Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus, Hawaii
1010 South King Street, Suite 401
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 521-8170

Looking Back and Moving Forward! December 23, 2013

Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus, Honolulu
Looking Back and Moving Forward!, Honolulu, Hawaii

Can you believe 2013 is almost over!?

If you’ve been as busy as we have; you may not even have time to exhale before we welcome in 2014! But, it’s important to sometimes bring yourself back into the present moment and reflect on what has passed and how we can move forward into the future with light, love and laughter. With the hastening approach of a new year: what better time for reflection and gratitude?

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust

We’ve been blessed to have such wonderful people be a part of our 2013 – our patients, the IMUA team and just about everyone who has walked through our doors! Thank you to everyone who has made 2013 a successful and rewarding year for us.

And what an eventful year it was....

When she’s not busy in the surgery room or in clinic, Dr Ignacio continues to dedicate her time and skills to the University of Hawaii Football and Volleyball teams, as well as her generous involvement in many community leadership events.

We are so proud of Dr Ignacio for being awarded Girl Scouts of America Women of Distinction honoree – what a magnificent achievement!

Dr Gesik continues to move people forward in their healing process and to inspire people through the wonderful work that she does.

In 2013, I was honored to be welcomed to the team as IMUA’s wellness coach, and blogger. Thank you IMUA and thank you to all my wonderful clients who are reading this!

In addition, we are excited to have an excellent independent acupuncturist who makes use of our office on Saturday mornings. Dahlia has a Masters in Acupuncture and is formally trained in both Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture. Please visit for Dahlia’s contact details.

Moving forward...we are always looking for ways that we can better serve you - moving you forward in the promotion of your health. ..So, the IMUA Blog ( will be regularly updated, we'll be sending monthly newsletters, which will provide you with healthy tips and recipes. And in 2014 I (Kamala; IMUA's wellness coach) will be conducting Group Health Coaching Programs; making health coaching not only more affordable, but more fun too! I’ll also be doing various themed group classes, including a New Years Detox.

If you’d like to get more information about Health Coaching or any of the Programs I’d love to hear from you at 808-521-IMUA or by e-mail at

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." Thornton Wilder

I encourage you, when you reflect on the year that has passed, try not think about what you didn’t do, or what you don’t have – think about what you do have..who are you grateful for? Who made your life better this year?

Expressing gratitude trains your mind to see opportunities instead of failures. . and this is the perfect mindset for welcoming in a new year. Here’s to being alive!

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