Welcome to ConsciousMaui.com

Aloha,

Thank you for checking out our website.  ConsciousMaui.com was created out of the desire to share all the wonderful ways our local businesses help support Maui in sustainability.

Living on an island there is a need to be conscious of how we are living.  From how we treat the land and water to how we treat ourselves and other people, there are choices that support living in a sustainable way.

Our intention is to support you, our local conscious businesses and be a platform for sustainability on Maui.

We hope that you find options for activities, events, products and services that will fulfill on every level.  Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you can impact Maui by making sustainable choices.

We hope you enjoy our site!

Mahalo,

Your Conscious Maui Team

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Youth Covid-19 Awareness

We are excited to share with you the latest creation from industrious high school student from Oahu Arjun Sharma.  Arjun first shared with us his  Beach Cleanup App  last year inspiring us to share in community  beach cleanups around our islands. While he continues to grow and improve CleanMyBeach while simultaneously working on his academics, this ingenious young man has added a new project to apply his talents to the current crisis of Covid-19.

After recognizing the deleterious effect of this health care challenge on our community, Sharma also realized that young people were not taking the issue seriously enough.  In response he put his talent into creating a new app that will assist is sharing important information and rouse a greater response to this health risk.

“I’ve been developing an app regarding the virus called “Youth Covid-19 Awareness”.  My goal is to raise awareness on the dangers of Covid-19, specifically for those of my age group who may feel “immune” to the virus (but who are still very capable of asymptomatically spreading it to their peers, families and communities). This is a very important topic to me.”,  Sharma shared.

“I’ve now partnered with Harvard’s Coronavirus Visualization Team (CVT) to expand our efforts to inform and change youth behavior. I think this will be a great opportunity to leverage the skills of the CVT team to spread awareness and improve the YCA app and program!

I’ve updated the YCA website with more details on why action and information are especially time-sensitive for Hawaii, now that the state has relaxed social-distancing guidelines. Some key points are that, as mentioned in a CivilBeat article written a few days ago, Hawaii has a large amount of “multi-generational housing”, which makes it very easy for the youth to spread the virus to their families.

Moreover, as mentioned earlier, asymptomatic spreading and a potential reopening of the island now could have devastating effects by increasing the speed and spread of the virus. We’ve seen that in Japan, several clusters of cases were linked to young, asymptomatic spreaders of the virus. Similarly, the number of new cases in Florida has skyrocketed recently as the state has reopened, and this is driven primarily by the state’s youth, who have the virus at nearly twice the rate of the older demographic.

Another key factor is that so much is still unknown about COVID-19. Other viruses, such as varicella (chickenpox) virus and herpes virus, remain in the body for life. Yet others, such as EBV and HPV, are linked to cancer. This is not to cause alarm, but rather to make clear that we do not yet know the long-term impacts of COVID-19, and caution, within reason, is important.

Because of these factors, changing youth behavior towards the virus through YCA is particularly relevant to Hawaii right now. It’s necessary that Hawaii’s youth are made more aware of the dangers of COVID-19, so that they become more conscious of their actions and less likely to spread the virus asymptotically. Furthermore, this awareness needs to be raised now, so that we can better prepare for when the island reopens and tourist activity resumes.”, he further explained about the latest updates.

We are inspired by Arjun Sharma; not just as an savvy tech designer but as a conscious part of our community always looking to do good in the world.  Please check out his website and video below and share with your friends and family.

Mahalo to all those bringing there gifts into being to share with Hawaii and the world.

 

Clean My Beach website:  https://cleanmyproject.wordpress.com/

Clean My Beach article: https://www.consciousmaui.com/beach-cleanup-app-connecting-made-easier/

Youth Covid-19 Awareness website: https://projectyca.wordpress.com/

Youth Covid-19 Awareness video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWB-DdPHshU

 

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WHAT ARE YOUR FEELINGS SAYING?

WHAT ARE YOUR FEELINGS SAYING?

by Hugh Durham

 

Understanding Your Emotions & The Feelings They Create

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“Your emotions make you human. Even the unpleasant ones have a purpose. Don’t lock them away. If you ignore them, they just get louder and angrier.”
― Sabaa Tahir

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It isn’t always easy to know exactly what we’re feeling or why

We assume we know ourselves better than anyone else. But often it’s difficult for us to identify the specific emotions we’re feeling, or to correctly determine why we’re feeling that way. And sometimes, we find that what we know we need and want to do we don’t feel like doing. This leads to issues like procrastination, over-eating, etc and moves us away from our dreams and ambitions.

