Live Aloha

When I travel, I often bump into how much I don't even know what I don't know. As Ralph Crawshaw, a psychiatrist and champion of compassionate health care once said: "Travel has a way of stretching the mind." For example, until I actually visited Hawaii many years ago, I thought Aloha was a simple greeting, a fancy way to say "hello". After a few trips to the Big Island, I realized it was so much more. Aloha implies love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy. It's considered to be a moral code, a connection to nature and an innate sense of loving things unconditionally. If someone wishes another much aloha, it's one of the nicest things they can offer. Aloha encourages us to not only live

Grounded AND Flying

I don't know about you, but navigating life can be baffling for me. Am I making the right choices? Why don't I already know that? Is my fear a "good" thing or a "bad" thing? Based on what I've learned so far, the answers to those three are: Yes, because all choices lead us to the next thing. "Why" is rarely a good intro to a question that has a satisfactory answer, not to mention, how could I possibly know everything?!? In my experience, when fear expands my life, it's "good" and when it contracts my life, it's "bad". OK, so I've got those down, but there are a million more questions that pop up in any given week. This week's MQ (Monday Quote) addressed my coming to terms with what my husban

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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN
is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with life support. 

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