Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle is a writer, therapist and teacher. She taught in the field of Behavorial Medicine where she pioneered how to bring meditation, yoga, and cognitive therapy into the medical domain to treat stress-related and chronic illness. She helped to develop one of the first training programs in Mind/Body medicine in the country and trained health professionals through Harvard Medical School.
Her teaching and writing are inspired by over thirty years of practice in psychology, Buddhist meditation, and the wisdom traditions. Having taught meditation and cognitive therapy in a wide variety of settings from government agencies to school systems, she now focuses on elder issues, spirituality and conscious aging.
Her recent book, 10,000 Joys and 10,000 Sorrows, focuses on her and her husband's experience with his Alzheimer's.