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2021-10-07: Conckers On the western edge of the world, as defined by the International Date Line, it’s Sunday afternoon. …

2021-09-10: When the Weather fits the Mood Yesterday it was pouring with rain outside, really pouring. The proximity of my parents’ top floor …

2021-09-03: The Cycle of Life I’m walking to the shops, walking down back streets, residential streets instead of the main road. I …

2021-08-03: Sacred Space Sitting alone at night, silence, small light on in the corner, stillness, dark outside, alone with a …

2021-06-23: The Harshness of Interruptions When I read this this essay by Nancy Kline of Time to Think I thought, ”YES!” I’ll go further …

2021-06-21: Interview for the INFClub I was recently interview by Jas Hothi, @jasraj on Micro.blog, for Episode 61 of the INFClub podcast. …

2021-04-25: Pilgrimage I like this short definition of ’pilgrimage’ taken from The British Pilgrimage Trust website, …

2021-04-11: This has felt like a difficult weekend. Mentally exhausting. It has not all been difficult - …

2021-04-08: Nothing like some back pain to kick me into exercising more. It has been a gradual start, but I am …

2021-03-30: Chronic Fatigue and the HSP There’s pattern which repeats itself pretty much each time I find myself home alone for a few days - …

2021-02-18: The Comfort of Memories I find myself sitting in my car on our driveway. It is overcast and there is steady stream of rain …

2021-01-23: Video - The power of quiet leadership A short, inspiring video on the power of quiet leadership. The power of quiet leadership - BBC Ideas

2021-01-10: Announcing a new, old podcast It was early April 2017. I was sitting in an Airbnb in Portland, OR. My wife and I had returned to …

2021-01-05: Managing my Life On January 1st, with a new month here, never mind a new year, I worked through my December todos, …

2020-12-04: Seeing life through other’s eyes I started writing this earlier in the year while spending a weekend in Hana, on the far east coast …

2020-11-07: The Introvert and The Wet Weather In this little corner of Hawai’i the wet weather has been slow in coming. While the seasonal changes …

2020-11-04: Book in the Car In my attempt to read more, I have put a book in the glove compartment of my car. I am not the …

2020-10-12: Sonder - n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your …

2020-09-29: Meaningful Work and Realizing Your Potential Throughout Life The 2nd Highly Sensitive Men’s Seminar Here is a promotional video of the 2nd High Sensitive …

2020-09-21: The Second Highly Sensitive Men’s Seminar Towards the end of the second week of December, the 2nd Highly Sensitive Men’s seminar will be held. …

2020-09-15: A Bird Flew Into A Window Last weekend was one of unplugging and heading to the beautiful community of Hana on the eastarn …

2020-07-31: Looking Out on the World This is a strong image for me, an image from the past, A remembrance - sitting in my bedroom window …

2020-07-22: Pen & Paper helping to find a way forward There are times when I find myself loosing focus on what I am doing and I start looking for …

2020-07-06: Imagery 📚 I love coming across phrases in books that just jump out at me. One the books that I have on the …

2020-06-14: I’m alone at home right now It is Sunday morning. I am sitting at our small desk that looks out onto the front garden and from …

2020-06-03: May Meditation Nudges - Final Week As a compliment to the live meditation sessions that I am running through May on YouTube and …

2020-05-30: May Meditation Nudges - Forth Week As a compliment to the live meditation sessions that I am running through May on YouTube and …

2020-05-23: May Meditation Nudges - Third Week As a compliment to the live meditation sessions that I am running through May on YouTube and …

2020-05-14: May Meditation Nudges - Second Week As a compliment to the live meditation sessions that I am running through May on YouTube and …

2020-05-07: May Meditation Nudges - First Week Through May I am streaming twice weekly meditation sessions on YouTube. For those who cannot make …

2020-05-03: May Meditation Nudges To compliment the twice weekly meditation sessions that I will be running through May on YouTube and …

2020-04-30: May Meditation Schedule With the April meditation series now over. The question came up for me as to “what …

2020-04-10: Journaling while in Self-Isolation I have long kept a journal. For me it started as a record of my travels during the late …

2020-04-06: An Invitation to some Self-Isolating Meditation Sessions Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7, I shall be offering a free virtual meditation session each day, …

2020-03-30: Passing it on - Advice for this time of Self-Isolation Laurie Helgoe is a psychologist and an author whose work I admire. Her book Introvert Power has long …

2020-02-26: Seeing with New Eyes I mentioned in my last blog entry how I live overlooking the Hana Highway in Maui. It is one of the …

2020-02-23: Finding Balance in my Life There is a saying, that ‘a change is as good as a rest.’ A few days ago I decided to …

