Maria would like to thank:
Shinzen Young, my teacher, for his compassion and wisdom. I am deeply grateful for his coaching, his encouragement of my practice and my teaching, and his unconditional support. This book could not have been written without his innovative Mindfulness techniques, which have made the 2,500-year-old science of the mind accessible to our contemporary culture.
A number of Shinzen's teachings are contained and cited in chapter 2, and some of his techniques are described in chapter 3. You can view him on YouTube on the Expansion & Contraction channel, and visit his website at
My husband, Gaetano Geretto, for his advice, encouragement, and meticulous proofing, and for always putting things in perspective. I am deeply grateful for his grace and mindfulness throughout the writing process.
Soryu Scott, for being such a mindful sounding board and for his mindful decision-making algorithm, which appears in appendix A. It's a very innovative and useful tool for making mindful decisions. You can visit his website at
Graham, for suggesting we co-write this book. He is an exemplary student of Mindfulness, and it's my pleasure and privilege to work with him. He is also the quintessential mindful advisor.
Graham would like to thank:
Maria. She is an ideal teacher, coach, and guide. One of my goals is to emulate the way she conducts her life and runs her business.
And we both would like to thank:
Diana Byron, for her flawless ...