Created by Dr. Jonathan S. Kaplan, Urban Mindfulness is a blog, website, and group of therapists devoted to the practices of mindfulness and meditation, adapted to the unique circumstances of the city. Our mission is to make mindfulness readily accessible to people who live and work in urban areas, by providing guidance for meditating on the subway, extending metta to noisy neighbors, etc. For the meditation challenge, Drs. Jonathan S. Kaplan and Jenny Taitz will be writing on behalf of UM.
Dr. Kaplan works as a clinical psychologist in New York City, where he provides psychotherapy and teaches at The New School and The Interdependence Project. He is the author of Urban Mindfulness: Cultivating Peace, Presence, and Purpose in the Middle of It All. Dr. Jenny Taitz works as a clinical psychologist at the American Institute of Cognitive Therapy in New York City. Her first book, End Emotional Eating: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Cope with Difficult Emotions and Develop a Healthy Relationship to Food, will be released in Spring 2012.