Water is Life

Water is Life

Water is Life Water is LIfePerhaps it is because I was raised on an island in the middle of the largest body of water on the planet that water carries so much meaning in my life. And with the hot summer months, water becomes even more of a precious commodity, so let’s...
All About Hugs

All About Hugs

All About Hugs “Bear with me” on this….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 etymology comes from a Swedish word, hugga, meaning to console. Words...
Everyday Thanks

Everyday Thanks

Everyday Thanks Everyday ThanksWhether it’s the coming holidays, or the changes in seasons, this time of year brings us a heightened awareness to be grateful and give thanks, so I hope the following might inspire your sense of gratitude and that you will pass it...
Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul For some that phrase, heart and soul, might conjure up a famous song melody. For others, it may connect more with a sense of commitment, energy, and enthusiasm. And for some it might have a more spiritual meaning. So, let’s take a look at each of those...
Finding the Words

Finding the Words

Finding the Words As a writer, sometimes I struggle to find the right words or topics to share with you. I ask myself, “What would be most relevant or helpful?” This month’s blog finds me in that space and as I was searching for the inspiration I realized that...
For Every Season

For Every Season

For Every Season As I move into a new season of my life I am taking the time to reflect on all the seasons past, the lessons I have learned, and blessings I have gained. In all that is occurring in our world right now I am finding myself looking for new direction and...
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...
Finding Focus

Seeking Words of Wisdom

A collection of favorite quotes…“I have come to trust not that events will always unfold exactly how I want, but that I will be fine either way. The challenges we face in life are always lessons that serve our soul’s growth.” ~ Marianne Williamson“Meaning is not...
Time to Reset

Time to Reset

Now that we have made it through the holiday season, and I hope you did find some peace along the way, it is time to reset our thinking and intentions for 2019. I was never really committed to New Year’s resolutions, especially in the way they get communicated through...
A Ray of Hope

A Ray of Hope

Some days you just feel like the clouds are closing in and you can’t see the path ahead. Your dreams seem more distant than the day before and all you need is a little ray of sunshine to give you the hope and confidence to carry on. On days like that I go in search of...
Ho`opakele – A Story of Rescue and Resilience

Ho`opakele – A Story of Rescue and Resilience

While on my “break” from technology I had the opportunity to visit Hawaii island and had a very moving experience hearing the following story. We attended the Orchid Show in Hilo and when I walked in there was a vendor selling some unusual jewelry made from plants...