Gifts with Meaning

Tweet Last year, I sat in a pile of torn wrapping paper and unopened gifts. I felt overwhelmed. Now that Christmas was over, it seemed like I had more things to do. There were returns, Christmas thank you cards, and donating more toys to replaced the ones my kids had just received. I wanted something…

When Gratitude Isn’t a Good Thing

Tweet This week is Thanksgiving. While we’re inundated with everything food related, there’s something else that’s celebrated as much as a traditional turkey dinner and all its dressings. Gratitude. While being grateful has its place, there are times when gratitude is not only unwelcome, but can be a source of pain. Gratitude journals, saying, “Thank…

Hawaii Inspiring Writer & Family Man: Chad Pata

Tweet If you read Hawaii publications, you’ve probably read one of his stuff. If you’re like me, you’ve not only read his articles, you’ve been wowed by it. If you’re also a writer, you might even have got distracted a little and thought, “Man I wish I wrote like that!” I have. And then, I…

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