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Finding Peace Through Beachcombing

By Craig DeSilva
Beachcombers say searching beaches for treasures is good for their health and well-being. It gets them out in nature, is good physical exercise, provides a sense of serenity, and gives them purpose through the act of searching for treasures. A network of beachcombers will attend the Seventh Annual International Beachcombing Conference, starting May 11 in Waimea on Hawaii Island.

lifestyle DATE: 05/09/16

Giving UH Wahine Volleyball a Boost

By Craig DeSilva
Ray Cruz’s blood runs University of Hawaii Warrior green. As a member of the UH Wahine Volleyball Booster Club, he helps contribute to the athlete's success both on and off the court. Since 1987, the booster club has supported the team by providing monetary donations, special program events like potlucks for the players after games, and an overall positive atmosphere for the players.

lifestyle DATE: 11/21/16

Broadway Musical Shows Lessons of Pearl Harbor

By Craig DeSilva
The Broadway musical Allegiance is a story about how a family held itself together while being forced to stay at a Japanese internment camp during World War II. The show has Hawaii ties and will be shown on December 13 in movie theaters nationwide. The screening comes as Hawaii commemorates the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

lifestyle DATE: 12/02/16

Recognize Signs of a Heart Attack

By Craig DeSilva
Even if you're physically active and don't have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you can still be at risk for a heart attack. We'll tell you about your risk factors and what you can do to help prevent heart problems.

health DATE: 02/08/17

New Year’s Resolution Check-In

By Craig DeSilva
The Blue Zones Project can help keep you on track with your New Year's resolutions.

health DATE: 02/23/17

Art Therapy for Veterans

By Craig DeSilva
Art therapy is helping Hawaii veterans deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other physical and psychological ailments. The Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System at Tripler Army Medical Center has an art therapy program where veterans can explore their artistic side to heal both their mind and body. The veterans enter their paintings, photographs, sculptures, writings, musical performances, and other art forms in the annual National Veterans Creative Arts Competition.

health DATE: 03/20/17

Celebrate Art at Honolulu Biennial

By Craig DeSilva
Art is good for your physical health and overall well-being. It can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and exercise the creative side of your brain. The Honolulu Biennial gives you an opportunity to enjoy paintings, photographs, installations, and other works from 33 contemporary artists throughout Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region. It brings different cultures together in one show. This is the last weekend to see the Honolulu Biennial. So if you had a busy week, the Biennial is a great way to unwind this weekend while enjoying great art.

lifestyle DATE: 05/05/17

Making Their Garden Grow

By Craig DeSilva
Manoa gardeners are realizing better health and well-being by growing their own foods. Malama Manoa sponsored an urban garden tour to plant the seed among Manoa residents about the benefits of gardening.

lifestyle DATE: 07/31/17

Care Made Simpler

By Craig DeSilva
Care Sift provides one-on-one for support to families looking for care for their loved ones, from finding a place to the admittance process and even providing follow-up services to make sure they’re adapting to their new home.

health DATE: 10/06/17

Veterans Day Reflection

By Craig DeSilva
On Veterans Day, take a moment to reflect on our armed forces. If you know a family or friend who’s currently serving in the military, take a minute to call or message them to thank them for their service. Vietnam War veteran Brian Yee reflects on his experiences.

lifestyle DATE: 11/08/17

Resolution Reboot Part II: Mental Well-Being

By Craig DeSilva
Getting healthier is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. But good health isn’t just about exercise and diet. In her book, Mindful Multitasking: Timeless Techniques for a Vibrant Mind, Strong Body, Happy Heart & Light Spirit, Makana Chai talks about how to improve your emotional and mental well-being, which can affect your long-term physical health.

health DATE: 02/21/18

When in Hawaii, Eat Like the Romans

By Craig DeSilva
When in Hawaii, you can still eat as the Romans do. Make these two classical Italian dishes -- bruschetta and spaghetti carbonara. They're easy to make and you'll impress your family and friends.

food DATE: 02/28/18