Between navigating through the arrows, circles, and numbers, recycling symbols can quickly turn into a code we have to decipher. All we're trying to do is take care of our 'Aina! Unfortunately, when codes aren't clear and people aren't educated on what they mean, recyclables of all kinds end up getting dumped into one giant bin. When this happens, recycling isn't as effective as it should be and [...]
Now whether it’s a diet protocol forced upon you because of a chronic disease, or just simply a personal choice, having dietary restrictions can make eating anywhere other than your own kitchen quite stressful or seemingly impossible. However, though food may be foremost on our minds, lifestyle is equally important. Living a balanced life is more than just eating healthy food. Social interaction [...]
Water fasting. What is it? Why do people do it? Is it safe? These are all the questions we had when we first heard about water fasting. Although new to western medicine, it's an ancient technique used in eastern medicine to detox and treat chronic diseases. Like every other diet "trend" that's out there, advocates share all the benefits, while opposers share the dangers. First, let's start with [...]
"For me, Hawai'i is where my direct connection to this earth is rooted. It's the foundation of all the emotions that surge through my veins, a culmination of decades of fear, love, and loss. I consider myself merely a reflection of the past."
Many parallels can be drawn between yogic philosophy and the core values underpinning Hawaiian culture. The Way of Aloha and Yoga both describe a state of being where we are presently aware of our intimate connection to a greater whole through love, or aloha. This is living life in the now.
Hawaii has consistently ranked as the happiest state in America. So what's the secret? Naturally, we assume it's Hawaii's idyllic setting of beautiful beaches and great weather. Who wouldn't be happy in all that sunshine? But there's more to it than that. The Hawaiian language is a keyhole view into the local's culture and approach to life, showing what to "Live Aloha" truly means.