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Maintaining Hope in Difficult Times

Uncategorized Feb 10, 2020

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 past, and through the possibility for something better and...

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Soul Mates: Finding, Nurturing and Sustaining True Love

Uncategorized Feb 07, 2020

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”

According to Katherine Woodward Thomas,...

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Reignite Your Resolutions: Use Positive Psychology for Real-Life New Year Transformation

Uncategorized Jan 23, 2020

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:

  • What is/are the resolution(s) that I’ve been able to keep?
  • Which have I been unable to keep? Why?
  • Which would I like to “reignite” and revise?

Below are some action steps based on positive psychology regarding how to achieve your resolutions this year:

I notice negative thought patterns and...

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Coming in 2021! Creating YOUR CallingĀ®: How to Discover Your Authentic Life MissionĀ©

Uncategorized Jan 10, 2020


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



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Previous Creating YOUR CallingĀ® Publications

Uncategorized Jan 10, 2020

Lani is a published author and has had multiple non-fiction, poetry and fiction publications, including in Natural Awakenings Hawaii:

  • “On Being a Parent with a Special Needs Child: Being Mindful, Coping and Finding Bliss” (Natural Awakenings Hawaii, October 2019)
  • “True Grit: Harnessing Strengths and Resilience to Be Your Best Self” (Natural Awakenings Hawaii, June-July 2019)
  • “Maintaining Hope in Difficult Times” (Natural Awakenings Hawaii, October 2018)
  • “Co-Parenting or Parallel Parenting: How to Make Family Ties Work” (Natural Awakenings Hawaii, May 2018)
  • “Soul Mates: Finding, Nurturing and Sustaining True Love” (Natural Awakenings Hawaii, February 2018)
  • “How to Enjoy a Stress-Free Holiday Season” (Natural Awakenings Hawaii, November 2017)
  • “Taking Off the Mask: The Courage to Be Your Authentic Self” (Natural Awakenings Hawaii, May 2017)
  • “Reignite Your...
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