All posts tagged: aloha

Choosing My Reality

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Hawaii
Photo Credit: Kaimana Pine

It’s been nearly 3 years since my last blog post. Raising a human has been an eye-opening journey to say the least. My experience has been very positive thanks to a solid support system. I’m so grateful for an amazing husband, reliable family members and caring friends. Mahalo! Where am I now? I’m still living on Oahu (going on 19 years!) and don’t plan on relocating. This is home for sure. My daughter and new […]

Mitzi Toro: Sharing Aloha, One Cookie At A Time

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Hawaii

There is something comforting about cookies, homemade cookies that is.  Meet Mitzi Toro, a long-time cookie enthusiast and founder of The Maui Cookie Lady.  Her giant sized cookies are hand rolled using the highest-quality ingredients.   The unique flavor combinations and use of locally made alcohol have made her product popular.  Initially sold at a farmer’s market, you can now find her gourmet cookies at Maui hotel and resorts such as the Grand Wailea and […]

Summer Shiigi: The Power of Collaboration

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Hawaii

Photo: Eric Miyasato Summer Shiigi learned early in life that the achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit 100% of yourself to it.  She watched her parents become successful business owners and experts in their respective fields.  “Whenever I walk through downtown, I would meet people who know my Dad and they would share with me how much they admire him.  That’s the kind of legacy I want to leave,” says the Mid-Pacific Institute graduate and […]