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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How One Tea Ceremony Taught Me So Much About Appreciation

Seattle’s Sister City in Japan is Kobe, the capital of Hyogo Prefecture.  To deepen the relationship between the two cities, they often have cultural exchanges.  This fall, the Hyogo Japanese Tea Ceremony group visited Seattle to increase cultural awareness.  It consisted of a group of young women who are learning tea ceremony accompanied by their adult mentors. …

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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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