During a couple years of downtime, I embraced a a meaningful idea: If it’s not a YES, it’s a no. This helped with big and small decisions, so when my daughter and others suggested a move to Portland Oregon (after 45 years in the islands), it was a “YES!” I have embraced this lovely town (I love walking towns), selling my car to only use public transportation (streetcar, bus, Uber, etc), joined the Portland Art Museum (a treasure), explored the Japanese and Chinese gardens, and more. The Gorge pass ($40 for a year) took me (and my youngest) along the…
And for many…back to work. What have you learned in the last year? What’s shifted in you and your community since covid? Have you found a new normal? Open up and lean in…life is magical. May you find your magic…and Aloha, kj
As 2020 comes to a close, I wish you all the warmth of home, family, loved ones…and a much improved new year. With love and Aloha, kj
Whether your in isolation or on the front lines, please take care of yourself and others. And imagine a better world.
It’s the holidays again…already. I am so grateful for family, friends, clients, and yes…you readers. Lights are up, twinkling in shops and restaurants…and my little casa. Small Business Saturday is tomorrow. Cyber Monday soon. I’m flying home from Big Island work and a family Thanksgiving, booking sunset sails and Christmas parties with friends on Maui, taking a little fun time before January and a host of travel assignments. My Christmas wish is that we support our artists – writers, painters, musicians, et al – now and throughout the year. They bring the magic to our moments and the sparkle to…
Another birthday just passed…and I’m feeling so alive and grateful. Grateful for work…for family and friends…for this beautiful island…and planet. Every moment gives us an opportunity to be grateful…and happy. Let’s lean into those moments.
Have you shaken yourself out of winter’s slumber? Launched that new business venture? Signed on to a new project? Working away at your new book? Now’s the time to put out the energy for a bright summer…and fall harvest. Don’t forget to let me know how I can help. “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, if you listen carefully, you can hear her breathing.” Arundhati Roy
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I welcomed 2018 celebrating with good friends, and today I’m rich with love, energy, and the blessings of new – new opportunities, new friends, new work, a new year. May you experience lots of new in your coming year…and all the blessings that come from a grateful heart. Love & Aloha ❤️
I love this time of year (with days shortening, cooling), and it’s the time of my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. All month I find my gratitude growing – for my family and friends, for all the beautiful places I’ve experienced and the sweet pleasure of living on Maui, for a lifetime of good and varied work…and clients all over the world who appreciate my work on big and little projects. And for readers who still buy books 😊 Thank you all. I am so grateful ❤️