A Closer Look | Dr. Shanhong Lu

My story starts in Beijing, China, where I grew up with two traditions of medicine. From the Eastern tradition, my grandmother was a midwife who practiced Chinese medicine and self-care. She strongly believed in nature’s ability to heal and lived a great life to the end. My mother, on the other hand, is one of… Read more

Wendy Simone

A Closer Look | Wendy Simone

When I was a child, grownups would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I answered simply…”happy.” By High School, I was already dreaming of retirement, and as an adult it was the carrot dangling in front of my nose as I worked embarrassingly long hours in and on my… Read more

Marge Wheeler

A Closer Look | Marge Wheeler

People who know me often describe me as bubbly. Friendly. Fun! I am delighted with these descriptions, but they don’t feel complete. I once asked one of my sisters to describe my defining trait from childhood. She said: Persistence. When I look back at my life, this is a trait I can embrace. I was… Read more

Barbara Moore

A Closer Look | Barbara Moore

If you put yourself in my sandals, you can look out over the Kona Coast to the sun-sparkling Pacific Ocean. This paradise is where I have been blessed to live for four decades. My beloved home, perched around a monkeypod tree, filled with art, music, humor, healthy foods, and aloha, was voted “Best B&B in… Read more

Nina and Dr. John Golden

A Closer Look | Nina and Dr. John Golden

Our journey to Orenda began many years before we actually signed the application to become a partner in 2002. We were two busy health care professionals – John, a family physician, and Nina, a physical therapist. Oftentimes we were working over 60 hours a week, with zero time for each other, ourselves or our kids…. Read more