Please join us in our new San Jose, CA location for Higher Brain Living sessions, emotional baggage removal, Reiki, empowerment seminars, guided meditations, and discussions of consciousness and enlightenment.

  • Change your Brain, Change your Life!

    “What if everything you wanted from life was at your fingertips. Would you have the courage to seize it?”


    It takes courage to step out of your safety zone and try new things. It’s way more comfortable to stay in the consistency of daily routines. Sameness=safety. Right?


    That is your lower brain talking. Your lower brain doesn’t want things to change because it was designed to keep you alive when simply surviving each day was the objective. If your current daily routine is keeping you alive, then your lower brain is happy and doesn’t feel the need to change anything.


    This means that you do not feel as much inspiration, desire, drive or joy. In order to decrease the dominance of your lower brain, you need to increase the energy and power of your Higher Brain, which in turn connects and amplifies each area of your life. Your Higher Brain, or pre-frontal cortex, is what will guide you to the life you dream of…the life of confidence; the life of purpose; the life of passion. The first step is to simply turn it on.



    Create permanent sustainable changes in your brain physiology. Isn't it time to make living fearlessly your NEW NORMAL?

    • Higher Brain Living introductory demo - learn how you can get started with this extraordinary and powerful transformation modality. RSVP via Meetup HERE or by email INFO@FearlesslyAuthenticCA.com
    • Free online Webinars: HERE
    • Guided Group Meditations - Vipassana and guided meditations
    • The Emotional Baggage Clearing Package: A thorough package that uses The Emotion Code to clear past trapped emotions and baggage, and Higher Brain Living to  re -wire your brain into a new thriving normal of happiness, fearlessness and the ability to move forward in your life.
    • Emotion Code sessions - (Learn about the Emotion Code, see tab above.)
    • Reiki Sessions - Relax, de-stress,  and receive healing on your energy body.
    • Consciousness Conversation over Coffee - Open group discussions scheduled through Meetup.com.
    • One FREE "Lose the Baggage" Breakthrough session - Sit down with me for an hour to discuss your needs and how I can help.
    • BECOME a Facilitator HERE.

    What is Higher Brain Living®?


    Higher Brain Living® is based on the most progressive knowledge of 21st century neuroscience with roots in ancient wisdom that dates back to yogi mystics 5,000 ago.


    The Higher Brain Living® Technique is a revolutionary gentle-touch technique that creates a surge of energy through the connective tissue of the body, loosening the grip of your primal fear-based ‘survival’ brain and shifting the energy into your pre-frontal cortex, or Higher Brain, where your potential lives, helping you let go of stress and limitations and discover a life filled with Joy, passion and purpose.


    For the first time in history, you can actually change the physiology of your brain in order to change your life.


    During Higher Brain Living Sessions, a Higher Brain Living Facilitator provides precise touch contacts in the right place, right time, at the right vector and in the right sequence. This produces a feedback mechanism in the body which creates a repeating surge of energy into the higher brain, creating a profoundly new life experience for our clients. Our power to change really is in our brain.



    Our lower brains fear change. It is a region of our brain that developed in a predator-rich environment, and it is extremely skilled at identifying possible danger in order to keep us alive. Today, tigers no longer roam the landscape and it encourages an unnecessary state of hyper-vigilance, stress, anxiety and fear.

    The one-of-a-kind Higher Brain Living® Technique literally frees your fear-based lower brain. The Higher Brain Living System offers you the chance to create an extraordinary new life, to thrive, to let go of stress, anxiety and depression—and experience joy, confidence, purpose and passion while growing and evolving daily.

    Each Session is paired with an advanced mapping system which gives you a pathway into your Fearlessly Authentic Life. You’ll begin to create the unique life you’ve dreamed of. You’ll discover your purpose. With the innate intelligence of the Higher Brain activated, clients report everything from easier decision-making to deeper connections




    98% of clients report a dramatically improved life after experiencing the baseline 22-steps .


    This is not only change, this is vertical growth. Clients say they experience better relationships, greater financial freedom, increased work satisfaction, a healthier body and more. But this is more than simply a physiological change in your brain; Higher Brain Living offers you the methodology and insight to create a lifelong map toward limitless and meaningful personal growth.



    Meridee Mannino

    Advanced Facilitator

    Meridee Mannino, Advanced Higher Brain Living® Facilitator and owner of the Fearlessly Authentic Life Center in Silicon Valley.


    Hello! My name is Meridee Mannino and I’m absolutely thrilled that Higher Brain Living® and I found each other in late 2014 and that my life has been so radically transformed from it.

    For 25 years, I spent all my time in academic research, looking for a way to help people through the advancement of the biological sciences. Over time I watched as my career become very tightly niched and academia struggle with funding issues. When I found myself being laid off due to lack of funding (again) and unable to find a new place of employment, I was feeling very lost and confused. My entire identity was tied in to being a scientist. Anxiety over money issues, underemployment and lack of employment opportunities, eventually became full blown depression. I knew my depression was a situational, but that did not ease the pain of feeling unwanted, useless and abandoned.

