Thao Kale’a Le

Thao “Kale‘a” Le, PhD, MPH, is professor and chair in the  Family Consumer Sciences Department at the University of Hawai’i Mānoa. Her work and research are an expression of her love and gratitude for Hawai’i.

Thao means sharing, and Kale’a (bestowed by Uncle Bruce Keaulani) means joy. The inspiration for writing these children’s books is to share the joy of practicing mindfulness and being aloha. Thao Kale’a is enthusiastic in sharing her understanding and the tools to live a joyful life with a calm heart and peaceful mind.