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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A “Sunny” Day

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  Thank You.”  ~ Marcel Proust We moved to Washington state about 8 months ago.  We were attracted to a home with a magnificent garden space and a backyard that leads to a lake and forest teeming with various wildlife.  We […]

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Tragedy in Afghanistan: Can You Walk In Another Soul’s Boots?

I believe veterans are some of our most educated and experienced global citizens, and they have the capacity to be society’s greatest teachers when given substantial support in regards to transforming and integrating their combat experiences.  In general, we as a nation and a military community are falling short in offering support of this kind.  We are only beginning to […]

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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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