Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW, ATR, MBA, is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist in private practice in Menlo Park, California, and MBSR facilitator. She also volunteers for Zen Hospice Project and the Stanford University No One Dies Alone Program. A student of Vipassana meditation at Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California, Marguerite co-founded the IMC Online Community, a place where members of the growing worldwide IMC sangha can find refuge. She is the creator of Mind Deep, a blog on mindfulness practice, that appeared on Elephant Journal’s list of “Best Female Buddhist Bloggers of 2009”. She was on San Francisco Examiner’s list of “Buddhist Twitter Feeds to Follow” in 2010. Marguerite is a weekly contributor for Huffington Post. Prior to Mind Deep, Marguerite was the creator of "La Marguerite", a blog on the psychology of climate change, that was named one of “Top 10 Eco-Blogs for Earth Day” by Times Online in 2008. As co-founder of Green Moms, a group of women environmental activists, she won Twitter 2008 Shorty Awards in the Green category. She was also named one of the top Web green thinkers to watch for, by UK Guardian in 2009. In case you're wondering about the origin of her name, Marguerite was born and raised in France.