• erinush wrote a new post, Self-Care 1 month ago

    When I first started on this article, I was focusing on questioning two contradictory ideas – like attracts like, or do opposites really attract? However, as I continued to write, the idea of self-care took

  • I write a column for the Hawai’i Herald for the month of February on aging. Over the years I’ve heard different perspectives on aging – some look forward to getting older, others dread it, and others feel

  • 2023 is here, and I’ve learned in 2022, that we are moving into a time where you have to make choices, some easy and some not so easy. We have been doing this COVID dance now for the past three years, and

  • We are entering the last 31 days of 2022, and whether it was a blast or a challenging one, it’s a good practice if you have never done this – reflect on your year and take stock of WTF happened… I’m not sur

  • Fall is here and unlike mainland America, we don’t have strong physical reminders of the shift in the seasons – drastic change in weather, temperature, and the changing color of leaves.  However, with Nove

  • erinush wrote a new post, Not Enoughness 6 months ago

    “Not enoughness” – I know that’s not a real word, but it’s a condition created by mainstream media and perpetuated by the current social constructs.  Many in society have been brainwashed to feel this way,

  • I recently wrote an article for the Hawai`i Herald about the power of nature and how being outside helps your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual state and overall well-being. I learned a thing or two

  • Usually cleaning occurs during springtime, but I have recently been tasked with the decluttering of my auntie’s house.  My family moved in with her back when I was nine years old, and fast forward nearly 40 ye

  • Why do we resist things such as making certain decisions, having a difficult conversation, or taking care of ourselves and putting “ME” first?  Mostly, it is due to the perception that we will disappoint or

  • According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the word integrity is:

    1.  Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
    2.  The state of being unimpaired; soundness.
    3.  The quality or condition of

  • One of the strongest and maybe “the” strongest energetic bond is between a mother and son.  So it’s not surprising in the month of May we celebrate both Boy’s Day and Mother’s Day in Hawaii.

  • The April Fool’s Day tradition involves hoaxes and practical jokes, ending with the exclamation, “April Fools!” to let the other person in on the prank.  The media has kept this unofficial holiday alive and we

  • It’s fascinating that Girl’s Day, or “Hinamatsuri” in Japanese, was created as a protective tradition to have dolls absorb misfortune and bad luck for the girls of the household, like all other traditions that we

  • Especially with Valentine’s Day around the corner, the focus on finding the perfect significant other in your life, if you are single, is forefront and center, or having a deeper, connected relationship with y

  • Inspired by the wise words of Martin Luther King Jr. in his “I Have a Dream” speech back in 1963, I felt it was appropriate to focus on certain elements of this memorable speech after our whole world and liv

  • Due to reported lower case numbers for the past two months, the Governor is lessening his controlling grip come December 1, all for the sake of everyone being good model locals for keeping COVID-19 at bay. 

  • This quote seems rather pertinent in light of what’s been happening for the past year and a half, with COVID-19 and the strange disappearance of the common flu. There’s a lot to be grateful for with the Tha

  • When I reflect on what happened in the month of September, I have experienced the gambit of emotions from concern, happiness, sadness, and relief, and it was all due to getting COVID-19. I have chosen to not

  • Another powerful four-letter word is soul. Your soul, or spiritual light, is your beacon to safety when things don’t make sense and fear is continuously mounting. With the threats of the Delta variant c

  • The current spike in coronavirus cases that are being blamed on the variant, are now also being blamed on individuals who have chosen not to get vaccinated, and they are being portrayed by the media as the

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