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Creating YOUR Calling:
How to Discover Your Authentic Life Mission ©2020
He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
In this day and age, it’s difficult to find places of peace. We’re surrounded by constant noise. Have you noticed that, even walking along the sidewalk or in grocery stores, we’re often bombarded by advertising or music, deliberately broadcasting on loudspeakers? Commercials now run in what used to be public space. People shout into their cell phones, and there’s no way to avoid unintentionally overhearing conversations. Our attention is diverted by multiple sensation: Be this, not that! Buy this! Sell that! Modern life is overwhelming; however, it is possible, even in this boisterous chaos, to create moments of awareness and clarity, to create inner peace. In some ways, we are being offered a spiritual reset...
True Grit: Harnessing Strengths and Resilience to Be Your Best Self
(Published by Natural Awakenings Hawai'i July 2019)
by Lani Kwon, MA, RYT
I believe in intuitions and inspirations…
I sometimes FEEL that I am right.
I do not KNOW that I am.
There is a John Wayne movie called True Grit, based on the serial novel by Charles Portis and loosely on the life of a Deputy U.S. Marshall named Heck Thomas, who brought in some of the worst outlaws in the Wild West. Wayne stars as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn, who is hired by a young woman, Mattie Ross, to find the man who murdered her father. In this story, “true grit” is the quality of never giving up in spite of the numerous obstacles faced. It’s what allows all heroes, no matter what age, experience or background, to succeed over the long haul.
Fortunately, most of us in the modern world don’t have to face down...
Maintaining Hope in Difficult Times
(Published by Natural Awakenings Hawai'i October 2018)
by Lani Kwon, MA, RYT
We are a world in crisis. In America, many people are anxious and afraid of the political, religious, racial, economic, environmental and social divisions we are experiencing. On a personal scale, there are also some that feel trapped in dead-end jobs, unhappy marriages and/or dysfunctional families.
However, there is hope. Many find support in their partners, relatives, friends and communities. Many are connecting with aligned individuals, companies and organizations to make a difference in the world. Many have learned how to use body-mind-spirit practices to cope and find center. Hope resides inside each of us and we can tap into that enduring source during difficult times.
Hope begins with the willingness to consciously choose to view the world through love and not fear, through the present and not the...
Soul Mates: Finding, Nurturing and Sustaining True Love
by Lani Kwon, MA
(Published in Natural Awakenings Hawaii February 2018; Presented at Happiness U, Sedona Hawaii, Body Mind Spirit Expo 2018)
Considering all the romantic comedies and huge displays of candies, cards, jewelry, wine and flowers, the idea of true love is still alive and well in America. The concept of “soul mates,” the belief that there is a single, unique-for-us-partner-in-all-the-world, raises the stakes even higher, causing many to worry about whether their current partner is really “The One” or, if single, whether they will ever meet this fantasy lover and be fulfilled.
Fortunately, there is a wealth of positive psychological research that has been done in the past couple of decades, accurately predicting what really works, and showing us how we can improve our chances at finding, nurturing and sustaining true love.
Finding “The One”
Reignite Your Resolutions!
Use Positive Psychology for Real-Life New Year Transformation
by Lani Kwon, MA
(Published in Natural Awakenings Hawaii, January 2017)
According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, approximately 45 percent of Americans make resolutions each new year, but only 8 percent are successful in achieving them. This statistic isn’t mentioned to make you feel bad but rather to draw attention to the fact that many Americans that make resolutions simply don’t have the information and tools needed to be successful. So, it’s important to know ahead of time what really works and what doesn’t.
Ask yourself the following questions:
Below are some action steps based on positive psychology regarding how to achieve your...
Advance Praise for Creating YOUR Calling®:
“Creating YOUR Calling® is a life-altering book! Lani Kwon, MA’s decades of coaching, writing, research and public speaking experience are what you need to transform your life.”
––Lyla B. Berg, Ph.D., Former Hawai‘i State Representative and Author of Leaving the Gilded Cage
“Creating YOUR Calling®: How to Discover Your Authentic Life Mission offers practical advice that will help anyone looking to live a more authentic life and tackle daily obstacles. The colorful stories from Lani’s personal and professional experiences that are drizzled throughout the book make the book engaging and real. Not only will people read it cover to cover, they will earmark pages and refer back to them time and again.”
––Beckie Kowalski, MS, Publisher, Natural Awakenings Hawai‘i
Lani is a published author and has had multiple non-fiction, poetry and fiction publications, including in Natural Awakenings Hawaii: