Beach Walk 699 – Add Options

Bottom line: when you have more options there can be less stress. The flip side is that it takes more time, more consciousness, more energy to discover and create the options And having way too many options can create its own form of stress at the other end of the spectrum. But for now, for today, this episode is about how a parent can give a child a few choices enabling then to be true to their inner quirky self without having to be an ungracious rebel. My friend Stacey is a master and I love watching her parent little Kaile.

Hawaiian Word:
Koho: choice

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Beach Walk 653 – Risk: Math v Emotion

Recently a mom in NYC (writer Lenore Skenazy) allowed her nine-year-old son to take a subway ride by himself.

She approached this situation with a lot of consciousness and planning. She makes a great case for her actions and I agree with her. Risk can be managed so much more consciously than most of us do.

Read Lenore Skenazy’s original article in the New York Sun.
Watch a video from the Today Show with Lenore and her son Izzy.

Hawaiian word:
Hōʻaʻano: to take a great risk

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Beach Walk 540 – Find Your Spine

We had a few tape malfunctions today, so went back out at sunset for a lovely walk at Kawainui Marsh.

It’s one of my favorite places after the beach. I’ve been dealing with resistance on several fronts, and I have come to really appreciate as a very efficient tool for finding ways of being stronger and clearer. Resistance may be irritating in the moment, but it’s really useful.

Hawaiian Word:
Palena: border, limit

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Beach Walk Audio 7 – Making Sense of Nonsense

beachwalkaudio graphicTodays’ audio was recorded beach front in Waikiki at sunset.

We were in the newly remodeled “Beach Walk” area of Waikiki (no relationship to our Beach Walks!) We were discussing several of the aspects of this multi-million dollar renovation and how the brilliant minds and big budgets approved a few of the aspects.

P.S. No enhanced podcast today.

Hawaiian words
Noʻonoʻo kūpono: common sense
ʻAno ʻole: nonsense

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Beach Walk Audio 6 – Sharks and Moms

beachwalkaudio graphicA two-topic episode and one amazing day!

Watch this episode in iTunes to see the embedded photos or check them out on Flickr. We had a shark sighting at the beach: one 10′ tiger shark. It caused the lifeguards to post a special sign, but otherwise, beach as usual. Gorgeous and inviting.

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom Blanche. I love how we get along these days! (It wasn’t always that way…)

Links for reference:
Beach Walk #182
The Shark Movie I was in – Tiger Shark, Beyond Fear

Hawaiian words
Makuahine: mother
Manō: shark

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