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“…the most outrageous woman in Honoka‘a!”

Last week some friends and I went to Waipi‘o Cookhouse, to see our friends in the Mamane Street Music Club who had a gig there, and to celebrate with Teri, the singer-violinist, for her birthday. I was still celebrating my … Continue reading

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Live well longer: connect and engage with life

I recently took a series of classes at our local community college in Honoka‘a on Aging Well: Living Well as Long as Possible. One of the units focused on belonging, connections and engagement with life. I feel so grateful that … Continue reading

Posted in friends, Give back, grow my relationship circles, life choices, Making community, self care, Women's Empowerment Circle | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

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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Hāmākua Harvest – One Man’s Vision

I was introduced to Michael Gibson within six months of living here. He was speaking at a Third Thursday Thrive gathering about his vision for a community-based Farmer’s Market that would celebrate the Hāmākua Coast’s rich agricultural heritage. But this … Continue reading

Posted in Chants and blessings, Hamakua, Hawaiian bounty, Honoka'a, island culture, Plantation era, Prayer - Pule, sustainability | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Class reunion memories and wishes

As I prepared to go to my 45th class reunion, I wondered, does anyone enjoy high school while they are experiencing it? Maybe those few gals and guys at the top of the heap. And we had a big heap … 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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New Year’s actions

Last week our Women’s Circle gathered at Reverend Ana’s home for the best solstice celebration I’ve ever attended. Singing and drumming around the fire circle, we dismissed the longest night and honored the coming light with the possibilities of the … Continue reading

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Macadamia Academia

I love having the time to learn new things. This is the season for macadamia nuts, so I decided to explore. Before I moved to Hawai‘i, these nuts seemed so exotic – exotic, expensive and hard to find. On the … Continue reading

Posted in eating in Hawaii, friends, German and Czech heritage, gratitude, Holidays and festivals, learnng new things | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Early morning pule starts the Aha Pule ‘Aina Holo

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:15 am. Honoka‘a Park. Silence and darkness. The waning crescent moon hung brightly in the east, points up. Luminous stars shone bright against the black Hawaiian sky, and we took time to appreciate the early morning … Continue reading

Posted in Chants and blessings, gratitude, Holidays and festivals, Honoka'a, Honoring tradition, island culture, Lanakila Mangauil, Prayer - Pule, Resurgence of Hawaiian Culture | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

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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