Barbara Heffernan is a psychotherapist and writer. She is the founder of Mindful Psychotherapy, a private practice in Norwalk, CT which specializes in trauma and anxiety. Barbara has been a feminist since the age of five, and a Buddhist since the age of 31. She has three children, four stepchildren, a husband, an English sheepdog and a rotund orange cat. Her poetry explores the complexity of love and the impact of trauma on individuals and society.