A Cup of Tea Can Solve the Small Worries

In this summer heat, you may not think about having a hot cup of tea.  But, sometimes it just solves all your small problems that are really not worth worrying about. In Asia consuming something something hot in hot weather is considered good.  This is because it gets your sweat glands and circulation going when …

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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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The Water Element and Listening

Chinese philosophy, culture, and traditions are deeply rooted through the influence of the Five-Element or Wu-xing Theory. The five elements are;  Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood.  Each element is associated to all things in nature, such as seasons, foods, colors, emotions, organs, and shapes. Although I have been a student of feng shui for …

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Modern Hardware that Matches a Japanese Aesthetic

Photo by deviantart.com The modern Japanese aesthetic design is based on a minimalistic approach stemming from the fact that space is a premium. If you have lived in a small space, you understand that with just a few items scattered around the room, it looks messy.  This is because with a limited area, the focus …

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Asian Environmentally Friendly Living

In the U.S., everyone is talking about “green”, “sustainable” or “environmentally friendly” design and lifestyles.  Today, LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building certification developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.  Many follow the criteria for LEED qualification when building or remodeling to create a green home. For more information, check …

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