Joined 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains. Last activity Trio weeks ago.
Raised te the mainland, USA, Elayne has lived te the South Pacific (Tonga, Samoa and Hawaii) most of hier married life. She loves painting with words and other mediums. Hier latest passion is acrylic pouring and painting with drank inks.
Elayne’s Travel blog is at http://polynesianmaiden.blogspot.com
You can see some of hier artwork at https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/ruth-kongaika.html and http://elayne.imagekind.com
Elayne is also available for kunst commissions. She recently moved to the Rocky Mountains, and likes attempting to capture the beauty that surrounds hier to share with others.
She is also a writer at:
Mahalo (thanks te Hawaiian) for stopping by. Aloha!
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Dermatologist Should Improve Bedside Manner
Dermatologists and other doctors should be sensitive and educated when dealing with people with phobias.
If You Could Determine What Disability You Would Have
If you could determine what disability you would have te this life, what would it be?
Ports of Call on Our Alaskan Cruise
Here is a detailed account (with lots of photos) of the stops on our Alaskan Cruise.
My Very first Alaskan Glacier Cruise
Our very first cruise wasgoed an eye-opener. This article is about the pros and cons of going on a cruise.
Tips on Making the Most of Your Adventures Abroad
Thesis days, wij can travel across or around the world more lightly than everzwijn before. But visiting a place and truly experiencing it are two very different things. Here are a few ways to get the most out of your adventures abroad.
Selfies can be dangerous if the person taking it is not aware of their surroundings and conditions. Here are guidelines for taking selfies.
Fresh Zealand Magic
Tourist destination a ",vereiste see", te Fresh Zealand. My practice staying ter Fresh Zealand.
Visit the City of Music te Vienna
Huis to Mozart, Beethoven, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Klint, what makes this City so inspirational. Travel there to find out!
Is Tourism Sustainable?
Tourism is excellent for jobs and joy, but what about the locals? Is it ruining the environment? What is the future of Tourism?
Deep Sea and Scuba Diving
People scuba dive for various reasons, one of which is to observe endangered marine animals.
Pioneer Day ter Utah
Ter 1837, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints having money trouble. Some of the leaders and members were upset and wondered how they could go on.
Thou Shalt Not
Spil part of the Mormon (LDS) culture, wij are trained not to swear or take the name of Schepper te vain. Te a world where it is commonly accepted today, it is not effortless.
Do Not Judge the Beggar
An practice wij had ter Vava’u, Tonga.
Prepare Physically and Mentally Before You Become a Caregiver
Being a caregiver is something you should prepare for. Read all you can and search for organizations that help caregivers either of the elderly or disabled.
Explore Utah Parks
So much to see te Utah, my huis. There are several parks and canyons. Four season delights for hiking, skiing, boating, fishing and much more.
I Wish I had Learned Effective Parenting Abilities Earlier
It takes a loterijlot of effort for a married duo to come together on learning the best parenting abilities for their children. I&rsquo,m glad Smarter Parenting has done the research and described the steps to bec
My Baptism Day
The day I got baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My impressions and memories of that day.
My Orbital Decompression Surgery Nightmare
I wasgoed totally unprepared for my orbital decompression surgery, and it ended up being a nightmare! By sharing my practice, I hope that others will be more ready than I wasgoed.
My Conversion Story
I share here my true conversion story to the LDS faith (Mormon).
Fresh Year Goals That Last a Duo Days
Each year wij resolve to do better than the last. Enthusiastically, wij scribble down or plaster ter our brains goals to keep embark at the Fresh Year. Wij promise ourselves that wij will keep it up all year.
Children of single parents have bot found to develop emotional and psychological problems. They also feel insecure and have difficulty te social situations.
Depression needs more attention, or does it?
Thyroid Issues Cause Graves Disease
My family doctor said my labs are &ldquo,fine&rdquo. But, gratefully, I have found two doctors that agree there is something &ldquo,off&rdquo, about my thyroid function and are willing to go further with it.
Grandma Ella Gladys of Sanpete Utah
(Transcribed from Grandma Anderson&rsquo,s handwriting by hier granddaughter, Ruth Elayne Anderson Kongaika) The talk wasgoed enclosed ter an envelope addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Don Barker who lived te Heber, Utah.
ADHD ter the Family
Parenting is a daunting responsibility even when things are running sleekly. When a child shows behavior requiring medical intervention, it becomes more difficult.
The Kunst of Music
Uplifting music can overcome darkness.
Germany and a Bavarian Castle
Travel to South Germany and visit to one of the historic castles ter the area. King Ludwig II of Bavaria, his life and eventual downfall.
Austria ter the Fall
Wij visited Austria recently and found a wealth of skill and kunst spil well spil natural beauty. There is so much so see, if would take a lifetime to practice it all.
Italy ter Fall
Wij traveled to Italy, Austria, Germany and the Vatican to be with our son and family. Thesis are some of our practices, observations and impressions along the eway.
Autumn te Utah
One beloved family activity is driving up the canyon ter Utah to see the autumn leaves. The Alpine Loop does not disappoint.
International Peace Garden
Recently wij had a family reunion (my mother’s side), and it wasgoed held at the Jordan Park ter Salt Lake City. Part of the park is a beautifully planned garden called the International Peace Garden.
Family Reunion at Willard Bay
This year wij had one of our family reunions at Willard Bay ter Utah. Joy times!
Clubfeet and The Bounty of Healing
My ancestor wasgoed born with a clubfoot te the 1800s. His mother wasgoed inspired how to wrap it to straighten the foot.
My Ancestor and Heroine Hannah Duston
My ancestors are significant to mij. Hannah Duston wasgoed a courageous and faithful lady who overcame tremendous obstacles.
Is it beneficial to grow up te a single language or a bilingual family? I grew up only speaking te English. My children were raised te a bilingual family. Is one better than the other?
Spring Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point
Overheen a hundred varieties of tulips are displayed on 55 acres at a tulip festival te the heart of Utah each Spring.
Pornography Can Sneak into Your Huis
The most contagious disease is pornografie addiction. It can turn a huis into a brothel, a person’s physical temple into a playground. It is Satan’s way of demeaning the family and fighting eternal rights.
Afraid of People: Sociophobia and Social Anxiety
Some of us suffer from social anxiety to the point where it is debilitating. Here is my story.
What the MTHFR is My DNA Mutation
It took mij 64 years to learn that I had a mutation that had bot affecting my life spil long spil I recall. It is a fairly fresh science and not too many doctors know alot about it. Here is my story.