Beach Walk 665 – Low Tech Skin Care

I’ve learned about a new type of treated fabric that in combination with the sun, actually provides a special light therapy for your skin.

It’s made by SunSoul and you can see it with the hat I am wearing today. I love it when we can use low tech solutions that are self-managed instead of going into an office for a complex procedure & machinery.

Mahalo to Mark Manaoat and Jon Redmond for introducing today’s episode! I met them while they were rescuing a nudibranch that had washed up on the shore.

Hawaiian word:
Lā: sun

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Beach Walk 415 – A Beautiful Monday

Here is a Beach Walk Moment for our Monday as I have just returned from Bali and am practicing “re-entry.”

Mahalo nui Kaimoku for our new song!

Hawaiian words
Pōʻakahi: Monday
Nani: beautiful

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Beach Walk 257 OTR – Beach Boys and Burritos

It’s dinner time as Chris Coulter, and Robert and Patrick Scoble and I munch on burritos at the beach in Half Moon Bay.

A little scoop here: meet Chris Coulter, Robert Scoble’s blog nemesis (he’s disagreed with me before too…) who has just been hired by Robert. You can read more about this odd couple on Robert’s blog. Welcome to California Chris!

Patrick got the discussion started by telling us that in his age group (12), more girls have Macs and more boys have PC’s. Watch the show to hear our speculation. In usual Beach Walks fashion, I bring the quirky point of view, that design is not just fluff, but in fact a component of function. Chris tried to reduce beauty down to a “pink box”, but we all agreed that was not the point. The Packaging Diva has this to say:

“Whether it is women or seniors or any other target demographic, you have to entice them to make the purchase. Remember, it’s not enough just to say what’s inside.”

Fast Company last month featured The Masters of Design and how it can affect the bottom line.

Robert also mentioned Trés Amigos in Half Moon Bay and Printing for Less and you can also watch Robert’s on site interview with Printing for Less over at Podtech.

We’re on Akimbo! That is a service that lets you download selected programs from the internet and watch it on your TV. Beach Walks is one of only 8 video podcasts to be accepted!

Hawaiian words
Nani: beauty
Puni nani: beauty loving

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Beach Walk 199 – Body Worship

It’s Sunday; join me to celebrate some body worship and surfing too.

About Today’s Show:

There is a tiny church on the waterfront in south Kona that has its doors always open and a perennial view of the sea free to all. Appearance stories have been in the news:
* CBS gets caught taking 20 pounds off Katie Couric
* Ms. Aloha Nui Beauty Contest requires 200 pounds minimum (requires free registration)
* Maryam celebrates size sixteen
Regardless of how a person looks, s/he is bound to encounter prejudice (pre-judgment) from some people. That only matters if the prejudiced person is yourself.

The body is a rich part of our human experience living with limits and boundaries. Some people love to push those limits to extreme ends. After all the body is such an amazing thing to play with once we get away from value judgments and fears about its fragility!

The trick is to figure out what makes you most comfortable in your body. I’ve found that this is fluid for me, meaning I go through phases of wanting more or less food, more or less activity, more or less sleep, etc. It’s taken me decades to learn to be flexible and accepting of this diversity.

Next door to the church where I filmed today’s show is the KuÊ»emanu Heiau, a traditional Hawaiian temple devoted to surfing. Surfing used to be reserved for the ali&$699;i, and it used to be done naked. Now everyone can surf, but most people wear swim suits. 🙂

Would you like to submit a guest Beach Walks episode? (We’ve received one already!) If you would like to submit one, here are the guidelines:
* 3-5 minutes in length
* On a beach or not
* With a dog or not
* Spreading aloha – or positive energy
* Podsafe music (if you want to use music)
* No copyrighted material unless you have written permission

Hawaiian words
Nepunepu: plump
Nui: large, abundant, important
Aliʻi: royalty

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Beach Walk 4 – Beauty and Rain

E komo mai and welcome to show number 4 of Beach Walks with Rox. We caught a break between showers. It was one of those days when the islands of Maui and Molokai were visible 40 miles in the distance. I don’t understand what makes that so breath-taking, the visage of another island. I guess it is partly the deep connection I feel with the rest of humanity. Including you.

About Today’s Show:

I talked about beauty today. The beauty of fellow women video podcasters Amanda of Rocketboom and Cali of As compared to my own unprepped and pre-showered morning self. I find it quite liberating and something I am not sure I could have comfortably done before living in Hawaii.

I also noticed the coincidence of starting our first week of videos, with rain and dark clouds every day! Not the usual “beauty” one thinks of for Hawaii. Yet it has been a beautiful week for me and I hope for you too. In writing up this post, I looked to see what the dictionary had to say for beauty, and it included this lovely synchronicity to my comments in the show: In poetry, beauty is shown by references to nature, especially to the sea and rain. The discussion on rain is also quite beautiful! I had forgotten there are so many ways to know rain in Hawaiian.

We all become more beautiful when we are loved, and if you have self-love, then you are always beautiful. –Alice Walker, The Color Purple

Hawaiian words
nani: beauty
ua: rain

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