Always Reach for the Summit

Always reach for the summit… Kulia i ka nu’u… “Kulia i ka nu’u” is a Hawaiian olelo, or proverb.  Olelos are part of the oral tradition passed from generation to generation in Hawaii, my homestate.  A place that will always be a part of my heart, no matter where I am in the world. “Kulia […]

#i8this – Oh my god, what did I eat?!

Where on earth to start this blog entry… On the 15th of April I blogged my #i8this goals.  To be accountable.  To make sure I stuck with them.  This is the follow up.  To be accountable.  To show my successes – and failures – and to come up with the plan to address these… My […]

Another round of #i8this!

This Friday is the deadline to think of your #i8this challenge topics.  The #i8this hashtag on Twitter was created by Christine Lynch, aka the Holisticguru.  Christine is a nutritionist and an athlete, and has a great blog .  And the last #i8this challenge was super fun and had me connecting with people all over the […]

The reason why…

(thoughts, written on Tuesday 23 March 2010) When you run, are you running to something? Or running away from something? Me? I do not run to or from anything. I just am.  I am in the moment.  I run. I breathe.  I focus.  I can’t wear an iPod. I don’t run on a treadmill. I […]

Reflections: Love

(I would like to thank Mish at Eating Journey for inspiring me to think about love – she is publishing the extracts of many bloggers Self Love posts during the month of February on her blog – check it out.)I love…First light in the morningBreathing fresh airThe sound of waves crashing on the shore,Beach sand […]


Alone. There are times that I feel low.  It is rare but it happens.  I laugh often and I love life.  But sometimes… Sometimes I feel alone. Everyday when I wake up I think to myself “Life is brilliant.”  I breathe deep and wonder how I can fit into the day all the things I […]

Thursday Thought: EXPOSED!

Thanks to Twitter I have learned about the “Exposed” movement… A movement in which people (men and women) photograph themselves.  Post the photos on their blogs.  And comment away, on their photos, to try to share who they really are.  All with a healthy focus on body image. I have decided to Expose myself for […]

Resolutions? No way. Goals? Bring ‘em on!

I remember when I was about 8 or 9.  Each New Year’s Eve my friends and I had a sleepover.  We would play Monopoly, watch TV (Dick Clarke and the countdown/ball drop in Times’ Square), and make resolutions.  I can’t really remember what on earth we resolved to do, at age 9. Actually, I can’t […]