Genevieve Behrend was the only personal student of Thomas Troward, the master of "Mental Science." From 1912 to 1914, Genevieve Behrend’s life focused solely on the wisdom and philosophy of Troward who’s influential and compelling ideas provided much of the groundwork to the spiritual philosophy known today as New Thought. She established The School of the Builders in New York and Los Angeles and toured throughout North America for 35 years as a celebrated lecturer, teacher, and practitioner of "Mental Science".
Mina Parker is a freelance writer, editor, and mom. Her other books for Conari are Half Full, Mother Is a Verb, 100 Good Wishes for Baby and Her Inspiration. She has also worked as an actor, a grant writer, and an administrator for several non-profits. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.