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  • On the Road to Ojai, Ruach Nashim 2012

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    June 6, 2012 | 9:01 am

    We asked Dina Bernat-Kunin to share about her recent trip to gorgeous Ojai, California for a powerful and fun Women’s retreat.

    The road to Ojai is very familiar to me. I call it freedom road. I usually avoid being the driver because I just hate driving. Being the passenger allows me... read on

  • Bella’s Vietnam Adventure by Stacey Zolt Hara

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    May 25, 2012 | 2:47 pm

    Bella’s tale drew me in from the first line, “I’ve never seen so many bikes before.” While looking at the illustrations, I was thrown back to my time in Hanoi, trying to cross the street myself. I enjoyed listening as the family discussed their adventures together, from... read on

  • Solar Eclipse Sunday May 20: Ring of Fire

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    May 17, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    An annular solar eclipse can be seen this weekend on Sunday, May 20, 2012. CAUTION - Do not look directly at a solar eclipse without a proper filter! Annular eclipses can be dangerous to your eyes.

    Because the solar eclipse will block out most of the sun, a spectacular “ring of... read on

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  • Early Retirement in Hawaii

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    April 26, 2012 | 11:32 pm

    Today we are honored to present an article from G Kamana from his Hilo office. After knowing this “Healer in the Streets” for many years, I am certain you will be inspired by his literal and figurative journeys.

    I’ve decided to retire early. At the ripe age of 34, with only 2... read on

  • Greetings from Afghanistan

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    April 25, 2012 | 4:17 pm

    “Greetings from Afghanistan” is written by our friend, Shane, who is working with USAID. He was in the Peace Corps with George in Paraguay. We hope he will send us many posts from his experiences; here is his first one:

    Hello friends and family,

    I have arrived in Kandahar, after a... read on

  • Wanderlust and Volunteerism

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    April 18, 2012 | 9:59 am

    “Wanderlust is a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about,” as defined by Dictionary.com. Traveling is a requirement for George and I and right now we are in Hawaii. Christine Maxfield offered to share about her recent year of volunteerism around the globe. I know you will... read on

  • Metamorphosis: The Website and I

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    March 27, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    “Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly.” I have always felt connected to science, transformation, and especially to the process by which fuzzy caterpillars become butterflies. Butterflies and their metamorphosis were even the focus of my... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a passionate writer, educator, social media ninja, speaker and global citizen, who has traveled to over one hundred countries and six...

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