Posts by Michelle Kennedy

Michelle Kennedy is a writer, speaker, and adjunct communications professor in San Diego. Her first book, Don’t Pee in the Wetsuit: A Worldwide Romp Through Grief, Laughter and Forgiveness, is about grieving the loss of a parent on a rollicking trip around the world. A former journalist, Kennedy also acts, hosts, and coaches writers and on-camera talent. You can learn more about Michelle and her writing at: mkennedywriter.com.

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The Life-Changing Benefits of Two-Minute Meditations

“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

I felt everything, from my lower back pain flaring up to tightness in my jaw where I clinch and carry my stress. With my eyes still closed, I rolled my shoulders and repositioned the pillow under my butt. Five minutes had passed, and I had no idea how I would ever make it to forty.

I opened my left eye to see if anyone around me was fidgeting as well and saw rows of people sitting in perfect, cross-legged lotus position with straight necks and relaxed jaws next to me.

Our teacher, …