Beach Walk 632 – Island Adventure

Beauty Alert!!!

We had friends visiting and borrowed the Foti family canoe, the Waʻa Lele, and paddled out the Mokulua Islands. The sunshine and the water and the colors are just beautiful! Dan Brown brought his HERO camera rig for the canoe, Mindy Clark of steered us, and friends Jeff and Carlos (you met them in Episode 369 along with Stacey (Episode 296) and Kaile (Episode 572, and I had a great trip. Secret Cameraman and Lexi rounded out the beach crew.

FWIW, Shane (Episode 445 The Secret) spent 10 hours editing this episode. We have fabulous music from Cubworld – who will be on the show in a couple of weeks! Please go buy his music here.

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Hawaiian word:
Moku: island
Lua: two

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Beach Walk 517R – Paddling to Flat Island

There are not many chances to take a camera out on the water in the 6-person outrigger canoe – an icon of the water life in Hawaiʻi and the original mode of transportation.

Today’s episode takes you up close and personal. I hope you enjoy it!

You can see Lexi got lucky too.

Hawaiian Word:
Waʻa: canoe

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Beach Walk 307 – Fear or Fun? It’s Personal.

A little more on the fear thing and how incredibly personal and subjective it is; it’s not the absolute something we would imagine.

Say what?? Just that what is scary to one person is a total laugh to another. It is not the thing or the experience that makes it scary, but rather one’s very own private experience of it.

There are a lot of things you and I can do when fear strikes though. First (which I didn’t mention in the show) is decide if there is bona-fide danger present, or is it the feeling of danger. In the boat the other day, it felt like danger even though my mind had facts to suggest otherwise. (Read comments from yesterday’s show for more on this.)

If it truly is dangerous, then breathe, and focus on getting out of the situation. if not, if it’s feelings of fear more than actual danger, try something like EFT to help transition the anxiety out of the body.

Hawaiian words
Makaʻu: fear

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Beach Walk 306 – Fear of the Familiar

I’ve been out power boating the past couple of days, and fear has caught me by surprise.

Maybe it is related to a capsize that I experienced three years ago in rough seas with a skipper who was pushing the limits (a little too far.) I think I have a tendency to deny my fears until much later. Only to think, “Jeez! I did that???”

At the same time, I was observing today how my mind could focus on the facts of the situation (small seas, safe, new boat, very competent skipper, etc.) though I still had this unease in my body. How do you deal with fear?

And then, a nice little shark sand sculpture on the way back. 🙂

Hawaiian words
Makaʻu: fear

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