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...
Leading with Aloha

Leading with Aloha

This past weekend I learned that someone who had an impact on my development over the last 10+ years had a stroke and her prognosis doesn’t look good. It made me pause and give thanks for her example of strong leadership and also for many others who have been Alaka`i...
A Season of Giving

A Season of Giving

“Giving thanks is one course from which we never graduate.” ~ Valerie AdamsIt has been studied and reported over and over that having a practice of giving and gratitude can change the world in so many ways. It can change your individual world, in the way that you see...
Get Happy

Get Happy

As I was searching for my topic this week (since no flashes of inspiration had come to me), the Universe reached out with a strong suggestion (about 5 different articles) that the topic was to be on happiness. So here goes… What does it mean to be happy? How do you...
An Alphabet of Life’s Treasures

An Alphabet of Life’s Treasures

In today’s busy world, we rarely have time to stop to notice all of life’s treasures and be grateful. Here is an alphabet list of reminders of some of life’s treasures to guide you in those moments of mindfulness. A – abundance, ancestors,...
A Different Kind of Diet

A Different Kind of Diet

Diets have never been something I am fond of or seem to adhere to, but here is a different kind of diet I can get behind – a GRATITUDE  diet. A little goes a long way. Are you getting your recommended daily requirement?  Here’s how it works… First,...
A Year of Gratitude

A Year of Gratitude

As I approach the first anniversary of my blog I took a look back at all I have to be grateful for in the past year and beyond there, what has brought me here. I have kept journals for a very long time and one thing I find consistent in them are my gratitude lists and...
Time for an Inventory

Time for an Inventory

The beginning of a new year or new month is a great time to take an inventory of our lives and our assets, like good health, loving family, comfortable home, pets who provide comfort, and good food to sustain us.  We are also blessed with wonderful friends who care...
A Year of 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...
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...
Connections

Connections

As humans, we have an innate need for connections from the moment we are born. Scientific evidence has shown that babies who don’t receive that human touch can have what is sometimes called “failure to thrive” and this is also seen in the elderly who...
Start with the ABC’s

Start with the ABC’s

Gratitude vs. Grateful – the first is an action, the second is a feeling. I was recently reminded of the difference and the importance of acknowledging this. The more you can develop the practice of gratitude the more grateful you will feel. Besides feeling...
Friends I Can Count On

Friends I Can Count On

There is evidence that having a close group of friends, that support you over time and through life’s ups and downs, actually add years to your life. I am so grateful that I have those friends, some who I’ve known a lifetime (truly since elementary school)...