Getting Loved Up in Hawaii

I had the pleasure of talking to the Banyan trees today in Kaniakapupu and they had a lot to say!

Giving Yourself a Break + Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Koya’s Tweetable Health Tip:
“Overworking yourself can be worse for you. Give yourself time to yourself! #KoyaWebb #GetLovedUp”

Sometimes you need to give yourself a break when you’ve had a lot of life change.” –Barbara Freethy

You ever have those days where things keep on piling up? When you finish one thing and end up having 20 other things to do? Time never seems to be too short or too long. Give yourself a break, you deserve it.

Working all the time can easily cause you to be extremely tired. Giving yourself a break can recharge yourself mentally and physically. Some ways to recharge yourself physically is to take a walk or indulge in a guilty pleasure. If you need to get away from all the noise and commotion, take a nap or even try to distance yourself from technology.

Enjoy a cup of tea. Take a stroll around the park. Overworking yourself can do more harm than good. With giving breaks to yourself, you will be able to finish all your tasks headstrong!


Pumpkin Spice Muffins



  • 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground chia seed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp salt


  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups grated carrot
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and mix.
  3. Combine wet ingredients in a large bowl and mix.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Use a regular muffin tin line with muffin cups and spray evenly.
  6. Bake for 23- 25 minutes until toothpick comes up clean.
  7. Allow to cool before removing from pan.

Building Confidence + Ayurvedic Oatmeal

Koya’s Tweetable Health Tip:
“Never underestimate your strengths and weaknesses! #GetLovedUp #KoyaWebb”

What you think of yourself is much more important than what people think of you.” –Anonymous

Doing something that you are unfamiliar with or uncomfortable with can require a lot of confidence. For example, say you get a position that puts on a lot of responsibility on you. You start wondering if you can handle this job, or even if you’re a good fit for this job. Or, you wonder if you can even do a good job. You start questioning everything that you do and whether it’s a good idea or not. But take a deep breath, if you don’t believe in yourself, how can others believe in you?

When we were young, we felt like we could conquer the world. As we grow up, all the responsibilities and stress makes up skeptical. Anxiety can reach us in different situations and pushing through it can be difficult. Find what your limits are, once you build confidence in yourself, you’ll be amazed in what you can do.

The hardest thing about building confidence is that the only person that can hold you back is yourself. Our negativity can prevent us from trying new things in fear of messing up. Acknowledging our flaws is one thing, but having it consume us is another. Try doing something different once in a while!


Ayurvedic Oatmeal


  • 200 mL water
  • 200 g (1 cup) pumpkin flesh, cut in cubes
  • 1 -2 tbsp raisins
  • 80 g oatmeal flakes
  • 300 mL soy or any vegan milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom and/or 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1-2 tbsp pumpkin seeds


  1. Cover the pumpkin cubes and raisins with water and bring to boil. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Add soy milk and bring to boil again.
  3. Add oatmeal flakes, cinnamon sticks, cardamom powder and turmeric. Cook for another ten minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and serve.

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