Welcome to The Aloha Lounge. It is my intention that this be a place for me to share whatever wisdom the universe gives me. We are all connected and when one person becomes more enlightened, I believe that it is their kuleana (sacred responsibility) to share with the world. Join me as I seek to journey towards enlightenment through wellness, mindfulness and aloha... and whatever else life throws at me.
I love life and love writing about what I notice and learn. Wellness is so much more than physical health-it extends to our minds, spirits, families, communities & even radiating beyond the world to our limitless universe.
Our obsession with healthy living has led us to share with others about how to get rid of toxic ingredients and take leaps towards wellness. From quieting your babies to cleaning your home- we've got an oil for that!
Love essential oils? So do I! I've created some products that I believe will add value to anyone's life. From Diffuser bracelets to roller bottles to downloadable items and recipes...I've got something to enhance your life.
I don't go to church. Actually just kidding, I do go sometimes. Like when someone is getting married or my mother in law needs a ride, or sometimes for Christmas or Easter or Mother's Day. But for the most part I don't go. But I used to go a lot. And now I don't.
I hate goodbyes...they seriously suck. Whether it's to a loved one, a job (well sometimes that's easy), a place or a home, goodbyes are zero fun. For the past month I've been saying goodbye to many of my belongings as I prepare our home to be put on the market. To say this has been difficult would be an understatement.
My husband Mike and I recently participated in a class on Hawaiian family values. In this class, each family makes a board and stone that are traditionally used for pounding kalo (taro) into poi. Kalo has deep significance for Native Hawaiians both spiritually and culturally. The board and stone class focuses on reconnecting people to their ancestral heritage as well as to their ohana (family). It is, quite frankly, an ingenious concept as everything about it creates family bonding, pride in the Hawaiian culture and aloha.
Last weekend I learned about a tragedy that had befallen a certain family. I don't personally know this family although I've heard the mother speak at an event once and I follow her on Instagram. I have thought about this woman every day since hearing about what happened and my heart breaks for her as a mother. And this tragedy has got me thinking why...
My husband Mike and I are attending a class on Native Hawaiian healing, or Lā’au Lapa’au. The theme of the class is cleansing. This has got me thinking about cleansing. While the class is focused on cleansing the physical body, I’ve been thinking about cleansing some other things.
How we feel in our bodies is important because our bodies are the vehicle for how we perceive the world. They house our spirits. Imagine for a moment, that you no longer have your five senses. You can no longer smell, touch, taste hear or see anything. What are you without these things?
What does wellness mean to you? If you’re like many people, you believe that wellness is being fit; that is, you see wellness as needing to go to the gym and work out and run marathons and be buff and look good in your bathing suit. If that’s the case, I’ve got news for you…wellness is not the same as fitness. You can be fit and still be extremely unwell. You can also be well but not be fit. They are not the same thing.
It was recently brought to my attention that Detroit is now “cool.” The poster child for come back cities, Detroit is going through a renaissance. Money is literally being pumped into the city at mind blowing rates and it is nearly impossible to keep up with all the new projects, restaurants and retail locations popping up on a daily basis.
I am a salad expert. And by expert I mean that whenever I offer to bring something to an event people always ask me to bring a salad. I tell them, “I know how to make other things besides salad you know.”
I am a fraud. On the exterior I am all love and light and namaste but on the inside there is darkness. There is self-doubt and feelings of worthlessness. There are thoughts of “I’m not good enough” ringing through my mind like church bells to mark the passing of time.
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