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Managing with Nana i kekumu


Nana i kekumu is looking to your source to find your truth. There is an inner wellspring inside you that you go to when you decide to get healthy and live healthy. It is the place to go to find soul, to find heart, and to find reason.

Nature is where it begins for many Hawaiians. They call themselves keiki o ka aina; children of the land. They understand that their roots are with the land, and that they are shaped by the environment. They live the words, ‘sense of place,’ which means emotional sense of place as well as intellectual sense of reason.

How do you ‘go to the well?’ What makes you feel better? Connected? Is it the outside…then lace up your shoes and go for a run. Is it removing the clutter, then close your door for a half of day and clear your desk. Is it your family? Then take the day off and spend it with them. Go to your well. Find your sense of place.

Once you are well fed and grounded, make a list of your essentials and non-negotiables. Keep the list handy and refer to it whenever you are away from your sense of place. Allow the list to keep your grounded until you can go back, once again, to your sense of place.


CITE: MANAGING WITH ALOHA: Bringing Hawaii’s Universal Values to the Art of Business by Rosa Say




Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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