August 15, 2023
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Aloha Kakou,
here are 3 reputable organisations to send donations directly to.
They cover a range of areas of expertise & focus, so follow your heart 💟 with which calls to you. 
They are all local ‘boots on the ground’.

Maui Rapid Response
Local people doing what’s needed to assist everyone impacted

Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation (HARF) A no kill shelter providing much needed assistance for all displaced & injured animals (for donations outside US & Canada)

Pacific Birth Collective providing assistance to pregnant women, babies & young children

Pacific Birth Collective supports choice for birthing families and respect for tradition and culture of Hawai’i which includes advocating for the acknowledgment and perpetuation of rich and diverse birthing practices that have been widely practiced across these islands for thousands of years.

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October 10, 2020
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E Komo Mai & Welcome to Neaulani’s No’eau  

 Fearless ~ Grow ~ Adapt


Oct 6:  Aloha Kākou, todayʻs Hawaiian word is: Makaʻu ole which means: fearless and is pronounced: Mahkah oo ohlay. Fearless is the opposite of fearful and a much better place to be. Be makaʻu ole in your beliefs for they are your anchors. Your anchors are how you choose to live your life. Freedom of choice is our blessings so choose makaʻu ole in living your life the way you choose in accordance with your beliefs. E makaʻu ole kākou – Letʻs be fearless. Aloha, a hui hou…….

Oct 4:  Aloha Kākou, todayʻs Hawaiian word is: Ulu. This word has many meanings with the 3 most commonly known onesIMG_3199 being the Ulu fruit. and ulu – to grow. Todayʻs meaning is: Inspire, inspired. Itʻs good to have inspiration in our lives. Being Ulu helps is uplifting and motivating. When was the last time you were inspired? Iʻm often inspired by reading uplifting stories, positive phrases like “Do or do not, there is no try”, and seeing people doing good things for others. Just tonight I saw a FB post of 8 young deer comfortably cushioned in the back of a van. They were all rescued from the fire. Way to go. Letʻs keep the Ulu going and growing. E mālama kākou i ka ulu. Aloha, a hui hou……

Oct19:  Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Mana’o’i’o which believe and is pronounced: Mahnah oh e oh. Mana’o’i’o o ‘oe? Do you believe? ‘Ae, mana’o’i’o au. Yes I believe. Aloha, a hui hou……

Sep27:  Aloha Kākou, todayʻs Hawaiian word is: Maʻa aku which means Adapt and is pronounced: Mah ah ahcoo. When changes come into your life, you have choices. You can accept the changes and maʻa aku to a different way of doing things IMG_2566or a different way of being or not. The choice you make is or should be totally your choice. No one can live your life and make your choices for you. You are the only one who truly knows whatʻs best for you. And when you make your choices, adapt to how those choices are affecting you and your life. That is what a master does. Maʻa aku is another way of saying Go with the Flow, Go with your Choices and you are the master of your life. Aloha, a hui hou……….

17 Aug:  Aloha Kākou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Hana hou which means: Do over, renew and is pronounced: Hahnah hoh. Did you know that every morning we are given the chance to hana hou our selves? If yesterday left you unhappy, today you get to do a do over – a hana hou and go for a better day. If at the end of today, you are still unhappy, tomorrow you get to hana hou your efforts to have a happy day. It’s said that practice makes perfect but a better way to say it is persistence makes perfect. It’s a fact that you do something long enough you will get the results you’re going for. It is a universal law. Aloha, a hui hou…..

21Jul:  Aloha Kākou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Pahu hope which means: Goal and is pronounced: Pahwho hopay. Being a realtor, I hear a lot about goals. If you don’t have goals or at least 1 goal, you’ll never get where you want to go. For me, I first have to decide where I want to go, then I can set goals to get there. We are all blessed with the ability to decide what our life will be like but we often get stuck in life’s experiences that we forget or don’t have time to make those decisions and then never set goals. It takes effort to decide where we want to go and to set goals to get there. Those who put forth the effort get there. It may take a while but by sticking with it, it happens. Those who don’t make the effort are often the one’s wondering why they aren’t getting anywhere in life. I choose to be among those who make the effort. How about you? It does pay off. You just have to make the decision about where you want to go, set your goals and stick with it. The universe will work with you to achieve your goals because you have a clear picture that they can see and align with. I’m just saying. Aloha, a hui hou…….

Sep3:  Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Ku’oko’a – Free as in the state or condition of being. Pronounced Ku’oko’a – coo ohkoh ah. He ku’oko’a au. I’m free. Are you? Aloha, a hui hou….

