Greg Sazima, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist, educator and author, based in Northern California. In addition to a busy psychotherapy practice, he serves as Senior Behavioral Faculty at the Stanford/O'Connor Family Medicine Residency program in San Jose. Practical Mindfulness is his first Mango book, a no-nonsense guide to introductory meditation. He has been a practitioner and teacher of mindfulness meditation for many years, creating curricula for both adults and children. Dr. Sazima has written on mental health issues for newspapers and periodicals, including the Sacramento Bee and The Philadelphia Inquirer. His serves on the Boards of Directors of Capital Public Radio, Northern California's NPR network, and Snowline Hospice, a non-profit palliative care provider in the Sacramento/Sierra Foothills region.