Living Our Best Wellbeing
ALOHA, MANA`OLANA, & HO`OLA - Wellbeing embraced by Individuals, Family/Ohana, and community, living a joyful and embraced life.
• Aloha i ke kahi, i ke kahi / Let us love one another.
For alo means “in the presence of our creator” and ha means “the breath of life.” For aloha heals us, aloha lifts us up, and aloha will carry us into the future. Aloha kekahi I kekahi – Let us love one another. by Auntie Pilahi Paki, per Pono Shim, beloved and remembered.
Aloha, Passing Life Forward through the life-thrusting effort of Suicide Pre-Postvention possibilities and opportunities through transition, hope, healing, and our Best Wellbeing!
Aloha Mai No, Aloha Aku, O Ka`a Huhu Ka`a Mea, E Ola Ole Ai
When Love Is Given, Love Naturally Flows Back in Return
by Tutu Kawena Pukui, Olelo No`eau
WHO YOU? / I AM!
WHO YOU? / I AM!
Explore the understanding and meaning of lived experiences. A strength-based approach to self-identity, the expert of you. Grounded in Olelo No`eau and Hawaiian values, taking a pause, stop, or step-back approach to connect with Aloha, listen to Mo`olelo, and being present in the moment, life's strength-based reach in within for answers to concerns and curiosity. With support from each other, experts in the field, systems, partner organizations, and those who support the cause, focusing on Healthy Activities, Family Support, and Spirituality. Foundation is based on culture, values, traditions, and practice. How you show up speaks to who you are.
•Aloha present in life's moment, non-judgment, grace, gentle, empty, humility with modesty, patience in perseverance. Alo, presence in, breath, Hā breath of life, source, in the moment, grounding.
•`Ike Pono - to know, feel, understand
•Lōkahi (make balance)
Harmony, pule, and unity guide tasks. Lōkahi brings together the laulima (working relationship), alu like (working in harmony), kule`ana (responsibility), kupono, and hana kupono (working for a correct cause). These concepts are especially applicable to physical tasks or interactions of man and nature or man and man. However, in combination with Ke Akua and Mana, Lokahi takes on an infinite meaning as Hawaiians consider their relationship with the wider universe. Lokahi is nature's way of seeking total balance between all elements. Hawaiians relate to this concept by being a part of that peace and harmony within this system rather than in control. Therefore, Lōkahi is the balance and unity of all parts of the wider universe.
From Kupuna Wisdom, by "Aunty Betty" Kawohiokalani Ellis-Jenkins
•Pono in a state of alignment/Loss state of disruption, change
•Hope/Mana`olana & Spirituality/Pili`uhane - Re-emphasize Aloha and connection to SELF
Aloha - For alo means “in the presence of our creator” and hā "the breath of life." For Aloha heals us, aloha lifts
CULTURE, PRACTICE, TRADITIONS
E lawe I ke a`o a mālama, a e `oi mau ka na`auao.
He who takes his teachings and applies increases his knowledge.