Although this emotional confusion is pretty normal, it can lead to misunderstandings, sometimes serious ones, in our selves, and our relationships.

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FEELINGS CAN BE CONFUSING

The good news

All feelings are good! Does that surprise you? They are the way our unconscious and subconscious mind attempt to communicate with us. They are our built-in guidance system…an internal voice attempting to move you in the right direction. Toward your goals and feeling more satisfied with your life.

The bad news

What we consider “bad” feelings are those we misunderstand. First, we’ve become so adept at hiding and burying our feelings that we’ve lost touch with what they are telling us. When we ignore our feelings, our basic needs remain unmet. Our lives become filled with frustration, stress, and eventually depression. Second, most of our beliefs about the world and ourselves are formed from the ages of two to seven, when learning is subconscious. Think about the misconceptions that may be programmed into your subconscious… This is why we experience emotional dissonance, self-limiting beliefs, and negative self-talk.

FEAR AND HURT ARE OFTEN THE UNDERLYING EMOTIONS IN SITUATIONS WHERE WE EXPRESS ANGER, ANNOYANCE AND FRUSTRATION

Dare to question your feelings and get to the inner core. Feelings lead to beneficial responses when properly understood. They’re signals indicating that you’re either fulfilling or not fulfilling your needs, wants, and desires.

The more often you can correctly identify what you’re feeling, understand why you’re feeling it — including what “soft” vulnerable emotion might be driving it — and take that big risk of honestly expressing it, the better it is for you.

A Little Background

Feelings are the physical manifestation of our emotions. More precisely, the unconscious mind creates all the physiological phenomena associated with the emotion our subconscious mind has generated.

Think about the way you tend to describe feelings:

“I feel it in the pit of my stomach”

“I’ve got a lump in my throat”

“My heart feels fizzy like I could fly”

As you can see, we associate our emotions with their physical manifestations.

How misinterpreting and burying our feelings affects us

Emotion is pure motivation, a pressure to act. When we suppress our feelings, we’re suppressing this pressure inside of us…

– OVER-REACTION

Emotional resonance is a phenomenon where memories and emotions from the past are activated when a current event resonates with them. We over-react as we are reacting not only to the event in the “now” but every event in our past and imagined future with a similar vibrational energy or resonance.

– STRESS

We constantly experience two sources of stress: internal and external. Internal stress is all the old emotions from the past and imagined future. You carry all of your experiences and emotions with you, in your nervous system and subconscious mind. This includes unresolved feelings of anger, grief, fear, and inadequacy. External stress is the demands life puts on us now. Internal and external stress are always combining to create the level of stress we’re experiencing at any moment.

When we carry the burden of unresolved and buried feelings, we create chronic stress. Chronic stress reduces our ability to handle even minimal stress in the “now”, unhappiness, over-reaction, and can lead to serious health problems.

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Kama‘aina First -Locals Supporting Locals

Maui is just starting to open up more fully from our Covid-19 shut down. The County of Maui Office of Economic Development has created the Kama‘aina First program to support our local economy.  This website offers special offers for food, services and goods to our local community.

Check out the Kama‘aina First special offers here: www.KamaainaFirst.com

If you have business in Maui County you may still register to share a special offer here:

www.KamaainaFirst.com/share-an-offer

 Check out special offers available on ConsciousMaui.com Here: www.ConsciousMaui.com/special-offers/

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Maui Together While Staying Apart- Covid 19

Aloha,

Maui (and the world) is in the midst of an unprecedented time.

I am heartened to see the kindness and Aloha expressed by our community.   It’s amazing that we can still come together while staying apart.  I am so grateful for all those who are able to support our community during these shifting times.   I also appreciate our leaders making choices that value the residents of Maui; choosing life over commerce.

We hope you and your family and friends  are safe and well.

Maui, we will see you on the other side.

Sending you much love,

Hoku and the Team at ConsciousMaui.com

 

 

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Makaʻiwa Keiki- Learning ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi

Maka’iwa Keiki is an engaging animated series of stories that strives to promote ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi and Polynesian Culture through Educational Entertainment for Keiki (children) of all ages.  This fun and delightful animation will have you singing along in no time learning the basics of the Hawaiian language.