Oct19 2019:  Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Mana’o’i’o which believe and is pronounced: Mahnah oh e oh. Mana’o’i’o o ‘oe? Do you believe? ‘Ae, mana’o’i’o au. Yes I believe. Aloha, a hui hou……

Oct 18 2019:  Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: No’ono’o ulu wale which means: Imagination and is pronounced: No ohno oh ooloo vahlay. How’s your no’ono’o ulu wale? Pehea no’ono’o ulu wale ‘oe? Aloha, a hui hou……

Jul31 :  Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: MALU which means Peace and is pronounced Malu-mahloo. E malu ia ‘oukou. Peace to all of you. Aloha, a hui hou…..

Download pdf: Neaulani’s No’eau #17 – Maka’u oleIMG_2570



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September 10, 2020
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E Komo Mai & Welcome to Neaulani’s No’eau                                                                      IMG_1216

 Ho’aloha ~ Puliki ~ Hug a Friend

Sep7 2019

Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is a handy phrase:
Hāʻawi i kahi Aloha liʻiliʻi i kēlā me kēia lā – Give a little Aloha every day. Pronounced as: Ha’awi – Hah ahvee i – ee kahi – kahee Aloha li’ili’i – lee eelee ee i – ee kela – kaylah me – may keia – kayeeah la – lah. Aloha, a hui hou….

Apr 10 2019

Aloha Kakou, Today’s Hawaiian word is Hoaloha meaning Friend. Pronounced Ho-ho, a-ah, lo-lo, ha-hah. He hoaloha au ia ‘oe – I am your friend or as the Hawaiian mindset says it: friend I am to you. Aloha, a hui hou…….     IMG_5147

Apr 9 2019

Aloha Kakou, Today’s Hawaiian word for the day is Puliki which means Hug. Pronounced Pu-poo, li-ley, ki-key. Puliki au ia ‘oe – I hug you or as the Hawaiians say: Hug I you. To make the word plural, put mau in front of puliki as in: Mau puliki au ia ‘oe – Hugs to you. Aloha, a hui hou……..

Jun16 2019
Aloha Kakou, the Hawaiian word for today is a phrase – Pehea ‘oe meaning How are you? and pronounced Pehea – Payhayah, ‘oe-oay. Aloha, a hui hou…

02 Jul 2019

Aloha Kakou, Today’s Hawaiian word is Maluhiluhi meaning Tired, weary, fatigued and pronounced Ma-mah, luhiluhi-looheloohe. Maluhiluhi au i keia la. I am tired today. Maluhiluhi ‘oe? Are you tired? Aloha, a hui hou…..

Jun17 2019

Aloha Kakou, the Hawaiian word for today is: Maika’i au meaning I’m fine and pronounced Maika’i – Mykah e. So, from yesterday – Pehea ‘oe (How are you?) to answer – Maika’i (I’m fine). Aloha, a hui hou….

Apr7 2019

Aloha Kakou, Today’s Hawaiian word is Punahele meaning Favorite and is pronounced Pu-poo, na-nah, he-hey, le-ley. Ko’u hoa punahele o ‘oe – You are my favorite friend or the literal translation based on the Hawaiian mindset – My friend favorite you. Aloha, a hui hou……..

Apr 24 2019

Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is Ho’omana’o meanining Remember and pronounced Ho-ho, o-oh, ma-mah, na-nah, o-oh. Ho’omana’o au ia ‘oe. I remember you or, in the Hawaiian mindset – Remember I to you. Aloha, a hui hou…..

03Aug 2020aloha_pink_sparkle_plaque

Aloha Kākou, Today’s Hawaiian phrase is:  Ola Aloha which means Live Love. It’s such an easy message that it’s easy to overlook but when we live Aloha (Love) we live in joy and appreciation for everyone and all that we have.  We are the guardians of our lives and we choose the way we want to live.  Let’s choose Aloha all day every day.  There is no such thing as too much love, there is such a thing as not enough love.  Aloha, a hui hou…

Download pdf :Neaulani’s No’eau #16 – Hoaloha
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August 11, 2020
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E Komo Mai & Welcome to Neaulani’s No’eau 


Thing ~ Object ~ Stuff


May 05 2019

Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Mea meaning Thing and pronounced Me-may, a-ah. A’ole mea nui – No big thing. Aloha, a hui hou…

May 30 2019                                                                                                                           Aloha Kakou, Today’s Hawaiian word is: Puke meaning Book and pronounced Puke-pookay. Makemake ‘oe na puke? Do you like books? or in the Hawaiian mindset, Like you books? Aloha, a hui hou…..

