Treading Water

Treading Water

The last couple of weeks have been challenged with health issues and then the approach of my birthday week along with remembering Jacob’s birthday (April 1), I have found myself reflecting and looking for inspiration to get re-energized. In one of my journals I found...
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...
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...
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...
Heart Wisdom

Heart Wisdom

This past week I had a couple of experiences, at opposite ends of the spectrum, that told me that we might need to be reminded how to live and act from our hearts with grace and goodness towards all people. Here are a few quotes that will point us in the right...
Sitting Here…

Sitting Here…

Today as I am sitting here waiting for Hurricane Lane to pass, the song by Jimmy Cliff, Sitting in Limbo came to mind. I knew a few of the lyrics but when I decided this would be a good blog topic and actually read them all, they provided even more reflection than I...
Seeking Solitude

Seeking Solitude

Do you feel like you are being spread too thin? Can’t seem to find time for a break? Feeling frazzled? Finding time to be alone is good for your well-being. In today’s society many of us are juggling a number of roles – employee, employer, parent, spouse, caregiver,...
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,...
Press Pause

Press Pause

Every now and then my weekend mornings allow me the luxury of time to pause. While we all run around in our busy lives there is much to be said for a bit of idle time. The author, Dr. Samuel Johnson once wrote, “Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler.”...
Seeking Solitude

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...
A Rainy Day

A Rainy Day

“Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the Earth; without rain there would be no life.” ~ John Updike It started with a crack of lightning, a great roar of thunder, and then a deluge of rain that went on for over a day. At first, we might think...
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...
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...