EP 245-Insights From Oahu, Hawaii

Emotional Mindset, Podcast

The islands of Hawaii have more to offer than just stunning landscapes; they hold a profound cultural tapestry woven with the threads of Aloha, Ohana, and a deep reverence for nature. From the genuine essence of Aloha that extends far beyond a mere greeting, to the notion of Ohana where community transcends bloodlines, Hawaii taught me invaluable lessons in unity, connection, and sustainable living.

As we explore the Aloha spirit and the Hawaiian way of life, I share what I learned that felt like the magic of traditional crafts, the significance of historical sites like Pearl Harbor and Lelani Palace, and the island’s deep-rooted connection to nature.

This week’s episode on the Do All of the Things Podcast, join me as I recount my experience of visiting Oahu, Hawaii this summer. It was an unforgettable journey of learning, growth, and rich culture.



  • The profound meaning behind the word “Aloha” and how it shapes every facet of Hawaiian life.
  • The concept of “Ohana” and how it extends far beyond traditional family structures, creating a sense of belonging and collective responsibility.
  • Hawaii’s deep connection with nature, including its reverence for volcanoes, water, and sustainable practices.
  • The significance of traditional crafts like weaving, carving, and tattooing in Hawaiian culture.
  • A glimpse into the historical sites of Pearl Harbor and Lelani Palace, providing insights into Hawaii’s rich history and its role in the United States.




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Christine Dyan Thomson, founder of The Manipura Centre™, works to amplify the voices of dietitians who are making an impact.

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