3 Changes 2 Better


I’m always learning and processing. Especially when confronting uncomfortable change. When I first started teaching STRONG By Zumba® I was way out of my league, but I wanted change. 

Being a mother of seven [7] I didn’t want to look like I gave birth to seven. I wanted to be healthy enough to play soccer ⚽️ with them.  Hike and create an active lifestyle. 

My goal was to embrace where I was and suffer through the workout, to be STRONG. Happily, I no longer suffer through the workout because my body is conditioned to flow with it. 

Here’s what I did in info-pic form…

[PS: Comment if you want to dive into a life changing experience of your own.]


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September’s fitness challenge.

Aloha, It’s September?!

Where has time gone? I’ll tell you where it went… it’s in the sunsets that we hiked under, the streams where we collected stones and the fitness challenges we completed! Speaking of challenges I forgot to post about September’s fitness challenge. This one is a little different because I involved my daughters.

September is HABIT-TRACKING month!!!

Pick a current habit to track or track a new habit. So track your squat, core, ab or any challenge you want. Below are examples to get your creative side involved. I made a simple printable that you can use based off a powerful thought…

She said that she could and she did it

Each letter represents one day so this simple quote is a 30-day habit-tracker. [HT] The idea is to decorate it by creating a border or art then coloring each letter one day at a time.

Why use a HT and the benefits, read more here.

How to use a HT and decorate it, learn more here.

Example #1 Core Strength HT

It’s a collage of images glued on and I’m using watercolor pencils to track my habit. I suggest using premium paper or matted photo paper. Experiment to find one that works for the medium you’re using. Just remember that glue and paint can warp the paper, that’s what happen to me. I’m tracking 30 days of core strength using yoga poses or Asana.

Example #2 Water HT

This one was a mess but we had fun. If you decide to paint over your printable make sure to use light colors so you can see the letters. The glitter was crazy but my youngest wanted to make sure that the mermaid had a happy place to swim. I showed her how to do a simple Zentangle and she took off with it.

Example #3 Self-Care HT

This is definitely the teenage version. Spray inks a stencil and a little bit of glitter. The letters are watercolor pencils and they really stand out. Going through adolescence is such a challenge but so is the acne. [I’m so glad those days are over!] My oldest daughter is tracking her skin-care routine, reading and water intake. Which is why there’s three colors. So far so good.

Example #4 Meditation HT

I’m also tracking my daily meditation and used watercolor to paint my version of the tree of life. Each letter is a doodle of random designs. I don’t mediate regularly so I’m using this to revitalize an old habit.

All of our HT’s are on the fridge, the most prominent place in my house [Lol], so we can grab and use them on a regular basis. The overall goal is to pay attention to our habits. The benefit is that we’re left with a reminder of our AWESOMENESS.

I’ve also included a link for you to get the free printable and start using the QUOTE + 30DAY HT. Of course this comes with my ultra-exclusive newsletter which you can opt-out at any time. But if you choose to stay know that you’ll be part of the MERMAID pod. You can read more about that here.

Join the newsletter & start using this quote-able habit-tracker.  Click on the images below to grab your HT. Psst… We won’t send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.

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Excercise and Chemo Treatments

I realize the era we all live in with our advanced technology and stem cell discovery. There’s a pill for everything. Well almost everything. There is one muscle that requires regular exercise. In fact pharmaceutical companies spend a fortune trying to duplicate what this muscle can do. It is the source of life.

Do you know what it is?

It’s your amazing heart ❤️

I learned a key factor, when hanging out at my sister’s chemo treatments, back in December 2015. Walking activates the calves which helps to contract the heart. [Because blood is circulating.]

Now why is this important? Well… the chemo is directed to the heart and walking will help the heart muscles move it through and OUT of the body. Inactivity is like a stagnant pond of pain. The tricky thing is that it hurts to move. But movement is what the body needs. 

Why am I writing about this? If you have a loved one going through chemo treatments volunteer to walk with them. Help them activate their calves and contract the heart. The simple act of walking is truly beneficial.

Why walk with them? It hurts. Every fiber of their being is in excruciating and unbearable pain. I use to make it up to her room just in time to walk with her. The workout was literally circles on the oncology ward. She would often bring her phone to play music 🎶 and dance along the sanitized hallways. Your presence is a gift of HOPE! 

You can read about her experience and recovery here. PEACE Be the Journey, Ho’omalamalama 

Oh one more thing! I’m planning a How-To VISION BOARD webinar. If you’re interested join my email list and become a MERMAID here. I’ll also send you my free course BALANCED BEAUTY. 

Creating a holistic lifestyle full of intentional beauty. ~Ho’omalamalama 

Plans vs Follow-Through, because those are two different subjects.

Anyone can make a plan but following-through is a whole different beast. I’m using beast because taming the massive TO-DO list is like a monster. No worries 😉 we’re in this together.

I was slightly challenged to write about this difficult subject. [WHY is it difficult?] Since we all are surrounded by unique circumstances. 

Our lives are as different as our finger print. Yet there are a few principles that don’t change. I wrote the full story on WholelisticFit and wanted share the images I made for that blog post. I’m pinning them to my Pinterest and reposting on Instagram because I need the daily reminder. PEACE Be the Journey ✨🦋



Spent Father’s Day out by a shore along a forest 🌳🌲 listening to my husband and daughter play Ukulele. It’s the simple things in life 🎶


Here’s what we gathered from our hike…


Pine cones to identify.


Rocks, rocks & more rocks…


A gorgeous rose in the middle of dried leaves 🍃 


A cypress that I thought was a cedar, until I read the sign. Lol

How to, “Embrace Transition.”

Today my niece hung out with me and I was desperately trying to finish my thoughts in blog form. Not happening. So the transition was for me to chillax with her. So as any good Aunty would do in this situation… I spoiled her! 😉 But I don’t recommend the sugary & sour content in the Unicorn Frapp. [She ate the berries from my oatmeal instead.] Luckily it was a sample cup. Well… let’s continue, HOW TO EMBRACE TRANSITION.


Everyone I know is going through some type of transition. To some it may feel uncomfortable and to others exciting but we can all agree that “IT’S HAPPENING.”  I just want to address to unknown…

“Don’t worry, about a thing 🎶”

You know the song: https://youtu.be/EYi5aW1GdUU


Worry doesn’t serve you and what value does it have? Seriously. What are the benefits to worrying?

ZERO, NONE, ZIP 🤐, NADA!

Here’s 5 [five] steps to ease into transition…

  1. Do a fitness session. Circulate, breathe & oxygenate.
  2. Deep breaths and relax your body. (Working out makes this part easier.)
  3. Doodle or write all your thoughts and fears into a journal.
  4. Discover a story or testimony about someone who was in your situation.
  5. Develop a “DOER” mentality and become proactive. We all face tough transitions but wallowing and worrying is wasting your time.

Need help with transitioning or self-love? I wrote a book called WALK IN BEAUTY


Take action! Before you close this post share it with one person who could use some encouragement. PEACE Be the Journey.

Here’s her reaction…

If Jellyfish were coaches…

Who knew that staring at jellyfish could be so thought provoking but apparently it is. We, hubby & me, like taking our children out on excursions which is exercise minus the gym. During  the 2015 Christmas break we went to ZooLights, basically they dress up the entire zoo in fun festive lights, and we skipped our way into the aquarium. That’s when it began, my temporary fascination with jellyfish. I don’t know why or how I managed to forget to post these but I snapped away and this is what I captured #nofilter .

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I hope you’re encouraged by these words and have a prosperous 2017. Take time to plan because life is worth living.