Be Better from Waimanalo, Hawaii

Each week, Be Better Movement wants to feature some of our active participants completing the challenges around the country. We all come from different places, different life experiences and different cultures, but we have one thing in common. We are committed to turn self-improvement into global improvement. We hope you become inspired by the stories told.


This is Shellee from Kanu Farms in Waimanalo, Hawaii. This week I am reporting in on my experience drinking lemon water as part of the #bebetter52 challenge.

It's a great way to start the day because it boosts metabolism while adding vitamin C and minerals first thing in the morning.  I love that drinking lemon water is our first #bebetter52 challenge of the year since many of us are trying to break the sugar spiral of the last month.  This, coupled with a short devotional and a brisk walk around the block, sets the tone for a healthy and upbeat day.

On our farm we happen to grow Meyers Lemons, a cross between a Mandarin Orange and a regular lemon.  They are very large and juicy and demand a high price.  We like to make lemon tarts and custards with them.  We also grow figs, breadfruits, papayas, passion fruit, lychee, mango, cacao and avocado.  This spring we will be planting some perennials such as asparagus and strawberries that don't have to be replanted for several years.  All of our crops are grown organically, combining permaculture and other natural farming techniques. Our chickens are Animal Welfare Approved, meaning they have a wonderful life in the pasture with only the best organic whole grain feeds. We sell our crops and eggs at a local farmer’s market.

The #bebetter52 challenge is a great way to better ourselves as we work collectively to give to charity.  It is fun and easy to participate and gives that same satisfaction as when crossing something important off a list.  

If you are interested in joining Shellee in the #bebetter52 challenge this 2017, click here to join