorders in India and abroad. She has worked in hospitals, health care centers and rehabilitation facilities in United States and India.

Meghna JoshiMeghna Joshi (2)

Meghna Joshi is a certified Health Coach & a nutritionist who likes to make people healthier & happier by influencing the lifestyle choices they make. She also helps people reverse their health problems by following functional medicine principles. Apart from being a health coach (counselling & providing lifestyle modification plans), she also conducts various healthy living workshops and empower people to take charge of their own health.

Margaret LiederbachMargaret Liederbach (3)

Margaret Liederbach is Vice President of Sleep for Success and Research Director for Maas Presentations. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in economics and pre-medical studies. She has a background working in behavioral health sciences, mental health services, and geriatric care. Margaret is contributing to the forthcoming book Sleep Made Simple: Optimize your Wellness and Performance and plans to continue on to medical school.

Paul FriedmanPaul Friedman (1)

Paul Friedman, author of two successful books on marriage, many articles, and over 250 video classes on marriage, founded The Marriage Foundation in 2009, which offers unique courses for saving marriages, and for those just starting out. His unique and successful approach to marriage illustrates scientific proof to back up each point, and recommendation; then speaks to the individual’s relationship with themselves, their spouse, and their marriage.

Tara WagnerTara Wagner (1)

Tara Wagner is a green living educator and essential oil addict who shares tips and tricks to live a more natural and eco-friendly lifestyle. Her 7 Day Treehugger Kickstarter helps people embrace their inner hippie and make healthy changes.

Pavithra KarthikPavithra Karthik (2)

Pavithra is a Nutritionist and a Certified Fitness trainer who believes no one is too young to eat right and too old to work out.

Rashmi MenonRashmi Menon (2)

Dr Rashmi Menon is a homoeopath and clinical hypnotherapist. She practices in Mumbai

Sonali ShivlaniSonali Shivlani (1)

Dr Sonali Shivlani is an Internationally Certified Pregnancy and Post Partum Counselor. She has worked with more than 15000 couples through her programs and workshops all over India. She is the Executive Director – CAPPA India and trains professionals who would like to pursue a career as a birth professional. She has authored the books – Prenatal Fitness 360 degree and Super Moms Recipe Book. She has launched her portal www.baby360degrees.com which provides complete E Learning Solutions for Pregnancy and Parenting.

Mukti ShahMukti Shah (2)

Mukti Shah is a bio-medical engineer with a passion for healthy cooking. She is a vegetarian and through her blog showcases how one can make amazing things without meat, fish or eggs. Her blog features her experiments with cooking, and of course, the reaction of her husband after eating her food.

Nithya ShantiNithya Shanti (1)

Nithya Shanti is an internationally respected spiritual teacher, seminar leader, writer and educator, committed to sharing practical wisdom teachings for happiness and enlightenment with people in a joyful and transformational way.

Gangaram DasGangaram Das (1)

Gangaram Das has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1967. He became a student of Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda in 1970 and was initiated by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami in 1971. He has been practicing yoga in his daily life and spreading the gift he was given ever since. He has taught yoga and meditation in Asia, Africa, Hawaii and the West Coast of America. He believes spiritual understanding starts with understanding our true nature, that we are spirit in essence and therefore material things cannot truly satisfy us.

Emily McmasonEmily Mcmason (1)

Emily Mcmason is a parent coach and sleep consultant who lives in the Pacific Norwest region of the U.S., and works with parents all over the globe. She has a Master’s degree in Education from Harvard, a graduate certificate in Parent Coaching from Seattle Pacific University, and a postgraduate program in childhood sleep.

BonobologyBonobology (1)

The Bonobology portal is an attempt to help make peace with the aspects of couple relationships through real-life stories, discussions or counselling. It is a non-judgmental space for all kinds of perspectives and approaches to couple relationships. If you have experienced being in love and being one half of a couple at any point, this is the place for you!

Robert SmithRobert Smith (1)

Robert G. Smith is the creator of FasterEFT. He is a Life Coach, a respected leader in the field of personal growth, a popular radio guest and sought after speaker. He is one of America's leading experts on stress, spirituality and healing.

Shelja SenShelja Sen (1)

Shelja Sen is a child and adolescent psychologist and family therapist. She is co-founder of Children First Institute of Child & Adolescent Mental Health and author of All You Need is Love, The Art of Mindful Parenting.

Varuna RaoVaruna Rao (1)

A strong believer of holistic approach to attain realistic health and wellness goals, Varuna is a Nutrition and lifestyle coach. She has consulted people from all walks of life, of all age groups and of varying fitness levels and has fine-tuned her methods to fit the lifestyle of the Urban Indian. Apart from being a mother she is also a nutrition and wellness expert, an avid runner and health enthusiast.

Aparna BhatAparna Bhat (1)

Dr Aparna has an MS in Physiotherapy and is a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor. She herself had problems with feeding and latching with her first child and is passionate about helping parents find the right information and applying it from the beginning to make their parenting journey easier.

Suman AgarwalSuman Agarwal (6)

Suman Agarwal is a certified nutritionist and the founder of SelfCare India. Her degree in science helps her view food as a scientific art. Her passion for culinary art is visible in her two books.

SreevalliSreevalli (4)

Sreevalli is an ovo-lacto vegetarian and loves exploring different cuisines. Check out her blog ammajirecipes for yummy recipes.

