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He ‘a‘ali‘i kū makani mai au; ‘a‘ohe makani nāna e kūla‘i.
I am a wind-withstanding ‘a‘ali‘i; no wind can topple me over.

Tagged With "breathe"

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Re: "Be kind to yourself"

Janice Ikeda ·
Great article. I have relaxation rituals that include folding laundry and organizing while listening to Lionel Ritchie on Pandora. My visual space with nostalgic tunes allow me to relax. I enjoy doing puzzles - and itʻs always a treat when I can sit and do one. Hugging and snuggling with the kids and Darryl is a daily must - we make it a point to take several deep breaths together before we "let go". Watering my plants, watching them grow and survive my bouts of neglect is also a way I step...
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"Be kind to yourself"

Daniel Goya ·
This is an excellent article that provides tips in how to take the necessary steps to practice self-care and most importantly to "be kind to yourself." This article is particularly geared to the individuals who find it difficult to relax (ouch!). During this time of COVID-19, it can't be overstated enough- we need to take time to relax and breathe. What do you do to relax and take care of yourself?
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Re: "Be kind to yourself"

Daniel Kim ·
Great article Danny. My morning relaxation ritual includes 20 minutes of meditation, followed by journaling, and some exercise. In the afternoon, I'll meditate again and before I go to sleep a quick journal recap of what I'm grateful for and how I lived Aloha.
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Hā- "Just breath . . . "

Daniel Goya ·
“ The breath is a tool and can be used in many ways. Some types of breathing exercises definitely improve stress and anxiety. Just cross out “deep” and insert some other modifiers." - Julia Enguland Strait, PhD. I hope this post does not offend people who begin workshops or meetings with "deep breathing" exercises, it is not my intention. When I began zoom trainings during the pandemic, I would often start with a "Hanu/Hā" or breathing in and out to begin the session, for example, "4-7-8"...
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Kahewai Summit

Daniel Goya ·
Aloha, We are having our 2nd Annual "Kahewai 0-5 Wellness and Resilience Summit on Thursday April This conference is for the 0-5 providers (Family Childcare, Family Child Interactive Learning, Home Visiting and Center-based care). Our theme this year is, "Hā" or "breath." The pandemic has been challenging for all of us, this virtual conference will focus on three types of breath: - "Catching our breath." We have been through the "COVID" sprints and we simply need to breath to restore...
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Mindfulness Minute Series (1 of 6)

Daniel Goya ·
Stressed? Anxious? A little overwhelmed and you havenʻt even stepped out the front door? When are under chronic stress and our stress response system is constantly activated, what is a symptom of stress, becomes a trait or characteristic in which we (or how we may judge others) are viewed. We often respond with the, “worse part of ourselves” as oppose to a “pause and check” which allows us to respond to situations with more clarity from our “higher” brain functions. Over the next serious of...
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