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Conversations Live: Living Your Best Life

We talk about the organizing craze inspired by Marie Kondo, but also look at other aspects of organizing such as nutrition, health, and finance.


Carolyn DonaldsonCarolyn Donaldson

WPSU Penn State


Jessica DolanJessica Dolan

Bringer of Order, Founder, Room to Breathe

Jessica Dolan is a professional organizer and founder of Room to Breathe Home Organizing & Staging. As she explains on her website: “Yes, I will fully admit that I’m “one of those people”. “One of those” individuals who is on time for appointments, knows where everything in the house is located, can place my fingers on a file in 5 seconds flat, and has time each and every single day to do just what I want…and not feel the least bit guilty while I’m doing it! I AM a Professional Organizer….or rather a Bringer of Order!

Cathy Faulcon Bowen, PhDCathy Faulcon Bowen, Ph.D.

Professor, Consumer and Financial Issues

Cathy Bowen is a professor and extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Bowen’s work has focused on helping Pennsylvania residents address perennial consumer issues such as budgeting, using credit, recordkeeping, consumer rights and responsibilities, teaching kids about money, and assisting taxpayers with filing a basic tax return. She established and managed for 13 years Penn State VITA, a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site located on the University Park campus.

Kerry Bestwick

Leadership and Life Coach, Owner of The PYP Studio, State College

Kerry has been teaching exercise for over 20 years. She is a 750 HR Tier 2 Baptiste Yoga Educator and a graduate of the Fit to Lead year long leadership program with the Baptiste Institute.  She is an E-RYT 500HR accredited yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance and A YACEP provider. She is also a certified embodied life coach, holistic health practitioner, trainer, mentor and advisor to the community, local schools, celebrities, professional athletes and beyond. Kerry creates and delivers empowerment-training workshops, like her 40 day program of growth, 3 day renewal retreats, and has developed mindfulness staff in-service training days in local schools and businesses.  Kerry also co creates week long intensive immersion programs at world wide destinations centers such as Pura Vida in Costa Rica.  Kerry also developed an elementary program called Quiet Stretch Breaks, promoting mindful awareness exercises in the day to day classroom environment.  Most recently Kerry developed an intensive week long training camp for the Olympic British BMX cycling team incorporating her expertise and coaching to take these High Performers to their next level mentally and physically.

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