My dear friend Dianne Wennick attended a global conference on water in Paris last September. She was so inspired, that within 7 months, she wrote, created, directed and produced a beautiful documentary called “Finite Water.” The film won an award two weeks after being presented and is currently, up for many more International awards. Dianne is such an inspiration. Not having any experience in film making, she was able to let go any doubts and fears and follow her heart to manifest her amazing passion project.
It was a joy to sit down with our friend, Ke'ala Kadooka, to catch up and talk story. She is the Senior Learning Manager at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and gave us a lesson in how she is bringing true ALOHA to Hawaii's tourist industry. Mahalo for the beauty and joy you bring to your work, Ke'ala!
It was amazing to be part of the Special Olympics ‘Over the Edge’ event on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Special Olympics, the world's largest sports organization for the intellectually disabled, strives for inclusion using sports, education, health, leadership programs and empowerment. Spending the afternoon with volunteers, athletes and fellow rappellers was a wonderful glimpse into an organization that is full of positivity and “heart.” This organization embodies the acronym of ALOHA: kindness, unity, agreeability, humility and patience. Watch our report from the day...
Hawaii born Don King is renowned worldwide for photographic and cinematic images of surfing and ocean surface waves. He is not only a cinematographer, photographer and film director, he and his wife, Julianne King, are huge advocates in the Hawaii Autism Community. He embodies Haʻahaʻa (humility) all the while being legendary in his profession. “In a type-A industry, he is renowned for keeping his cool. He’s like a zen master.” Don sits down with us today to share his inspiring life.
Malia McManus is a multi-talented writer, who recently published her first novel “Dragonfruit." She beautifully transports us back in time to the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy by skillfully creating characters that we fall in love with and root for, and who ultimately inspire us. She, along with her novel, fills our hearts with joy. We sat down with Malia for this intimate interview and we're thrilled to be able to share it with you!