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Ricardo Ponce

About Ricardo Ponce

Speaker, healer and author who wrote the spiritually-based self-help book Ananda: El Juego de la Vida. Additionally, he has hosted the podcast Radio Ananda con Ricardo Ponce. 

Early life

He was raised in Cancún, Mexico. He had his spiritual awakening at age 7.


He is a self-described “spiritual healer” whose Instagram account includes tearful testimonies from his clients. 

Family of Ricardo Ponce

He has brothers. 

Close associates of Ricardo Ponce

He s a Mexican motivational speaker similar to Daniel Habif. 

Jess Smith

About Jess Smith

Scottish author and storyteller whose work focuses on the experiences of Scottish travelers. Her books include three autobiographies titled Jessie s Journey, Tales From The Tent, and Tears for A Tinker. 

Early life

She lived with her parents and seven sisters in a bus from the ages of five to 15.


In 2014, she led a campaign to save the Tinkers Heart, a monument in Argyll, Scotland.

Family of Jess Smith

She has two sons and a daughter.

Close associates of Jess Smith

She is one of many authors who write about travel, including Bill Bryson.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

About Harriet Beecher Stowe

Abolitionist author whose literary classic, Uncle Tom s Cabin, encouraged anti-slavery efforts in the Northern states. Her numerous literary works include novels, letters, articles, and travel memoirs.

Early life

She received a first-class education at a school run by her sister. Later, she supported the Underground Railroad and housed several fugitive slaves.


Legend holds it that President Lincoln called her
“The little woman who wrote the book that started this great war,” in reference to the American Civil War.

Family of Harriet Beecher Stowe

She was one of thirteen children born to
Roxana Foote Beecher and religious leader Lyman Beecher. She married Calvin Ellis Stowe in January of 1836, and the couple had three daughters and four sons.

Close associates of Harriet Beecher Stowe

She was a famous abolitionist, much like Frederick Douglass.

Isabel Briggs Myers

About Isabel Briggs Myers

Remembered for co-creating a popular personality testing tool known as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) with her mother, Katharine Cook Briggs.

Early life

Several years after earning a degree in political science from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, she published her first and only novel, an award-winning mystery titled Murder Yet to Come.


Her personality type indicator, originally created as a means of making sense of the character differences between Myers and her husband, grew to be an important tool for educators and employers. By the first decade of the 21st Century, more than two million people were taking the MBTI annually.

Family of Isabel Briggs Myers

The daughter of Katharine Cook Briggs and engineer and National Bureau of Standards director Lyman Briggs, she grew up in Washington, D.C. Her marriage to Clarence Myers resulted in two children: Peter and Ann.

Close associates of Isabel Briggs Myers

Her personality typing system was influenced by the theories of the renowned Swiss analytical psychologist Carl Jung.

Justina Blakeney

About Justina Blakeney

Non-fiction author of the New York Times Best-Selling book The New Bohemians. She runs a blog called The Jungalow which creates further inspiration from the themes of her book. 

Early life

Her first book 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim & Tie Your T-shirt Into Something Special was published in 2006. 


She has been considered a top Instagram designer to follow by Harper s Bazaar, NY Mag, and Lonny Magazine. She has over 460,000 followers on her justinablakeney Instagram account.  

Family of Justina Blakeney

Her husband is named Jason. They have a daughter named Ida and a cat named Luda. 

Close associates of Justina Blakeney

Julie Sarinana is another lifestyle blogger. 

Jane Hawking

About Jane Hawking

Author and educator who is best known as the first wife of Stephen Hawking. She wrote Music to Move the Stars: A Life with Stephen and Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.

Early life

She was born Beryl Jane Wilde. She studied languages and obtained a PhD in Romance languages from Westfield College.


Her second husband was friend and musician Jonathan Jones.

Family of Jane Hawking

She was married to Stephen from 1965 to 1995 which includes 5 years of separation while still married. She had 3 children with Stephen named Robert, Lucy and Tim.

Close associates of Jane Hawking

Felicity Jones received an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Jane in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything, adapted from Jane s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.