May 07 2019                                                                                                                          Aloha kakou, the Hawaiian word for today is: Ulana meaning Pillow and pronounced U-ooh, la-lah, na-nah. He ‘aha kela? What is that? He ulana kela. It is a pillow. Aloha, a hui hou….

May 04 2019                                                                                                                            Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Ki’i ‘oni’oni meaning movie or moving picture. Pronounced Ki-key, i-e, ‘oni-ohknee, ‘oni–ohknee. Makemake’oe i ke ki’i ‘oni’oni i keia ahiahi me ia’u? Would you like to go to the movie with me tonight? Aloha, a hui hou….

May 03 2019                                                                                                                            Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Kama’a meaning shoe, sandal, slipper and pronounced Ka-kah, ma-mah, a-ah. Nani kou mau kama’a. Your shoes are pretty or as the Hawaiians say: Pretty your shoes. Aia ihea ko’u mau kama’a? Where are my slippers? Aloha, a hui hou….

Apr 26 2019                                                                                                                           Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Kukui pa’a lima which means Flashlight. Ku-coo, kui-cooee, pa-pah, a-ah, li-lee, ma-mah. Aia ihea ka’u kukui pa’a lima? Where is my flashlight? Aia ihea means where and ka’u means my. Aloha, a hui hou…

Sep15 2019                                                                                                                           Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian words are He kalaka hou which means It is a new truck and is pronounced: He – hay, kalaka – kahlahkah, hou – ho (as in wagons ho). Sis got a new kalaka -truck and my friends and I were lucky enough to be there on the Big Island at the right time to help her break it in. We went all over the island and had a funtastic time. Mahalo nui loa Sis for sharing your awesome kalaka with us.

Oct13 2019                                                                                                                              Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Lolouila. It means computer and is pronounced: Lolouila – lowlowoohwelah. He lolouila maika’i keia. This is a computer. Aloha, a hui hou…..

Oct 24 2019                                                                                                                            Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: ki’aha which means glass (the kind you drink from) and is pronounced: key ahha. E ‘olu’olu ‘oe may I have a ki’aha of wai? Please, may I have a glass of water? Mahalo. Aloha, a hui hou…..

Download PDF : Neaulani’s No’eau #15 – Mea


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July 23, 2020
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                                                               E lei no au i ko aloha      Lei hulu Kaleo

I will wear your love as a wreath

I will cherish your love as a beautiful adornment

A lei is a common symbol of love, friendship, celebration, honour or greeting.                                                In other words, it is a symbol of Aloha.

Lei can be worn, received, or given for almost any occasion. In Hawaii, a lei is given for greeting, farewell, a symbol of affection, an office promotion, a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation or any special event. There’s never a wrong occasion to wear a lei. You never need to wait for a special occasion.
A lei can be worn for no other reason than to enjoy or simply, to celebrate the “Aloha Spirit.”

It has become the quintessential symbol of an Hawaiian greeting. However,there are many deeper cultural and spiritual aspects and elements in the protocol of this cherished Hawaiian custom, that are often overlooked or not understood in modern times or by visitors to the Islands.

In ancient Hawai‘i, respect and honor was bestowed upon someone by placing a lei upon their head or shoulders. They were also bestowed to illustrate the connection between the mundane and the sacred.

The giving of a lei is a significant gesture, as weaved into it is the mana and trust of the person who made it and the person who offered it. It creates or symbolizes a relationship between giver and receiver.

A lei may be made from many objects. Traditionally flowers, leaves, feathers, nuts or shells and of more modern times ribbon, beads, paper, silk or wool.

Protocol of Presenting a Lei

The whole idea of presenting a lei is to show honour, respect, to show high regard, love.

Traditionally, when presenting a lei Hawaiians embrace each other, touch noses and honi – traditional sacred and honoring  Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 5.56.40 PM 1aspect of greeting of Native Hawaiian spirituality and culture. Exchanging the HA breath, the pure breath. Greeting and acknowledging the Spirit and the Life. ‘I recognise you as Life Spirit’

As said by Barbara Meheula, revered lei maker on the Big Island ”The kissing is very touristy.” ”The most precious thing to a Hawaiian is breath, the HA. The old-timers will put their cheek next to the person receiving the lei and softly give them the HA, the breath, because everything you have in your heart is in the HA.”


