Category Archives: Serenity rituals

Le Mont St. Michel – stairway to heaven

Like Giverny, Le Mont St. Michel is best savored after the day-trippers are gone. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is the third most visited site in France, very evident during the day. Luckily, Dianne arranged for us to be … Continue reading

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Manifesting an Awesome New Year

Many people are happy to see 2016 in the rearview mirror. But 2017 is not likely to be any better for us personally, unless we take matters into our hands/hearts/minds to manifest intentions for the New Year. Those intentions may … Continue reading

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Inspiring people to live full out

Last week I streaked my hair purple on a whim while getting my hair cut at the Supercuts in Kona Commons. On this day, Cody set me down in his chair. He’s a stylish hip young man with the coolest … Continue reading

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Twelve hugs a day for growth

Many of us have seen the quote, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.” I believe it and I say it, but I … Continue reading

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Evening Strolls in Italy

One thing I liked about evenings in Italy is the practice of strolling, such a serene way to end the day. They call it passeggiata and we saw it in every place we stayed. Towns with rivers have natural congregation … Continue reading

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Beachcombing with Dr. Beachcomb

This summer I’ll be away from the Big Island for almost two months, so I decided to spend some time at my favorite beaches. Everything looks different because we had so much surf and storm damage in late winter. The … 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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