Monthly Archives: June 2017

Great article on 7 steps to be happy.


Great article on 7 steps to be happy. Here they are with my interpretation and input! Strive for a great day everyday!

  1. Have something to look forward to: Plans with a friend or a treat for yourself such as nice dish or dessert.
  2. Manage your mood: Do what gives you a feeling of control. Avoid doing things that throws your emotions off, save it for later in the day.
  3. Eat breakfast: Studies show that breakfast makes us feel emotionally happier.
  4. Do something you dread: Getting something done that is challenging or has been bothering you provides a sense of accomplishment.
  5. Send a “thank you” email or text.
  6. Plan how you’ll deal with challenges: Think about the worst that could happen and it probably won’t but if it does, you will feel prepared and ready to handle the issue.
  7. Kiss somebody you love: I don’t have anyone to kiss so I’ll pretend. When I do have someone to kiss, I will definitely kiss her whenever we go our separate ways.

Below is the link to the article:

Morning Ritual: The 7 Steps That Will Make You Happy All Day

#happiness #happy #ritual #habits #mindfulness #gratitude

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Children Playing at Haleiwa Beach


Children playing at Haleiwa Beach, Hawaii on June 29, 2017. Ocean therapy.

#beach #ocean #oceantherapy #haleiwa #oahu #hawaii #mindfulness #gratitude

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Steven Spielberg’s Rules For Success


Steven Spielberg’s rules for success put together by entrepreneur Evan Carmichael. This is just what I need for motivation before I head out to research and write for my projects!

  1. Listen to the whispers.
  2. Be devoted to your idea.
  3. Be ambitious.
  4. Be a great storyteller.
  5. Study the past.
  6. Don’t chase money.
  7. Express your own originality.
  8. Follow your intuition.
  9. Leave an impression.
  10. Just do it.

#stevenspielberg #evancarmichael #success #rulesforsuccess #goals #career #life #entrepreneurship #motivation #motivational #inspiration #inspirational

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Tuscan Garlic Chicken and Vegetables


Last night, June 28, 2017, I cooked chicken with Tuscan garlic seasoning blend, Hawaiian salt, a little pepper, and a little olive oil on my grilled cast iron pan. I also cooked onions and bell pepper, and made a side of brown rice.

#chicken #onions #bellpeppers #castironskillet #castirongrill #castironpan #garlicseasoning #hawaiiansalt #pepper #oliveoil #brownrice #gratitude #cooking #recipes #recipe

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Call Me


You can call me, oh, if you’re lonely and need somebody.
You can call me, middle of the night when you need my body.
You can call me, you can call me, you know that you can tell everyone.
If you want me the way I want you.
Got my number, you know what to do, yeah.

“Call Me” by Neiked ft. Mimi.

#music #song #songs #lyrics #dancemusic #electronicmusic #electronicdancemusic #edm #dj #concert #concerts #festival #festivals #musicevents #event #events #promoter #promoters #entertainment #honolulu #hawaii

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Win-Win Thinking!


Like many of you, I strive for things that have a great amount of uncertainty that create anxiety and stress. I wish I was a superhuman, immune to such feelings but I’m not. So I make an effort on overcoming anxiety and stress with many practices like gratitude, mindfulness, win-win thinking, exercise, balanced diet, writing, music, nature, time with positive people, sensory therapy, meditation, and such. Whenever I work on any of my goals that has a high risk of losing time and money such as elected politics, business projects, and fiction and nonfiction books, I try to mitigate my risk with research, strategy, and hard work, but no matter what, a degree of uncertainty will always exist.

To alleviate my anxiety on the uncertainty, I practice win-win thinking or positive thinking by telling myself, “When I invest time and money into a project I’m passionate about, at worse, I get a higher education like attaining another college degree. At best, I get a return on my investment on top of my education!” By looking at my goals in this manner, I see the outcome as a win no matter what the outcome because my time and money are used towards bettering myself in gaining more knowledge, skills, and relationships, but if I succeed, I can get a higher education and make a living out of what I love! Stay positive everyone!

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#highrisk #risk #uncertainty #anxiety #stress #anxietyrelief #stressrelief #anxietyremedies #stressremedies #practices #gratitude #mindfulness #winwinthinking #positivethinking #exercise #balanceddiet #writing #music #nature #positivepeople #sensorytherapy #meditation #positiveliving #positivity #creativewriting #quote #quotes #jonriki #jonrikikaramatsu

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Nature and Friends


To reduce our anxiety and stress, it’s good to be in nature and with positive people. I’m with my good friend and life coach Brandon Mitsuda at Ko’olina Lagoon 4, Oahu, Hawaii on June 25, 2017.

#beach #ocean #oceantherapy #sand #koolina #koolinabeach #lagoon #oahu #hawaii #sundayfunday #nature

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