It’s been a over six months since my last post.  And we are still in lockdown.  Not much has changed in the outside world.

In my little world of this blog,  why didn’t I post for so long?  I wanted to update the site.  And guess what?  I got stuck.

Technology is constantly changing and if you’re not on top of it, you lose track of what’s going on.  And in my case, I forget how to do things.  Sometimes, I think I can do things on my own.  Especially today with YouTube, I have this false idea that I can learn anything by watching a video and fix all my computer, home, and living needs.

Now I know how wrong I was.  Through my past experiences and mistakes, I’ve come to the conclusion that I should stick to what I’m good at, and leave the rest to others.  That way, I can move forward much faster.

So, through the help of others, I’m happy to say that this blog is up and running again.  And I can add new posts!

I still am into feng shui, interior design, and Asian stuff.  These things don’t change.  They are timeless.  So, I can start where I left off.

Over the past year and a half, one of things I’ve been really working on is my health.

I’m quite small boned and am on the slim side.  I think it’s just my natural body type.  But, just because I’m not overweight, doesn’t mean I’m healthy.

In feng shui, when Dr. Hsu talks about health it’s different from how the Western world sees health.

He says in Chinese medicine, it’s not only what you look like from the outside.  Good health also means the health of your organs.

Your body is similar to a car.  Let’s say you drive an expensive Lexus, and  color of your car is a beautiful iridescent white and shines in the sunlight.  The cars curves makes it even more attractive.  But, what if the engine is not functioning?  The purpose of a car is to get from A to B.  But if the engine isn’t working, the car is not useful to you.  If one part is broken, it affects the whole system.

In the same way, wearing beautiful clothes and jewelry can enhance your appearance.  But if your organs are not functioning properly, it affects your health and energy.  You need to take care of your whole well being to get the most energy from your physical body.

That was my problem.  I looked okay at first glance.  But, I was weak and slow.  It took me a while to build up my stamina through daily exercise and a proper diet.  As in any change in exercise and diet, it’s hard to see results in the beginning.  And I wondered if all the effort was worth it.  But, overtime, those incremental changes do add up.  Now, I can run up and down the stairs.  I have better overall balance.  And I don’t tire as easily as before.  Having regained my health, I make a conscious effort to keep it up.

If you have been putting off exercising, now is a great time to get back into shape.  It can be slow going at first, but don’t give up!  Long term health is an investment toward a more independent future.  You can do it!

 

 

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