My Indigenous Peoples’ Land Acknowledgement

I've talked about this a couple different times (why do I always think of land acknowledgements while lifting weights? The world may never know....). I am happy to say that I finally put together my Indigenous Peoples' Land Acknowledgement. Leaders in my organization encouraged us to put one together based on information and guidance from…

On living a full life

What does a "full life" mean? What are its parts? How does one do it? I recently bemoaned how often I default to reading when I have free time, and how I rely too much on books to fill my moments. What I had in mind were all the OTHER things I love doing --…

My 2020 goals

I love fresh starts. New years, new months, new opportunities. Newness gets my engine revved, gets me all sorts of energized. New intense workout program? Gimme. New idea? Let me read 10 books on it. New friend? LET ME OVERWHELM YOU WITH MY ENTHUSIASTIC INVITATIONS AND OVERSHARING. While I'm not one to expect a lot…

My “why” for fundraising

I recently started a new job, fundraising for a science-based conservation organization. I am loving it. I'm so happy to be doing work that is serving a purpose for Hawaii and the world, and to be working for an organization of its caliber. The boost in pay has been a VERY nice bonus, too! Fundraising…