Time Management

Time Management

As I move forward on this journey with Alaka’i Associates, I am uncovering some of the foundational resources that have guided me through the years. One such discovery was a book by Julie Morgenstern, first published in 2000 (Time Management from the Inside Out,...
Lokahi and Balance

Lokahi and Balance

While there is no direct translation between lokahi and balance, the two concepts can be connected when we are talking about our well-being. According to most Hawaiian dictionaries, the meaning of lokahi is to be in one accord or agreement. So, when we are trying...
Laughter

Laughter

We are all familiar with the phrase, “Laughter is the best medicine” and there is scientific research that shows that connection. So I am not here to be the expert on all of laughter’s healing properties but to share a few resources if you need to...
Hugs

Hugs

“Bear with me” on this rather long post but I found this in my archives and thought it worth sharing. Gimme a hug! A phrase and gesture that encompasses a wide variety of denotations and connotations. By definition, hug seems to connote good feelings. Its...
10 Ways to Manage Stress

10 Ways to Manage Stress

10 Ways to Manage Stress These are my top 10 ways to manage stress and just a quick glimpse. Think positive. Attitude is everything.   “I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it’s only a choice of attitude.” ~ Judith M. Knowlton 2. Motivate...
White Space

White Space

It took me a while, and some serious stress, to uncover this gem that I refer to as “white space”. You will find it referred to in many contexts like business and organization but the secret is to apply it to every aspect of your life. Ha! not always that...
Lists

Lists

I don’t know about you, but I REALLY like lists. All kinds of lists. Grocery lists, wish lists, to-do lists, goals lists, etc. Lists also come in many forms – numbered, bullet points, or arrows. Just writing things down in a sequence gives a sense of order...
Sunday Mornings

Sunday Mornings

One of my favorite times to meditate and write is Sunday mornings. As the sun makes its colorful way into the sky. In the early quiet followed by the awakening of birds, pets, and the neighborhood. With a nice cup of tea. A reminder that all is good. A time to both...
Generosity

Generosity

Generosity is such a gift! And it is all around if you pay attention. I recently had an experience that some might call coincidence, but I call a God-incident. An event orchestrated by the Universe. During a recent vacation I saw a Facebook post about this wonderful...
The Moon

The Moon

The Moon…. Mahina and Mahealani are two Hawaiian words associated with the moon and have a special connection for me. Somehow the full moon has always had a powerful energy for me, so much so that I would have to be careful if I was driving on the night of a...
The Sea

The Sea

The Sea….. Kai is one of the Hawaiian words for the ocean which is one of the places that connects with me in special ways. Born in Hawaii, the beach was a place where as a baby, even without my memory, it became a connecting place for me. As a young child I...
The Sun

The Sun

The Sun….. Kalaho’onani – loosely translated means “Here comes the beautiful sun” and in a more spiritual reference “Son”. It is a constant reminder of renewal and new beginnings. It brings warmth and energy to fill each day....
The Wind

The Wind

The Wind… Most commonly known in Hawaiian as makani, although it has so many more names to describe it in all its forms from soft breezes to howling winds, from salty sea air to cool mountain air. For me the wind is the breath and voices of ancestors letting me...
Finding Joy

Finding Joy

Finding Joy… Most times we think of joy when we are in that joyful moment and it seems to be a spontaneous feeling. Today’s blog is about finding and creating more of those moments with intention. Several years ago I was introduced, via Facebook, to a...