Monthly Archives: September 2013

Day 24: Salted caramel bacon brownies!

Need I say more? Probably not, but I want to anyway. First off, thank you for reading, “liking”, following and commenting. I’m still trying to get the hang of blogger interaction … Timely responses and whatnot, but for what it’s worth, every time you share feedback, I read it and appreciate it. Without you, this […]

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Day 23: Service and Joy

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.” ― Kahlil Gibran Today was the final scheduled Snorkel Day with Deep & Beyond (Hilo side). As I explained in this post, Snorkel Day is a […]

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Day 22: Busy AND blessed

It’s nearly 1 am and I just finished paperwork so that I can take a day off tomorrow. That sounds a little nuts and I admit, there was a point which I was wondering if it was worth it. (Sometimes it feels like twice the work to prepare for a little time off. Ya feel […]

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Day 21: Enjoying the eats!

Between a visit to the farmer’s market on Saturday and a few trips to the produce aisle, we’ve had a lot of fresh food in the house. It’s been awesome! Well, that’s MY take on it. Hawea, on the other hand, almost had a heart attack at the amount of fruits and veggies crammed into […]

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Day 20: If you’re your own worst enemy, read on…

“Growing into your future … requires a dedication to caring for yourself as if you were rare and precious, which you are, and regarding all life around you as equally so, which it is.”~ Victoria Moran If you read my love letter to yoga, then you won’t be surprised to see some of my posts […]

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Day 19: Dear Yoga…

Dear Yoga, Wow, I don’t even know where to start. You are changing me: strengthening my body, but more importantly, opening my heart. Do you recall, when we first met, I didn’t “get” you at all. I wasn’t receptive to challenge or correction, but you pushed me anyway. That didn’t go so well, and we […]

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Day 18: What’s your passion?

Last night, I was struck by Hawea’s inspired state as she bustled about the kitchen, preparing dinner. She was creating from the heart, working from a place of passion. The meal itself was simple: po’ boy sandwiches. She started by scooping some of the innards out of a loaf of french bread, making a “boat” […]

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Day 17: Beautiful things in humble places

One thing I really enjoy about island life is the constant flow of quiet beauty, everywhere I go. Certain beauty is obvious: Other forms, more subtle: Beauty is a constant, but does everybody see it? This driftwood whale, made by my friend Wendy Barske, gives a glimpse of life through the eyes of an artist. […]

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Day 16: Happiness is the way

I was cruising along yesterday feeling pretty good about things in general. It was the first day of Charlie’s obedience training and it was also the first day of a yoga series I’ve been looking forward to. An oil change for the car was scheduled after that, and some other projects were in queue. It […]

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Day 15: The best kind of goodbyes (Remembering Dad)

Today, September 12, is my dad’s birthday. He would have been 64. Those of you who knew him understand why I want to remember his goodness. He was a kind, warm, humorous person who taught me by quiet example, day in and day out, how to love well. To be fair, he was also humble […]

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