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Rachel Eryn Kalish, M.C.

Rachel Eyrn has 30 years of experience working with groups in all stages of anguish, conflict and change.  She has worked effectively with a wide range of businesses and not for profit organizations, with families and communities, and with individuals.

Her own experience with profound loss, spiritual grounding, compassion and practical wisdom have facilitated groups moving from being overheated or shut down to becoming vibrant, engaging and connecting where love and care are liberated and new action is possible. As a certified mediator, Rachel Eryn was the lead facilitator and thought partner in the Year of Civil Discourse, the Bay Area’s pioneering public engagement project that has made lasting and transformational change to the conversation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She is also a certified meditation teacher and has had a daily meditation and prayer practice for decades. She can be reached through or at 415-289-7079.


Tish Levee – Editorial Consultant 

I’m Tish Levee, a freelance writer, columnist, and activist, with a focus on climate change and sustainability, as well as other aspects of social justice. I’ve cared passionately about nature and the environment for as long as I can remember. Now at age 75, I believe the most important thing I can do for the rest of my life is focus on climate change, because while I won’t be here when the planet gets hotter, my great-grandchildren will be. With the Dalai Lama, I believe that combating climate change is a matter of the “survival of humanity.”


Sequoia Lyn – James, Co- Founder of Transformation by Fire and Consultant 

She is the Founder and Consultant of The Radiant Life Center

Sequoia’s passion for the natural world initiated her quest to work with Aromatic Plants, Herbs and Nutrition. She began her profession in 1987 as an Esthetician and Aromatic Botanical Formulator. She expanded her interests to cross cultural Myths, Archetypes and Astrology, which brought her to the mystic traditions of the Tree of Life, where she received a Counselor Certification from The Tree of Life Teachings School in Redwood City California.  

Sequoia’s very own healing crisis brought her the deepest gifts of all.  She now guides others in meditation, movement and spontaneous chanting practices, to unify the Soul’s knowing with the body’s remembrance.

Her joyful heart is expressed through dancing, drumming and storytelling.