I have been practicing meditation since 1987 and teaching meditation since 1993.
I received my Master' Degree in Nursing from Yale University in 1987. For 11 years, I worked as a nurse practitioner in Community Health Centers in Connecticut. I founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at the Community Health Center of Meriden, where for six years, I taught meditation courses in Spanish and English to patients with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Since 1993, I have taught a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program as an elective course at the Yale School of Nursing. I teach meditation at the Unitarian Society of Hamden, and do consulting, conference presentations and staff development training for hospitals, health centers and schools throughout Connecticut. I have published numerous research and descriptive articles about my work teaching meditation.
I have lived in New Haven since 1984. I am married, the parent of two young children, and companion to two very active Border Collies. I spend most of my free time in East Rock Park, walking, bicycling, canoeing, and cross-country skiing.