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...
Spring is Right Around the Corner

Spring is Right Around the Corner

The anticipation of spring and all its newness is in the air! All around us the world is preparing for newness. The winter months makes humans sleepier and slower, as fewer hours of daylight trigger the release of melatonin in our brains, aka the hormone that causes...
Good Medicine

Good Medicine

Humor and the laughter that ensues come from the incongruities, paradoxes, and ironies of life. They don’t need to be contrived or even have a punch line. They just need to be enjoyed.The idea that humor and laughter have health benefits is not new, but worth...
Love in Action

Love in Action

An interesting thing happens when I move into my creative space – the universe uncovers treasures that I have kept over the years, waiting for their time to be shared. That happened after I wrote the last blog, Love is a Verb. Tucked away in a drawer, I found the...
Love is a Verb

Love is a Verb

With this past week’s celebration of Valentines Day, I wanted to focus on love, but not in the trite way that we hear and see marketed every day in songs, books, movies, and even quotes. One of my new favorite speakers, Mel Robbins, said in her blog this week that...
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...
Computer is Sick

Computer is Sick

Happy Hump Day! My computer is not feeling well so it’s at the doctor’s office for a bit. I will return to posting my blogs as soon as it has recovered from it’s viral attack.Until next...
Home for the Holidays (5)

Home for the Holidays (5)

As we start to gather with family and friends, we find ourselves sharing stories and memories of holidays, lives, and memories together. A wonderful gift idea would be to record these with video or photos and text so they can be preserved and passed on to the next...
Home for the Holiday (4)

Home for the Holiday (4)

First and foremost, take time this week to reflect on all that you are thankful for. While there may still be lots of activity going on preparing for Thanksgiving guests and meals, step back every now and then to just breathe and observe the joy that surrounds you....
Home for the Holidays (3)

Home for the Holidays (3)

Every list I have for preparing for the holidays says now is the time to update your address book for mailing out those cards and letters. And who knew there was so much prep involved! For instance, have you determined who you are sending cards/letter to? Everyone you...
Home for the Holidays (2)

Home for the Holidays (2)

Okay, if last week was too early for you, perhaps you are ready now to tackle a few steps towards a more peaceful holiday season. Over the years, I have found that my holiday to-do list has been a great resource for getting through the craziness that starts to ensure...
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...
Home for the Holidays (1)

Home for the Holidays (1)

For some this may be a bit too soon, but the season is upon us for holidays, celebrations, and traditions. It is also the season for coming home – both physically and spiritually, so I wanted to begin to share with you some thoughts and actions that bring me “home”...
Love in Action

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...
Creating Your Future

Creating Your Future

Wherever you are on your life’s journey there are a few key beliefs that can help you create a future of success and happiness (of course, that depends on your definition of those two things.) For me that also includes health. Here are a few common core beliefs that...
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