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...
Seeking Words of Wisdom

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...
Be Nice, Be Kind

Be Nice, Be Kind

Sometimes just the smallest gesture can create ripples beyond our intentions. So why not create ripples that generate a positive effect? Being nice, or being kind, doesn’t mean you say yes to everything or everyone. It doesn’t mean you give in. What it...
A Trinity of Courtesies

A Trinity of Courtesies

Three of the most powerful phrases in our lives are Please, Thank you, and I’m Sorry. When we treat each other with this mutual respect we create harmony and grace in our daily lives. In the art of persuasion, please is a powerful word. A request can sound more...
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,...
You are Special

You are Special

Finding our uniqueness can sometimes get overlooked as we try to either emulate or imitate others who we see as having qualities we desire, but really you are all you need – you are special. I found the following in my archives which signals to me it is time to...
The Best Things in Life

The Best Things in Life

You may have noticed in my blog that I like lists. They give me a sense of order and accomplishment in my sometime hectic world. I came across an old email that included a very long list of things people considered “the best things in life” so have chosen...
It’s Your Moment

It’s Your Moment

A bit of inspiration to keep you going… “The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.” ~ David Weinbaum “Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.” ~ F.Scott Fitzgerald...
A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

I have chosen a week’s worth of quotes to start off your New Year. “We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” – Hillary DePiano “A New Year brings new grace for new accomplishments.” – Lailah Gifty Akita “Learn from...
An End and A Beginning

An End and A Beginning

As we come to the end of the year I went in search of some inspiration to close out the year and set us on a path for the one to come. “Live in each season as it passes; breathe air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of...
Serenity in Nature

Serenity in Nature

When you have the chance to step away from the busy world and step into the world of nature, there is a certain serenity that can be found. This past weekend provided me a few moments to do just that. One was on the slopes of Haleakala at the Ali’i Kula Lavender...
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