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The Enneagram is far more than a personality typing system… It’s a tool for emotional and spiritual healing and transformation, illuminating your unique connection with the sacred so you can integrate all parts of you into a whole, fully expressed human being. And there’s no one better to guide you in...
Iʻm a photographer who canʻt stop taking pictures of the intense moments of light that I see every day. Usually, that involves flowers. I have a knack for seeing the incredible beauty  shining forth when struck by a bundle of photons at just the right angle. Since I sold my professional...
The 36th edition of Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani announced their Audience Award winners today, presented by Hawaii News Now. Throughout the festival, ballots were distributed for the screenings of every eligible film during the festival. Audiences voted on their favorite narrative feature, documentary feature and...
This year I had the good fortune of meeting Olivia Hampson a New York filmmaker who's short, Phases of Mahina, was a memorable addition to the Made in Hawaii Shorts series at HIFF. The short depicts the life of Mahina, a young Hawaiian woman who works in a hotel as a housekeeper,...
When I first read the description of Mad World, the debut feature of Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Chun on the Honolulu Film Festival website it seemed well...pretty damned depressing. This initially tempered my enthusiasm to view the film, but my better sense prevailed. I was curious to see what this young director had to express about...
It’s perfectly normal when you’re experiencing “negative” emotions — sadness, anger, worry, loneliness, anxiety — to look for a way to flip the switch and get back to happy. In fact, “shifting” your emotional state from “negative” to “positive” is what spiritual practices teach you… but is this really the...