It's been over 30 years since I first sat to meditate. After 20 years of study and practice, I began teaching explicitly and systematically. I'm an educator by calling, a word whose root- educare- means drawing out- drawing out the potential that exists within each of us. My interest in meditation is pragmatic. I began teaching meditation as a way to discipline the mind- not as a path to liberation or enlightenment. What I teach is evidence-based and actionable with a focus on attentional training, emotional regulation, response selection and inhibition, cognitive flexibility (the ability to shift between different tasks or goals in order to adapt to changes), impulse suppression, memory, and executive functioning (i.e., goal setting, planning, and critical thinking). I'm also interested in communication frameworks, mediation, mindset, and mindful living.