Vesela Simic was senior editor of IONS' Shift magazine. Her understanding of happiness has long been informed by writers and poets. After earning a master's in English at the University of Chicago, she moved to the San Francisco Bay area to teach. Her transition into publishing began with editorial roles at Conari Press and Yoga Journal. As a freelance editor and writer, she continues to work with IONS, various print and digital publishers, and independent authors. While she still finds happiness and inspiration in good reads, yoga and motherhood have brought deep joy. Learn more at www.veselasimic.com.