This is it folks……..it is truly happening!!
My husband Rob, my sister Lorie and I have joined together and we are ready (as ready as we can be) to launch a business! In fact, as I type this marketing has begun. Yes, these are exciting times and the journey to this point has been interesting to say the least. We are 3 optimistic people who believe in the power of making our dreams come true and inspiring others to do the same. We are following our passion of making the world a better place, of spreading a message of kindness, love & hope. We are living aloha.
Our business is called Live Aloha! Our mission is to spread the positive message of aloha globally. We are doing this through lifestyle products that promote this as well as through events, stories and whatever method we find to “get it out there” (this may or may not involve random dance parties)!
Aloha is one of the most beautiful and powerful words in the world:
Aloha is a Hawaiian word typically associated with greeting another person with hello or good-bye. The literal meaning of aloha is “the presence of breath” or “the breath of life.” It comes from “Alo,” meaning presence, front and face, and “ha,” meaning breath. It also has a deeper impact on the Hawaiian culture. For the Hawaiians, it is “The Aloha Spirit” – a unique way of living, the ultimate lifestyle, and the secret to a full and happy life.
Aloha is not only a word, it is a way of living, an attitude and expresses guidelines
to help us in our lives – kindness, patience, compassion, respect, togetherness,
affection, empathy, peace, & love.
Aloha means we are able to recognize and appreciate the uniqueness and differences each of us bring into this world. Honor and respect your family, friends, and all the people who pass through your life. Every point of contact with another person teaches us something about life or about ourselves. Aloha does not pass judgement on others for it always trusts, always hopes and always protects.
It is that aloha, caring and spirituality that allows us to build on each others strengths and join together on this magnificent journey we call “Life”.
We are choosing to live aloha and here’s why:
There are plenty of reasons to be frustrated with the state of the world and life right now. And there are many people focusing on what’s wrong, what will go wrong and living a fear based life as a result of this. This mindset perpetuates all facets of people’s experiences and affects thoughts, words and actions. So the cycle continues. We are choosing to spread a movement and way of life to change this for ourselves and others.
My husband Rob and I have shared in plenty of experiences during their 34 year adventure together. Opportunities/challenges, joy/sadness, happiness/heartache, learning/growing, happiness/frustration, abundance/setbacks, things that most people can certainly relate to. Through everything, we choose to live a life of optimism, of wonder and of believing that goodness prevails. Our travels have taken us to the Hawaiian Islands several times and we were instantly captivated by not only the beauty but of the mana (energy) that exists. This mana, the kindness of the people and the breath-taking beauty of this magical place brought us back many times. We had the privilege of living and working in Hawaii for a year and we made a commitment to submerge ourselves into the culture to gain a deeper understanding of the people and history of Hawaii. It was then that we discovered the beauty of “living aloha”. We volunteered; we networked with the locals; I joined Halau Kiuwailehua (hula studio); we supported local businesses, met the hardworking owners and learned of their stories; we went where the locals went; I joined Toastmasters; Rob learned about Hawaiian business; we gained knowledge, understanding and compassion of the Hawaiian history and way of life.
Lorie is an entrepreneur at heart who has impacted many with her grace and generosity. She honors her own stories, experiences and personal growth which have propelled her to new heights of learning. This new level of learning has excelled Lorie’s skills in business by promoting positive experience in business. Lorie shares in the passion of “living aloha” and spreading this message globally to create positive change in a world that needs it more than ever.
There are plenty of reasons to be hopeful with the state of the world and life right now. There are many people focusing on what’s good, what will go right and living a love based life as a result of this. This mindset perpetuates all facets of people’s experiences and affects thoughts, words and actions. So the cycle continues. We are choosing to spread a movement and way of life to continue this for ourselves and others. We are choosing to live aloha!
How we are going to do this:
Rob, Lorie and I each have unique talents and gifts, just as everyone on this world of wonder does. Joining together to “be and do more” is exciting and believing that we can make a good difference in people’s lives is even more exciting. Together the three of us will spread the beautiful and powerful message of “Live Aloha” globally, wherever people are, through merchandise, stories, adventures and positive actions.
The ripple effect of aloha:
Its deep meaning starts by teaching ourselves to love our own beings first and afterwards to spread the love to others.
A life of Aloha is one when the heart is so full that it has the power to influence others around you with your spirit. The best part of Aloha is that the more you express your love and compassion for yourself and those around you, the more it comes back to you.
Use the word aloha with a pure heart and good intention.
Be guided by aloha and make good choices.
Live aloha wherever you are!
Yes, these are exciting times. As I have mentioned many, many times, a dream forever stays in your head and heart until you take action on it. I have also mentioned many, many times that it is never too late to launch that business, take that class, join that club, learn something new, do something brave, live out loud, wander and wonder. Things may not go exactly as you envisioned, but I guarantee you will learn something valuable, you will come out ahead and you just might find that it is the best decision you have ever made!
Go on a check us out at www.livealoha.ca (for all of our Canadian friends and family) and www.livealoha.com (for all of our global friends and family). Follow us on Instagram @livealohaco (we love instagram). Follow us on Facebook @livealoha (getting better at this). Look for our “Live Aloha” party bus coming through your area in the near future where there will be bubbles, dancing, rockin’ Live Aloha merchandise so you can “wear good, spread good, live good”, probably some glitter, but most of all a whole lotta LOVE!