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By Eileen Hilton MD and Edwina Lee RN, MSN A study conducted by our team shows that finding a new primary health care practitioner on Oahu is become evermore challenging. In the past, as patient advocates, we have been more frequently asked to identify appropriate specialists for clients. This trend...
As Hawaii contemplates a $39 million per year biosecurity plan which will define what species can and can't be in Hawaii, residents must ask what kind of approach should dominate our environmental management. Should it be conservation, or preservation. There is a big difference. Conservation is human friendly, and nature...
by Allison Wallis What do basketball legend Steve Kerr, rock star Austin Carlile, and me, a pastry chef and mom from Waialua have in common? We all have a little known, rare condition called Cerebral Spinal Fluid Leaks. Spontaneous CSF leaks are thought to be caused by a defect in connective...
Science has unequivocally confirmed it: a consistent daily meditation practice leads to better results for body, mind and soul. Meditation can lower your stress, enhance your can-do capacity, improve your sleep, make you mentally sharper, ease negative emotions and enhance positive ones… it can optimize your work performance. So the question...
For Aunty Margaret's haumāna, Lomilomi is not just massage, it is the physiotherapy, the medicine; it is the spiritual healing of the Hawaiian people. As a distinctly kānaka cultural practice, it is not a technique. A Lomilomi therapist must practice daily hoʻoponopono, or, making right of out-of-balance situations in her/his...
Essential oils are BIG right now! And, as someone who monitors the latest methods of supporting optimal health (naturally, of course), you’ve likely experimented with them yourself. The truth is, essential oils are wonderfully effective for supporting a wide range of physical and emotional health goals, including enhanced energy...
Everyone is invited to Honolulu's family favorite summer festival -- to enjoy a time of peace, contemplation and deep feelings, as we seek to understand the mysteries of forgiveness. The program this year features two tireless workers in the vineyards of forgiveness -- Hawaiian leader Ramsay Taum, and Stanford professor...
Are you personally or professionally interested in psychology, perhaps frustrated by how it often dismisses the study of spirituality, consciousness or alternative states of being? Have you been intrigued by or maybe even experienced the power of altered states and how shamanic consciousness can transform your life? If so, I’m pleased...
When you hear the word “peace,” what comes to mind? Do you think of another era marked by flowers and peace signs?    Or, war-torn areas of the world that repeatedly make and break peace treaties with their neighbors? The good news is that there’s a new definition of peace emerging....
I want to share a little-known secret for improving your quality of life, achieving deep healing and radiant health… even living longer… and better. It’s not a new super-food. It’s not a new yoga practice. And, it’s certainly not a new pill... It’s your own consciousness.    Consciousness is the “x-factor”...