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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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Japanese Style Tuna Pasta: Easy & Economical

Hi Everyone! It’s been ages since I last posted on my blog. I’ve been posting on Facebook a lot but not here. I figured that having the same post in two places was just information overload and repetitive. However, the other day I talked to my childhood friend. She said, “why haven’t you been posting?” …

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Japanese Forest Bathing For Your Health!

Now is the season to go hiking and enjoy the outdoors.  Living in the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with many trails throughout the area that are easily accessible.  Well, now science has proven that not only is hiking in the forest a beautiful experience, it’s also great for your health! Imagine yourself on a …

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