“There is no timestamp on trauma. There isn’t a formula that you can insert yourself into to get from horror to healed. Be patient. Take up space. Let your journey be the balm.” — Dawn Serra
NA MOKULUA – Ancient Hawaiian lore suggests the islands were deemed “kapu” (forbidden) and accessible only to certain Kahuna (or priests). The backside of Moku Nui features an eight-foot-deep, natural saltwater “Queen’s Bath,” which is said to have been used for healing purposes by Hawaiian royalty.
Located off Wailea Point on Oahu’s windward side, “The Mokes,” as they’re called by locals, are a pair of tiny isles roughly a mile and a half off of Kailua Beach Park. Formed over a million years ago, they’re part of the summit caldera of the Ko’olau shield—the balsatic volcano that formed the eastern half of Oahu.