Kara Vangen, CHTP, has extensive training in the healing arts and Buddhist transformational studies. She is a member of the Diamond Approach and specializes in integrating mindfulness practices and the Feminine Healing arts. She has co facilitated and "mid-wifed" the Cauldron Studies program through the Tree and The Well with Cara Carlson, Ph.D., LICSW, who is an integral psychotherapist and consultant. For more info about this years classes Kara can be reached at Karalily@msn.com. This article includes excerpts from the guidebook, On the Rim of the Cauldron, by Cara Carlson and Kara Vangen.