You Don't Realize What You Do To Me

Love heals, comforts and relieves. It can't be held back, negotiated or restricted....more

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You...

                                                                   I’m looking for a few good men… and women.  It’s not every day I write a sentence that blatantly flirts with movie titles; that was fun, maybe I’ll do it more often!  We’re up to our eyebrows in inspiration for 2011 here at Ha Nui Loa.  For those new to these posts I’ll quickly point out that Ha is the Hawaiian word for breath, specifically the breath of life.  You may even have heard the phrase Aloha nui loa if you’ve been to the islands.  Ha is the first part of Hawaii; its life, it is the last part of aloha, you could say the life of love and hospitality.  When we say Ha Nui Loa we want to convey the thought “take a long, deep breath”.  Be at ease, rest.   The truth is we want to inspire you: there is a better way to live your day to day life, show you how to do it: not as difficult as you think, and give you the tools and confidence to continue on a new path: there are new destinations ahead!Ok, now that our intro is complete…cue music…on to new territory!  As we are all well aware we are decidedly into a new calendar, a new decade for that matter.  Thoughts of obligatory resolutions and determinations abound this time of year.  We are no exception, even those of us living on island time.  We went about our *consideration of things to come* process a bit differently this time around though, and while we are excited about some upcoming ventures, we really want to get some great info into your hands... ...more

"I Don't Need A Man" - I'm Calling BS On This Catch Phrase

Over the past three years since I got divorced, it is by far THE most popular statement I’ve heard from women: “I don’t need a man”.  And it’s been said with passion.  Power.  Ownership.  As if it’s been EARNED.   ...more
I totally agree!!! I desire to be with a man!!!more

My next leap

Entrepreneurs: if you want your own business, or want more for the one you have, I'm your gal. I love the excitement inherent in going solo and am ready to roll up my sleeves to help you build success your way. I'll admit, though, it's easier said than done. As an entrepreneur myself, I've spent years biding my time to commit fully to running my own business. Up until now I was a dabbler. Not anymore. ...more

Breastfeeding: A Call For Support

Recently, I was chatting with my friend who attends a weekly breastfeeding luncheon and she mentioned to me that the Surgeon Generals recent "Call to Action" regarding breastfeeding stated that only 13% of moms exclusively breastfed their babies by their sixth month. I have to be honest, I was really shocked by that number. Only 13%? Are you sure, I asked. Sure enough, upon doing a little googling, I found she wasn't lying....more

Unimaginable

The week before Christmas, I noticed on a friend’s Facebook page that her husband had just suffered a massive heart attack over the weekend. My friend, Duchess Ocean Waves is one of my Ya-Yas, the small group of girlfriends I have know since elementary school. Immediately, I sent out a Ya-Ya alarm to rouse the troops. We all made calls, sent emails, left voicemails, and texted. The Duchess comes from a large extended family and she counts most people in her community as friends. We knew friends and family would surround her, but we knew she would be alone. We sent her a bouquet of flowers....more

On Lupus and the Spoon Theory

Spoons. Spoons from across the world arrived in my mailbox today. I wept. It is hard for me to put into words what this means to me. Some of you are probably saying... spoons? Erin... what the hell? ...more

And when I was diagnosed a bunch of people sent it to me... nwo I know. Now I am. ...more

Mothers; Find Your Tribe!

Mothers; Find Your Tribe!!Posted on January 3rd  Every woman needs a tribe. Again, I’ll mention my dear friend Marie Seiler. She knows. As one of three girls raised by a single mother, she watched her mother strengthened time and again by other mothers who listened to her when she was frustrated and loved her when she felt no one else did....more

Unapologetically Yours

; For most of my life, I have been a please-er. I was the kid that would burst in to tears if you so much as said NO to me.  The daughter of two ministers, I knew from a young age that I was to be a good example, so I tried to be the best example.  I became addicted to positive attention and did everything I could to be as perfect as a little kid can be or  a pre-teen, or even in to my teen years. However, we all learn eventually that the road to perfection only leads to madness. ...more

You're not alone. You should check out my profile for a statement that can be viewed very ...more