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Over The Edge with Special Olympics

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Over The Edge with Special Olympics

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...

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ALOHA Inspiration interview: Surf and Ocean Photographer Don King

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ALOHA Inspiration interview: Surf and Ocean Photographer Don King

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.

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Aloha Inspiration interview with author Malia McManus

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Aloha Inspiration interview with author Malia McManus

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!

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The meaning of ALOHA

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The meaning of ALOHA

monicalauphotography.com ALOHA INSPIRATION was co-created by Janene Willener and me, Mandy Horst.Our paths were always crossing beginning in small kid days with hula lessons in Hawaii Kai with Aunty Punua to reconnecting at Punahou High School, and again 30 years later coming full circle with dancing hula with a group of high school friends.Not believing in coincidences, we forged a strong connection and knew the universe had some profound collaboration in store for us.Marathon coffee talks on spiritual expansion, attaining our highest potential, burgeoning creativity and our deep love for Hula and Hawaii began to follow after our Tuesday hula...

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