hawkandlily It's almost like #secrets #beach can be so breathtakingly #beautiful, it hurts, with it's peachy sand and fluffy light blue water. My friend #Coco says that as summer months approach, there'll be much longer stretches of beach to walk and at the end is her most favorite spot. I believe this is where her husband proposed.

I went from one conference call at the beach to another walk the next shore over, thinking how I've been so in my head lately that I may be missing the #magic #kauai so readily offers if our eyes & hearts are open to it. There is not one moment I am not #grateful to be here. It really is like living in a foreign country and my senses are soaking in every #beautiful minute of it.
For some reason, I've gotten a random influx of emails today from people I've never met inquiring about potential workshops & business endeavors. I wonder if one of my #articles or #videos has been reposted somewhere to garner new attention & I think of what magic that is. How we never know how the dots might connect and when we find out, we may get lost in the awe of it. "How are you writing your book?" My coach asks today. "I get inspired and write a piece that becomes a chapter, which I title individually and save on my laptop." "That's exactly how I wrote mine," I can hear him smiling through the phone.

He tells me to keep trusting. That I can either enjoy living my life or fight and strong arm my way through it by feeling guilty. "A lot of my clients do this. They're smart and intellectual and always feel like they need to be doing more." "No one knows how anything is going to turn out," Coco says as we're walking side-by-side. "I guess the trick is to live as much as possible in this moment, right?" #yogaeverydamnday #breathe
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hawkandlily Dear Diary,

This morning in #Kauai, @julesdangerfox brought me outside to gather #eggs for #breakfast.
We go to the coop, feed the #hens, then open up the wooden cover where they roost and lay eggs.
He gently moves the chicken off her eggs, and I begin to put them into a Tupperware. "Oh, they're warm!" I exclaim.
They are also covered in poop. "Do I take all of them?" I ask, looking up at Jules with curious and unknowing eyes. "Yes," he says. "If you don't, they'll hatch and then the hens will attack the chicks because they're jealous bitches." I squirm at the idea of that. I also squirm later when he cracks an egg into the #pancake batter and there is red. Life unborn. "Don't look!" he warns and blocks the rest of the process with his body.
I thank the hen for letting me take her eggs, and when we go into the house, Jules shows me a specific sponge to wash off the poop before we can use the egg. "You don't have to put them in the fridge if you don't wash them off, because they have a coating that preserves them," which reminds me of what @roeshan told me about the eggs we'd get from #SanDiego #farmersmarket.

What a fun way to start the day. #nature #farmtotable #citygirlgoescountry
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hawkandlily I said to him this morning, "It feels much better to lean into you than to run away." Because that's what I want to do some of the time... still. And he knows. He senses it. To sneak away in the middle of the night, I think. Or early in the morning. He gives me space to process and when I can't figure it out, he helps to ask the right questions so I can move through it. Last night, he asked, "Would you like an arm?" and I curl into his embrace. As we talk, he says, "Give me your worry" in the dark, then reaches his hand to scoop into mine and pulls energy out of my palm, then throws it away from the bed. "There, gone." Awhile back, I heard from a couple of girlfriends, "Don't make your #partner wrong." That's how I used to approach #relationships bc that was the model set for me - attack your partner out of fear of being #vulnerable & fear of getting hurt, rather than work together as a team.
He writes me #poems. He performs them. I catch people's reactions in the audience sometimes, in #writers group, and I see their faces revealing marvel at not only his #talent, but also his #love.
For anyone in our lives, it's such a #gift and a #blessing when someone truly sees us and allows us to be exactly who we are. For this and so much more, #thankyou.
#dailygratitudes #kauai #imaluckygirl #luch
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hawkandlily A little #view from the walk up the hill near my place. Slight reprieve during this rainy day. #kauai 2d

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hawkandlily Y'know what's awesome about living in the #tropics? Seeing fruit & veggies in their raw form. This is a #kefir #lime, which looks like a mini-#Buddha head fruit. Some #city girls don't know these things, things in their natural states, and I'm #grateful to be learning. Just donated money to the #NationalTropicalBotanicalGarden this morning after listening to a piece on #Kauai #publicradio about how 90% of all plant & animal species on our planet exist in the tropics where the extinction rate is he highest. I'm learning more & more that by supporting #biodiversity, we get to make sure our #kids & grand kids have resources for new medicines & solutions to global #hunger.

One of my favorite quotes is from a #Morley song, "When you're feeling helpless, help someone." In #yoga training, #NischalaJoyDevi said that whatever plagues our #soul, to help in that area. For me, it's been this obsession with hunger & food, so by helping those in the world who are actually starving in so many ways, I learn a different facet of #healing.
Soon, @julesdangerfox said he'll bring me to pick #eggs from the hens at his property. I've never done that before, either. #whererealfoodcomesfrom #yogaeverydamnday
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hawkandlily #kauai kids are raised organically. #nogmo 3d

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hawkandlily I was going to use these googly eyes in my piece yesterday. They didn't work for the performance, but they did come in handy for all sorts of quirky entertainment. @julesdangerfox 3d

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hawkandlily I've been loving #swimming #kalihiwai lately. When you paddle out far enough, all you see to the left and right are lush green outcroppings and cliffs, a sea of blue before you. Best of all, when I go out that far, I'm the only one in the water. It still amazes me how populated our planet can be, and yet we still find places to be by ourselves.
The thing is, I can't see the lush green and gorgeous sky unless I take my goggles off. It occurred to me today that I like prepping for so much of life, even though what life is teaching me right now is to color outside the lines. To have a lot of #fun with it.

