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Arashiyama Adventure in Japan

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Although my family and I have been to Japan several times we still find many places to visit that we had not gone to before. On this second day of travel in Japan,… Continue reading

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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Sights and Serenity at Koyasan

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First full travel day in Japan. I’ve been up since 2:30 a.m. since that corresponds to 7:30 a.m. in Hawaii which is a totally normal time to be awake.  Since I couldn’t get… Continue reading

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

Japan~We made it there!

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We flew to Japan on Hawaiian Airlines and landed at Kansai Airport in Osaka. The plane ride was comfortable despite the feet that appeared next to my seat. The movies were available 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