November 15, 2019

What I am learning from Microblogvember

Microblogvember is a challenge that is taking place on the platform through the month of November 2019. Each day Jean MacDonald, Community Manager at, uses a random word generator to get the prompt for that day, which she then shares with the community. Those taking part must then write a post containing the word.

Perfectionism Shame Vulnerability
October 31, 2019

Running from our Thoughts

During an afternoon Mentoring circle in Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) yesterday, I led a meditation. The meditation was on awareness. Initially I asked the men present to bring their awareness to the breath as a means to focus ourselves and to quiet the mind. To move away from the busyness of the day to the be present in where they were now.

Meditation Jail
October 2, 2019

Meditation - The Intellectual vs The Knowing

If you have an intellectual leaning, it is very easy to learn about meditation, what it can do for you and the transformation that it can bring. Books about meditation are a dime a dozen these days. Magazines devoted to mindfulness, an aspect of meditation, sit on the magazine racks in all good book shops and grocery stores.

September 25, 2019

The Exhaustion of a Family Visit

From my experience people visiting and staying in my home always requires a break in my routine. There is entertaining, showing around, just more going on and the house feeling busier and more full. I don’t say this to complain, just acknowledging what the welcoming of visitors entails.

Introverts HSPs
September 14, 2019

Bullet Journal - A Place for Mind to Relax

Meditation is giving a huge, luscious meadow to a restless cow. The cow might be restless for a while in its huge meadow but at some stage, because there is so much space, the restlessness becomes irrelevant. So the cow eats and eats and eats and relaxes and falls asleep.
Chögyam Trungpa, The Myth of Freedom, pp. 48-9
Meditation Bullet Journal Productivity
September 12, 2019

When Shame Hits

Shame corrodes the part of us that believes we can do and be better.”
Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown
Vulnerability Shame