How Stressed Are You?

How stressed are you right now?  The stress of these unprecedented times are touching all of us.  My guest today Kelli Jo Steiner is the owner of Rai of Hope Massage in Waikoloa.  She shares some tips and tricks to handle the times we are currently in.  

Be sure to listen to Part 1 and 2. Take this time to unpack your “Junk Drawer”.


#raeofhopemassage #suctioncups #earreflexology #destress #covid19 #coronavirus #shelterinplace

What a Week, The Sky is Falling!

What a week in history!

Join me as I discuss the week in our history, just like the story of Chicken Little and how she must have felt like when the world was ending. 

Don’t be overcome by fear, there is hope. 

Listen to the 7 practical tips for dispelling fear in your life.

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. 

She’s working with brains.

Think about this:“Health does not always come from medicine. Most of the time. It comes from peace of mind, peace in the heart, peace in the soul. It comes from laughter and love.”

On our podcast today we are discussing an issue that is becoming more evident to all of us as we age.  We are living in a world, where mental illness is affecting our lives negatively as seen on the news and all around us. It often seems like there is little to no progress for those needing help.  As a society with the largest population aging quickly, we are looking for answers and solutions to care for our loved ones, And ourselves.  It’s not until we are lost, do we then begin to understand ourselves.  There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.

Today, as you listen, there is hope.  Welcome my guest co-founder of the Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience Institute, Which is the leading and one of the largest providers of neuroscience care in the state of Hawaii, Michelle Liow.

Dr. Kori and Michelle Liow

A Wise Woman Shares Advice about Business in Hawaii.

My guest today is a long time friend that I’ve known since she was teenager.  She has grown up to become an inspiring woman with skills that put her out in front leading her community in business and non-profits.  She is a wife to Alex and mother of 4 young women, who are rocking their own worlds.  She is an Entrepreneur, Ordained Minister, and is what I call a Servant Leader.  

Please welcome my guest Renee Tinay Lo.  

Alex and Renee Lo of Freedom Communications and #bobalicious_808

The future is bright!

My guest on Episode Four’s (4) podcast is a gem. Jashea Karratti is a 22 year old, newlywed, that says, “I am a creative go-getter.”, and that she is. She is full of energy to take the world over with kindness, vision and passion. I thought she was a millennial but just discovered she is a GEN-Z. What is a GEN-Z you ask? Gen Z: Gen Z is the newest generation to be named and were born between 1995 and 2015. They are currently between 4-24 years old (nearly 74 million in U.S.). They are the leaders of tomorrow, and if many of them could be like Jashea, our future is bright.

Take a listen.

Mrs. Jashea Karratti and loving it!

Episode 3: Guest Shirley DeRego

When you think you can’t go another day, Shirley’s journey will inspire you to keep HOPE ALIVE.    Adversity is inevitable, but difficulties or misfortunes don’t have to keep you from achieving your intended goals and finding the happiness you seek in business and in life. It’s how you overcome these adversities can make all the difference. Every challenge we successfully conquer serves to strengthen not only our will, but our confidence, and therefore our ability to confront future obstacles. So, the next time you find yourself standing in front of a huge mountain that feels impossible to climb–whether it involves your job, partner or business– refer to these wise words to help you find your way. “Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” F.A.

Ready to Launch

Can you believe it? We’re almost half-way thru the month of February. This month is focused on ALOHA, which is LOVE. One of the things I love to do is spend time with you. I know it’s impossible to do that in person, so I had an idea to make it happen weekly. We can spend time together as you drive in the car, while you’re exercising, or preparing dinner. You pick the date and time. Now here’s the way we’re going to make that happen. I’m so excited to announce to you the newest addition to our website (drum roll please) my new Podcast, Life with Lani Larrua Show.

This idea of doing a podcast, came to me as I was walking down the country utility access road in my neighborhood. Every time I take Coco (my sweet cockapoo) for a walk, I put in my headphones (so I don’t have to hear myself breathing, haha) and listen to a podcast. Podcasts, are place where listeners go to gain knowledge and grow. Podcasts and their listeners have grown by 24% in the last year. As one of my life intentions, I want to always be a learner, do you feel the same way? Anyway, as I walked along the (small) hills and thru a dry riverbed and reached the highest point on my walk, I paused an looked around me. I saw that I was standing in the na`au (the center) of the five mountain tops of this island, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Kohala, Kilauea and Hualalai. The clear blue skies, soft billowing clouds and trade-winds blowing the sweat off my temple. It was then I heard a still small voice. It reminded me that out of the middle of the Pacific Ocean (what looks a tiny land mass on the globe), I live in paradise. From this paradise, come great things, great people and great stories. We are in the start of a new decade and I had just written my 2020 goals and intentions which included that I am to make a difference with my life from the middle of the sea. Hawai`i island is the biggest land mass fondly known as Moku o Keawe. It really is the crossroads to the East and West continents. We are strategic location. I am here for such a time as this.

So what would this podcast focus on? I’ve been working with women for over thirty years. Life for a woman has changed quite a lot in the last fifty years. I want to help women to reach their full potentials through the many seasons of their lives. The principles and stories that are shared may not just be for women, but for everyone. So I named it LIFE with Lani Larrua Show.

I hope you’ll take a listen and if you like it, share it with your friends and family and tune in weekly for the latest conversation. New episodes will be released on (what better day) than ALOHA Friday. To date we are on Spotify, Google Play, and by next week on I Tunes (fingers crossed).

Whether you currently live in Hawai`i, or were born and raised here and relocated to another place on the planet, take a listen and send me an email, or leave your review. If there is a topic you would like to talk about, let me know that too. This podcast is for US.

Welcome to the LIFE with Lani Show

It’s a new decade!  Time for a new you, 2.0!  Women have come along way in fifty years and the question is what will you do with the next 10 years?  Starting over in life, or starting a new business or a new venture takes guts.  Listen in to hear what you must know to make it through.

Episode 2: Aloha Yourself, with Founder Iris Plunkett

What makes Hawai`i so special?  It’s the Aloha Spirit.  However, you can’t give what you don’t have.  Here’s an introduction to Aloha Yourself.  A personal development opportunity available for your business, corporate training or personally. 

Based on the 5 principles of A-L-0-H-A;

A-Akahai meaning kindness

L-Lōkahi, meaning unity

O-Olu`olu meaning agreeable

H-Ha`aha`a meaning humility

A-Ahonui, meaning don’t give up, perserverance

Once you embrace the Aloha spirit begin to use it as your GPS for life.

For more information contact Iris at