Monthly Archives: April 2013

Family traditions that stand the test of time :)

I don’t know about you but the past few weeks of my life have been freakishly full! Last MONDAY in the Starbucks parking lot: a sign of things to come!!! (The week was perfectly monstrous and I DEFINITELY needed extra energy.) On TUESDAY, I found a “sole sister” at work. Her story gives mine a […]

Read More

I’m a crappy “Health Activist”

Has anyone noticed that I abandoned the Health Activists Writers Month Challenge after a measly two posts ? Just curious. Every time I see a post by someone who’s actually committed to keeping up with it, a little voice in my head revolts. “I’m not doing that and you can’t make me. Don’t even try!” […]

Read More

A Thankful List

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a gratitude list, and since there’s no time like the present, I’ll share what I’m thankful for today! 1) No more crutches! The injured area is healing well and in 2-4 more weeks I should be able to resume normal activity. 2) They say “when the student is […]

Read More

Pull up a chair, it’s story time.

Hey there. I haven’t posted in a few days, but not for the lack of a good story. I was working up the cojones to tell it. In all honesty, I’m pretty sure this is a tale I’ll enjoy telling in the years to come. For now, it just leaves my face red and my […]

Read More

Stress eating and the aspirin mask

For those of you “stress eaters” out there, has a bottomless trough of peas and carrots ever done the trick? Yeah, I didn’t think so! It was definitely a stress eating day for me, but miraculously just about everything I ate was within the realm of “healthy”. Smoothie with Greek yogurt, almond milk, banana and […]

Read More

Go, “Team Tomato Soup”!

This morning we headed down to Bayfront for the annual Kamehameha Business Man’s regatta, to support our Family Programs Hawaii ohana. The team shirts were a lovely orange color… hence the “Team tomato soup” nickname. 🙂 Yes, in case you’ve forgotten, we like food! The crew came in 2nd in their first race. We had […]

Read More

Photo-happy Friday

This was a beautiful day, made even better by the fact that it’s Friday!! I’ve come to really appreciate the weekly drives up the Hamakua coast. View from the scenic lookout point: As a bonus, I was surprised with a free lunch, which I decided to enjoy at Laupahoehoe Point. Since I was already there, […]

Read More

My first shark sighting!

Today was “one of those days”. I felt I was being tested and I’m thankful that I seemed to have passed. The whole day left me with a sense of appreciation for my work family, my real family and my irreplaceable friends. Here’s a picture symbolizing the day: I guess I did say a few […]

Read More

I had chickpeas for breakfast

Today started with a perfectly normal breakfast of chickpeas, spinach and ham. As you can see, my furry friend thought it looked pretty tasty too. After a walk with Charlie, I did some work and managed to sneak in a much needed sunshine break. After that, an “apples ‘n greens” juice smoothie from Jamba Juice […]

Read More

Death By Warm-Up

Life has been pretty crazy lately. In the past week, exercise was hit and miss. Ideally I’d like to do SOMETHING, even if it’s just a walk, every day. In my view, it’s just REALLY IMPORTANT not to take a healthy, functional, capable body for granted. Dedicate d movement is a privilege, not a chore. […]

Read More