Lei Etiquette

There are suggestions and some unspoken local customs which are aloha and pono to adhere to:

  • Always accept aloha: Because lei are considered a symbol of affection and aloha, never refuse lei. If you must remove lei for whatever reason, do so discreetly. When musicians remove lei to perform, they typically display their lei in a place of honour such as their music or microphone stand.                                                                  At Cynthia Lin’s first workshop/performance in Melbourne in Apr 2018, I presented her with a green and gold  (representing the ‘Australian’ colours) ribbon lei I had made to welcome her. I had not expected that she would keep it on whilst performing, however respecting lei protocol and the aloha with which was was gifted, it remained in place for the whole event.🎸🎶😊
  • Give untied lei to pregnant women: By tradition hapai (pregnant) or nursing women are given open lei, which are not tied closed. For pregnant women, a closed lei is believed to symbolise the umbilical cord tied around the baby’s neck.
  • As a symbol of the love and aloha lei represent, Native Hawaiians did not throw lei away, but traditionally returned them to the place where the flowers or seeds were gathered. There, they were returned to the earth either by hanging them from a tree, placing them somewhere on the ground or burying the lei.

Today, returning natural lei to the ‘aina in some form is practiced.

Lei, made from plant materials are often also kept once they ‘dry out’, in places of honour or decoration in the home or even the car.

  • Never take a lei off and swing it around
  • When gifted a lei, keep it on. Regardless of how elaborate or simple, someone put a lot of love into that lei. Removing a lei soon after being gifted is considered rude.
  • Never wear one that you plan on giving to someone else–this is considered to be bad luck.

How to wear lei:

  • The pono way to wear lei is gently draped over the shoulders, hanging from both the front and back.
  • A lei is not a necklace. Position it over the shoulders, so half is draped down the front and the other down the back.
  • If the lei is open ended, the middle of the lei should be in the middle of the neck, with the open ends laying evenly down the front of the torso.


Lei Making Protocols

Hawaiian culture, through history, was transmitted through an oral tradition. Much of the heritage was preserved in the mo’olelo , the storytelling. The mo’olelo of the lei one makes, is an integral part to the mana of the lei. For example, the choice of materials, colour etc all weave an important part of the lei.

Hi`iakaikapua`ena`ena is the goddess of lei making and is an elder sister of Pele, the volcano goddess. She is one of the deities to whom lei makers and hula practitioners pule/pray and oli/chant to.

Oli and pule are also vital to help centre and remind the lei maker to put aside any pilikia ( drama, stress, tension) or concerns and to focus fully on the task at hand, in the fullness of aloha.

Depending on the tradition and teachings of a Kumu, gathering protocols will vary. However there are some customary protocols.

  • When flowers, ferns, shells or anything from nature are gathered, it is customary tp share an oli/ chant of aloha or gratitude asking permission to enter and gather what is needed. It is very important that permission is granted before entering. Regardless of the individual protocols, first and foremost is to always ask permission.
  • Every flower, fern or item of nature is gathered with intention. Only taking what you need is a Hawaiian value, ensuring the protection of materials and that there will be more to flourish for future gatherings.
  • Upon completion, the closing protocol again involves an oli or chant, giving thanks to the elements and the forest or sea.
  • Your Mana/energy and manaʻo/mind need to be clear and calm. If they are not, leave the lei making for another time. If you are not clear and calm and in the fullness of aloha, the flowers will brown quickly, you will experience things tangling and not ‘coming together’ well.
  • Make mindfully. The lei has your Mana in it.


One of my favourite lei to make is ribbon lei, which I was taught to make by Kumu Hula Neaulani Kuamo’o-Peck.              IMG_3115   For me, ribbon lei have deep significance in regard to the weaving and what the cords represent to Kanaka Maoli.  It’s about the aka cord-Aha/Aho that connect us and that connect to all things past, recent and future. ‘Ohana – family. That is blood family and wider ‘family’ of friends, haumana, clients….

Cords have always connected generations, with one’s piko (umbilical cord) physically linking one generation to the next. Today cords are linking more distant generations.

Many years ago Kumu Hula Kanoelani Davis taught me an oli she had written:  E Ka Mau Ana.                                               This oli speaks to building upon the cord of knowledge, wisdom, understanding, foundation so the cord that connects all past, present and future is strengthened continually and also continues to grow in to the future.
To keep the cord clear and free of tangles that may block it (us).

It is an oli , along with other oli, that I often quietly chant as I’m making the lei.

The colours are chosen purposefully, often with guidance from Nā Kūpuna. Hence the mo’olelo of the colours is important to share, so that the recipient has an even deeper layer of insight as to the mana of the lei.

