Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of 14,000 things to be happy about (1.25 million copies in print). She has written 75 other books and calendars, including her newest, Natural Meditation. The books can be found in local bookstores and at Amazon and Barnes & Noble; see the Bookstore for more information.

Barbara holds an MPhil and PhD in Linguistics (University of Exeter), a PhD in Archaeology (Greenwich University), an MA and PhD in Buddhist Studies (Akamai University), and a BS in Physical Education (Valparaiso University).

Dr. Kipfer is Chief Lexicographer of Temnos and has worked for Google, and,, Ask Jeeves, Bellcore/Telcordia, General Electric Research, IBM Research, idealab/Knowledge Adventure, The Chicago Tribune, and WolframAlpha. She is a Registered Professional Archaeologist.

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