Mai ka piʻina a ka lā i Haʻehaʻe a i ka welona a ka lā i Lehua, ano ʻai ke welina iā kākou and welcome to Pilihonua! We live in exciting times, where more and more people are taking up Hawaiian life ways and engaging in culture as a means to connect, not just to ancestors, but to the continuum of generations, past, present, and future. Creating this lifestyle blog was meant to serve as a forum to showcase our unique kinship to ʻāina, or pilihonua. Pilihonua provides the substance to our perspective as kānaka and cultural practitioners. We gladly accept the kuleana to renormalize ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in our everyday lives, so Pilihonua will feature our beloved ʻōlelo makuahine.