IMG_2805I have been presented many lei over the years.  IMG_7989All hang prominently in my hale (house). I know who gifted each of them,  the event and their mo’olelo.

So, when someone presents you with a lei, whether elaborate or simple, receive it graciously with the love, the aloha with which it was gifted.                                                                      Cherish the Aloha Spirit it contains.



E lei kau, e lei ho’oilo I ke aloha ~ Love is worn like a wreath through the summers and the winters                                          ~ Love is Everlasting~



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July 18, 2020
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         E Komo Mai & Welcome to Neaulani’s No’eau                 

                         Protect Mauna Kea

1 year ago this week, the Hawaiian people galvanised strongly to stand to protect Mauna Kea.
Friday, July 17th is the anniversary of 38 kūpuna being arrested by the state of Hawaiʻi for sitting in the road to block TMT construction related vehicles from moving up the Mauna.

This is to honour all kia’i who stand for Mauna Kea & for the precious kupuna.

Sep8 2019

Aloha Kakou, today Hawaiian word is a phrase: E pule kakou a me ho’omalu ‘o Mauna Kea. Let’s all pray and protect Mauka Kea. Pronouciation: E pule kakou – Ay poolay kahkoh a me – ah may ho’omalu – ho ohmahloo ‘o Mauna Kea – oh maonah Kayah. Mahalo Nui Loa, a hui hou…….

Aug17 2019

Aloha Kakou, your Hawaiian word for today is: Lokahi meaning Unity, accord, in agreement and is pronounced Lokahi-Lowkahee. E lokahi kakou me Mauna Kea – We are in agreement with Mauna Kea. Aloha, a hui hou….

Aug16 2019

Aloha Kakou, E kala mai – Excuse me, it’s been a busy, busy couple of weeks. I went to Mauna Kea last week Friday and had a very moving and exciting experience. And my sister Mahea and La’akea are staying with me for a couple of weeks. We’re having fun going all over and doing all kind of fun things. But now, I’m back on line.
Today’s Hawaiian word is: Ma’a – pronounced Ma’a – Mah ah and means accustomed, used to, knowing thoroughly, experienced.

Aug 3 2019                                                                                                                                   mauna

Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is a phrase: E Ku Kakou Pu No Mauna Kea – which means Let’s All Stand Together for Mauna Kea – Eo. It is pronounced: E-a (long a as in May) Ku-koo, Kakou-kahko, Pu-poo, No-no, Mauna-Maunah, Kea-kayah, Eo-a (long a as in May)oh. Eo means, in this usage, Yes, I am here, to call, answer. Now is truly the time for all who support the sacredness of Mauna Kea to stand together – Eo, Yes, I am Here. Aloha, a hui hou….

Aug 01 2019

Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: HO’OMALU which means To Protect and is pronounced: Ho’omalu-Ho  ohmahloo. E ho’omalu kakou ia Mauna Kea. Let’s all protect Mauna Kea. Eo… Aloha, a hui hou……

Jul30 2019

Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is IMUA which means FORWARD and is pronounced: Imua-Emooah. Imua na po’e o Hawaii i ka Maunakea. Forward the people of Hawaii to Maunakea. Aloha, a hui hou….

Jul29 2019

Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is Ho’omaika’i which means Appreciate/Blessings and is pronounced: Ho’o-ho oh, maika’i-mykah e. E ho’omaika’i kakou i na ho’omalu o Maunakea. Let’s appreciate the protectors of Maunakea. Nui ho’omaika’i ia ‘Oukou apau. Many blessings to all of you. Aloha, a hui hou……

Jul25 2019

Aloha Kakou, whew it’s been such a busy week but I’m back. Today’s Hawaiian word is Malama Pono – Take Care and pronounced Malama-Mahlahmah, Pono-Pono like ono with a P.
E malama pono kakou ia Mauna Kea – Let’s all take care of Mauna Kea. Aloha, a hui hou…….

