Dr. Melanie Dunlap
Cancer & Wellness Coach
With over 20 years of experience in natural health, Dr. Melanie Dunlap is an expert in holistic wellness, experience that proved invaluable when cancer touched her life as a survivor and caregiver. In her book, Uncertain Grace: One Couple’s Journey Through Cancer, Melanie recounts the fear and hope of cancer treatment and the whole person care that brought her and her husband back to health.
After years of studying herbalism, massage therapy, and energy medicine, Melanie received a Doctor of Naturopathy from Trinity School of Natural Health. More recently, Melanie saw the need for a more holistic approach to cancer and became a certified cancer coach. In her practice, Melanie blends intuition and knowledge to give her clients practical and inspired guidance on their journey to wellness for conditions of all kinds.
Nationally recognized as a leader in women’s empowerment and holistic health, Melanie runs The Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center in New River, Arizona, two time winner of the Best Natural Healing Center and featured on ABC15 TV, Voice of America Radio, podcasts, and print media. The Center is known nationally for its full moon labyrinth walks, women’s circles, red tent retreats, and annual AZ Goddess Conference.
Melanie is a dynamic speaker and sought-after workshop facilitator whose authentic style and southern charm inspires and uplifts. She has helped thousands of people find their path to a healthier, happier, and more heart-centered life.
Get to know Melanie by reading her fun and informative blog about natural health and lifestyle medicine at www.MelanieDunlap.com
Stephanie Clark Sidora
A mother of three, crystal healer, writer, massage therapist, life coach in training, and Wiccan practitioner of about 20 years. Stephanie strives to help others and make the world a happier place. Shiny things are her weakness and mental health for all is her passion.
Hello my BELOVED SISTERS, my name is Dineta Williams-Trigg. I am a 3rd degree Wiccan, an intuitive and self proclaimed Witch and Goddess lover for more than 30 years.
Continuing my quest to help heal womynkind and earth mother heal by creating sacred space, thank you for letting me be of service to you.
Let’s come together and bond..it’s a part of our her-story. Without our sense of ourselves as sisters–companions and not competitors we cannot be transformed into a Bonded human community. Thanks again for allowing me to share some of the wisdom that I have learned on my journey.
Lynda Bishop, MPC, CEC, is a relationship expert, founder of Relationship Insurance coaching services (www.relationshipinsurance.guru ) and author of Great Love, No Regrets; Building Relationships that Last. She is also an international women’s leadership development facilitator, master’s level therapist, and certified empowerment coach currently serving as the National Program Director for the National Association of Women Business Owners Institute for Entrepreneurial Development. She facilitates professional mastermind groups across the country with women to support them in their personal, family and business lives.
She is the founder of Summit Alliance Solutions, LLC, providing mentoring, training, and executive coaching in both the entrepreneurial world and through the Network of Executive Women serving women in corporate leadership.
She also serves as the Program Director for the Aspiring Youth Academy, partners with the Girl Scouts of the USA to tell the stories of real women on their new media platform, www.CircleAround.com, and is writing the afterschool life success courses for young women in the newly nationally launched program through the Universal Gaming Amateur Association.
In her personal time, you may find her camping, hiking, being outdoors just about anywhere and likely with her beloved four legged companion, Sherlock, by her side.
Lynda is married, has two grown children of her own, two grown step-children and seven grandchildren.
She can be found online at www.lyndabishop.com.
Diosa is an award-winning Phoenix-based fusion dancer, performing in the Valley-area since 2001. She fuses eclectic, electro music with her Egyptian Cabaret roots, enchanting audiences with her colorful double veils in Egyptian Cabaret, her energetic style in “Bellywood”, her pop-and-locks in Belly Hop Fusion, and her theatrical, experimental pieces for unconventional-themed shows.