Last night's #spokenword even was beyond incredible. I opened the show with a creative spin on what I called a "modern #love note story" and didn't say a word. Later, people in the audience came up to tell me they both laughed and cried. It's amazing how powerful words & character can be.

One line in my piece? "Magic happens at the edge of what we know." And that's where I am these days. Not needing to know everything because I've been blessed with a person who creates a safe & space for me to truly explore. He said, "When you showed that card with that like about #magic, the guy behind me whispered, That's a really good line.'" Maybe it's not a line... Maybe it's a philosophy to live by.

#dailygratitudes #thankyou #kauai
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hawkandlily We're all performing at #speakkauai tonight. These are a couple of my #favorite people in the world. @igotkat @julesdangerfox #writersrockandroll 4d

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hawkandlily @julesdangerfox has been writing stories since he was young. In #pidgin. He also says shoes weren't required for school in #Molokai! #hawaii 5d
  •   aviva8 Bahahaha. Your handwriting is the same. @julesdangerfox ........unless you just wrote this and are trying to pass it off as 'old'. 4d

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hawkandlily We're working on potential future projects -- and it includes friends reading to us. #storytime in a #Waldorf classroom after a #homemade #sushi #dinner. #justanotherkauainight #nextgengeniuses 5d

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hawkandlily May all of you have daily #encouragement & #inspiration like I'm blessed to receive from the people in my life.
#coachingisawesome #parvati #serendipity #gratitude #snailmailrules
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hawkandlily The winds at #anini are blowing harder so that swimming towards the come in the distance is like being a salmon upstream. It is, quite literally, easier to go with the flow. "Nothing lasts forever," is the theme of a piece from this upcoming Saturday's #speakkauai show. And, as I swam in the clear green shallow water above coral and fish, I had a very real sense of that. Enjoy this moment, this gift of #Kauai because who knows what'll happen in the next instance? The best is yet to come, but this present moment is pretty damn spectacular. #dailygratitudes #kauaijuiceco @kauaijuiceco 6d
  •   kauaijuiceco Wow simply beautiful and so therapeutic. I feel myself letting go just reading it, thank you for this entry we will announce the winners tomorrow 5d

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hawkandlily Not only does he make amazing #guacamole from #Kauai avos, but he brings it over and adds a surprise to the Tupperware. #imaluckygirl #menwholovetocook #dailygratitudes #luch 6d

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hawkandlily I have some talented people in my life. Just a casual sing-a-long during our #dinner party w @miareiko & Will & @julesdangerfox who strums at the end of the vid. #islandliving #kauai 6d

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hawkandlily Tap tap, is this thing on?

I'm gonna be on the #radio today! (Have I mentioned that I've always dreamed of becoming #iraglass or #terrygross one day? This is one step closer to that!) Going on #KKCR this afternoon to promote our #speakkauai event this Sat, 4/19, 7-9pm. Tickets avail at #brownpapertickets - type in "#Love Springs Eternal". The #writers & #authors performing are phenomenal, so come check it out for an #epic evening of #laughs, provocative content & heartfelt moments to remember.

You can also tune in at 2pm HST & hear me, @lauralentz & @igotkat hamming it up. www.kkcr.org

#hanalei #kauai #publicradio #fun #dailygratitudes #kauaijuiceco @kauaijuiceco
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hawkandlily There was this giant hole in the sand. Like a couple of kids had been playing and dug himself a trench, then the parents said, "Let's go home." When I was getting up to move toward shade on the sand, so that I could finish #mariannewilliamson's book, I stumbled into the hole I had forgotten was there. "Oh Life," I thought, aiming not to feel sheepish about people seeing me tumble onto the sand. "I have that same sweatshirt!" the woman I've now moved closer towards says. She's set up a tent for her 9-month old and is ready to spend the day there. "#SpiritualGangster?" I ask. A lot of people make comments on this hoodie of mine. "Yes," she says smiling, "I stole it from my husband." We begin to chat. We're both #yoga teachers & she and her husband are preparing to launch a #kundalini program at the #stregis. "Maybe we'll call you to teach!" I happen to have a book with one business card of mine as a bookmark. Of course. #serendipity. I don't know what'll happen, but regardless, I feel like it was because of my stumbling into the hole that she even noticed me. And that I had on hand exactly what I needed. #luckfavorstheprepared

Sometimes, what we believe is possible is just on the other side of what we know. What we can see. What we are sometimes even too timid to dream.
Sometimes, it's about jumping the fence and seeing what happens from there.
#magiceverywhere #kauai
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