Steps, not Speed

Steps, not Speed

On my way to a more fulfilled life, there are times when the Universe has had to remind me to slow down and pay attention. Have you ever felt like that? Well, mid-March my body said ENOUGH! I was out for two weeks from severe back spasms, had a little break for my...
Finding Abundance

Finding Abundance

My birthday always brings me the opportunity to recognize the abundance in my life and express gratitude. One of the turning points in my journey was when I was able to really acknowledge the abundance in my everyday, ordinary life. So, today I want to share some of...
More Than A Tree

More Than A Tree

For those who have been following my blog you are probably acquainted with the connection between my kukui tree and Alaka`i Associates. (Under the Kukui Tree, Nov. 18, 2017) It holds a very special place in my heart, to Jacob, and the work I do.Well, last week we had...
The Life Pizza

The Life Pizza

This particular post called for a repost so here you go… For those of you who find food analogies more likely to spark your interest, here is a take on the balance wheel that you might find fun by one of my favorite authors and speakers, Amanda Gore. Have a look...
Time for a change?

Time for a change?

As we move through spring we see changes occurring in nature all around us, so sometimes that triggers an awareness for the need for internal change. Here are eight simple steps to get you started towards the change you seek. follow your bliss…Think about what...
Sacred Space, Sacred Days

Sacred Space, Sacred Days

In the last few days, the Universe has brought this to my attention in several ways – that we need, yes, NEED, to have at least one day a week that is our sacred space. One author called it “untouchable days”. Depending on your personal beliefs these...
An Archaeological Dig

An Archaeological Dig

Maybe it goes along with spring cleaning, but I seem to be finding myself beginning what might be called an archaeological dig. Room by room, going through closets and boxes of what was once considered treasures that have been buried over the years. Excavating is not...
Light the Candles

Light the Candles

Perhaps it is a gift of age that you come to realize that you can’t keep saving the good stuff for later, although sometimes life can bring you that awareness in other ways in your younger years. Either way it is a revelation that we all should heed. We tend to...
Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

When our lives start to seem out of control, it is often because we are looking in the wrong direction. We start to look at the past and question where we should have made a different decision. Or we start looking at the future and how it will be changed because of...
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...
Finding Your Purpose

Finding Your Purpose

According to Dan Buettner, in his study of what he has labeled “Blue Zones”, one of the things that adds years to your life is having a purpose. In observing communities where people live full lives past the age of 100, he found that one of the unique...
Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces

Do you have favorite places that have touched your heart and soul? A place where the energy was palpable? I have a few that were such a powerful experience that each time they come to mind I can vividly see and feel them all over again. I am sure there are more but...
Getting Grounded

Getting Grounded

Over the past few weeks I have started a new activity that is helping me get and stay grounded. It actually has to do with the ground. Inspired by a friend who has an amazing aquaponic garden, and another couple of friends who have cultivated a wonderful garden in the...