Category Archives: my book

My father’s ghost is here

This week, we are at the annual family reunion near Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, a tradition that started 62 years ago. We still love every moment. But what we wouldn’t do to have Dad, the Master of Ceremonies, here with us … Continue reading

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I found a new tool – the Complaint-Free World bracelet

I’ve used and written about many transformation tools over the past six years, from Aloha to Yoga (no Z tool yet). But I’m always looking for more to fill my toolbox. Last week, our Women’s Circle introduced me to a … Continue reading

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Meditation, fellowship and the dentist

Sunday, I attended an all-day, silent meditation retreat as part of Peace Week in Honoka‘a. I love that the Peace Committee always includes a Day of Mindfulness with Peace Week. This year Gavin Harrison, (http://gavinharrison.net/ ) Buddhist Monk, author, and … Continue reading

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Big Island quirks to know before visiting

My nieces are visiting during the holidays. I gathered some helpful information for them, so I’m sharing it with you too. Get the most out of your trip to the Big Island with these tips. Travel. The cheapest time to … Continue reading

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Little Miss Muffet

On the Big Island we live an uneasy truce with a few scary varmints though, on the good side, we have no snakes. The latest critter to cross our path was the cane spider, so called because it used to … Continue reading

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Birthing my baby

Well, it’s finally happening. My book, Manifesting Paradise will officially launch August 1. This book’s been three years in the birthing process and I’m so ready! Thank you for your support and encouragement. For those of you who are into … Continue reading

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“Da kine” and other useful words

My visitors often ask me for some useful Hawaiian words. Of course, Aloha (hello, good-bye and so much more) and Mahalo (thank you) top the list. But I always think that a brief description of the Hawaiian language might be … Continue reading

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