Posts tagged "japanese"

Garra Rufa - The Zen of Fish Pedi

In all of my travels throughout this beautiful country called The Netherlands, it was my experience by the North Sea at a Fish Spa Lounge that truly raised the bar in the Zen Living lifestyle to an extraordinary level. Garra Rufa fish remove the dead skin cells from your feet and at the same time... Read more »

Journey of a Thousand Tulips

Tulips. We all think of tulips this time of year, especially in Chicago after a very long and challenging winter. We look for signs of spring… and seeing a bud form on a tree branch, the sound of birds chirping and the sight of tulips raises our senses and bring us comfort knowing that the... Read more »

Mini Paardjes. Zen Living in The Netherlands

Mini Paardje. Zen Living in The Netherlands. It was a journey of a lifetime. One I waited an eternity to experience. There were so many “ifs” with this trip. Should I go? Is it really a necessity to travel so far to see the Koi in The Netherlands and will it really make a difference... Read more »
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Red Square Spa - Russian Zen Living

Nature is an integral part of healing. In exploring the international spas and healing treatments that are offered from cultures through out the world, I have found Zen Living to cross boundaries with a thread that connects the essence of restoring our well being. It is a way of life. After my experience in the... Read more »

Design with beauty and build with truth

The aesthetics of imperfection within a Japanese healing garden simply means that nothing is perfect, especially in nature. It is in identifying that which is imperfect, where the perfect characteristic is found. In a moss covered lantern, by the edge of a pond where stones rest as if nature gently tossed them along the water’s... Read more »

The Soul Heals With Japanese Gardens

Japanese healing gardens are created to remember and remind us of the fragility of life and the beauty that awakens each and very moment, giving attention to that which is right before us, in our now. In the blog series on Japanese Healing Gardens, I will take you on the path towards understanding the healing... Read more »
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In the Now the Gifts are Given

  Treasure the moments that you captured, whether with your camera or in your heart… it is in those glimpses  that you will remember this holiday season and have the appreciation of love and beauty that surrounds you. It is wonderful to receive gifts… and yet it is not in the unwrapping of a package... Read more »

Find time to set your soul free

What does it feel like to set your soul free? What limitations does time play with this role in releasing that part of you that is the essence of your entire being? These questions have been something that I have carried with me for my entire life, and only recently have I discovered that the... Read more »

With Thanks and in Giving

I am so grateful. Every night I say my Prayer of Gratitude and surrender these transforming words to the universe for every single blessing in my life. The gratitude that my heart is beating, the air that I breathe, the honor of my children and the love and compassion that runs through me each and... Read more »
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Morning Mantra

First light. It is the most amazing time of the day, when the sun begins to rise in the sky and you can catch a glimpse of the new day awakening before you. I never appreciated morning light as much as I have over this last year. As a photographer I am intrigued with light... Read more »