January 6th, 2015
Aloha Dreamboard founder Tiare Thomas hosted a launch party, "Aloha Dreamboard, Manifesting Dreams Into Reality," Jan. 4 at Akakura House on Beachwalk Avenue in Waikiki as a way of starting the new year on a positive note.
While searching for direction in her own life, Thomas turned to creating vision, or dream, boards to sort through her life's challenges, goals and ambitions.
"My dream board has served as a visual plan of the life I want to live. When things start going in a direction I don’t like, I go back to my dream board and it grounds me and reminds me of what I want to attract more of in my life," she said. "When you can visually see what it is you want in life, you’re one step closer to manifesting it into reality.”
In the crowd was photographer Daniela Voicescu, who created her first dreamboard with Tiare's help three years ago, when she was transitioning from her modeling career. Now that her career dreams have come true, she is working on a second board focusing on health and life balance. She said of dreamboarding, "I'm a visual person, so seeing is believing. Sometimes you wake in the morning and don't know what to do, and you see the board and go, 'OK, that's what I should be focusing on.' "
As her dreams became reality, she was inspired by the desire to help others find peace of mind and to live their dream lives. She started hosting workshops to share her knowledge about dreamboarding. Out of the popularity of her workshops, which help individuals focus on living a more purposeful life—came Aloha Dreamboard, LLC.
During Sunday's event, she welcomed some dreamboarders who shared their success stories. On the panel were model, TV personality, professional surfer and Ocean Love founder Angela Maki Vernon; life coach and healer Britt Yap; celebrity makeup artist and esthetician Kecia Littman; and TV personality and executive producer McKenna Maduli.
Thomas has scheduled a series of "Champagne Dreams" dreamboard workshops for the first quarter of 2015, slated to take place Jan. 13, 14 and 25, Feb. 22, March 22, and April 19. Each workshop will take place at Akakura House, 280 Beachwalk Ave., and run $100 per person. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas also offers private workshops and coaching. To sign up for a private or group workshop, or to purchase gift certificates, visit www.alohadreamboard.com/store. More information is available online at www.alohadreamboard.com.
Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at email@example.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.