A Not-So-Typical Thankful List

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With this week being Thanksgiving, people are in the feeling of gratitude and appreciation.  I thought I would take this opportunity to do a personal post about something that I really enjoy–hiking!  Whenever I’m on a hike I’m in awe of nature’s beauty and when I’m finished, I’m thankful for my health to be able to have the strength to be active and do these hikes. Many associate Oahu with Waikiki and think it’s so commercialized.  Not true!  You’d be so surprised to know that a few of these hikes are located not even 30 minutes from Downtown/Waikiki. I hope you don’t mind the business break this week with a recap of the hikes I’ve done so far this year.  With six weeks left, I’m still hoping to get at least two hikes in before the year closes. Here’s a quick recap of the hikes: 1. Pu’u Ma’eli’eli: on the Winward side of the island and I would rate this a moderate to intermediate hike.  There were parts of it that were very muddy and glad there was someone give us some directions to the top. 2. The infamous Haiku Stairs or Stairway to Heaven.  I’m glad I did it once with my 2am wake-up time and head lamp on. Almost too much adventure going on this day with hiding out near the exit and getting a parking ticket leaving the neighborhood. 3. My one out-of-state hike at Torrey Pines.  My girl Dee and I had sent so many people on this … Read More

Business Genius, Sisterhood and Sonoma Relaxation (Not Necessarily in that Order)

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My mind and my heart is full from returning from my second LiveFree Retreat lead by Sarah Jenks and Nisha Moodley in Sonoma, CA. What I like about this retreat is that it’s about personal and professional development led by two very successful and beautiful women and I’m surrounded by a group of hugely successful and beautiful women in their own right, and for once it’s not all about the wedding industry.  To be honest, it’s nice to get a different perspective on things– a fresh look if you will. There were so many brilliant takeaways from that event, but there are a couple that I want so share so you can implement. 1. Don’t read your email, but process your email – Nisha Moodley.  Sounds like a simple concept, but not always practiced.  I would look at something, mark it as unread and go back to it, or decide I didn’t want to deal with it at the moment or scan all my emails and then work on the easiest ones first and then go back.  I did everything–until last week.  I did it her way.  One by one I just read them and took action.  So far every day I’ve had a zero in-box. It’s never happened before.  Fingers crossed this is not a fluke. 2. Take out a monthly calendar and set your intentions for the year with 3 – 5 large work projects and 3 – 5 large personal projects/trips/goals and then fill in the rest of … Read More