Why Remember?

Today is Memorial Day.  For many, Memorial Day is only about backyard BBQ’s and lazy days on the beach.  I’ve had my fair share of both.  However, having spent two decades in the military as a cadet, soldier, and spouse, I know all too well what Memorial Day is really about. My first experience with losing a dear friend and […]

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A Paratrooper’s Dharma

I am currently in the midst of a new year fast, cleansing my body from over-indulgences of the holiday season.  My mental and spiritual intention for these three days of purification was simple:  clarity.  It is my general nature is to pursue life, my passions and purpose, with tenacity…that is once I have a clear picture what and how it […]

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What is ho’opono or ho’oponopono?

To begin to answer this question one can simply dive into the beautiful language of Hawai’i.  Ho’o is a causative word, giving action to whatever word follows it.  According to the Hawaiian dictionary, pono means in perfect order, uprightness, well being, etc.  The repetition of the word pono is sometimes repeated for greater emphasis.  So ho’opono or ho’oponopono can mean […]

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