George Bertelstein, born and raised in the Midwest and a veteran of the American War in Vietnam, has devoted his life to the pursuit of healing, health, happiness and wholeness for himself and others. What he has discovered is his Clear and Simple Prayer. For over thirty years he has offered wise and helpful counsel to thousands of individuals, couples, families and groups of all kinds. He lives in Berkeley, California, where he offers counseling, spiritual teaching and healing ceremonies through his nonprofit organization Medicine Path. George is happily married and is helping to raise an amazing young daughter.
Kristen Holmberg Paradiso was born and raised in northern California. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a major in fine art. Kristen received her teaching credential in art from San Jose State University. She teaches art at Alhambra High School in Martinez, California. Kristen's skills, passion and enthusiasm as an artist are reflected in her teaching. The symbolism and imagery of Kristen's work integrates her spirituality and her knowledge of Native American and other indigenous cultures' artwork. She has done significant research o these topics. Her artwork is a vehicle for self healing. She currently lives in Pleasant Hill, California, with her two daughters and her husband, John Paradiso. Please visit Kristen's website innerluna.com to see more of her artwork.