William B. Stewart, MD, is cofounder and medical director of the Institute for Health and Healing at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He has been voted by his peers as one of the best doctors in America for many years through the Best Doctors, Inc., organization. Dr. Stewart's work has been informed by medical volunteer work in India and more than thirty years of surgical practice. His personal experiences have contributed to a profound perspective on the cycles of life and the principles and practices of mindful living. For more information about Deep Medicine, Dr. Stewart, or the Institute for Health and Healing, visit www.myhealthandhealing.org.
Foreword writer Angeles Arrien, PhD, is a cultural anthropologist, educator, and consultant to many organizations and businesses. She lectures and conducts workshops worldwide on cultural anthropology, psychology, and comparative religion. Arrien is president of the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research. Her books have been translated into nine languages, and she has received three honorary doctorate degrees in recognition of her work. Angeles Arrien lives in the San Francisco Bay area.