    Three years prior, I had found meditation, and started my spiritual journey inward to find my authentic self, through focusing on spiritual awakening and personal empowerment topics and techniques. I began longing for a more face-to-face, personal connection and tangible proof that I could indeed truly make a difference in people’s lives. During this journey, I met some amazing people. One of them was an Advanced Higher Brain Living® Facilitator, who I confided my pain of feeling lost in the world. She invited me to seminar with live demonstration and the ability to talk to current Higher Brain Living® clients. I was inspired when I saw the live demonstration of Dr. Michael Cotton’s life-shifting technique and realized I also shared his idea of a grander mission for Humanity. I also knew in that moment I had to be a part of this work. Every part of my life has prepared me for this ‘work’, and I am humbled and excited to invite you to come along with me and become the best you that you have always dreamed of.

    By committing to my own Higher Brain Living® journey, and also facilitating this unique process for my clients, I am inspired by helping people get rid of anxiety and depression due to unfulfilling work conditions and challenging interpersonal relationships. The increased levels of empowerment, connection and living fearlessly are amazing to experience. It is even more amazing to know that this will be your new normal! You will just have to try it to believe it for yourself!

    I invite you to a Lose the Baggage Breakthrough sessions, which is a one on one conversation to discover what your potential can be, and how this process will get you there.

    To schedule a Navigate Your Life Breakthrough session, send me an email Here.

  • The neuroplastic changes created by Higher Brain Living sessions is backed up by science.

    The alpha waves of the pre-frontal cortex increase in amplitude.

    This is just the tip of the iceberg!

    The corporate page has more awesome science for you to check out! HigherBrainLiving.com



    Higher Brain Living Research shows increased flourishing!

    Data from a study which was conducted through the University of Iowa School of Social work has shown positive changes in a wide array of quality of life benefits including improvements in happiness, relationships, purpose and meaning in life.




  • Testimonials

    What if “achieving your potential” was more than a catchy phrase and something you could actually do?

    Within a few moments the depth and intensity of the breathing increased without any conscious effort on my part…. I could actually feel the rush of additional blood and oxygen moving into my cranium… I felt ageless… I had also been experiencing severe arthritis pain over the last few days and there was a MARKED decrease in my overall pain…. I have already noticed a more complete sleeping pattern without the stressful and sometimes fearful dreams I have been experiencing…. I am happier and noticeably more cheerful today. I arose early and immediately starting getting things done without effort or confusion. Considering how complex my life and new occupations have been the last few months this was exactly the effect I was hoping for. I cannot wait until my next session.

    ~Michael Olsen

    “I’ve been involved with Higher Brain Living for 6 weeks. I have noticed an overall feeling of well-being. I feel more optimistic about the future and have experienced more energy. My thinking is clearer, sharper, and I have been receiving brilliant insights! Julie Napolitan has created an environment that is safe and nourishing. I’m looking forward to my next session!”

    ~ Risa Myers

    I've experienced more clarity, less stress, improved awareness and higher energy levels. The dramas in life have become non-issues.
    I am elated and highly recommend Higher Brain Living!


    ~ Robert Lawn, President & CEO of RML Corporation


    Since beginning Higher Brain Living sessions I am exercising more, feel healthier, have increased my income five-fold and have expanded my circle of friends. I continue to journey into a deeper experience of life, beauty, balance and love.


    ~ Betsy Odya, Real Estate Broker


    I've experienced the release of deep-seated sadness and now feel sheer exhilaration. I feel calmer, healthier and more at home within.


    ~ Patricia Lawn, Hypnotherapist

  • Where are we?

    Your Fearlessly Authentic Self Center, featuring Higher Brain Living® has a space at Whole Body Chiropractic in the heart of Silicon Valley. I have been serving the South Bay area since I opened my doors in the summer of 2015. The contemporary, spa-like environment is calm and open and makes the perfect backdrop for your Higher Brain Living® experience. Like all Higher Brain Living® Centers, it is a safe, welcoming, sacred space dedicated to the emergence of your Authentic Self and Potential and is specifically designed to support the revolutionary Higher Brain Living® System. Below you can read more about each of the licensed facilitators working within our center. We invite you to attend a one on one consultation. We would love to meet you and answer any questions you might have.

  • Other places for connecting...

    If you’ re ready to make a difference in a big way and experience long-lasting transformation that creates sustainable results for both you and your clients, then becoming a Certified Higher Brain Living® Facilitator may be the perfect opportunity for you! As a Facilitator, you can use the Higher Brain Living® Protocol in your own business or as a completely separate source of revenue. Either way, it’s a great way to create more change in more people. For more information on becoming certified, please visit HERE.