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ALOHA Inspiration Interview: Jyotish astrologer Brent BecVar

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ALOHA Inspiration Interview: Jyotish astrologer Brent BecVar

Within the first 30 minutes of meeting Brent BecVar, he learned my birth information, and proceeded to give me a Jyotish/Vedic astrological reading. Since I was only familiar with Western astrology, I was amazed by how accurate my Vedic chart was. Brent was able to pinpoint times in my life when I had been flourishing and other times that were more challenging. Over the years, I have witnessed Brent’s genuine interest in everyone he meets, and the knowledge of their charts allows him to connect with people on a much deeper level. During the past 15 years, I have had...

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ALOHA Inspiration Interview: Kealoha Hoe

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ALOHA Inspiration Interview: Kealoha Hoe

Interviewing Kealoha Hoe, a member of the Polynesian Voyaging Canoe Society since 1995, was such a beautiful day filled with pure ALOHA! Kealoha’s tales of his voyages contain nuggets of wisdom and sage life advice by intricately weaving the deep connection and synchronicity of not only navigating celestially on the sea, but of navigating through all of life. His reference to “He waʻa he moku, he moku he waʻa" ("A canoe is an island, an island is a canoe") is a brilliant metaphor. "He waʻa he moku, he moku he waʻa" simply translates to "The canoe is our island, and...

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ALOHA Inspiration Interview: A healer in my backyard, Auntie Fran

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ALOHA Inspiration Interview: A healer in my backyard, Auntie Fran

Since I can remember, I have been fascinated by the mystical and the magical. I gravitated to see my first psychic, Lan Vo, when I was in my early teens. Over the past 35 years, I have experienced some jaw-dropping, mind-blowing seers and healers from all over the world. Today, wherever I go, I try to tap into the underground network of hidden healers and healing methods.Two years ago, I went to see right in my backyard at the Waikiki Health Center, a Native Hawaiian healer—Auntie Fran. On her door she has a cool wooden sign that says: Lomilomi, La’ua...

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ALOHA Inspiration Interview: Beloved Kumu Hula Leimomi Maldonado

ALOHA Inspiration Interview: Beloved Kumu Hula Leimomi Maldonado

I started dancing at the age of four with Aunty Kuulei Punua on Kauai. A few years later, after my family had moved to Oahu, I began taking lessons from Kanani Bell. But then I stopped dancing hula for a few years, and it was not until the seventh grade that hula resurfaced in my life. I started taking hula lessons at Punahou School from Kumu Hula Leimomi Maldonado. I learned much about hula from her, but the deeper, more meaningful lesson that I absorbed was the elegant concept of grace. Leimomi was gracious, beautiful and kind and she resparked...

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Aloha Kakou

body positive Polynesian Petite

Aloha Kakou

If Janene and I were ever on the Shark Tank television show, Jaws would look like a minnow, and we would be thoroughly gored and annihilated. Our altruistic, yet somewhat naive business philosophy, is based on “If we build it— they will come.” The Sharks would start using us as their model of “How Not to do Business.”Since its inception, Aloha Inspiration’s only mission has been to create products that INSPIRE ALOHA! Janene and I really did not have a clue about how we were going to market the company; our one and only real desire was to make sure...

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