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Gaman, I Can Take It

“Have we all become too soft?”  I wonder about that. There is a Japanese word “Gaman” which is often translated as “enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity”. The term is generally translated as “perseverance”, “patience”, or “tolerance”. If you grew up with the language, those translations sound so serious. In reality, I think …

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Can a feng shui gadget fix a relationship?

In many Asian cultures, when a couple decides to get married, some traditional families go to a “marriage or relationship counselor”, who reads your astrological birth charts to see if you’re a match.  There are some practitioners that also look at the characters of your name. They get a feeling of the character through it’s …

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Hawaiian Style Popcorn – Hurricane Popcorn Recipe

Recently, I’ve been really liking popcorn. To be honest,  I was never a popcorn fan. Why did this change?  Well, my husband, the farmer, has been selling his greens at a local food market called Farm Fresh Picks at the Creamery.  You order online through their Facebook group and it’s a drive through pick-up on …

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3 Tips for Aging in Place

A couple years ago I took an Aging In Place certification class.  I didn’t know what to expect, but it was interesting to see the different professions of people taking the class that included contractors, designers, occupational therapists and medical suppliers.  What is Aging In Place? Aging in Place about how to help older people …

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