2020-02-07: Meditation as a Toolbox There is a Tibetan saying that just as every valley has its own language so every teacher has his …

2020-01-31: Stepping out of Retreat, and Valuing Solitude I share here an experience from a few weeks ago. I stepped outside, I made it into town for the …

2019-12-31: Meditation - Follow the Instruction I sometimes say that having goals is a dangerous place to be when you are starting a meditation …

2019-12-24: The Magic of a Child's View Like some other posts here, I write this to remind myself as much as anything else. I fall into old …

2019-12-14: When you are the lone one amongst many When you are the solitary introvert or HSP amongst many who are not. When you are the quiet one and …

2019-11-18: Distracting myself - taking small bites Those days when I can’t seem to find focus. My mind is looking for ways out. I can feel the …

2019-11-15: What I am learning from Microblogvember Microblogvember is a challenge that is taking place on the micro.blog platform through the month of …

2019-10-31: Running from our Thoughts During an afternoon Mentoring circle in Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) yesterday, I led a …

2019-10-02: 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 …

2019-09-25: The Exhaustion of a Family Visit From my experience people visiting and staying in my home always requires a break in my routine. …

2019-09-14: 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 …

2019-09-12: When Shame Hits Shame corrodes the part of us that believes we can do and be better. ~ Daring Greatly, by Brené …

2019-08-25: Adapting to Transitions Early summer this year was a time for travel. Family travel. Across the continental US to a family …

2019-07-31: Crossing The Threshold Patrick Rhone recently shared a photograph with a quote in it, on his blog. The quote spoke to me of …

2019-07-26: A Poem That I Always Come Back To Since I first came across this poem, it comes to me in times of doubt. It reminds me of those who do …

2019-07-04: 130 Guests and Me This is a post written in installments over the course of, and just after a weekend of wedding …

2019-06-13: Boundaries Yesterday dealt me a lesson in spades. I will keep the details confidential to respect the …

2019-06-12: Catnapping Being able to catch a quick 40 winks can be a life saver for me. I usually find a patch of the …

2019-05-31: First Buttondown Newsletter My first newsletter using the Buttondown email service went out today. In the newsletter I reflect …

2019-05-20: A Day of Rest And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from …

2019-05-04: Today This morning’s very strong winds must have taken the internet out. The issue that I reported …

2019-04-26: Social Media Vulnerability I define vulnerability as uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure…Vulnerability sounds like …

2019-04-15: Reflections on Death This post is not an attempt to be bleak, or to put a damper on the day. Rather it is a sharing of …

2019-04-07: Stillness in the Air With the season change has come the corresponding weather change. Living in a tropical climate that …

2019-04-06: Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer - Generosity, Reciprocity and Hope My wife & I went to a wonderfully inspiring and rich talk last night given by Dr. Robin Wall …

2019-03-30: In Transition (aka, looking for a quieter online life) Spring has sprung. Even in the tropical climate of Hawaii, …

2018-08-17: Frayed Nerves I am not going to pretend that I can work well when I know that people are around who might call on …

2018-06-27: Where is the Prison in Your Life? One of the most rewarding activities that I am involved in right now is a weekly men’s circle that I …

2018-02-26: Looking to the Future Do you ever have an event coming up that you are just not looking forward to, indeed dreading? You …

2018-02-20: Finding Solace in Memories Introverts spend a lot of time in their inner lives. It is what makes us introverts. We sit, …

2018-02-16: When You Doubt Even Yourself Old habits die hard…even, or maybe especially when they run counter to something that you truly …

2017-10-11: Getting Things Done When the World Around You is Spinning Out of Control Can you move from frantic behaviour to concentration? Can you move from disturbance to instant …

2017-03-05: I Miss my Meditation Sessions Sometimes Meditation is my life blood. My days feel better when I start them with meditation, even the bad …

2017-02-15: Big View - Relax the Mind Two minutes walk from where I live is a bluff. It is not immediately obvious that the bluff is …

2017-01-29: Self Care Sunday If we cannot keep ourselves in balance physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually we cannot …

2017-01-15: Meditation Practices for Managing Pain Two days before Christmas, two days before the socializing of the Holiday season really got into …

2016-12-16: Lessons from Japan - An Introvert's Experience I recently returned from a visit to Japan. It was not my first visit to Asia, but my first visit to …

2016-07-26: Gentle Men Discussion You are Invited to a Discussion For and About Gentle Men Invitation I have previously held two …

2016-04-10: Hearing It As It Is From Men Boy this article/post has taken a long time to come together - too long. I’m not sure why. I could …

