How My Wife Got Me to Lose 85 Pounds

Aloha, In the spirit of Valentine’s Day I want to relay a story that reminds me of the strong and loving relationship I have with my wife, Sumi. As you might know if you’ve been reading my blogs for some time, I used to be 85 pounds heavier than I am today. During the years […]


Learning You

Photo: Chris Florence

Here’s the deal, no one can tell you what to be or what to think. Many individuals who attend personal growth trainings learn how they think. They learn what they need to do to have success and then think, “Wow, if everyone thought this same way, things would be great!” That doesn’t work! The problem […]


How to Put Your *Brain* on a Healthy Diet

Photo: Javier Aroche

I saw a poster recently that said: Help me understand the logic of this: Watching 2 hours of violence in a movie has no influence on our behavior. But a 30 second Super Bowl ad is worth $3.8 million because it will make us run out and buy a product. I’m pretty sure I’m about […]


Is Cheating the New Norm?


Why do people cheat? It’s almost impossible to go through a day without hearing about some new cheating scandal. Another celebrity is cheating on his wife or her boyfriend. A politician is caught dipping in the till for personal vacations. Yet another sports hero is exposed for using banned drugs to enhance performance. Whole school […]


Getting Clear on Your Purpose


Aloha, I wrote a blog for The Huffington Post on how to get clear on your purpose. (This was in response to a previous blog post on how to get the energy to achieve your purpose). After writing that first blog, several people told me they didn’t really know what their purpose was, or how to reveal […]


Aloha, I created an audio blog recently about taking action. Click the link below to listen: NLP Audio – Action We posted a survey to see what kinds of blogs you like the best (written, video and audio). Although audio came in last, an idea popped into my head that I thought would be best […]


Tonight at 7pm PST – Empowerment Time with Dr. Matt

Huna Webinar 2

Aloha, We are hosting a free webinar tonight, April 11th at 7pm PST called Huna and Energy Explained: How to Increase Your Personal Mana/Energy Part 2. We will be covering: Discovering the three basic energies that dictate your motivation. Learning the approach to discover your purpose and what you are meant to do. Understanding why so many […]


Taking “It” to the Next Level


Things happen at the right time in life. Unfortunately, we sometimes attempt to force some issues we should not. I remember being in High School and playing sports. I pushed myself so hard that I got shin splints. Ouch! That was a lesson of the physical body saying, “I know you want to take this […]


Should You Push Through or Give In?


Sometimes in life we come up against obstacles. These can be external and internal obstacles. For example, we have been having late hula practices, and therefore I have not been getting as much sleep as I would like (especially considering that I work out on a regular basis). Well, my body seems to be hitting […]


Deeper Teaching of Aloha Part 3


This is part three of the deeper teaching of ALOHA. Though this may be a simple one to explain, it can be a harder one to live! Make sure you have read Part 1 and Part 2 of this five-part post. The “o” in ALOHA stands for oia`i`o. Oia`i`o means truth and/or truthfulness. It’s simple. […]