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
August 25, 2019

Adapting to Transitions

Early summer this year was a time for travel. Family travel. Across the continental US to a family wedding and then across the Atlantic to visit with my parents. From there I turned around and headed back West to meet my wife on the US West Coast for a couple of days of r’n’r in West Marin, before finally crossing the Pacific again back to Maui.

Reflection Vision Quest
July 31, 2019

Crossing The Threshold

Patrick Rhone recently shared a photograph with a quote in it, on his blog. The quote spoke to me of the meaning behind the title of this website, Crossing The Threshold.

The quote reads,

Books and doors are the same thing. You open them and go through to another world.” ~ Jeanette Winterson

Vision Quest
July 26, 2019

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 feel different, who question the normal route through life that the modern world and education ask of us. It calls to me of the seekers, the questioners, of those who see things differently, look deeply, of those, men and women, who are, …too gentle to live among wolves,” the sensitive souls.

Reflection Poetry
July 4, 2019

130 Guests and Me

This is a post written in installments over the course of, and just after a weekend of wedding celebrations. A weekend of activities that were just made for me…not… Having said that, I do wish to empathize that I am here to enjoy myself, make new friends and most importantly celebrate the commitment that a lovely couple are making to each other.

Introverts HSPs
June 13, 2019


Yesterday dealt me a lesson in spades. I will keep the details confidential to respect the agreements of those who I was working with - what is said in that circle, stays there - but will share the more overarching experience.

Vulnerability Boundaries