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.

Samindara Hardikar-SawantSamindara Hardikar-Sawant (14)

Samindara Hardikar-Sawant is a clinical psychologist and hypnotherapist. She is the director of Disha Counseling Center in Mumbai and is the author of Taming the Tornado: A Parent Manual to Manage the ADHD Child.

Zoe MorrisonZoe Morrison (1)

Zoë Morrison writes a lifestyle blog documenting her experiences of making and saving money through being eco-friendly.

avatar for Michelle SteinkeMichelle Steinke (1)

Michelle Steinke is the founder and CEO of 1FW Training and the One Fit Widow Nonprofit. After losing her husband in 2009, she found a new love in fitness as a coping mechanism. Her foundation helps fund widows bucket list dreams to honour their late spouse.

Melissa LefflerMelissa Leffler (1)

Melissa Leffler is a freelance writer and editor based in the UK. She writes regularly on skills development issues for www.SkillsYouNeed.com, a website devoted to helping you develop life skills

Mandy KloppersMandy Kloppers (1)

Mandy Kloppers is a psychologist running a private practice in London. She also writes a daily blog www.thoughtsonlifeandlove.com on life, love and relationships.

Johnny VirgilJohnny Virgil (1)

Johnny Virgil lives in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the beautiful, tax-free state of New York with his wife and two siamese cats. He is the author of The Snitch ,Houdini and Me and Henry’s Door.

V L ShyamV L Shyam (2)

Dr V L Shyam MD, is the first ayurvedic doctor licensed by the Ministry of Health, UAE. He writes a weekly column on wellbeing. See more at: http://drshyams.greensmedia.com

Cleo EverestCleo Everest (1)

Cleo Everest is author of His Giant Mistake and host of The Weekly Call—yoga for the emotional body and a guide for those experiencing infidelity and divorce. Contact her at cleoeverest.com

Beverly EngelBeverly Engel (1)

Beverly Engel is a psychotherapist and author of 20 books. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has been an advocate for victims of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. She lends her expertise to national TV talk shows and regularly writes for various publications.

Somali RoySomali Roy (6)

Somali Roy is a freelance writer and urban sketcher based in Singapore, who documents and illustrates her expat life at avignettist.com

Rich SilverRich Silver (2)

Rich Silver researches and writes about sleep on his website. He has a background in nutrition and enjoys hatha yoga.

Chitra IyerChitra Iyer (1)

Chitra Iyer is a Cost Accountant and Certified Financial Planner with 20 years experience. She promotes financial literacy through videos and articles on this subject.

Akshay ChopraAkshay Chopra (11)

Akshay is one of the most qualified and experienced health, fitness and nutrition consultants in the field. An athlete, coach, nutritionist, author and over all a defence forces officer and a former pilot - all rolled in one. A transformation expert, he is known for taking over those cases which most professionals have given up. He is the co-founder and Fitness Chief of one of the most research based gyms in the country "Body Mechanics" and just launched the Human Design School. He can be reached at https://werstupid.com/

avatar for Deepa GarwaDeepa Garwa (1)

Deepa Garwa is a teacher, an opinionated blogger, a self advocate on disabilities and a parenting enthusiast. A mother of two, Deepa writes about her parenting experiences on her blog.

Patti SeePatti See (1)

Patti See is a writer from Lake Hallie, Wisconsin. You can read more about her experiences with Alzheimer’s in her website. Her mom died of the disease in 2012.

Valorie BurtonValorie Burton (1)

Valorie Burton is a best-selling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping people get unstuck in every area of life. She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute and has served coach to clients in over 10 countries

avatar for SAM E A B RussellSAM E A B Russell (1)

Sam E.A.B. Russell, is a writer living in the UK. He has contributed extensive work to Tiny Buddha and other independent publications. He is currently working on his debut novel. Find out more at http://thequietscribe.weebly.com/

Len ChetkinLen Chetkin (1)

Len Chetkin is a retired home furnishings entrepreneur and real estate investor who owns a fine dining restaurant in western New York. He now lives in the spiritualist community of Lily Dale, New York.

Snigdha ManchandaSnigdha Manchanda (1)

Snigdha Manchanda, a tea sommelier, guarded her teas from around the world in her dad’s vintage trunk until the day she realised that tea tastes best when shared. Tea Trunk is the home of her teas and their aromatic stories.

Sandeep ShanbhagSandeep Shanbhag (6)

Sandeep Shanbhag, a Mumbai-based Chartered Accountant and Director of Wonderland Consultants, a tax and investment advisory firm in the business for over 20 years. He writes regular columns on investment and tax planning in newspapers and websites such as DNA, moneycontrol.com and rediff.com

Atul KhatriAtul Khatri (2)

Atul Khatri is a Mumbai based businessman who got up late in life and decided to do English Standup comedy so that he could tick it off his own personal bucket list.  An Indian Computer Engineer and a British Mgmt. scholar who always orders soup one by two even when he is eating alone. He recently won 'CEOs got Talent' trophy competing against 11 other CEOs

Wayne DyerWayne Dyer (2)

Dr Wayne W. Dyer is the author of more than 30 books. His talks and the story of his own growth from an orphan to a doctor have helped millions change their lives for the better.

