Kristin Bryant Rajan,PhD, is a lecturer in English. She writes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary criticism and lives in Atlanta, GA. She is widely published in literary and creative writing journals as well as anthologies and is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee. Her literary research revolves around meditative moments of deep self in modernist literature. She explores literature's power to heal and offer paths to personal evolution. She has published articles and presented on Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, James Joyce, Ann Patchett, Buddhism and Literature, and William Wordsworth . Her research in wellness has inspired her to facilitate happiness workshops for KSU faculty and students, community groups in greater Atlanta, and national conferences. She is the founder of the KSU student meditation group and teaches spin classes at her local YMCA. She is the mother of 2 amazing human beings and multiple delightful pets. Her writing, research, teaching, and life are extensions of her daily meditation practice, illuminating the gifts in the present (get it?).