She began her dance journey with Danah’s Arizona Belly Dance Troupe and Ava Fleming’s Black Opal, both based in Egyptian Cabaret. Branching out to other fusion troupes such as Melissa Billing’s Unity in Motion and K-Lee’s Natium Tribal Dance, Diosa discovered her niche. She placed runner-up in the Fusion Category at Bellydancer of the Universe in Long Beach of 2004. She trained with many master instructors throughout the years, such as Suhaila Salimpour, Amy Sigil, and Rachel Brice. As a local instructor, Diosa taught foundations, choreography, strength training, and aerobic fitness for the City of Surprise, Luke Air Force Base, Synergy Center, Gold’s Gym, Naturally Women Fitness Centers and more. Her specialty workshops varied in and out of the city, including Beat the Heat in Prescott, Alchemista’s Fusion Bellydance Mini Intensives, Yasmina’s Fusion Day, Swap Meet, and Moonlight’s Movie Show in Mesa. Currently, Diosa is the director and choreographer of The Desert Flowers and Osiris Dance. They perform at local festivals and fairs, as well as events such as Tucson’s Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention and Phoenix Fan Fusion. Diosa continues to compete as a soloist or with her dance partner, Katara. Diosa was runner up for the Oriental Professional category for Belly Queen in 2016. Winning a 3rd place Tribal Fusion category at Wiggles of the West in Las Vegas back in 2010, Osiris Dance finally swept up both Top Troupe Oriental and Tribal Fusion Category Performances in 2020 from Amethyst Dance Festival.
By day, Diosa is a Visual Arts teacher for 6-8th grades at a school in the West Valley, mother of two talented NAU graduates, wife to her loving husband of 24 years, and pet parent to a menagerie of animals. She’s practiced Wicca since 1991, with affinities for Numerology, Chant-o-matics, magikal writing, amulets, and tarot reading. Her influence of the five elements can be seen in her paintings and drawings. Within the past decade, Diosa has fused her Buddhist and Pagan practices, discovering a wonderful blend of somatic exercises, such as visualization, meditation, and chanting.
By night, Diosa teaches at her home studio where she holds troupe rehearsals, choreography crams, and drill classes. Her newest venture is taking on the role as Publisher of Shimmy Magazine, and she is always looking for contributors to extend their knowledge and experiences.
As a teacher, performer, and lifelong-student, Diosa’s mission is to nurture her love of dance with kindred spirits through energetic movement, audience connection, and innovative dance interpretation. She wants to inspire her sisters to discover their inner goddess and let her sparkle. Get in touch with Diosa at www.planetbelly.com.
Phoenix artist Marie Howell is a creator of sacred art, exploring both 2D and 3D media. Her work is the result of the Intentional Creativity process as taught by artist Shiloh Sophia McCloud. Marie’s paintings and sculptures are “downloaded” through deep connection and tuning in to her inner guidance. Each stage of her work is revealed in a step by step process as she listens within. She integrates traditional and non-traditional techniques and materials that express her original vision as she invites viewers into a personal encounter with her art that nurtures, transforms, and empowers. She is currently working primarily in acrylic painting and “assemblage” sculptural collage, adding the decorative element of embellishment and adornment to both. Since Marie works at a deeply intuitive level, her pieces encourage reflection and speak to the heart. Prints of her work can be obtained through Fine Art America under the name Marie Howell Gallery. Contact Marie directly for information about purchasing her original art.
Marie’s art has been displayed in several local galleries and churches. She has been featured in Phoenix Home and Garden magazine and slides of her paintings were shown at the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women.
Her website is truenorthwisdom.com.
Spiritual Readings available during the conference for an additional charge:
Paula is a Spiritual Mentor in Life and Business. Paula has a strong Spiritual base that she works from whether she is working with small business owners to create a profitable business aligned with who they are and how they are wired, or doing a Spiritual Reading for someone assisting them in accessing and hearing direction in their life that helps them to get unstuck and move forward. She is passionate about life and her work reflects that. She desires for everyone to be able to live a life of profit and fulfillment in all ways, being a Spiritual Mentor and Coach allows her to do just that!
Paula lives in Glendale Arizona with her awesome husband of many years, Joseph.
Tarot Reader and Spiritual Reader
Spiritually based all her life, Danie knew there was something greater that Guides us and sought to honor that by finding out more and then sharing it with others. From Spiritual Reader, Healer and Energy Worker to Tarot Reader, her intention is to serve in the highest way to connect people to their own Inner Guidance and respond to it in their daily life.