belonging in Hawaii

Feeling Like an Outsider

Tweet I’ll tell you a secret. If you’re not from Hawaii and you moved here recently, you probably feel like an outsider. You didn’t know this when you dreamed of moving to a tropical island. You didn’t expect it because Hawaii is a diverse, melting pot. How could you know that people who greet you…

Using Art to Move Your Life

Tweet I’m currently taking Brene Brown’s The Gift of Imperfection Life Class. That along with twice a day walks, listening to Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s free Destiny meditation and cutting out refined and processed carbs has completely changed me inside and out. It’s slowly lessening the gap between who I am on the inside and…

Loving What You Got

Tweet It’s not always easy to look down at your cracked shoes, your too light wallet, your larger-than-life thighs and say to yourself, “Gee, I love my life!” But I’m going to tell you why it’s hard not to. Even though you could list hundreds of things you don’t like about yourself, your situation, your…

When Everything Stops

Tweet When I first started blogging, I had an unlimited source of energy and enthusiasm. I flocked to people who took BIG risks in their lives, overcame seemingly impossible obstacles and became successful because of it. My excitement over finding them was much greater than my fear of contacting them. And so I did. That’s…

Watch Out for Those Dream Killers!

Tweet I had a disturbing dream the other night. A loud, abrasive woman (who resembled me on PMS) said, “You need to watch out and guard your inspiration and your passion!” or something to that effect. That poor, harried lady who scared the hell out of me was trying her hardest to warn me of…

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