Shichigosan: The Japanese Festival for 7, 5, and 3 Year Olds

The Japaneses Shichigosan festival celebrates children who are 7,5, and 3.  The word, Shichigosan is literally a combination of three numbers in Japanese; shichi is seven, go is five and san is three. This makes it pretty easy to remember what this festival is about! The Shichigosan festival, thought to be over 400 years old, is …

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Understanding Feng Shui for the Home – Part II

Continuation from Understanding Feng Shui for the Home Part I Over the years, I’ve come to realize that Feng Shui for the home is based on relationships.  Relationships between you and your environment, including the location, topography, weather patterns, neighborhood, neighbors and your family.  What we have the most control over is our home environment.  So how can we …

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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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