If you put yourself in my sandals, you can look out over the Kona Coast to the sun-sparkling Pacific Ocean. This paradise is where I have been blessed to live for four decades. My beloved home, perched around a monkeypod tree, filled with art, music, humor, healthy foods.....
Healthy metabolism – What was hot in 1994? Michael Jordan. Pearl Jam. Birkenstocks. And Lue Haggarty. A stunning blonde with an amazing shape and show-stopping smile, Lue was a sight to be seen and was on top of the world. She fell in love, ran a marathon, had two beautiful children and things… changed.
Curbing cravings – I used to be a runner. There was something about getting outside; just me and the pavement, and the steady rhythm of moving forward—physically, mentally—I didn’t just love it, I craved it. Even as the miles passed, I’d have a smile on my face.
People who know me often describe me as bubbly. Friendly. Fun! I am delighted with these descriptions, but they don’t feel complete. I once asked one of my sisters to describe my defining trait from childhood. She said: Persistence.
A Closer Look – Our journey to Orenda began many years before we actually signed the application to become a partner in 2002. We were two busy health care professionals – John, a family physician, and Nina, a physical therapist. Oftentimes we were working over 60 hours a week, with zero time for each other...
A Closer Look – My story starts in Beijing, China, where I grew up with two traditions of medicine. From the Eastern tradition, my grandmother was a midwife who practiced Chinese medicine and self-care. She strongly believed in nature’s ability to heal and lived a great life to the end.
We look at the world and see the possibilities and opportunities to move beyond the challenges of life. Every day we feel that it’s our duty to share our resources and our positive energy with others. We are committed to creating a life for ourselves that reflects our heart’s desires.