Wisdom & Wellness

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Finding Hope in Hopeless Times

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear our hardship today.” ~Thich Nhat Hahn

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Food

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Japanese Miso Soup with Tofu

When I eat sushi, I love to pair it with Japanese miso soup.  In this recipe, I show you a very simple miso soup recipe with soft tofu and crunchy scallions you can pair with any Asian dish. Ingredients: Miso
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Health & Fitness

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Moxibustion Treatment: A Great Alternative to Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicinal practices are no longer such a rarity here in the West. You may have tried treatments like acupuncture and foot massage for yourself already. You may have even tried a practice called cupping, which is the practice
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Moon’s Healthy Journey

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My April Video Shoot!

I just shot 20 more videos on Asian-inspired healthy living with 3 wonderful experts on feng shui (fertility, love, prosperity, etc); on beauty (green tea mask, rice toner, coconut oil, etc.); and on Ayurveda (post partum, low energy, high, energy,
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Beauty

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Bamboo for your Beauty Routine

Across Asia, and now more and more in the West as well, bamboo is used for just about every purpose — floors, furniture, kitchen tools  – and of course panda food! What you probably don’t know about bamboo, however, is
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Moon’s Zen Moments

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My Neighbor’s Buddha Statue…

Moon’s Zen Moment… One of the ways that I calm my mind and soul is by taking long walks (for about 1 hour) around my neighborhood.  I usually take the same path, walking on the same blocks over and over
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Moon Confesses

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My Healthy Binge Eating Failure…

Moon Confesses… I have to confess: this week I binged, which usually happens when I’m feeling stressed or anxiety ridden to help relieve the negative emotions. However, to my credit, I made a big effort to binge healthy with carrots
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Your Zen Moments

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30 Years From Now…

Your Zen Moment by Ann Wallace (Ohio, US)… The other day I saw an old couple at the hospital who just adored each other, and, I thought, that is how I want to be with my husband 30 years from
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Holidays & Events

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Japanese Origami Bouquets: Flowers That Last Forever

Wedding season is just around the corner, and brides are seeking the perfect floral arrangements for their special day. Instead of the traditional natural flower bouquet, walk down the aisle with a beautiful origami flower bouquet. The bridal bouquet signifies
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Home & Garden

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Bring the Peace of Water Indoors with Asian Fountains

Water is a crucial feng shui component. It’s so foundational, in fact, that fengshui directly translates to “wind water.” In other words, fengs hui, or the principles of maximizing the healthy energies in your home, relies heavily on natural forces
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Videos

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Zen Messages

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Moon’s Favorite Asian Things

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Panda Bear 2-Tiered Bento Box

Moon’s Favorite Asian Thing…. As I always say, Panda Bears are my favorite images, cause they’re sooo adorable (I even call my hubbie “Panda Bear”).  I found this Panda Bear Japanese bento box with two compartments online and ordered it
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Food Related Tips

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Asian Clay Pots for Cooking Delicious Meals

Have you ever been in an Asian restaurant and your dish came in a clay pot, which made it taste so good? In this video, I talk about how to use Asian clay pots for cooking and making delicious meals.
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