Our Downsizing Story – From 3,700 sq. ft. to 1,190 sq. ft.

I must apologize for not writing for nearly three months.  It’s been a very trying three months for me. After twelve years, we have sold our home and downsized.  With three boys, our 3,700 sq. ft. suburban home was spacious with a huge deck that commanded a fabulous view of the Olympic Mountains and Seattle in the …

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The Asian Philosophy of Nature as a Lifestyle

As a student of Master Hsu, I’ve come to appreciate Asian philosophy more and more.  It has become part of my lifestyle.  It affects how I think, live, and feel. In his teachings Dr. Hsu always tells me, “nature has all the answers.”  Well, okay, I understood the words, but it didn’t really mean much. …

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Ancient Eastern Wisdom of Self-Healing Workshop in Seattle

MindBodyChi Health Workshop – Ancient Eastern Wisdom of Self-Healing Date:  April 19, 2014, Saturday Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location :  Belltown Community Center, 415 Bell Street, Seattle, WA  98121 ($5.00 parking across the street) Cost $150 – register through me at jenny@asianlifestyledesign  for a 10% discount! – lunch included This is a One-Day …

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What the Feng Shui of Trees can Teach Us about Life

Every time I visit family in Hawaii, I always marvel at the vegetation.  There are just so many beautiful trees.  I don’t know if it’s because of the climate, blue skies or ocean, but why do the trees there look better than the ones where I live?  Or is it just my personal biases. While …

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Increase Energy: Connect Inward With Nature and See Beauty in All Things

In continuation of my New Year’s Resolution of “Increase Energy”  – here is step 4:  Connect Inward with Nature and step 5:  See Beauty in All Things Let me review my Five Steps To Increase Energy. Meditate Spend time with people Help others Connect Inward with Nature See Beauty in All things Connect Inward with Nature …

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Increase Your Energy By Spending Time with People

My one New Year’s Resolution was:  Increase Energy. I know it’s just one, but there are many facets to this one.  My step one was  – Meditate.  You can read the post here. Now, on to step two – Spend Time with People In learning about energy, Dr. Hsu tells us that people connect to …

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New Year, New Energy

Happy New Year!  May 2014 be blessed in health, happiness and harmony for you and your family.  明けましておめでとうございます。今年も どうぞ よろしく おねがえします。 This year, of all the resolutions I was thinking about making, I decided it should be the year for just one resolution, instead of the usual ten. Here is the one: Increase Energy!  That’s it! The …

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9 Tips to Raising your Life Energy

I was talking with a friend about how often we hear people say, “I don’t like being around people with negative energy.  They don’t make me feel good.”  And that is truly understandable.  But sometimes we can be confused on what “negative” energy really is.  What gives you “positive” energy or life energy? Life is …

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How A Power Outage Made Me Reflect On How We Live.

The core concept of feng shui is “living in harmony with nature, in tune with the heart.”  Dr. Hsu always reminds us to live in accordance with nature, following her patterns.  This means we should rise at sunrise and rest at sunset.  We should also eat regional and seasonal foods.  But, today, with all our conveniences …

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Age is Not a Number, it’s a Mindset

This week I have been most fortunate to have met and heard stories of amazing people.  I thank them for their inspiration!  Interesting how the universe connects us with people from all walks of life. Dancing next to me in my Jazzercise class was a middle aged Japanese women that I had never met before.  I later found that …

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Feng Shui Mastery Program in Crimea, Ukraine

Crimea, Ukraine is an hour and a half plane ride from Kiev, a peninsula in southern Ukraine, located on the northern coast of the Black Sea. As I’m geographically challenged, which often frustrates my extended family, which includes geography professors, I have included a map. You can see it protrudes into the Black Sea.  My …

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