Aparna SanthanamAparna Santhanam (8)

Dr Aparna Santhanam is a cosmetic dermatologist and hair specialist. She is also a Parachute Therapie Hair expert. She has an avid interest in holistic health and fitness. She loves combining modern medicine with traditional beliefs and remedies.

Suja NatarajanSuja Natarajan (1)

Suja Natarajan is a Bangalore-based freelance writer, specialising in lifestyle, health and parenting issues.

Ram DassRam Dass (2)

Ram Dass (April 6, 1931 - December 22, 2019) was one of America’s most beloved spiritual figures. Born Richard Alpert, he is best known for his book Be Here Now. He dedicated his life to freeing people from their bonds even as he worked his way through his own. For more of his teachings visit ramdass.org

Sharon McRaeSharon McRae (1)

Sharon McRae is a wife and mother of three, certified health coach, and certified Food for Life instructor for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) residing in Columbia, Md. She is passionate about helping others take control of their health with better food and lifestyle choices.

Grazilia Almeida-KhatriGrazilia Almeida-Khatri (66)

Dr Grazilia Almeida-Khatri is a homoeopath, expert yoga teacher and a wellness coach. She endorses yoga as a way of life and conducts yoga retreats for individuals and corporates. She is also trained in Pilates by Michael King, who is based in the UK. Dr Grazilia is a practitioner of the Body Mirror System of healing as taught by Sir Martin Brofman. She lives in Mumbai and offers consultations in person and also on Skype.

avatar for Kavita MukhiKavita Mukhi (2)

Kavita Mukhi is an eco-nutritionist and organic evangelist for over three decades. She initiated The Farmers’ Market in Mumbai in 2010. Now also a Cranio Sacral Therapist, she assists people in achieving dynamic wellness given the demands of life.

avatar for Shaan LalwaniShaan Lalwani (2)

Shaan Lalwani is the owner of the rapidly expanding Vriksha Nursery, based in Alibaug. He has a B.Sc in Horticulture and an M.A. in landscape management from the University of Sheffield, U.K.

avatar for Curt DaviesCurt Davies (1)

Curt Davies is a marathon enthusiast, and his website www.marathondriven.com is stacked with information and other goodies regarding marathon running and training for those over the age of 30.

Danny GregoryDanny Gregory (1)

Danny Gregory is the author of a dozen best-selling books about creativity, the co-founder of Sketchbookskool.com, and spent thirty years as a leading advertising executive in New York City. His latest book, Shut Your Monkey, will be published this month. For more, visit dannygregory.com

Dwayna CoveyDwayna Covey (5)

Dwayna M Covey MEd., is a performance consultant, speaker, certified laughter leader, laughter yoga teacher and reiki master. She is currently member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Applied Therapeutic Humour. Her enthusiasm, authenticity and humour empower the courage in others to create the life they want. Read her column, “A Dose of Dwayna” at www.thebridgeweekly.com

Steven BerglasSteven Berglas (1)

Dr Steven Berglas is an executive coach and management consultant and was the faculty of Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry for over 30 years. Fortune Magazine honoured his book Reclaiming the Fire by naming it one of the 75 Smartest Business Books ever written. He holds a BA, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, a PhD from Duke University, and he completed postdoctoral training in social psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Wynrica GonsalvesWynrica Gonsalves (4)

Wynrica Gonsalves is a wanderlust soul and avid foodie; when she isn’t putting pen to paper. She loves exploring places and new cuisines and believes in the philosophy of ‘trying everything once’.

Robin KovalRobin Koval (2)

Robin Koval leads Legacy, the nation’s largest public health foundation. She is co-author of The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference, The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness and Bang! Getting Your Message Heard in a Noisy World and have all received national recognition.

Deepti GujarDeepti Gujar (2)

Deepti G Gujar guides people into self-awareness by clearing deep psychological and emotional blocks through Past Life Regression therapy, Inner Child healing and Rebirthing-Breathwork. She conducts workshops combining alternative healing modalities with Dance Movement Therapy enabling a deeper connection to a "tribe" and the earth by opening up primal ways of communicating and relating through movements of our body.

Linda ThalerLinda Thaler (2)

Linda Kaplan Thaler is Chairman of Publicis Kaplan Thaler, a fully integrated advertising agency with digital, social and technology at its core. She is a television personality and best-selling author of The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference, The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness and Bang! Getting Your Message Heard in a Noisy World have all received national recognition. Her new book GRIT to GREAT, which she has co-authored with Robin Koval, is now available online.

Amy MorinAmy Morin (1)

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist and college psychology instructor. She’s the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success.

Aanchal AgrawalAanchal Agrawal (13)

Aanchal Agrawal is a mother, a psychotherapist, and a special educator. She is a gold medallist in psychology from Benaras Hindu University. She is interested in removing taboos regarding mental illness and aims to spread awareness about child development.

Leo BabautaLeo Babauta (3)

Leo Babauta lives in San Francisco with his wife and six kids. He is a writer, a runner and a vegan. He is author of bestselling productivity e-book Zen to Done and The power of Less.