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Martha Brettschneider

Martha Brettschneider is an author, blogger, and award-winning photographer with a passion for inspiring mindfulness, the practice of finding beauty in the present moment. She stumbled upon mindfulness teachings after breast cancer forced a reorientation of every aspect of her life--body, mind, and spirit. She chronicles her journey in Blooming into Mindfulness: How the Universe Used a Garden, Cancer, and Carpools to Teach Me That Calm Is the New Happy, available on Amazon and bookstores nationwide. She lives in Vienna, Virginia, with her husband, two sons, and her plant-eating golden retriever Apollo. Visit her at