Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a best-selling author, clinical psychologist and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion. She is a professor at Santa Clara University and has published over 150 papers and three critically acclaimed books, which have been translated into 16 languages. Dr. Shapiro offers a science-based roadmap for how to enhance personal and professional well-being, while building better lives and communities. Dr. Shapiro has presented her research to the King of Thailand, the Danish Government, Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Summit and the World Council for Psychotherapy, as well as to Fortune 100 Companies including Google, Cisco Systems and LinkedIn. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Oprah Daily, Mashable, Wired, USA Today, the Huffington Post, and the American Psychologist. Shauna is a summa cum laude graduate of Duke University and a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama. Her TEDx Talk, The Power of Mindfulness, has been viewed more than three million times. Shauna lives in Mill Valley, CA, with her husband. Together they have four children. In her free time, she loves being out in nature, dancing, traveling, cooking, eating and reading historical fiction romance novels! At the Salon: Dr. Shapiro taught us about the powerful practices to live a happier, healthier more meaningful life. She shared recent discoveries in neuroscience and showed how we can re-architect the very structure of our brain to decrease stress, increase clarity and strengthen our sense of belonging and purpose. We learned how the practice of mindfulness deactivates the centers of the brain responsible for emotional reactivity and helps engage the rational part of your brain so you can make choices aligned with your deepest values.