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Fight, flight or freeze like a zombie

When you are experiencing a stressful situation or series of stressful events, you don’t know it is traumatic, only after the fact. You get stressed and you fight it. For some, they simply run away. Psychologists have added a third … Continue reading

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Snowbirds flock to Maui for the good life

The next best thing to living on Maui is to fly there to escape the insufferable winters elsewhere. Having lived in the tropics, I find it immensely challenging to get used to putting on shoes, gloves, scarves, and a jacket … Continue reading

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More than a feeling

When I lived on Maui, I was happy waking up to perfect weather. Any departure from the usual sunny warm day with trade winds, such as a windy, grey, rainy, cloudy or stormy day, was simply good reason to take … Continue reading

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Way of the peaceful surfer

He wakes up before the crack of dawn. In the darkness, he makes coffee and pours the black liquid into a thermo flask. He loads up his truck with his short board, one of many surfboards stacked neatly on his … Continue reading

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All eyes on Hawaii, as the fourth nor’easter brews

Why is Hawaii News Now broadcasting a LIVE FACEBOOK video of the fourth nor’easter in three weeks? The video of snow splattering on Philadelphia has nothing to do with Hawaii. It only invites viewers in the affected areas to comment … Continue reading

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Looking back from the other side of the world

It’s a warm sunny day in Utrecht, the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, where the Romans stopped in 6 BC convinced that venturing further north would only lead them into swamp lands. Here the hand-laid brick paths pave the … Continue reading

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How to stay cool in these hot, humid days on Maui

How does one stay cool during the prolonged and unusually hot and humid days on Maui, due to El Ninio? Continue reading

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