Kaye Lesley Cleave began her career as a teacher in Australia before heading off to travel the world. She earned an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Adelaide. From 2008–2010 she was a research scholar at UC Berkeley, examining the connection between mindfulness and healing grief. Her first book, Once More with Feeling: How to Manage Your Emotions in the Workplace was published in 1996 and recently she wrote a children’s book, A Kangaroo Tale, about the power of mindfulness. She is completing a book of poems about mothering and loss as well as working on her documentary, Finding Freedom Through Grief.