Tracy Cochran is the editorial director of Parabola magazine. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Boston Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, New York Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Psychology Today, and other publications. Her stories have been included in anthologies including The Best Spiritual Writing series; Writing for Their Lives; and Sacred Voices: Essential Women’s Wisdom Through the Ages. Before Parabola, she worked for many years in publishing and in the film industry. She has practiced meditation for decades, and is trained as a meditation teacher and Community Dharma Leader through the Spirit Rock Meditation Center under the direction of Jack Kornfield. She is a teacher at the New York Insight Meditation Center and the founder of Tarrytown Insight, a weekly meditation group in Westchester, New York. She teaches mindfulness meditation and mindful writing classes and retreats throughout the greater New York area. She also meets with individuals and with groups.