As Youʻre Not Teaching Anymore…..

Posted April 15, 2018 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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… was the opening line from an haumana to me some months ago. Although my brain was going “HUH?  WHAT, SERIOUSLY??”, 😳 I maintained my alohapono ʻpoker faceʻ, along with a not- so-obvious deep intake of the HA and replied in an indirect fashion while my brain caught up with this curious perception.   It’s interesting… Read more »

Whatʻs In A Name?

Posted February 28, 2018 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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I have been gifted two Hawaiian inoa (names). As with all Hawaiian names there is the ʻsurfaceʻ meaning and then the many layers of kaona (hidden meaning). HaʻaoLakaināpali : Laka dances on the cliffs This can be seen simply as Laka: Goddess of love, hula and forest plants, dances on the cliffs. Namakanaokalani: one who… Read more »

Can You See The Island?

Posted February 15, 2018 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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In traditional voyaging, it is said a navigator has ‘pulled an island from the sea’ when he or she guides the canoe to land beyond the horizon. Navigators of the traditional, ancient ways are able to see further and in ways that others cannot – thus inspiring their crew to find courage and venture into the… Read more »

Shifting Energies of the New Year

Posted December 27, 2017 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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As we head toward the completion of each year, we are provided with an opportunity to reflect on the year that has been,  as well as the energies of the new year to come.   It’s a time of KOHO  ( CHOICES ).   What people, places, situations, ways of behaving, thinking, speaking, patterns, old… Read more »

So You Have Found Your Voice….

Posted December 19, 2017 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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So you have found your voice……………. but have you read the instruction manual and learnt how to operate it skillfully? Over the last few of months a phrase that has been shared frequently is “I have found my voice.” Ok, so what does that mean? Finding one’s voice and learning to Communicate with aloha and in… Read more »

Cultural Immersion Insights

Posted July 24, 2017 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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      Organising Cultural Immersion Retreats is a hana aloha, labour of love always for me. There are the obvious aspects of accommodation and transport. There’s the months of connecting with, building and ho’omalama (nurturing) aloha and pono relationships with various Kumu and Kupuna. There’s the hilina’I (trust) that the schedule and the people will… Read more »

Superhero Undies, Eveready Bunny & Aloha ♥

Posted February 12, 2017 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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It’s not often that I sit back from my computer and say a humbling, heartfelt ‘WOW’, and I’m feeling very grateful that today was one of them. The last week had been one that had resulted in me taking many a deep HA breath and exclaiming “Geez, there sure is something going on in the… Read more »

Being of Service in 2017

Posted January 1, 2017 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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As I have journeyed through life, a concept that has always been important to me is that of being of service, of giving back and/or paying it forward. Honouring,respecting and valuing : all life, all who have taken the time to teach and share their wisdom, all who have shown aloha.          … Read more »

Interview with Tracey & Kaleo

Posted December 4, 2016 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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When Barbara asked to interview us, I will confess to being a little nervous! Whilst I trust in & certainly pule’d to ensure the ancestors would be guiding the interview & what came out of my mouth, I’m still human 😉 Also, always being mindful & aware that I am being ka leo (the voice)… Read more »

Pick Up The Phone

Posted November 1, 2016 by & filed under Uncategorised.

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  In this modern technological age, we have the blessing of the smartphone, internet. email, tablet and a multitude of devices to keep us connected and informed. Or do they?   Whilst Google is a wonderful resource for information, it is also a haven for much mis-information. I certainly do bless some of that information… Read more »

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