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The saga of the cesspool

I’ve always lived in places with municipal sewer systems. Here on the Big Island, I have a cesspool. Hawaiʻi, one of the smallest states, has more cesspools than any other. A cesspool is a mysterious thing, dark, unknown, creepy, and until … 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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Gifts and lessons from the sea at Lyme Regis, UK

The day began gray, with rain a good probability. It was about time really; I’d only had one day of rain the whole time I’d been in England. But it would be nice if it held off. This day, my … Continue reading

Posted in beachcombing, college, daughters, gratitude, Mother-daughter bonding, Travel, travel as a transformation tool, Travel make me learn | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Solstice full moon

I wish I could say I was in tune with the seasons, the phases of the moon, the tides and the earth faeries. But in truth, I’m farther away from that than before, now that I’m living so close to … Continue reading

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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

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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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