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In the Heights at Hilo High School

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I Went 21 Days Without Alcohol, Soda, and Dessert: A True Story

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  For those of you who know me, you know I love to eat. I also like to treat myself to a drink or two (or more) in social settings but I’ll also… Continue reading

Standing on Sacred Ground Film Series

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UH Hilo Sex Assault Awareness Month Events–April 2016

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1 in 5 women and 1 in 33 men have been sexually assaulted while in college (Krebs et al., 2007). UH Hilo’s Student Health & Wellness Programs’ Men of Strength invites you to… Continue reading

Pineapples~Perfect for Catching Up

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I was happy to have had the chance to hang out with a couple of girlfriends recently.  Our lives are so busy and it is so hard to find a date that works… Continue reading

Are You Wearing Blue Today? Education Brings Awareness Which Leads To Acceptance

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April is Autism Awareness Month which kicks off with the Autism Speaks “Light It Up Blue” campaign, bringing awareness through the color blue, on World Autism Awareness Day held every April 2nd. Blue,… Continue reading

Keeping Family Connections Alive

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One of the many reasons I like to visit Japan is to keep in touch with relatives.  It is so easy to lose touch with family members from another country who speak a… Continue reading

Flying West to go to the East

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I recently took a trip with my family to Japan. Some travel prep is almost as much fun as the traveling itself.  Other travel prep can be exhausting and tedious–like packing.  One thing… Continue reading

Never Say Never to Zumba

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“I’m never doing that” is what I would exclaim for years. Dancing is just not my thing and neither is an all-cardio workout. Combining the two sounded like absolute hell. A few years… Continue reading

Relay for Life and Get Moving for Health

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The Super Stars 4-H club worked with Megan Ann Souza, a 4-H alumnus and a University of Hawaii at Hilo student to support her Get Moving for Health (GM4H) Team at a recent… Continue reading