2016-01-25: An Invitation to a Discussion... Invitation I am sending out this invitation to men, or men who you may know in your life, to join me …

2015-12-03: Meditation and the Toothbrush I find it interesting watching people clean their teeth. This is not a regular pastime of mine I …

2015-11-20: Introversion - In the Cradle of the Night Climbing up on Solsbury Hill I could see the city light Wind was blowing, time stood still Eagle …

2015-10-24: Introversion - Life in the Rear View Mirror When looking at my life as an introvert and HSP, I can spend a lot of time gazing into the rear view …

2015-09-24: The Silence of Male Introverts & HSPs? I wrote this piece to explore some thoughts and observations that have been going through my mind. …

2015-08-25: Letting Go - A Lesson From the Road I am not long back from a summer holiday visiting family and friends in different parts of the US …

2015-07-10: Being Interviewed by Melissa Schwartz - Video Melissa Schwartz of Leading Edge Parenting, where she coaches parents of highly sensitive children, …

2015-06-25: Medicine Walk - Reflections A little under two weeks ago I wrote about the Medicine Walk that I was planning to embark on. The …

2015-06-20: Digital Focus (aka Mindfulness Bell) As I journal and reflect on the Medicine Walk that I went on last Monday, I am reminded of the …

2015-06-11: Medicine Walk - Setting Intention This coming Monday, June 15, I will be spending the day on a Medicine walk. I am taking the time now …

2015-05-22: Some Days Suck... Some days suck and yesterday was one of them for me. That was the downside. The upside happened as …

2015-04-16: Making Friends with Boredom Boredom is an interesting beast. I don’t know if it is who I hang out with, but few weeks go by …

2015-03-06: Trust In Your Natural Wisdom Buddhism speaks of Buddha Nature, the fundamental nature of all beings. This is our natural, innate …

2015-02-04: What the Tibetans Taught Me About Quiet Time I am writing this on a flight back to the US from England. I have spent the last two weeks in the …

2015-01-14: Landing in a New Place Yesterday my wife and I traveled across the country, the US that is, from the north west corner to …

2014-12-24: How to Approach Difficult Situations ... and Manage Those Holiday Blues A lot of good advice has been offered online on how introverts and HSPs can manage the social …

2014-12-17: Thresholds The URL to this website is made up of the words “Crossing The Threshold.” While it informs my work, …

2014-11-21: An Attitude of Gratitude Every Thursday evening at a yoga class that I use to attend we started class by sitting in a circle, …

2014-11-14: An Aesop Fable and Introversion We have been experiencing some very windy weather here in the Pacific North West. Accompanied by …

2014-11-01: Broad Shoulders Aren't Always Necessary How do you deal with those situations where someone dishes out an attack on you, offering accusatory …

2014-10-24: Keeping the Gremlins at Bay See if this rings true for you? You’ve just got off a telephone call or are out of a meeting where …

2014-09-21: Strive for Perfection, Stay in Practice Practice - to rehearse, to work at, to train; from the Greek, praktikos - active, practical. …

2014-08-30: Meditation In Service of Introverts Meditation and introversion have something in common - the mind. For introverts the mind is a place …

2014-08-21: Riding Up That Hill I’ll have to ask you to fill in the blanks on this one. I am writing about extroverts and …

2014-08-13: Quiet Time, Space, Mindfulness and Focus How much time do you give to be just with yourself? Why should you want to? For six mornings of the …

2014-07-02: The Silent Warrior When I hear the word “warrior” I usually think of a fearsome character going off into battle, …

2014-06-12: A Bed of Leaves British winter days are short. Throw in a blanket of grey cloud cover and any daylight there was …

2014-05-30: The Hypnotic Sound of Silence Life can be a game of give and take at times. We’d prefer things to be one way but for one reason or …

2014-04-25: "I Use to be an Introvert, But..." When people ask what I do and I reply that I work with introverts I am surprised how often I hear …

2014-04-07: Viewing Life from Another Perspective Whether introverted or extroverted in nature a change in perspective can help navigate trying times, …

2014-03-31: Managing Overwhelm (II) In the last article we looked at scenarios where you find yourself becoming overwhelmed. That is you …

2014-03-21: Managing Overwhelm (I) This is the first part of a two part article exploring ways of helping yourself when you feel that …

2014-03-08: Just Showing Up Sometimes it is just about showing up. No matter what our resolution is for a project, and despite …

2014-03-05: Motivation's Role In Your Adventures This article first appeared on Arthur Coddington’s Peak Performance website. Call to …

2014-03-03: The Rewards of Staying Present This is an experience of mine, see if this rings true for you. I am out walking, let’s say on …