Category Archives: Chants and blessings

Saving Hawaiian traditions – Kalopa State Park

On the Big Island, they say that new-comers either “get” the island, or Pele chews them up and spits them back to the mainland. Lots of new residents pack up and leave because they don’t understand this environment. I have … Continue reading

Posted in Chants and blessings, Hamakua, Hawaii plants and animals, Honoring tradition, island culture, rain forest, Resurgence of Hawaiian Culture | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Scheurell does the hula

When you think of Scheurell, do you imagine hula? No, me neither, until now. Because this weekend, I danced two hulas on stage at the Honoka‘a People’s Theatre. No one was more surprised than me… The theatre raised the $60,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Chants and blessings, getting out of my comfort zone, Hawaiian language, Honoka'a, Honoka'a People's Theatre, Honoring tradition, hula, learnng new things | Tagged , | 19 Comments

My Circle does not have to be their Circle

[Note: what happens in Circle, stays in Circle. I received permission from the women involved to share this.] There’s a handful of us that have nurtured the Women’s Circle for the past two years. Every week I send out the … Continue reading

Posted in Chants and blessings, friends, unconditional love, Using my transformation tools, Visualizing (vision board, movie of your life), Women's Empowerment Circle | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Graduation gratitude

Hawai‘i Preparatory School has a unique graduation ceremony that reflects the Hawaiian culture surrounding us. Much of the ceremony could happen anywhere: the faculty march in wearing their traditional cap and gown, the valedictorian and others gives speeches, the students … Continue reading

Posted in Aloha - not just a word, Chants and blessings, daughters, gratitude, island culture, Resurgence of Hawaiian Culture, Waimea | Tagged | 6 Comments

Raw eggs, bubbles, charades and friends

Last week I went to a birthday party at a home out past Hawi on the northern tip of the Big Island. We all love the birthday girl, Mary. The 40+ guests represented different parts of Mary’s life, so there … Continue reading

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