Monthly Archives: April 2018

Family Dinner at Fete in Honolulu, Hawaii


Dinner with my mom, dad, sisters, niece, and brother-in-law at Fete in Honolulu, Hawaii.

#family #dinner #fête #restaurant #honolulu #hawaii #mindfulness #gratitude

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My cousin Jill and Nathan’s wedding at Kualoa Ranch


My mom, dad, sisters, baby niece, brother-in-law, and extended family attended my cousin Jill and Nathan’s wedding at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii on Saturday April 28, 2018.

#cousin #family #wedding #kualoaranch #oahu #hawaii

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Attacking Our Long-Term Goals


When attacking my long-term goals, it usually takes 6 to 7 years for them to manifest. I have one goal that is on its 12th year. To quell the worry monster inside us from wondering if we will get there, or if all these years of work are worth it, we can keep working on each project step by step, day by day to knock off many small wins until we reach our vision. Each small win gives us a dopamine rush or feelings of accomplishment! Also, we can be like water, and adjust to receive different variations of our dreams.

#goals #dreams #stepbystep #daybyday #education #sports #exercise #health #career #politics #law #business #entrepreneurship #writing #fiction #nonfiction #books #aviation #nonprofit #charity #process #progress #mindset #patience #determination #relentless #tenacity #mindfulness #gratitude

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I finally understood what she wanted to say to me. 


She told me to listen.

So I did.

“I can’t tell you how I feel,” she said. I was confused.

A song softly played on my stereo, echoing through our silence.

“Listen,” she whispered.

We held hands and swayed to the sound. I felt a warmth throughout my body as she stared into my eyes with a smile.

At the end of the song, she faded away.

Tears trickled down my face. I finally understood what she wanted to say to me.

(Below is the song that played – “Fall At Your Feet” by Lucy Neville)

#fiction #novels #books #creativewriting #writing #music #love #romance

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Sleep is Important


Having enough sleep is important for our mental and physical health. It’s a challenge for me because I’m always thinking, even when I want to sleep. I can read and write for many hours, even until sunrise, which I’m trying to avoid. If I get 7 or more hours of sleep, I add a win to my daily wins journal. I had almost 9 hours of sleep last night, my 70th time sleeping 7 or more hours for 2018.

#sleep #rest #health #mentalhealth #physicalhealth #stressrelief #anxietyrelief #practice #dailypractice #goals #selfdevelopment #mindfulness #peace #innerpeace

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Last night you came to me.


Last night you came to me

You gave me three songs

One for our pain

Two for our love

And three for our tomorrow

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Poem, 4/26/2018 –

#poem #poems #poetry #writing #creativewriting #art #expression #music #songs #love #romance

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Just My Fish and I


Just my fish and I.

#fish #neontetras #tetras #pets #aquarium #peace #innerpeace #mindfulness #gratitude

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