Feeling the Energy from the Ground

Have you ever felt the energy from the ground?

Because of my breathing exercise taking in energy from the ground like a tree, I have developed an acute sense of feeling the energy with my feet.

The most dynamic energy I've sensed from the ground was in Kenya when I stepped out from the car to...

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Celebrating Turkey's Republic Day!

A reception party for Turkey's Republic Day in Tokyo.

Yasushi, my husband, and I went to the reception party for Turkey's Republic Day in Tokyo. Almost 20 years ago, I asked for one year leave from my company, went to Turkey with Yasushi, and studied for an MBA in Ankara with young Turkish...

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Go Out for a Breath Break!

Crisp sunny, autumn day. Go out for a break. Put your iPhone down. Don't check your e-mails.

Take a moment for a deep breath enjoying fresh air coming into your body.

Feel the air around you, holding and embracing you. What a joy! Air is abundant. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Edible Chrhysanthemum Lights up Your Table

Have you tried edible flowers? Maybe you've had some with your green salads or organic appetizers. In Japan, edible chrysanthemum is our favorite traditional food on the market during autumn.

Rich in Vitamin B2, C and E, and chlorogenic acid, now getting more popular as a healthy food with...

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Celebrated My Parents' Birthdays!

We celebrated my parents' birthdays with my family. My father, Eiichi 89, and my mother, Sayako 83.

I'm the middle of the three sisters, and including my mother, we are still like four high-spirited sisters and going-my-way father. We are so blessed to have the broad-minded parents, always...

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What's Your Favorite Bed Lamp for Deep Sleep?

As autumn deepens, now is the excellent time to think about improving the quality of our sleep.

Dim, soft light before bedtime helps our optic nerve to relax and get ready for a deep sleep. Avoid LED, blue lights, or sharp white lights two hours before sleep.

 I got this bed lamp more than15...

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How Not to be Overwhelmed by Your TODO Items

Do you use a TODO list?

I used to list up 20 TODO items in the morning, chased by the meeting after meeting schedule as a deputy general manager of a procurement division. Unexpected claims from marketing and sales divisions got in the way so I couldn't complete all. I felt ashamed, feeling not...

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Have You Experienced a State of Calmness during Needlework?

Yesterday, I mended a frayed sleeve of my husband's favorite cashmere sweater bought in Turkey.

I've rarely done the needlework or knitting for I need patience, but while listening to my favorite "La Campanella" piano by Fujiko Hemming, I felt a soothing sense of peace, like during the mediation...

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Are You Living the Life You Truly Want?

 

Are you living the life you truly want?

You may say, "I'm fine. I have a decent job, I love my family and our dog. I get tired a little but I can handle this."

Well, that's good. But just listen to yourself again. Somewhere in your heart, don't you hear a tiny voice crying out?

In my 40s, I...

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Butterfly Takes Me to the Future Best in Me

During my morning walk, a butterfly came close and danced around me.

I stood there not to make a noise, watching the movement.

For me, the butterfly represents an image of transformation. That’s why I wanted to have a design of the butterfly in my brand logo so that people can visualize our...

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