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Every other week I reveal thoughts, tips, words of wisdom (WOW) of how one Hawaiian lives Aloha, one Kealoha way at a time.

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Poi Leads the Way

Poi Leads the Way

For Cultural Intelligence, family practice and storytelling is our natural way. Poi is as important to me as the air I breathe.  For my family poi is a way of sharing cultural intelligence.  Cultural intelligence is passed down through storytelling.  And storytelling...

What if She Lives in the Lives?

What if She Lives in the Lives?

When a heart takes leave, it writes, it shares, it rests, it cries, it feels, it opens its eyes, and it beckons to live again.  Live in the lives. This week I'm unveiling something I did not write but I shared standing on a pulpit, vulnerable and proud of a life lived...

Makaloa says the Details are in the Senses

Makaloa says the Details are in the Senses

And The Senses are Rooted in Aloha Welcome back. Makaloa on the Mat says, 1-2-3, Inhale is key.  And when you’re relaxed and have your wits, look at your front entry.  Is it free of chaos?  Does it feel like, “We’re glad to see you.”  Does it say, “Welina Mai”? 4-5-6,...

My Heart Steps Up to Listen to Ulu

My Heart Steps Up to Listen to Ulu

The Art of Listening to the Power of...More. On My 14, 2020, I shared, 'Just Listen", a practice my parents learned from their parents and their parents digested from their ancestors.  Through storytelling and repetition, it was handed down to me, my sister and...

Welina Mai the Entryway is the Aloha Way

Welina Mai the Entryway is the Aloha Way

Makaloa Buda Bing Buda Boom. Last month we discussed how we might create a welcoming feel to the exterior of our home…Welina Mai Ku’u Home.  Let’s see if we can come up with a mental rhyme to help us remember the important points. 1-2-3, Inhale and exhale is key. Does...

Welina Mai Ku’u Home

Welina Mai Ku’u Home

Do You Feel Welcome in Your Home? In Hawaiian, Welina Mai is, “Welcome”.  And Welcome means, “graciously received”, “under no obligation”, and “invite with pleasure”.  Kuu Home, refers to the special home. Can you visualize your home, just by a glance, to say, “Welina...