Emily Herzlin is a writer, editor, and teacher. She has taught creative writing and mindfulness meditation at Columbia University, The Interdependence Project, Adelphi University, GreenspaceNYC, and Mission to (dit)Mars. Emily has been practicing mindfulness meditation for ten years, and trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School. She is also a graduate of the Yearlong Immersion and Teacher Training program at the Interdependence Project, where she currently teaches MBSR and a monthly contemplative writing workshop. Emily organizes Mindful Astoria, which meets every Wednesday in Astoria.