An acoustic guitar and raspy voice echo the room. The trade winds scoot over my exposed skin while a palm tree rustles in the background. Centered in my body and focused on my breathing, I sink deeper into the background of my mind.
Donation yoga classes are held at Sunset Beach Rec Center (Paumalu Yoga), the Waialua Co-op, and at Turtle Bay they are $15 a class. The classes are filled with beautiful souls that whisper silent, healing vibrations throughout the room. I always walk away from the classes feeling connected with the earth. The moon and the stars are bright from the sun. The crickets hum their soothing rhythm, thinking they might go to sleep soon too.
Once the sun rises, the birds start to sing. Their songs are amplified by the morning stillness. The mornings are getting earlier and the nights are longer too. Summer season gives the islands about three extra hours of daylight. We’ve been putting the extra hours to good use. We will tell the sun to show up on time for you tomorrow, don’t forget to say hello.

This is Sport, he is the newest member of our Ohana. He came to us when he was 4 months old with ears he still hasn’t grown into. Sporty has met Mina and Pepper, our dozens of chickens, Kolohe (our sweet kitty), Zorro (the neighbor dog), but he is most smitten with Leilani (his favorite Golden Retriever). He will howl at the sirens, whine when he’s excited, and smile at everyone who comes through the door. We’re observing, laughing, and learning from this little creature everyday. 
I’ve made a commitment to myself and to the dogs – every morning, go for a walk. Sport has come to LOVE the beach, so that’s where we’ve been starting each day (I can’t complain). The sun peaks over the mountain and the first day’s rays touch my skin. Feeling the warmth caress each cell in my body, mother nature holds me while my worries melt away. I feel grounded and centered. Each sandy step clears my mind, each wag of a tail and smile from a neighbor makes it harder to leave the beach. We are so blessed.
Beach Girl Jewels has been kicked into high gear. It has become imperative for me to start my day fresh and relaxed. Productivity is at it’s peak when my brain is clean and clear. Usually after my beach walks, I sit down and make a list. Or two. Or three… My office is filled with sticky notes. To an outsider, the shop looks like a tornado has blown through. Several packages of sticky notes are plastered to the wall. Over the years, I’ve learned this is how I function best. And so be it.. Pink, yellow, green, and orange sticky notes. At least the colors brighten up the room 🙂
We are already starting to say goodbye to May, knowing these next couple weeks will fly by. June will be welcomed with excitement towards our new set of goals. Aloha!