Authors & Guest Bloggers

Janine Ripper

  Janine is a writer, blogger, mentor and life coach.  She is also an anxiety sufferer and depression survivor and thriver. She is also a big introvert at heart. Janine has spent a majority of her life in the corporate world as a manager and management consultant – mostly in the project management space. She rocked the project management world, won awards, and inspired people to take up a career in project management but it nearly destroyed her – both physically and mentally. Janine has crashed and burned more than she would like to admit, succumbing to anxiety and depression and other bodily symptoms such as IBS, fatigue, eczema, weight gain, weight loss, and so forth. Janine has changed her life, and its been an amazing journey! She’s seized life and is now chasing her dreams,...

Lauren Gaines

Lauren has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition from Montclair State University and has utilized her education throughout her personal life as well as to provide a more nourishing lifestyle for family, friends and colleagues.  Nutrition has always been a priority and a true passion.   Lauren is also a Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education.  Through her experiences as a nurse she was awakened to the possibilities of preventative care for diseases and illnesses.  She made a decision to guide individuals in being proactive in their health, and this initiative brought me to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Becoming a Certified Health Coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Lauren was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety...

Kristen Galiastro

  Kristen Galiastro is one of the main authors for Positive Attitude and usually publishes her posts under the Positive Attitude user name.   She lives and breaths the ideals of embracing a positive attitude and applies it to her life every day and in every possible way.   Kristen helps to maintain the Positive Attitude website and social media pages, and in her free time can be found participating in a variety of hobbies and sports.   Aside from spending lots of time riding her rescued Off-Track-Thoroughbred mare Roxy, she’s surfing, biking, skiing, spending time with her dogs and working on raising money for dog and horse shelters and rescues.   Kristen hopes to get her rescue charity up and running this year to help as many animals as possible.  She recently started running a...

Pam Yudko

Pam Yudko is a Holistic Transformational and Health Coach who guides busy people to lose weight, double their energy so that they can do it all and do it well.  She tailors programs specifically geared to meet her client’s health goals without deprivation or guilt.  To learn more about Pam Yudko and turning your obsession with food into one that serves, nurtures, calms and energizes you check out  Pam has an office in Essex County, NJ and does phone and Skype sessions as well. Follow Pam socially: [divider] Pam’s Posts Obsessed With Food    

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