April is Earth Month and at Aloha Elixir we have been spending more time thinking not only about our personal energy but also about the energy we consume.
We are often guilty of unconsciously expending our energy on wasteful or unproductive things. Like expressing frustration towards others while waiting in a long line. Or spending a large part of the day just scrolling through social media. We’re constantly using energy without even thinking about it… even in our homes!
Electricity is a precious resource, just like your time. And it doesn’t take much to make these conscious efforts towards energy conservation. By contributing to sustainability efforts you won’t only make an impact on the environment, but also save on your electricity bill!
Here are some of our favorite, surprisingly simple tips to help you reduce your energy use:
It just takes a little effort to make our energy go a long way. Don’t forget the little things we do can collectively make a difference. Happy Earth Month!
We’re Hosting Our First Ever Collaboration Event March 11!
Set your intentions now to attend a special pop up shopping experience at Aloha Elixir’s new workspace. The event will take place Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 613 Papalani St in Kailua. Guests will be the first to get their hands on new and limited edition Aloha Elixir products such as the new Feather Candle which aims to promote transformation, spiritual growth, peaceful dreams and safe travel.
The event is a special collaboration with professional designer, Jeremiah R. Gastinell of JRG Creative Consulting who was responsible for designing Aloha Elixir’s workspace. Gastinell will debut pieces from his curated collection “Just Really Great” including dream catchers, candle holders as well as a few other special surprises.
“Many of our products are created with the intent of bringing harmony into your home or clearing negative energy from a space. We’re so excited for the very first time to welcome our loyal shoppers into our workspace to show them where we make their favorite products,” says Keoki Tavares, intuitive consultant and owner of Aloha Elixir. “I’m hoping this event allows our customers to learn more about how pairing our products with creative design naturally creates a better flow of energy within a space. Jeremiah is an expert at this, and I’m so excited to officially introduce him and his line to Hawaii.”
Gastinell is well known in Hollywood, Providing creative consulting for a wide range of projects from VH1’s hit television show, Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner to Designing private Residential and Commercial spaces. Growing up in Los Angeles, Gastinell creates innovative and resourceful design solutions inspired by the sight and sounds of his beloved city. His new collection “Just Really Great” showcases his lifestyle brand of intuitive design solutions that aim to inspire and uplift. For more information on JRG Creative Consulting, visit his website at www.jrgcreative.net/ .
A holiday we love to celebrate
Do you know why we celebrate Valentine’s Day? It’s a story that will sweep you away…
During the Roman Empire, marriages of soldiers in opposition of the empire were prohibited and young men caught breaking the law were even executed. Couples daring enough to break the law and seal the deal sought Saint Valentine – a bishop who secretly performed marriages for young lovers. St. Valentine kept the romance alive for many couples until he was caught and sentenced to execution.
Alone in his prison cell, St. Valentine and the jailor’s daughter formed a deep bond. He fell in love with the young girl and just before his execution on February 14, 270 A.D., he wrote a farewell letter to her signed “From Your Valentine.” Today the holiday symbolizes that same hope that St. Valentine carried for young couples.
Love is definitely something to be celebrated every day. However, much like giving gratitude on Thanksgiving, February 14 is another reminder to proclaim your love for the ones you love.
So how are you going to keep the flame burning this Valentine’s day? We’re sharing some of our favorite ideas to celebrate your affection on this day – and every day!
Of all days in the year, use this day to let love happen! And remember, there’s never a bad time to express your affection for the ones you adore.
Kung Hei Fat Choi! The Lunar New Year on January 28, is a great opportunity to refocus on setting new intentions or refocusing on old ones.
This year is the Year of the Rooster, which is the tenth zodiac sign in the 12-year cycle. According to Chinese culture the rooster represents fidelity and punctuality. People born in this sign are thought to be beautiful, kind-hearted, courageous, independent, humorous and honest.