Native Hawaiian artist from Kaua’i Chad Martin and his wife Lisa Chaly teamed up to create this wonderful family friendly animated series. Martin, a graphic designer by trade, uses his passion for Hawaiian history and culture to fuel his creative designs. Chaly, an artist, writer and singer added her talents by singing and creating songs for the series. They were inspired to create the series after initially looking for entertainment and education for their small child and found no Hawaiian language material. So they decided to create it.

“Our mission is to promote Hawaiian and Polynesian culture through educational entertainment for children of all ages. We continuously work to create engaging content that teaches ‘Olelo Hawai’i (Hawaiian language) in a playful and inspiring way to for everyone, especially keiki.”

This series creates an easy and fun way to learn Basic Hawaiian language that is appropriate for young children but also engaging for adults. Knowing the importance of children seeing images reflective of themselves and their culture, the addition of this Hawaiian educational series brings greater acknowledgment of personal identity for young children in Hawaii.

Martin has also created a coloring book that goes over basic terms and pronunciations of numbers and commonly used words. This is a wonderful tool for learning Hawaiian language and recognition of the culture in media.

Please enjoy a sample of the videos available on Youtube listed below.

Please check out their YouTube channel at Maka’iwa Keiki.

Learn more about Maka’iwa Keiki on their website: makaiwa.org/makaiwakeiki

Purchase Makaʻiwa Keiki coloring book Here

 

 

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Celebrate Uncle Willie K

World renown musician Uncle Willie K recently revealed that the cancer he had been publicly fighting has become terminal.  Even during this challenging time Willie has committed to ‘keep on rocking’.  We share with you these few videos showing a little about his life and his musical excellence.

Born Willie Kahaialiʻi in Lahaina Maui, Willie has become a preeminent musician well versed in  many musical styles including traditional Hawaiian, rock, blues and even opera.  Willie is well known on Maui for his many stellar performances including his annual blues fest and his many collaborations with rock stars like Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler and Mick Fleetwood to name a few.

We encourage you to check out his performance dates on his website here: https://williek.com/show-dates/

You can also listen to more music by Willie K on his website here: https://williek.com/music/

We hope that you enjoy the music of this living legend.

Mahalo Uncle Willie K, we love, honor and appreciate you!

Willie K website- https://williek.com/

 

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11 Easy Ways to Have More Fulfillment in Your Life

Many of us our looking for ways to empower our lives and have more joy. Here are some easy ways to have greater fulfillment in your life.

1. Give yourself permission to say “No”.
If you have too much on your plate or just don’t want to, say “No”.  If we would all stop saying yes to things we think we are supposed to do and just said yes to what feels better, the world would be a happier place.

2. Imagine the day you would like to have.
Professional athletes are trained to visualize winning a game or making a shot. Why not visualize a successful meeting, a joyful flow to your day or a fun filled happy day?  Once you can see it in your mind and feel it, you can align with it in your day.

3. Notice when you’re overwhelmed.
When you have too much going on is the perfect time to stop and give yourself a break. Five minutes, 10 minutes or 15 minutes of self focus when you’re overwhelmed can help bring you into greater peace so you can approach anything you have to do from a calmer space. You may just stop and breathe. Or go outside and put your face in the sunshine or you’re feet in the grass. Bring yourself into the now, point yourself in the direction you want to go and move from there.

4. Honor your own knowing.
If something doesn’t feel right or aligned don’t override yourself and just deal with it. Acknowledge it and renegotiate what you are doing. There is always another way to handle something. Look for what would feel better to you in any situation.

5. Start with the solution, not the problem.
Most of us have been taught to face problems head on. Next time you have a challenge you need to overcome instead of trying to fix the problem, choose the outcome you desire instead and let the solution line up. If it doesn’t come for you right away, surrender it knowing the solution will reveal itself to you.

6. Leave your past behind.
Let each day be new, each interaction be fresh. Maybe things didn’t go exactly how you wanted it to go but today is a new day; as long as you treat it that way. Yesterdays flubs can turn into today’s inspirations. Let this day be new, not a recreation of yesterday.

7. Ask for help.
We all need support in our lives. Whether its asking a neighbor to help with your yard or a friend you would like to discuss an issue with, ask for help. Our lives are improved by connection. When we work cooperatively with others our lives are enhanced.

8. Know what is important to you.
If you haven’t done a personal inventory of your life recently, now might be the time. Sometimes we give our time and energy to things either we are no longer inspired to do or no longer want to prioritize. Realign your time and energy outputs to align with your priorities.

