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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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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Simple Tip to Identify Organic and GMO Produce in U.S.

Do you know if your food is organic?  Do you know if it is genetically modified (GMO)?  As a consumer, is there an easy way to find this information? The other day, thanks to a young nutritionist student, we learned of a valuable little tip. In our  supermarkets here in the U.S., you often find little stickers …

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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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The Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds

In Asian cuisine, sesame seeds and sesame oil are very important condiments.  In fact, today, Japan and China are the two largest importers of sesame products.  The nutty, slightly sweet seed is not only savored for its flavor but is a very good source of minerals that include copper, manganese,  magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, selenium, and …

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New Years Resolutions and Feng Shui for 2013!

Happy New Year!  As Taoist teachings always say, with every ending there is a beginning.  Goodbye 2012 and Hello 2013! Beginnings bring hope, change, and possibilities.  These are all positive and optimistic views of life.  It’s all about that feel good energy.  That’s why many of us feel the need to make a New Year’s …

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Three Asian 80/20 Rules for Health

Many in the West may know the 80/20 Rule, also known as the Pareto Principle.  It states that “80 percent of the results are achieved by 20 percent of  the group or 20 percent of your effort will generate 80 percent of your results.”  According to the Wikipedia ” Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, observed in 1906 that 80% …

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Chinese Traditional Medicine and Four Simple Guidelines to Maintain your Health

As a student of feng shui and Taoism, we learn that our health is a part of our holistic well-being.  Feng shui is about “living in harmony with nature”.  This means not only living in harmony with our living environment, it also includes how to take care of our bodies as well as our mind …

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Finding Harmony in Your Life

We live in this digital age where everything is just a finger tip away.  Questions on anything and everything can be answered instantaneously.  Want to know a meaning of a word?  A good restaurant?  directions? title of a song?  artist?  history?  Immediate answers have become the norm. From an Asian philosophical perspective, as a society, we …

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