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Ten Hawaiian Words for the Day



Mea Ho’okipa – Host or hostess; a person owning the utmost in hospitality

Na’au – Guts; instinct

Nana i ke kumu – Look to your source; find your truth

Nalu – Surf; the waves of the ocean

Nu’u – Summit; height; high place

O’ahu – The name of the most densely populated island in the Hawaiian chain, where the capital city, Honolulu is found                                   

‘Ohana – Family; the scared form of sharing this life with aloha

Ola – Life; health; wellbeing

‘Oleo – Language; speech; spoken word; to talk

 ‘Olu’olu – Agreeable; pleasant; nice; gracious          


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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