Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle is a writer, therapist, and teacher. She is the author of Ten Thousand Joys and Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Couple’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s (Tarcher/Penguin, September 30, 2010). After practicing as a psychotherapist, she taught in the field of behavioral medicine, where she pioneered the integration of meditation, yoga, and cognitive therapy with traditional Western medicine. While teaching at the Mind Body Medical Institute, she also developed training programs through Harvard Medical School for health professionals applying new approaches to health and healing. Olivia continues to teach, counsel, and write, focusing on elder issues, spirituality, and conscious ageing.