Laura Trice, M.D. is the CEO and founder of Laura’s Wholesome Junk Food, a natural foods company with nationwide distribution of healthy cookies since 2003. Dr. Trice is the author of The Wholesome Junk Food Cookbook, making wholesome versions of favorite desserts and snack foods. She has been a 3-minute speaker at TED 2008 and 2009 on the importance of gratitude and pausing. Dr. Trice holds an Bachelor's Degree from Smith College in Chemistry & French Language and Literature and an M.D. from the University of Vermont. A writer, speaker and teacher, she supports women's true empowerment and women's right to self-respect.