Wednesday May 15, 2019
In the month of May, we discussed our top FUN things to do in Kauai. Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, exploring the North Shore, and Kaakaaniu Plantation (FREE Noni Farm Tours!)
Did you know? Geologically the oldest of the Hawaiian islands at 5 million years old and generally considered to be the most remote and beautiful, Kauai has a number of ‘can’t miss’ destinations when you visit. Below are the top 5 places you have to see when you head to this naturally lush and beautiful island of Kauai, so named the “Garden Isle.”
Here are some of our favorite places to visit in Hawaii:
Explore the North Shore
The North Shore of Kauai has so many wonders to see. Arguably home to the best snorkeling in all of Hawaii and some of the finest Pacific sunsets you will ever see. Exploring this pristine coastline will take at least a day or two, even longer if you head up to the majestic Napali Coast via boat or an even longer hike through jungles. Cliffs rise 4,000 feet in the air and visitors often feel like they are in another world…...
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
Also on the North side of the island of Kauai, this wildlife refuge has a decommissioned lighthouse and hosts one of the largest seabird nesting colonies in the world. Not only is it beside some of the most beautiful parts of the island, but the refuge has a remarkable number of birds that are usually never seen by man on a regular basis, or at least not in these large numbers. There are also sea turtles, spinner dolphins, monk seals and if you’re especially fortunate, humpback whales which frequent the refuge. You never know exactly what you might see!
Kaakaaniu Plantation- #1 ranked tour on TripAdvisor
Come visit us at the farm! Here you will discover Noni, a medicinal fruit that the Polynesians have used for a millennium and is highly regarded today. Noni fruit is known for promoting overall good health, wellness and energy. On our Organic Noni Farm and Wellness Tour you will be able to explore our extensive 70 acre organic Noni farm. This ancient valley and plateau has orchards which stretch all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Our guided tours will not only show you the gorgeous scenery of Kauai, but also will allow you to not only sample our Noni Fruit Leather and Noni Lotions but to take the Noni challenge and sample the perfectly fresh ripe fruit! It’s cheesy!
Small changes lead to big results! I plan to make one small change to better my health each month for 2019.
Last month, we discussed mental health visiting something new. Traveling doesn’t have to be scary or expensive. Go to a new park or public garden or nature reserve. Traveling is a great way to reset your mind, increase brain activity, reduce stress, and increase personal growth.
Small change for May 2019:
Call someone on your friend list each month. Texting, pinging, tweeting, and snapchat doesn’t count. Call. Have lunch or a cup of coffee. Pull the plug on social media and engage in face to face conversation. Try it!
Did you know? Enjoying a tight circle of friends can lead to a longer lifespan, better chances of combating cancer, brighten your mood and maintain a healthier weight. Click here on how to naturally better your mood
Remember: There is nothing better than a much needed hug from an old friend or adopt a new puppy (a lifelong friend)!
You are what you eat!
Cook at Home
Packaged foods tend to be higher in fat, salt and sugar than foods cooked from scratch. Cooking with fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and legumes. Instead of being overly concerned with counting calories, imagine your diet in terms of color and freshness.
Example: Replace corn chips and fries with sweet potatoes and homemade cornbread. Exchange a frozen pizza with whole grain flatbread, olive oil, fresh tomatoes, feta cheese and olives.
It Takes Time
Be patient, habits (good or bad) take time to develop.
Did you know? It takes approx 21 days to create a habit.
Ask yourself: Why did you eat that food? What changes do I need to make next time?
Be careful not to berate yourself. Strive to be healthy one day at time.
Remember: Falling down and getting up is not failure. Falling down and giving up is.
Hugs and hellos from everyone at Hawaiian Organic Noni