Category Archives: gratitude

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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Honoka‘a People’s Theatre – helping us fly our freak flags

My interactions with the Honoka‘a People’s Theatre (HPT) last week once again confirmed that it is the heart of our wonderfully eclectic town. The owner, Dr. Tawn Keeney and his daughter and Theatre Manager, Phaethon, have really amped up how … Continue reading

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A safe cocoon – Honoka‘a

I’m finally home after being gone for nearly two months. Italy taught me much, and I loved seeing my sisters in Wisconsin, but am so glad to be back on the Big Island. After tackling the usual fallout from a … Continue reading

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Lava lake rising

Yesterday I was out the door at 2 am, going to Volcanoes National Park with Mitch and Dianne to see the latest activity in the Halema’uma’u Crater. The crater sits within the Kilauea Caldera here on the Big Island, and … Continue reading

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They don’t know their Mother

Last month, I witnessed an innovation in Manhattan perhaps better left un-invented, though my daughter loved the idea. It was a cupcake ATM, not far from the hotel where we stayed while looking at colleges. A cupcake ATM is just … Continue reading

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Morning ritual in Paradise

It’s the weekend, an early morning on my back lanai. I’m reveling in the quiet with deep breathing, and emptying my mind of any stress by being present. My gratitude journal sits nearby and my copy of The Four Agreements … Continue reading

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Feeling stressed? Mimic your fat old cat in the sun.

Now that my daughter and I are three weeks into this college shopping trip, a friend asked how I’m doing on choosing my attitude. (See That’s quite an affirmation ya’ got there…”). While our pace has been brisk, I’m happy … Continue reading

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