Embracing ‘island brain’ in Hawaii

How paddleboard yoga helped ease my mind from a family member’s death

Hanging out in Maui (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

Island brain: “The extreme level of not giving a f**k that prolonged exposure to tropical island paradise can cause.”

My Trek to Maui Hawaii on November 11

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Maui Hawaii (pool area of Maui Seaside) (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)
West Maui Mountains can be seen no matter where you go in Hawaii. (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

My Trek to Honolulu Hawaii to mourn a family member’s death

Shamontiel and her grandfather (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)
This was the view a block away from my Honolulu hotel. (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)
Gazebo across the street from the International Marketplace in Honolulu (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)
Aqua Ohia Waikiki in Honolulu (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)
This was the view a block away from my hotel. I walked that path twice and seriously considered staying there altogether. (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)
Paddle board yoga ~ Photo credit: Star (from Yoga Kai Hawai’i)
This was the only good part of X-Treme Parasail: This funny sign I saw before I got on the boat. (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

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