Susan Piver is a Buddhist teacher and the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including The Hard Questions and the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life. Her latest book is entitled The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. Piver has been a student of Buddhism since 1995. She teaches workshops and speaks all over the world on meditation, spirituality, communication styles, relationships and creativity. She has been a frequent guest on network television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, CNN, and The Tyra Banks Show. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Parade, Money, and others. In 2011, Piver launched The Open Heart Project, an online meditation community which with nearly 12000 members who practice mindfulness together and explore ways to bring spiritual values such as kindness, genuineness and fearlessness to everyday life.