What really brought me to this path? A longing for peace in my life that had been a stressful swirl of parenthood and career. What has kept me learning and practicing? A growing sense of well-being and joy, even through the challenges in life, and deepening compassion toward myself and in my relationships. For 30 years, while in recovery for substance addiction, and for the past several years managing chronic pain, it has been my life’s quest to cultivate practices that help me transform despair and pain into hope and freedom, fear and doubt into courage and truth, and loathing into love. I feel grateful and honored to help others on their healing journeys in this way. In my experience, a developed sense of wisdom and compassion leads to greater peace and well-being that has the potential to transform the world.