John Moritsugureceived his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.nbsp; He is Professor of Psychology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.nbsp;nbsp; A co-editor of the textPreventive Psychology, he has also been on the editorial boards of theAmerican Journal of Community Psychology, theJournal of Community Psychology, andCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.nbsp; He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Divisions 1 (General Psychology), 27 (Society for Community Research and Action) and 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues). nbsp; Karen Duffyholds a Ph.D. in psychology from Michigan State University. She is a Distinguished Service Professor ndash; Emerita from State University of New York at Geneseo. Dr. Duffy taught community psychology for many years as well as social psychology and psychology of personality. She instituted and directed the service learning program at her college. She won two Fulbright Fellowships to St. Petersburg State University in Russia where she taught both community psychology and community mediation. She still teaches in Russia and continues her award-winning community service projects in the United States, Russia, and other countries, most recently Mongolia. nbsp; Frank Y. Wong, Ph.D., a social psychologist, is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of International Health at the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies with expertise in community-based research on HIV-related risk behaviors and alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) use/abuse among racial/ethnic and under-served populations. Dr. Wong currently has multiple NIH-funded R01 grants supporting his research programs. His NIH-funded research focuses on social epidemiology as well as prevention of ATOD and HIV targeting migrant and/or non-indigenous populations and sexual minorities and the effects of migration on ATOD use/ abuse and HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors in the U.S. and China. He also has conducted and published research in South Africa.
Flow Notes is a manifest well-being and information seed that came to Tamara Cortez as she began creatively writing with the intention that we all awaken as we see the reflection of the universe in each being. As Tamara began writing and sharing her notes with those who willingly participated in this consciousness project through her e-mail list, she came to understand that what was happening within herself on a microcosmic level was happening with others and community on a macro level. Her drive to connect through her notes so that others knew they were not alone in their "growth" propelled a seven-year writing project. As Flow Notes grew, the messages became profound, and Tamara allowed these notes to flow through her for the benefit of human consciousness. Connecting in this way became more than just a weekly note, but also putting aside the ego and allowing for divine guidance and advice to come through not just for herself, but all who read them. She realized that in the toughest times of her life, Flow Notes was the flickering light at the end of the tunnel. The main goal was to be of service through these notes and at times be openly naked to the hurt and what it had to teach her and how we are all connected through this web of life. After a bicycle accident in 2008 and months of recovery, Tamara realized that releasing these notes needed to be done on a massive scale. These notes were no longer hers to keep but for the world to enjoy and be inspired to the wholeness of who they are.