In Hawaii, there is a phrase that everyone loves. Pau Hana. It means the workday is done, it's time to relax and hang out with family and friends. Pau hana is even better on Fridays because you have the whole weekend to look forward to. I love the idea of pau hana. It marks the … Continue reading Done


It was awful

I thought that saying no would be an empowering experience. It didn't feel that way. It was awful. I was having a conversation with a man. We had a lot of things in common and he seemed like a nice guy. It was nice to laugh, and have someone to talk to. Then it happened. … Continue reading It was awful


I've said it before, words have power. They can be the difference between the best day of your life and the most devastating moment you've ever experienced. It stands to reason then, that the absence of words will carry the same weight. Don't believe me? Try sitting in the same room as someone that's purposely … Continue reading Speak


You've just finished eating, and your belly is full. Then it strikes. Your nemesis, the sweet tooth, has arrived. You try to ignore it, but the cravings get stronger. You know that just inside of the cupboard there is a stash of your favorite cookies. Now you're in a battle of the will. You try … Continue reading Flesh

Do This

It was a perfect evening. Friends gathered around the table to enjoy a feast and celebrate the holiday. This tightly knit band of brothers had been working together for a few years now. At this point, they had some great stories to tell. The mood was festive. The wine flowed freely, the food was delicious, … Continue reading Do This