From away-ness to awareness like a whack to the head

From away-ness to awareness like a whack to the head

For around five years I have been doing what I can to incorporate a more mindful and conscious presence into my life. This occurred like a whack to the head, rather than like a beautiful light changing moment.   One day I was running around, not giving a shit about myself or how my actions […]

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”

  When I was a kid I thought adults had their shit together. Little did I know that adults are just human; each one with their own story. I often look back on my high school years with disdain. Yet there is no reason for it. I had good teachers, friends, was involved in school […]

Could compassion be the answer when dealing with the prison population?

I am employed in various positions, both paid and unpaid, in which I am involved in some way with the criminal justice system. One of my positions involves conducting interviews with prisoners and their families on several different projects. When I explain to others what I do, I typically get two responses – both associated […]