Chinese believe that energy needs to be shifted and cleansed before the beginning of the Lunar New Year to welcome good fortune. Traditionally, this focused the celebration around appeasing the Gods through Feng Shui design, lighting prayer incense, and preparing large meals to signify abundance. Here are some other ways you can light up the Lunar New Year and make it a prosperous one!
Every new beginning starts with the desire for change and positive change begins with positive intent. Just as the Chinese proverb says: “be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” Tap into the arrival of the new lunar calendar and celebrate the start of something new and great!
Achieving your New Year’s Intentions in 5 Simple Steps
Happy New Year!
With 2017 now upon us many of us are busy thinking about our intentions for the coming year. I have many clients come to me for recommendations on how they can best reach their goals.
My tips for achieving New Year’s intentions is simply not to get overwhelmed and take things day by day. Just like climbing a ladder, the top is reached step by step. If your resolution is to move into a new home, set aside some time every day to plan your move by taking 20 minutes to search for a new house or condo. Remember that things may not happen on our timeline, but the belief that it will eventually occur helps to fuel the motivation to get there.
Ready to climb the ladder into 2017? Here are my steps to intention success:
Remember that goals are easier to achieve when you have a plan in place! No matter how big or small your intention is, never stop believing that you can achieve it. If you’re looking for some help, be sure to check out our line of Aloha Elixir products to help you on your journey.
Wishing you the best of luck in 2017!
It’s easy to make someone else’s day merry and bright simply by being present during this busy time of year. Little things such as holding a door open for someone or signaling “thank you” when you merge in traffic are just a few of ways to remain in the spirit long after you take down the last ornament from the tree.
Whether we are home for the holidays or are away from loved ones, there are still many ways big – and small -- to spread holiday cheer. Here are five intentions to set for ourselves and others during this most wonderful time of year.
It seems silly but it typically takes something ending – in this case the calendar year – for us to reflect on the many blessings in our lives.
Being thankful for all that we have in life is a common theme of the holidays, but expressing gratitude should be a year-round practice. We are often consumed by planning and preparing for what lies ahead, or focusing on all that we don’t have or what goes wrong, that we forget to appreciate the simple things in life. Like the clean sheets you sleep in, a simple meal on the table and friends and family to enjoy it with.
The practice of being grateful has been connected with living a long life and also contributes to the well-being of those around you. As we head into 2017, focus on appreciating all that you have and try to weave this practice into your daily routine.
Here are some of our favorite ways to express gratitude. You’ll be thankful you did!
What’s YOUR favorite way to express gratitude?
Shop with Aloha this Small Business Saturday
As a small, local business Aloha Elixir is excited to participate in Small Business Saturday, this Saturday, November 27. An American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year, Small Business Saturday is a great reminder to “buy local” and help keep your money in Hawaii!
This year in partnership with other small businesses, Sedona and Where Crystals Rock, we will be in store on Small Business Saturday to meet with and answer customer’s questions. We will also be giving away a FREE GIFT to the first 10 people who share the password “GRATITUDE” while we are onsite. Come visit us during the following hours:
Small Business Saturday: November 27
Where Crystals Rock (98-025 Hekaha St #110)
2 - 4 p.m.
Sedona (Ward Center)
6 - 8 p.m.
And to help you check a few names off your list, we will also have an assortment of special holiday gift baskets which will ONLY be available at Sedona, while supplies last! We hope to see you there.
Aloha Elixir Lights Up the Holiday Season with Pop Up Shop Shoppers can find some zen by getting a head start on their holiday shopping on November 5
HONOLULU– Set your intentions now to attend Aloha Elixir’s first ever Holiday Pop up Shop, November 5th 2016. Peruse the brand’s line of locally made products including Soy Intention Candles,Clearing Salts, Clearing Sprays and Smudging products made with essences of various quartz crystals, semi-precious stones, and sacred waters, the event aims to spread holistic holiday cheer. Just a stone’s throw from town, shoppers can take advantage of the convenient location at Ala Moana Hotel’s Pakalana Room between 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and free parking available at Ala Moana Center.