Susan Pollak, MTS, Ed.D. is a co-founder and senior teacher of the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Harvard Medical School, at Cambridge Health Alliance, where she has taught for over 20 years. Dr. Pollak is the Co-editor of The Cultural Transition (with Merry White, reissued in 2010); Co-author of Sitting Together:Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy, with Thomas Pedulla and Ronald Siegel; Contributing author of Mapping the Moral Domain (edited by Carol Gilligan); Contributing author of Evocative Objects (edited by Sherry Turkle); and Contributing author of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, 2nd edition. She also writes The Art of Now, a blog for Psychology Today. She is the President of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.