As we enter into this new year, many of us are thinking of ways to start over, excited about having a fresh start. It’s a time for setting intentions for well-being and personal growth – a time for cleansing. But what we often leave out of our New Year celebrations is how we intend to equip ourselves with the tools we need to succeed in creating whole wellness in our lives.
Hawaiians’ deep connection to the ‘aina – the land – has roots in the very beginning of ancient Hawaiian culture. Hawaiians believe that humans are part of the natural world – not separate from it – and the Hawaiian creation story of Hāloa reminds us to care for the ‘aina the way that she cares for us.