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Authentic Power
Authentic Power

Authentic Power

Give Yourself Permission to Feel



160 Pages, 5.75 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: November 2021

ISBN 9781951412326

Rights: WOR

The Collective Book Studio (Nov 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: November 2021


On those dark days when events in your own world and the world at large seem overwhelming, Ashley Bernardi's collection of techniques and tips from leading health and wellness experts inspires healing and hope-building    

Everyone grapples with some form of trauma in their life, whether it's the painful loss of a parent, the devastating end of a marriage, or a debilitating health diagnosis. Layered over this individual trauma is the collective pain we are feeling as a society with the threats of climate change, racial injustice, political strife, and a public health crisis.Business owner, mother, and trauma survivor Ashley Bernardi shares how these dark days are disguised as an opportunity for building hope as a resiliency tool. As the founder of a national media relations and publicity firm, Ashley has the privilege of access to many of the world's leading experts in health and wellness who offered healing and hope with her personal challenges—a rich collection of top doctors, neurologists, psychologists, nutritionists, coaches, spiritualists, and others. She shares their profound wisdom for building hope during times struggle.For anyone facing an individual crisis or concerned about the collective challenges we face as a country and planet, Ashley's invitation to lean into the power of hope will transform your mind, body, emotions, and spirit.

Author Biography

Ashley Bernardi is founder of Nardi Media LLC, a nationally renowned full-service media relations and media training firm. She is a former network television producer, with credits including The Early Show on CBS News, energyNOW! on Bloomberg, and Washington Post Live. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of media relations, media training, and communications, and co-hosts the award-winning podcast 2 Girls Talking. In addition to her work as a publicist and business owner, Ashley has a deep passion and interest in health, wellness, spirituality, and healing, after losing her father to a sudden-death heart attack at age eleven, and later, suffering from Lyme disease in her thirties while caring for her three young children. She recently completed her certificate in the Science of Well-Being from Yale University.The oldest child in a proud military family, Ashley was born in Schweinfurt, Germany, and has lived and worked in New York City and Washington, D.C. She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her family.Emma Seppala, Ph.D., is a Lecturer at the Yale School of Management and Faculty Director of the Yale School of Management's Women's Leadership Program. An international keynote speaker and author, her book The Happiness Track (HarperOne, 2016) has been translated into dozens of languages. She is also the Science Director of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.