Time for Traditions

Time for Traditions

As we move into the holiday season, memories of traditions come prominently into our view and consciousness. I have a mental checklist that starts the weekend following Thanksgiving. It begins with writing and mailing Christmas cards and bringing out the Christmas...
Pause

Pause

Taking a time-out for the Thanksgiving week. I am grateful for your support of my blog. Be back soon. a hui...
Under the Kukui Tree

Under the Kukui Tree

Thought it might be a good time to repost this one. Under the Kukui Tree…The kukui tree in my backyard has been one of the main sources of enlightenment for this new journey of Alaka’i Associates. It began as a sapling carried down from the Koolau and...
A Short Study of Trees

A Short Study of Trees

Trees have captured the human imagination for centuries. Their lore is found in many cultures and in some cases are a source for worship, and lately have become a subject of my observations and awareness. As I began to reflect on the subject I recall several...
How to Make Time for Your Soul

How to Make Time for Your Soul

* Unplug the television. (and the cell phone, ipad, etc.) * Make regular “soul” time every day. A few minutes first thing in the morning or before bed. * Learn to say no. * Stop doing things you truly don’t want to do. *Redesign your work schedule so...
A Season for Gratitude

A Season for Gratitude

Really, it should be a season that is celebrated daily, but somehow this time of year draws us to be more introspective and grateful, and writing those things down makes them that much more significant. I came across a gratitude exercise I would like to share with you...
More About Friends

More About Friends

For all the friends who have touched my life, I am so very grateful. “A true friend laughs at your stories even when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your troubles even when they’re not so bad.”  ~ Irish proverb “A real friend...
The Hospitality of Friends

The Hospitality of Friends

This past week I had to travel to the island of Hawaii for work and was blessed to have the hospitality of friends for my accommodations. It started on Wednesday with a long line at the rental car agency, then meetings in Kona, and then a long scenic drive up to...
Filling the Well

Filling the Well

In my quest for inspiration for this blog I came across some more words of wisdom that have begun to replenish the well of creativity. “There are no problems – only opportunities to be creative.”  ~ Dorye Roettger “I am always doing that which...
When the Well Runs Dry

When the Well Runs Dry

My day job has been so busy lately I am finding it a challenge to keep plugged in to my creative spirit and inspiration for this blog, so looking for ways to fill the well again. Have you ever felt like that? I go to my reserve of inspirational books and quotes to see...