What does Ola Lokahi mean?

The two Hawaiian words “Ola Lokahi” have layers of meaning that cannot be fully understood until they are felt.  Like many, if not most indigenous cultures, the language of Hawai’i is an oral tradition.  The written form was created in the early 1800’s when missionaries wanted to translate the Bible.  In some cases, the written form does not do justice […]

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Connected & A.L.I.V.E. in 2012 ~

I recently facilitated the first class of A.L.I.V.E. 2012, a program I designed to help people Awaken to Living with Inspiration and Vitality Everyday.  I believe the key to living with a sense of inspiration and vitality everyday is CONNECTION…with our passion, each other, and the essential life force that surrounds us all.  Before we can connect with anything external, […]

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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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Listening to the Voice of Nature

Inspiration for this post came when a rather large blue heron flew by my window and landed on my neighbor’s roof as I was eating breakfast yesterday (about 30 feet away). Heron had made an appearance at our lake everyday while we were hosting our good friends from Hawai’i the week prior. Because of his frequent visits during their stay, […]

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