DaeEss 1Dreah, formerly known as Andrea Pennington, MD, is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, best-selling author, and TEDx speaker. With her extensive medical expertise and training in trauma recovery combined with her experience in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, DaeEss helps people to build resilience, reclaim vitality, and thrive despite the inevitable trauma and drama life brings. As founder of In8Vitality, she integrates ancient wisdom with modern science and empowers people to develop personal mastery of mind, body, and soul.
As a sought-after media personality DaeEss has shared her empowering insights on holistic healing and resilience on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Dr. Oz Show, CNN, the Today Show, LUXE-TV, Thrive Global, and Huffington Post. 
Her latest book, The Real Self Love Handbook, includes her 5-step framework, The Cornerstone Process, which she has taught around the world, providing a framework for recovering from trauma and adverse childhood experiences, building resilience, and integrating insights gleaned from sacred ceremonies, psychotherapy, and self-help work. 
DaeEss received her Doctor of Medicine from Washington University School of Medicine, trained at Georgetown University Hospital, and received certification in Age Management Medicine with the Cenegenics Medical Institute. She served as the board president of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.