Under A Full Moon and a Guiding Star - Lani Almanza
In Under A Full Moon and A Guiding Star, author Lani shares her personal journey of transformation and caregiving, which led her to develop a daily practice of wellness. Drawing on her experience as a teacher, trainer, and a facilitator in educational, business, and non-profit environments, Lani provides readers with a framework for balancing the Doing and Being mindsets - or Yin and Yang - living a healthier, happier life.
Throughout the book, Lani shares images, tools, and resources, such as meditations and visualizations, to help readers achieve wellness and balance. She also explores the true meaning of ALOHA and invites readers to join her on the journey as an alaka'i - or guide - offering the wisdom of having walked the path before.
With wealth of personal and professional experience, Laniʻs journey from caregiver to alaka'i is an inspiring story of transformation and wisdom. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to find balance, joy, and wellness in their life!
About the author:
Lani was born and raised on the Windward side of Oahu in Hawai’i. She has experience as a wife, mother, and grandmother, as well as a teacher, trainer, and facilitator in education, business, and non-profit environments. Throughout her professional career, Lani has been committed to creating healthier lives and communities.
Lani holds a Master’s degree in Communication from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and worked with the American Cancer Society for 15 years in various leadership roles related to health communication and community engagement. After retiring from ACS, she founded her own wellness business, Alaka’i Associates, which focuses on guiding others towards more activated lives in health and wellness.
In addition to her work with Alaka’i Associates, Lani is a contributing editor for the online magazine, Givers Guides, which supports the nonprofit organization Gimme A Break, for which she also volunteers as COO. Lani has been sharing her expertise and insights on her Alaka’i blog since 2015. She also facilitates wellness retreats and provides wellness workshops to community groups.