Whitney Stewart puts her heart, mind, and feet into her work. She’s trekked in a Himalayan snowstorm with Sir Edmund Hillary and climbed to remote Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. She’s interviewed the Dalai Lama in India and Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma. She’s dug for shrapnel and bones in former WWII battlefields in rural Poland and has sat for days in meditation retreats. She is the author of many travel articles, and of both fiction and nonfiction for children, including her most recent picture book Meditation is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids. When she is not writing or traveling, she teaches mindfulness and meditation to children and adults.