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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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Keeping Warm with a Hot Water Bottle

Here in Seattle we’ve had some pretty nasty weather the last week; snow, freezing rain, wind storm and just plain cold. It was so bad that they closed the airport temporarily, tens of thousands lost power, and there were a ton of accidents.  Many from the East Coast think we are pathetic because we can’t …

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Foods That Help When Exposed To Radiation

The earthquake in Japan has made me realize what my feng shui master keeps reiterating:  man cannot control nature, instead we must learn to work with nature.  Also, it has become  evident how we are so reliant on electrical power and oil.  Our lifestyles take so much for granted, that it’s really a wake up …

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Ginger Tips and Recipes to Fight the Flu

What do you eat when you have the flu?  Is it the standard chicken soup and soda crackers, which is always so comforting? Do you make sure you have lots of liquids that include hot lemon and honey tea?  These always do wonders for me, but being Asian, sometimes I crave Asian flavors when sick. …

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Is There Such a Thing as Self-Healing?

Do you or anyone you know, suffer from pain or have health issues?  Don’t we all?  Yes, we are all concerned with our health because we know that better health means better life. In feng shui, my master, Shan-Tung Hsu,  always teaches us about qi energy in all things and how balancing the yin-yang will …

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What’s the Feng Shui of a Chandelier in a Bedroom?

Interior Design is such a personal thing.  What works for one person may not necessarily work for another.  But that’s what makes it fun!  Everyone is welcome to their own design aesthetics. Chandeliers are ceiling mounted hanging light fixtures that may have glass or crystals that reflect the light and are usually quite ornate.  Normally, …

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