Category Archives: Positive Thinking/Choose Your Attitude

Bergen – Sognefjord boat and Flam Railway trip with a hiccup

August 2019. Our second day in Bergen, the plan is to take a five-hour boat ride up the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest (127 miles) and deepest (4,291 ft) fjord. Then we’ll transfer to the scenic Flam Line that will take us … Continue reading

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Watching the horsey set party in England

July 2019. My whole family came to London to be with our youngest for her college graduation. From here we were to travel to Copenhagen for an additional five days. Alas, the person (who will not be mentioned) responsible for … Continue reading

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Tattoo Parlor and a New Life

Well, I’m doing it – starting life over again with a new freedom, a new independence, and by myself. It’s another new chapter in my life. My close friends say it’s a whole new book. We’ll see. My daughters have … 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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I want to be a pin-up girl

A friend of mine doesn’t approve of the new 2016 Honoka‘a Girls Pin Up Calendar. It’s a sweet calendar of eight local Honoka‘a gals in classic 1950s travel-poster style clothes and poses, the brainchild of local business women, Sarah Anderson, … 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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College shopping: Universities 3 – Mom 0

My daughter and I are on the east coast, college shopping. We flew non-stop from Honolulu to New York’s JFK airport – way too many hours sitting on my butt. I got some strange looks until I collected my suitcase … Continue reading

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