Download PDF : Neaulani’s No’eau #14- Ku Kia’i Mauna                                   Mauna kea


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July 13, 2020
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1 year ago today, the Hawaiian people galvanised strongly to stand to protect Mauna Kea. On August 2 Melbourne For Mauna 67411910_10162056233335023_2388627868188934144_n-1
Kea gathering was organised by Tiffany Noelani Le Nevez. Present in the gathering were Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Australians & Non-indigenous Australians.
Events such as this, to be a voice to stand for pono are vital for the continuation of sacred traditions as well as the simple fact of human rights.
Something I didn’t share at the time was that Kaleo & I had both been hit very hard with something that flattened both of us for 2 weeks.
For a couple of people who never get sick, this was a challenging, new experience. Whilst we were on the ‘other side of it’ & way past being ‘infectious’ by the time of the rally, we were both only firing on about 1 cylinder. Neither of us had had the capacity to learn a particular oli for the event. Learning oli is something that is usually easy for both of us, however this time neither of us could retain it.
Regardless, we had made a commitment to attend & support as well as perform some mele with Aloha UkeStars

The reason I’m sharing this part of the story, is that this rally was that important to us that we showed up. We showed up in the fullness of our alohamana. That was never in doubt. No-one, apart from one of our fellow uke players knew how we were physically feeling.
It wasn’t about us, it was about being a voice for pono, for what’s right, for taking a stand.

I have heard over my many years, many excuses as to ‘why not’, ‘leave it to others’, stories of mea mea mea. So many missed opportunities when the FUDS (fear, uncertainty, doubt, stress …or other acronym  words of your choice) takes over, compromising personal values & ethics to accommodate others, of getting outside the comfort & complacency zone.                 IF NOT NOW, WHEN??  It’s time to move past those FUDS & Many Excuses. it’s time to stand up for your Freedom of Speech & Human Rights, whatever that means for you.

Bishop Desmond Tutu said: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”  
We must all speak up with aloha, to the elephant for the mouse & remove it’s foot from it’s tail. Whether the metaphoric elephant is unaware it is standing on the mouses tail, or is doing so intentionally, it is our kuleana, our responsibility to speak up.

So, whenever there is an opportunity for you to be a voice for pono, for sacred rights, YOUR human rights, the human rights of others, animal rights, environmental rights, for anything that is important to you…… show up & stand up & be a voice.                                                       Mauna kea
Malama Pono
Ku Kia’i Mauna

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July 11, 2020
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Appreciate ~ Adore ~ Acknowledge



07Jul : Aloha Kākou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Ho’omaika’i which means: Appreciate and is pronounced: ho ohmykah e. With
everything going on right now, especially the Covid, I so appreciate my good health, the health of my family and friends and the blessings given to us every day. Appreciation is often overlooked and yet it is so important for our living a life that is filled with blessings, good times with our family and friends and a positive attitude that continues to bring the great experiences that we all so desire. If life isn’t bringing you the love, joy and happiness that you deserve, ask yourself “Am I appreciating all the good things that life brings me every day? Do I recognize when these good things happen to me? Where am I putting my attention?” Everything flows, good and bad, to where the attention goes. What are you giving your attention to? Ho’omaika’i au iā ‘oe. – I appreciate you. Aloha, a hui hou…….

06Jul: Aloha Kākou, Today’s Hawaiian word is: Ho’onani which means: Adore and is pronounced: Ho ohnahknee. I adore beautiful music, beautiful sunsets and sunrises, uplifting experiences that makes my soul soar, enjoying my life, seeing a baby smile and their cute giggles when they’re happy. All these things and so many more are worth gathering and keeping in my memories. How about you? Aloha, a hui hou…..

March 31:  Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: E ‘ike i ka nani i ke ola which means: See the beauty in life and is pronounced: Ay ekay e kah nahnee e kay ohlah. With so much fear about the Covid19, let’s stay positive, set the fear aside and hold good thoughts in our minds and hearts. As long as we are doing all we can to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our Mother Earth, fear has no place in our lives. E Ola E Live…..

14Jun:  Aloha kākou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Kupaianaha which means Marvelous and is pronounced: Koopieahnahha. Kupaianaha ke ola – Marvelous the life or Life is marvelous. The Hawaiian way of saying things is to put the action first and then the description after – much like the way Yoda from Star Wars talks. Hau’oli au – Happy I am, Ho’omaika’i ‘oe – Grateful you are. Mana’o nui like – Great minds think alike. Aloha, a hui hou…..

13Jun:  Aloha, today’s Hawaiian word is: Nanea which means: Enjoyable and is pronounced: Nahnayah. Being with people you love is so nanea. Listening to beautiful music is so nanea. Celebrating special days, like birthdays is so nanea,. Playing music is so nanea. Aloha au i ke ‘ike nanea. I love enjoyable experiences. Aloha, a hui hou…..

11Jun:  Aloha Kākou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Kāko’o which means Support and is pronounced: Kahkoh oh. I support living healthy, positive thinking and attitudes, my family and friends, helping others, striving to live in my greatness and helping others live in their greatness, unconditional love and all the good things in life. E Kāko’o Kākou i na mea nui. Le’s all support all the good things. Aloha, a hui hou…..

