Mary has been a teacher of children, community college, high school students, and meditation in San Diego for 39 years. She wrote her master’s thesis about newborns born to meditating and non-meditating parents at San Diego State University. The abstract of this study found significantly longer periods of quiet alert behavioral state. Mary is a mom, grandmother, enjoys organic gardening and sewing. Currently Mary is completing a joint doctorate degree at SDSU and Claremont Graduate University in Education.