Kelly Bryson, MFT, NVC Trainer, Author of ‘Don’t Be Nice, Be Real’ Kelly is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and an authorized trainer for the center for non-violent communication. He’s the author of the book “Don’t be nice, be real: balancing passion for self with compassion for others”. He’s also a contributing author to an anthology :“A marriage of Sex and Spirit”. He’s a singer/songwriter, inspirational speaker; he presents and consults with all types of organizations; and he’s the founder of Shangri La Healing Sactuary community in Santa Cruz, California. Kellys website is LanguageofCompassion.com where you can articles Kelly has written on a large variety of relationship subjects from parenting to community building to trust based relationships.