Finding Your Creativity

Finding Your Creativity

Writing this blog is really challenging me to keep my creative processes in tune. I have found myself returning to many of my favorite resources for inspiration so thought perhaps I should share those with you. As previously mentioned, the concept of FLOW, where you...
It’s as Easy as ABCD

It’s as Easy as ABCD

As part of a special group of mostly women we call Voyagers, I shared in a creative activity where we had to come up with an affirmation or mantra for ourselves and create an art piece that would help us stay focused on that message to ourselves. Mine turned out as...
Let Your Creativity Shine

Let Your Creativity Shine

Just to keep you inspired, a few words of wisdom… Be creative! You’re the artist here. You’re the one who can brush away the clouds and make the sun shine. Paint your own picture, choose your own colors, And forget all that business about having to...
Hope

Hope

This is a topic that may surface in my blog now and then. So I thought I would start off with one of my favorite poems, by Emily Dickerson. Hope is the thing with feathers. That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And...
Navigation

Navigation

As we welcome the Hokulea voyaging canoe home to Hawaii after its voyage around the world, I thought this olelo no`eau, Hawaiian proverb, was most appropriate to share in the perspective of our own journeys. ʽIke i ke au nui, me ke au iki. Know the big currents, know...
Prosperity Pouch

Prosperity Pouch

Here’s a creative idea to inspire you…it’s called a Prosperity Pouch. Take a plastic file folder (with or without sections) and each day put in at least one thing – a note or photo – of a dream, wish, or goal that you desire. Then at the...
Things That Matter

Things That Matter

Here is my short list from a book called “50 Things That Really Matter” published by Rodale, Inc. 2002, that I received from a dear friend on the occasion of my 50th birthday (seems so long ago). Wisdom Faith Passion Motherhood Family Friends Gratitude...
A Return to Gratitude

A Return to Gratitude

Discovered a list of blessings that are sometimes overlooked… A job that provides steady income while you pursue your dreams Not having to cook The desire for knowledge The beach – the feel of sand and surf, the smell of wind and sea Watching the sunset...
Preparing for Creativity

Preparing for Creativity

Keeping a journal can provide you with a special perspective on how the Universe continues to nurture and guide you. As I look back through my journals over the years I have discovered some patterns that I really hadn’t noticed before. One is this idea of...
Feeding Your Soul

Feeding Your Soul

Today I want to invite you to feed and nurture your soul through books and music. You can find my Favorites on my website, www.alakaiassociates.com, where the list continues to grow. Those are the ones that have nurtured me along the way and I hope they might inspire...
Inspiration 2

Inspiration 2

This is a poem that I keep returning to as I find it speaks to the perseverance and hope that we all need from time to time. The Journey by David Whyte Above the mountains the Geese turn into the light again painting their black silhouettes on an open sky. Sometimes...
Inspiration 1

Inspiration 1

Along my journey there are stories and poems that I just find timeless and keep in my archives to retrieve now and then. Here is one.. The Sea Horse  Author – Unknown Once upon a time a Sea Horse gathered up his seven pieces of eight and cantered out to find his...