Category Archives: yoga

Translating yoga into surfing

When I got back from Murano, the thing I most wanted to do was yoga with my nurturing teacher, Anita. It felt so good to be back, focusing on form, breathing, and the meditation that comes with Shavasana. Despite my … Continue reading

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Seeing my Hawaiʻi through her eyes

I sometimes take living in Paradise for granted, and it takes a guest to help me appreciate it. I recently hosted a fellow beachcombing friend, visiting Hawaiʻi for the first time. She was happy to experience the authentic Big Island … 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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Sure signs it’s fall in Hawai‘i

Seasons change very subtly in Hawai‘i. But after 5 years of living here, I can see the shifts. Fall is a mix of cool rainy days, often too many in a row, and warm sunny days often with low humidity. … Continue reading

Posted in Adjusting to Hawaii, Being present, Honoka'a People's Theatre, learnng new things, Macadamia Nuts, Meditation, plants in my yard, Small town life, yoga | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

A walk on the beach; or was that a root canal?

After three days with a toothache, I finally admitted that it would not go away on its own. My dentist’s receptionist, Christina, was her usual cheery self when I called. She’s definitely part of the dental therapy; her laugh is … Continue reading

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Self-care, right now

Self-care is not selfish. That’s what my life-coach, Rita, always told me. It was a hard lesson to learn, because that nagging little voice inside my head often told me I was selfish. But I ditched that unsupportive belief, and … Continue reading

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Autumn yoga abundance

Yesterday I heard my first Christmas carol at a shop decorated with trees and ornaments. They must feel they need to start early because it’s hard to get into the mood for Halloween, let alone Christmas, when the leaves don’t … Continue reading

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Tools for feeling unsettled

When I got home from taking Jade to college, I found things unsettled at home. Felicity had given birth, though we don’t know where the kittens are. Likely they are under the house, but we haven’t heard anything. She’s gotten … Continue reading

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The Elixir perfected

It feels great to be back on the Big Island after so much time away. Amy, my neighbor back in Racine, says it snowed last weekend and the weatherman is predicting snow for Friday. Some lakes in Wisconsin still have … Continue reading

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Island time

The notion of island time used to drive the organizer in me crazy: if you can’t show up on time for my meetings, don’t expect me to start over when you do arrive.  Here, coming and going on your own … Continue reading

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