Category Archives: friends

Seeing my Hawaiʻi through her eyes

I sometimes take living in Paradise for granted, and it takes a guest to help me appreciate it. I recently hosted a fellow beachcombing friend, visiting Hawaiʻi for the first time. She was happy to experience the authentic Big Island … Continue reading

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Seattle Beachcombing

When I learned I’d be celebrating Thanksgiving in Seattle with my daughter, I immediately sent word to my beachcombing buddies who live there. Who wants to go to the beach on my free day?   I had enjoyed a lovely … Continue reading

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We all take calculated risks (warm ponds in Puna)

My friend Stacy invited me to join her and two friends on a long weekend to Puna, a Hawai‘i district that has a reputation for life on the wild side. I was reminded of that when we stopped for lunch … Continue reading

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“This better be so worth it” – Perseverance on the Isle of Wight

While visiting London with my sister, the rain managed to hold off until our last day when we traveled to the Isle of Wight and its sailing town of Cowes. That visit was inspired by the Beatles song, When I’m … Continue reading

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The new standard is Mauna Kea Beach

You’d think after a bad experience at my (former) favorite beach two weeks ago, I’d be beached out for a while. (See the warning I added to Big Island’s One-Stop Beach – Anaeho‘omalu Bay.) Far from it. I just needed … Continue reading

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Live well longer: connect and engage with life

I recently took a series of classes at our local community college in Honoka‘a on Aging Well: Living Well as Long as Possible. One of the units focused on belonging, connections and engagement with life. I feel so grateful that … Continue reading

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No more excuses

I am so happy! I just went for my wellness visit with my nurse practitioner this week, and we went over my statistics from my lab work. I found out I have a disorder! Yes! You may think this is … Continue reading

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