Rachel Levy LesserRachel Levy Lesser (1)

Rachel Levy Lesser is the author of Who’s Going To Watch My Kids?, Shopping for Love and My Name is Rebecca Romm Named after My Mother’s Mom. She enjoys practicing yoga, knitting and just about perfecting the baking of her chocolate chip cookie.

Michael DrakeMichael Drake (1)

Michael Drake is an internationally recognised author and recording artist. For the past 20 years, he has been facilitating drum circles and hands-on experiential workshops in the US. His notable works, which include the book Shamanic Drumming: Calling the Spirits and the album Shamanic Journey Drumming, are available at shamanicdrumming.com

Anna Guest JelleyAnna Guest Jelley (1)

Anna Guest-Jelley is the Founder of Curvy Yoga—a training and inspiration portal for curvy yogis and their teachers. Explore Curvy Yoga programmes, classes and certification courses at CurvyYoga.com

Vesna JacobVesna Jacob (1)

Vesna P. Jacob is a Bosnian who has made India her home since 8 years. She has established herself as a premier Pilates, fitness and wellness expert in Delhi. She is also a prolific writer.

Mario MartinezMario Martinez (1)

Dr. Mario E. Martinez is a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in how cultural beliefs affect health and longevity. He proposes, based on credible research evidence, that longevity is learned and the causes of health are inherited. He has studied healthy centenarians (100 years or older) worldwide and found that only 20 to 25% can be attributed to genetics - the rest is related to how they live and the cultural beliefs they share. He is the author of the bestselling book The MindBody Code: How to Change the Beliefs that Limit Your Health, Longevity, and Success.

Athena ThompsonAthena Thompson (1)

Athena Thompson has over 24 years experience as a Natural Health Specialist with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Natural and Environmental Health Sciences. As a certified Bau-biologist™ [Building Biologist], Athena is considered a leading proponent in this internationally recognized approach to healthy construction. She is also an Advisory Board Member of the International Institute for Bau-biologie and Ecology based in Clearwater, Florida.

Christiane NorthrupChristiane Northrup (1)

Dr Christiane Northrup, M.D., board-certified ob/gyn, former Assistant Clinical Professor of ObGyn at Maine Medical Center, and New York Times best-selling author, is a visionary pioneer and the foremost authority on everything that can go right with the female body! Dr. Northrup is a leading proponent of medicine that acknowledges the unity of mind, body, emotions, and spirit; internationally known for her empowering approach to women's health and wellness, she teaches women how to thrive at every stage of life. Dr. Northrup stays in touch with her large community worldwide through her Internet radio show Flourish!, Facebook, Twitter, her monthly e-letter, and her website.

Ben SteinBen Stein (1)

Ben Stein studied economics at Columbia University and was also lucky enough to study finance at Yale while he attended Yale Law School. Ben has served as an economist, trial lawyer, speechwriter, teacher of law and economics, columnist for The Wall Street Journal, writer on finance, commentator on finance on television, frequent witness at Congressional hearings about finance, and author of many books about personal finance.

Colin GreeningColin Greening (1)

Colin Greening is a professional athlete who plays left wing for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League. He graduated with honors from Cornell University where he served for two years as captain of Cornell's varsity hockey team. In the off-season he is doing research and writing on the role of nutrition in sports performance.

Suzy SinghSuzy Singh (1)

Suzy Singh is a Transpersonal therapist, karma coach and energy healer with extensive clinical experience in multidisciplinary approaches to vibrational and spiritual healing. She is the author of the forthcoming book on karma.

Gaynor McTigueGaynor McTigue (1)

G Gaynor McTigue is the author of six books, including the best-selling Life’s Little Frustration Book series. His books have been featured on hundreds of radio and TV shows throughout US and Canada. Based on the same strategies presented in this book, McTigue conducts life-altering stress elimination workshops for groups and organisations.

Nigel MellorNigel Mellor (1)

Dr Nigel Mellor is a retired psychologist. He has been studying Buddhism for many years. He is the author of The Good, the Bad and the Irritating and Buddhism#now: Big Questions. Inner Peace. LOL.

Radha ThomasRadha Thomas (1)

Radha Thomas is the Executive Vice-President at Explocity Private Limited. She is an author and a jazz vocalist and the band leader of the jazz-fusion band, UNK: the Radha Thomas Ensemble. She has written a column called, ‘Between the Sexes’ for the Bangalore Monthly.

Anjana DevasahayamAnjana Devasahayam (7)

Anjana Devasahayam is an engineer turned recipe developer, food stylist and photographer for her blog. She shares wholesome, delicious recipes; be it family heirlooms, classic recipes from around the world or her own inventions to feed her family of three.

Preeti TamilarasanPreeti Tamilarasan (1)

Preeti Tamilarasan is a food blogger & photographer, primarily focused on Indian cooking.

Mallika BasuMallika Basu (1)

Mallika Basu is the author of Miss Masala: Real Indian Cooking for Busy Living. She has been featured on Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation and Jamie Oliver's channel FoodTube.

Danny DreyerDanny Dreyer (1)

Danny Dreyer is an esteemed walking and running coach, best-selling author and a nationally-ranked ultramarathon runner. He is co-author, with Katherine Dreyer, of ChiWalking, ChiRunning and ChiMarathon.