Published 9:46 am Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Name: Kaleo Wheeler
Age: I am ageless. It is more important as to what I have learned in life rather than the number of years I have passed being here.
Occupation and title: Musical storyteller, workshop leader, keynote speaker, certified therapeutic music practitioner.
Church affiliation: I am an ordained minister through the Sanctuary of the Beloved, a nondenominational healing ministry.
Pet I’d like to own: I have a two-year-old Maltese/Shitzu dog named Bella and a black cat named Alika.
Favorite movie of all time: There are two – “Somewhere in Time” and “Resurrection.”
TV show I never miss: Not a TV person.
the secret to happiness is: Loving yourself.
I wish I knew how to: Be comfortable in writing my own songs in addition to being an interpreter of others’ songs.
If i had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they would be: Vegetables, fruits and dark chocolate.
Three words that best describe me: Enthusiastic, considerate and friendly.
One superpower I wish I had: I don’t feel the need for a superpower. I have the ability within me to be all that I choose to be – I just have to believe it.
Book currently on my nightstand: “Hawaiian Mythology.”
My proudest achievement: Being able to share my voice, the gift that God gave me and that my parents spent much money on for vocal training, with others.
My most humbling moment: I believe that life is to be humble before the many faces of God for us to be able to continue to grow as spiritual beings – in ourselves, our family and friends, Nature and the world around us.
My most recent trip: To Las Vegas to perform at Caesar’s Palace.
My life won’t be complete until: It is complete in this moment with new adventures and opportunities to experience with each new day.
My friends think I’m: Spiritual, loving and a good friend.
I really lose my cool when: I am not centered and doing my own inner work.
Favorite color: I have two colors – purple and teal.
The best life lesson I’ve learned, and who taught me: Probably my Hawaiian teacher, Pua Wong-Brentlinger, for teaching me how to be present each day from a place of love and compassion.
Best decision I’ve made in life: To embrace the Hawaiian philosophy of “Living the Aloha Spirit.”
Local charitable or non-profit organization I wish more people would support: It is an international organization – the GINA for Missing Persons Foundation, which helps to find and bring home missing persons worldwide and to give comfort and support to their families, focusing on one local missing person at a time.
What gives me the blues: To feel disconnected to myself and then with others.
My best childhood memory: The first time I performed on a stage in my early teens.