The Blog: Reflections & Musings

That Thing They Love – Gifting & A Slow Proposal

Holidays can be a chore. But remember when you used to love it? How can we feel good about it again? Presents are great but do they deliver happiness or are we just buying out of obligation? Is it that thing they love or just a thing?   I watched a Malcolm Gladwell...

Gestures of Love & Passing on Happiness

An Encounter Working events with the general public is quite an interesting study in human behavior. We see some of the most amazing people, and very occasionally, some of the worst. It's rarely ever boring! So with the holidays in full swing, I'd like to share a...

Malama – The Stars Aren’t Out of Reach

These days - the stars seem out of reach But these days - there ain't a ladder on the streets These days are fast, love don't last in this graceless age Even innocence has caught the midnight train And there ain't nobody left but us these days -- Bon Jovi I've never...

A Necessary Escape

A Necessary Escape Is escapism bad? Does it mean you are avoiding your responsibilities? Does it make you a lesser person? In these days of dire news - angry politics, category 5+ hurricanes, floods, runaway forest fires - are you scared to admit you want to tune out...

The Tricky Thing About Gifts & the Perfect Present

The Hunt for the Perfect Present. Like an elusive art form  how do some people just get it right? It's not about how much they spent, it's that they "get you". They found something that is makes you smile and feel warm inside - part gift, part magic. Put a pin in that...

About Me

Hello! I'm Shera, and I make the jewelry for 'Alohi Kai. My husband Joe and I met whilst diving in the Maldives and living in the UK, but the pull of the blue Pacific water was too great and we have relocated to Hawaii.

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