9. Do something new.
Whether it’s taking a class about something you’re interested in or volunteering for a cause you care about, doing something new will expand your horizons. Trying new things helps you find what you like (or don’t like) and helps you know yourself better.

10. Choose what you want. 
It doesn’t matter if they are big desires or little ones, ask yourself what you want or want more of now. Make a list, a vision board or just imagine in your head all of the things that you desire. Not just what you think you can have but what would truly desire. Many people do not choose what they want because they think they will have to figure it out and make it happen. This is not that. This is about choosing anything you want from your hearts desire and allowing yourself to feel the fulfillment of it.

11. Make a list of fun things to do.
We all get into bad feeling spaces from time to time.  Make yourself a ‘Joy List’.  This can be a running list of ‘go-to’ joyful experiences for those times when you need a lift.  It can be as simple as playing with your dog or a walk in nature.  Just notice when you are feeling really good and add those experiences to your list.

We hope that you will have greater fulfillment and ease by trying some of these simple steps.

 

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20/20 Hindsight / 2020 Vision

As we settle into the new year—2020 (a number that sounds a lot like science fiction to me (the older you are, the more you can relate), I can’t help but ponder the other use of the term 2020—representing visual acuity.

At this turning point, we have the opportunity to use our 20/20 hindsight to look backwards on our life’s journey with greater clarity and awareness than when we went through the process the first time through. Why would we want to reconsider what has already happened? In my observation, our ego-mind tends to label things as “good or bad” when they are happening. However, at that point in time, we don’t have all the information that we need to really make a clear assessment of the situation. Often, what we think is “bad” may not be as bad as we thought, and what we label “good” may have other elements, as well. In fact, many of the events of our lives tend to neutralize with time and perspective.

The late Wayne Dyer titled his last book “I Can See Clearly Now” and explained that looking back on his life from the vantage point of his seventies, he could see clearly now why every thing happened the way it did—the good and the difficult.

So I invite you to explore your 20/20 hindsight, and ponder those major events of life that caused you to form beliefs, assessments and attitudes. Then, see what happens if you reframe your beliefs as hypotheses instead of the truth. Changing a belief into a hypothesis allows you to open the door to consider other possible hypotheses. What else could be an explanation? What else could be the truth?

I would venture to bet that as you do this, you will start to see how many assumptions you have made, and how inaccurate many of them have been. I would also venture to guess that forming your beliefs around inaccurate assumptions has caused you pain and potential disharmony with others. Taking the time now to reframe your perspective, consider other possibilities, and form new beliefs (or better yet, new hypotheses) based on a broader viewpoint may set you (and those you are in relationship with) free from pain. You may find yourself in forgiveness, compassion and even gratitude.
A simple example of this is when we text someone and they don’t respond. Without any additional information, we tend to try to make sense of why they didn’t text us back. That is when we make up stories that often go quite askew. “He is ignoring me.” “She is with someone else.” “I’m not important to him.” etc. etc. With new information we may discover that the other person’s battery died, or they were in a meeting, or driving, or waiting to discuss the matter in person. Reacting and responding from the misguided perception can cause a lot of problems. If we take the time to look at this in retrospect, we stand the chance of learning how to avoid doing this in the present moment—and in the future.

What beliefs have you held that caused you pain?

Do you know they are actually true? Is there another belief or explanation possible?

In retrospect, is there anyone you want to forgive or ask forgiveness of?

Is there another way to view things when they happen that will set you free more quickly?

My motto (in progress) for the last few years is to “Trust Faster.” My logic is that I would rather “see clearly” the rhyme, reason and blessing right away instead of having to wait until my seventies to understand. By putting this concept to practice in the moment with things that I think are “bad,” I’m given the freedom to move more quickly into understanding—and greater freedom from suffering.

At this turning of the year, and the decade for that matter, we also have the beautiful opportunity to apply our 20/20 hindsight toward the future to develop our 20/20 vision, metaphorically speaking. To some extent, this is the ability to realize that events are not what make us happy or miserable, but rather it is the way we respond to those events that lead to those results. When we truly realize that, and choose to respond differently, we create a different experience.
20/20 vision is also an opportunity to look forward, envision the life we want to create and make steps in that direction.

What do you want your life to hold?