07 Jun:  Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is 2 words that go together: Hā’awi, Loa’a mai. Give, Receive. They’re pronounced: Ha ahve and Loah ahmy. What you give, you will receive. The universe makes no distinction – give love and receive love, give hate and receive hate – give good and receive good, you get it. E hā’awi aloha a me loa’a mai.aloha. Let’s give love and receive love. E

Hā’awi kokua a me loa’a mai kokua. Let’s give help and receive help. What “more of” do you desire in your life? Give it freely and receive it gratefully. The possibilities are infinite. Aloha, a hui hou….

06 June: Today’s Hawaiian word is: Manawa which means: Time and is pronounced: Mahnahvah. How do you spend your time? Since we have such an abundance of time during our current lock down, I’m spending it enjoying my dear hubby and doing my best not to let him get on my nerves AND not to get on his nerves. Most of the time we actually succeed, yay. It’s also been great catching up on my reading, organizing my files, teaching the Hawaiian language to my grand kids (they’re on the mainland so we’re Zoomers), actually exercising every day (both of us). In fact, this lockdown has made us appreciate the occassional visits to the grocery store. That used to be a chore but now we actually look forward to it. It gets us out of the house. We’ve taken the lock down challenge and made good use of it. Aloha, a hui hou……..IMG_1322

04Apr : Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian phrase is: Mai ho’okaumaha, hau’oli which means: Don’t worry, be happy and is
pronounced: My ho ohcowmaha, howohle. Worry is pilikia (trouble, problem etc) and hau’oli is happy, joy etc. These 2 emotions cannot occupy the same place at the same time, so I choose hau’oli. More importantly, worry causes lines and wrinkles, who wants more of those yeah? Aloha, a hui hou……..

03 June:  Today’s Hawaiian word is: Makemake pronounced: Mahkaymahkay. There are many meanings to this word and today it’s Wish. Makemake au iā ‘okou maika’i. I wish you all well. Aloha, a hui hou……

March 31 : as we are doing all we can to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our Mother Earth, fear has no place in our lives. E Ola E Live…..

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July 3, 2020
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Teach ~ Demonstrate ~ Spread


Aloha Kākou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Ho’ike which means Show (as in demonstrate) and spectacle. With all the demonstrations going on, I’m so glad to be here in Hawaii. Our demonstrators know how to do it peacefully and get their message out effectively. I’m tired of all the insanity going on there and feel so bad for the business owners who are hurting as well as the law enforcement who are trying to keep the peace. It’s insane. E ho’ike Kākou i ke aloha. Let’s show the love. Violence doesn’t work. Aloha, a hui hou…..

22 Jun

Aloha Kākou, today’s Hawaiian word is: A’o which means Teach and is pronounced: Ah oh. E a’o kākou ko kākou mau keiki ka ‘uhane aloha. Let’s teach our kids about the Aloha Spirit. They are going to be our leaders in a few short years and their knowing the Aloha Spirit will help them be loving and strong leaders. Aloha, a hui hou……




Aloha Kākou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Hāli’i which means spread and is pronounced: Hahle e. E hāli’i i ke aloha li’ili’i – Spread a little aloha. E hāli’i i ka lā ma na wahi apau – Spread a little sunshine everywhere. Spreading stuff around is so much fun. Feel free to join me. Aloha, a hui hou……


Aloha Kākou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Hāli’i which means: Spread and is pronounced: Hahle e. There’s so much fear and violence going on in the world, let’s do something different and spread the love instead. It doesn’t matter what your religious belief is or if religion is not important to you, love transcends every belief there is. I’ve often heard Love makes the world go round and it does. Love heals all aches, pains, hurts, mistakes, real or imagined. Our bowl of light glows with love and when it’s light dims, turn that bowl over, empty out everything, turn it back upright, fill it with all the love you can and move forward with a clear conscious. That’s what sets Hawaii apart from the rest of the world. We spread the aloha every day every where. E hāli’i ke aloha kākou. Let’s spread the aloha.

Dec 10 2019

Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Hoaloha which means Friend and is pronounced: Hoahlohah. ‘O ‘oe ka’u hoaloha a me aloha au ia ‘oe. You are my friend and I love you. ‘O ‘okou ka’u mau hoaloha a me aloha au ia ‘oukou. You are my friends and I love all of you. Aloha, a hui hou……..

Aloha, a hui hou……..

