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Yamini Ali MacLean (pron; ‘yaa’min’ee)  Initials are used for signoffs, hence YAM. Scottish born, Australian naturalised, Indian spiritualised. 
YAM, after a few years in general admin, found her feet in computing and became an IT professional.  Life carries one along. She became a banker,  whilst she studied and finally qualified as a Homoeopathic physician and Counsellor, with additional modalities of Nutrition, Remedial Therapies & Sports Massage.

Life kept moving and the underlying presence of spiritual curiosity and profound experiences finally brought YAM to the Chinmaya Mission in Sydney. There was found the next chapter, which saw her attend Sandeepany Sadhanalaya Gurukula in Mumbai. From there she emerged as a  Vedantaachaarya (Advaita Vedanta and Indology). Rather than take the yellow robes, YAM opted to return to the world. She also 'repatriated' and found a wee corner of the Scottish (Bonny Land) West Coast to reside and meditate, write and teach, through the online medium of blogging. 
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The menomoirs began as a safety-valve, a letter-offer-of-steam, at the time when climacteric was ...peaking. The posts were all begun with 'meno' because they were essentially coming from that frustrating time... things are calming now, but the menorhythm remains. As it says in the banner, it began because it could, it continues because it can. There used to be a 'menoctionary' page; it is a bit obsolete now, but the cause of the MENO-bloggy needs to be remembered, hence this paragraph.

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