What are you here (in this life) to practice/master? (It is doubtful your soul incarnated to practice impatience, judgment, anger, jealousy, self-doubt—so mindfully choose instead what you ARE here to practice)

I encourage you to determine what you are aiming for (happiness, health, loving relationships, financial security, spiritual awareness) and assess every thought, belief, word and action to see if it is moving in the direction of your intended target, or leading the opposite way. Then a deep breath and the choice to realign will allow you to more powerfully be a co-creator of your vision—your life.

Written by Eve Hogan- Author, Speaker, Educator

Learn more about Eve Hogan Here

Check out Eve’s other businesses-

Heart Path Journeys– Sacred Maui retreats; personalized private customized retreats

The Sacred Garden– Public non profit garden: A nursery, a peace sanctuary, a retreat center, a botanical garden, a school, a creativity center, and a temple!

Intuitive Maui–  Magical Maui is home of some of the world’s most gifted psychic intuitives and healers.

Check out the monthly full moon labyrinth walk schedule for 2020 Here

or go to our monthly event calendar Here

Eve Hogan

Heart Path Journeys

The Sacred Garden

Intuitive Maui

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Happy Holidays!

We wish for you and your ohana a wonderful holiday season and much joy and peace for the coming new year!
From the Team at Conscious Maui

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Hawaii Grown Fruit of the Month – Avocado, Pea (pay-ah)

E Komo Mai! Welcome to Conscious Maui’s final Fruit of the Month Blog of 2019, Hold on to your Sarong we are going to talk story about the Avocado! You know this one!  Hopefully, we will share some new information on ways to eat Avos, when to pick them, and how to grow them (P.S. they grow themselves here). There is even an amazing recipe for healthy chocolate mousse made with Avocado!

Last month we share some good details about choosing Guava safely.  If you missed last months featured fruit of the month be sure to check out last month’s post about Guava.

What is Avocado:
This month we shine the light on Avocado. Pea (pay-ah) in Hawaiian. There are many varieties of avocado, with a wide range in size, shape and color, yet somehow easily identified. An avo can be as small as a few ounces in size or it can weigh in at up to 3 lbs. They can be light green to blackish green and everything in between. Some avocados are shaped like a pear and some round like a ball. But consistently avos are nutritious.

Where to get Avocado:
Everywhere, avocado are readily available fresh or packaged. On Maui the grocery stores will almost always have avocados waiting for you, but they may have been unsustainably shipped here from other countries or the mainland over 2,000 miles away. Requesting local grown avocado, and other produce, helps to lessen the carbon footprint while supporting a local farmer and ensuring the freshest quality produce for you and your family.

Avocado is available frequently at the farmer’s market or roadside fruit stand. Get some from a friend or be the friend that shares the avo.

When to Harvest Avocado:
Frequently, different varieties of avocado are harvested at different times of the year here on Maui. There will be sometimes when it seems to be raining avocado, especially if you have a tree in your yard. If you can eat it all, Great! If not…SHARE. If you do not have a tree in your yard all that needs to be done to grow an avocado tree here on Maui, especially on the rainy parts of the island, is to place an avo seed outside in a place you would like a tree. If you have avocado seeds in your compost pile they will grow into a tree there whether you want them to or not.  There is no need to poke toothpicks in the seed to be able to soak half on the seed in water.  Plants want to live and thrive, just put the pit somewhere you would like a tree. And then smile because you have done a good thing!

How to eat Avocado:
Cut in Half, remove large seed and plant it. Cut a tic tac toe into the yellow-green flesh of the fruit then scoop it out as cubes. You can also peel the skin away.  Avo is great in salads, mix it with salsa to make instant guacamole, or eat it plain.  The seeds hold so much live energy they blend easily into smoothies. There is a chocolate avo mousse recipe down below too.  Great plain, or add some lemon and salt. There really is no wrong way to enjoy avocado!

Why Avocado is so healthy:
Avocado is an Incredibly Nutritious low carbohydrate fruit, packed with good fats, and contains nearly 20 vitamins and minerals – Vitamin C, E, K and B-6, Riboflavin, Niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium and potassium. This cholesterol free fruit  is virtually the only  fruit containing the good fat, the heart-healthy, Monounsaturated Fat. The majority of the calories come from GOOD FAT, so eat up.  Avocados provide Lutein, Beta carotene and omega-3 fatty acids too. Any they come to you in a perfect compostable wrapper, that can be peeled off or used as a little bowl to use to eat your avo!

And did you know,  Avocado can even be turned into Chocolate pudding? Now you do! Here’s a recipe:

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