Monthly Archives: November 2014

Early morning pule starts the Aha Pule ‘Aina Holo

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:15 am. Honoka‘a Park. Silence and darkness. The waning crescent moon hung brightly in the east, points up. Luminous stars shone bright against the black Hawaiian sky, and we took time to appreciate the early morning … Continue reading

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Makahiki – a new twist on an old tradition

We are coming into the Makahiki season, an ancient Hawaiian celebration of the harvest. Officially begun on the new moon after the Seven Sisters (the Pleiades) became visible on the horizon, it lasted four lunar months. The people celebrated because … Continue reading

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Prepping for our ho‘ike – no time to let my J droop

Julia: “Look! There’s some kukui leaves!” Me: “Nope; not unfettered.” Julia: “Oh pooh. Let your J droop a little.” Julia and I were on the hunt for kukui leaves. Because of its many uses, the kukui was named the State … Continue reading

Posted in Being present, Chants and blessings, Honoring tradition, hula, learnng new things, plants in my yard, Waipio Valley | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Self-care, right now

Self-care is not selfish. That’s what my life-coach, Rita, always told me. It was a hard lesson to learn, because that nagging little voice inside my head often told me I was selfish. But I ditched that unsupportive belief, and … Continue reading

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Don’t miss these Big Island foods

My nieces are visiting the Big Island in December. They’re asking for advice (I love being Aunty!). Let’s start with food. I’m not a gourmet chef, but I like to eat and that makes me expert enough. Our ethnic melting … Continue reading

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