- well-being – Be Fit in No Time with Mindful Multitasking
- stress reduction – From Stressed to Best
- change management – Surf the Waves of Change
- forgiveness – Dealing with Difficult People
- yoga and meditation – Relax in Paradise
- Hawaiian traditions – Lomilomi Massage
Makana is the author of the popular book Be Fit in No Time: Transform Your Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit with Mindful Multitasking. As an attorney and Silicon Valley business owner, her wellness journey started when she had one of those life-changing moments that begins in the hospital. The cardiologist said, “Change your life, or else.” In order to learn how to reduce her stress and manage change, she entered the Hans Selye Foundation’s Canadian Institute of Stress and became a certified stress and wellness consultant, specializing in stress reduction, change management, and work-life balance.
She also became a licensed massage therapist, and a certified yoga, meditation and Pilates instructor, and taught yoga and Pilates four times a week for 8 years.
Recent research has shown that a great source of stress for many people is the anger that comes from holding grudges. Makana studied with and is certified by Fred Luskin, Ph.D., the founder of the Stanford Forgiveness Project.
Makana has presented programs on work-life balance, stress reduction, well-being and change management to the American Association of Orthodontists, Association of General Contractors, Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (Australia), Independent Community Bankers Association, Western Textile Services Association, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, California Independent Grocers Association, US Navy Pearl Harbor Center for Excellence, Soroptimist International, Student & Youth Travel Association, Honolulu Community Action Program, Hawai’i Book and Music Festival, Hawai’i Department of Education, and the County of Hawai’i.
Find out more about Makana’s workshops on well-being. Call her at 808-282-2743 or contact us.