Nov 10 2019 ·

Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Ho’okani pila which means: To play music and is pronounced: ho ohkahknee pelah.
Today, I ho’okani pila with my ukulele group for a group of veterans in Kapolei. It was so much fun. Aloha, a hui hou….

Nov 09 2019
·Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Kaua which means You and I and is pronounced: Cowah. E hele kaua. Let’s go (you and I). Aloha, a hui hou…..                                                                                              IMG_5233


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June 25, 2020
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Hope ~ Trust ~ Acceptance

March 22
Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Mana’olana which means Hope and is pronounced: Mahnah ohlahnah. With mana’olana we can keep moving forward. Aloha, a hui hou…..

05 June
Today’s Hawaiian word is: ‘Āpono which means Accept and is pronounced: Ahpohnoh. What does that word mean to you? For me, I accept that I am spirit experiencing being human. I accept that I am a child of God and everyday I strive to live in his greatness. I gratefully accept and give thanks for my life and all the love I am blessed to receive from family, friends and so many other folks that I am blessed to interact with. I gratefully accept your appreciation for my posts and most of all I accept that I am here to be the best version of myself that I can be. I might backslide from time to time but it’s ok – I always get back on the horse. Aloha, a hui hou…….

Apr 19
Today’s Hawaiian word is: Hilina’i which means Trust and is pronounced: Helenah e. When we know that everything happens for a reason, trust tells us it’s a good reason while doubt or lack of trust sees only the downside. E hilina’i kakou. Let’s all trust. Soon we will all be in a better place than we were when this pandemic began. That’s Hilina’i. Aloha, a hui hou……..

May 9
Aloha, today’s Hawaiian phrase is: He ho’okahi kākou which means: We are all one and is pronounced: Hay ho ohkahhe kahkoh. It’s easy to say that but it’s not always easy to remember it. Let’s be the one who lives this understanding. Can you imagine what the world will be like when we all do that? It’s going to happen eventually and that’s the day we all achieve whatever it is we believe is our Heaven – our Perfect World. Aloha, a hui hou….

May 8
Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Ho’omaopopo which means: Aware. Being aware is the best way to stay in touch with what’s going on in our lives. Life often gets so busy that we miss those special moments when miracles happen. The smile a loved one gives us when we’re feeling low, the helping hand when we need it most that takes just a moment then is gone, the chance we had to do something nice for someone but we didn’t see it, the people and things in our lives that are blessings for us, the list goes on and on. E ho’omaopopo kakou – Let’s be aware so we can recognize and enjoy all those wonderful events every day. Aloha, a hui hou…….

14 May
Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Hā’awipio which means: Surrender and is pronounced: Hah ahwepeo. Surrender is a positive thing to do when you find yourself bogged down so deep in trauma, there’s no place left to go but up. Surrender, take some deep breaths, relax and let go. Answers come when we relax and let go. Aloha, a hui hou…..

Today’s Hawaiian word is: Na’au which means Feelings and is pronounced: Na ow. Hawaiians believe that the na’au (which is the intestines, the guts) is where our true instincts lie. Growing up in Hawaii, I used to hear “trust your na’au” all the time. More than the mind or the heart, the na’au is where our true instincts lie. It will never lead you astray. Next time you’re at a crossroads and can’t decide, go quiet, listen to your na’au, more importantly feel your na’au and the choice that’s for your highest good will come to you. Why listen to the na’au? It’s because the na’au is not influenced by logic or emotion. It’s only purpose is to take care of you. You are it’s highest and only purpose. It can be trusted to give you only what’s best for you. Aloha, a hui hou….

Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is: Pu’uwai which means Heart and is pronounced: Poo oohvy. Did you know that what you put into your heart radiates out into the world? Put love in your heart and you radiate love out to the world. Put fear in your heart and you radiate fear. Put hope in your heart and you radiate hope. The list goes on and on. What are you putting into your heart? I choose Love. It feels great, spreads good feelings all around and holds space for all positive emotions to live in. Aloha, a hui hou……

31MayGoddess shoes
Aloha Kakou, today’s Hawaiian word is:Luana which means: Enjoy and is pronounced: lewahnah. Do you enjoy life? I know I do. When I think about the infinity of time, our time here is really short and for me I choose to make my time as enjoyable as I can while I’m here. It’s so much better to live a life enjoying all the people, pets, good things and good stuff that we have while we have them. Whenever you feel life is a struggle and too hard, grab a paper and pencil and list all the people and things that bring you joy. If your list is short, that’s a clear sign that it’s time to spread joy out there – the more you share joy,
the more joy comes back to you. Aloha, a hui hou..

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