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Roses Apple Tarts

baked by the ever artistic Miki … impressed by the presentation and the delicate apple flavors … I on the other hand, served Miso broth full of Autumn bounty … mushrooms and greens … super savory way to start the day, ending with these lovely flowers of apples. Thank you Miki:) It’s like a bouquet of roses ending up in your stomach – satisfied !

Self-care week: Surround yourself with beauty … encourage creativity … think what’s in season? Go with the flow … cultivating strength to take all things in stride – what nourishes us? Single point focus on all things that nourishes and reboots us if you were feeling exhausted, depleted, strung-out. Mindfulness Practice … I have been practicing TRE

TRE? “Tension Release Exercises” that incorporates yoga and Tai-chi- like movements … slow, flowing, mesmoraizing, hypnotic … relaxing while strengthening at every level – mind, body, spirit ; just what the doctor ordered.

  • Reviewing Scott Blossom’s Fall Resilience Aryuveda & Yoga course I had the honor to partake in. We need to all cultivate RESILIENCE during these unique times, as we head into the winter season with fear over – not knowing what the future holds – so many uncertainties but we can be certain of one thing – our action – how we act – we can be certain in what we, us, I can do – our own action we are certain and we know it to be authentic. We can be certain that our SELF-CARE protocol has a direct health benefit.

Another impactful certain action to take in addition to or as related to “self-care” as ever, would be to:

VOTE … every vote counts … every vote makes a difference … that’s what Democracy means – we each count, if we “take action”.

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Corona Fatigue is Real

As much as leaves turning colors and falling to the earth, just as much as a little cold nip we start feeling in the air … Autumn is coming … & it’s been about 7 months, recalling vaguely that some leader talked about “IT” just “disappearing” or that summer season’s heat will just solve the problem and the school opening is … what alternative reality does he live in? This King has no clothes on. King? Yes, because he does not value nor fortify our democracy.

Positive thinking and not wanting to cause panic among the citizens – let’s dumb us down more (if done right, there would have been no panic- isn’t that the job of that position to properly deal with national crisis in public health without causing a panic?) is one thing BUT facing reality squarely to problem-solve while accepting the facts and expertise of professionals, accepting responsiblities and duty to serve – would have brought about a different today – a safer and shorter duration of incessent anxieties, losses and … PAIN. Now the economy seems to limp along …

They told us the Fall was coming. They said that infection rate was going to go up in the Fall. This Virus is not done with us. This attitude of complacency or covid fatigue – “I’m tired of dealing with the virus” – The virus isn’t tired of dealing with you. It’s alive and it’s well and it’s spreading.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

All this could have been prevented as it’s come to light someone who could have made that difference knew about the onset of this virus way before any one of us c – or was he not listening with care, crucial briefing on a public health issue by the experts and intelligence reports ? Way back in the beginning of this year? Even a mere regular person just returning from a “clean”, at the time unaffected country of Japan was freaking out and scared to death before an are travel and donned masks and took all possible measures to protect myself getting on board a flight. The news about cruise ship that sought refuge in Yokohama port got me the creeps. One would think something would be done about it – to nip it int he bud while there was still that chance – Like had these exemplary countries lead by amazing leaders- look at New Zealand; look at Taiwan … But afraid to cause a panic so pretend it’s like a flu that poof – disappears into magic?

Anyway, we have to deal with this predicament we got ourselves into – no choice now but to follow all the CDC guildlines even if you yourself just feel fine and vibrant and radiant and healthy and virus-free – still you can be a carrier – AND we need to take care of our spirit – our mental health. Are we not getting more anxiuos and depressed as this wears on our nervous system and the whole outlook? The fear? The constant vigilance? Wears us down so here’s a proposal.

A yoga practice that restores and replenishes us everyday; it’s not the Pre-Covid times yoga – it’s yoga just for this particular period or beyond … What does that look like? Let’s explore.

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The Intention: Thousand Cranes

Not sure 700 more origami Tsuru can be created in time.

Praying America is filled with intelligent and decent people who has deep sense of integrity. It’s now more apparent and obvious that over 200,000 lives lost to Covid was due to lack of adequate healthcare. Does it not bother our conscience that those who lack privilege and wealth, even for majority leading a basic middle class life, not having that super-charged healthcare afforded our leader – that inequity – results in staggering death toll. The sad truth, someone in the big white house has demonstrated last 2 weeks. If you are in middle class, you do not have access to what the top 1-2% have access to; which is the 5-stars A+ healthcare. Those with access to the best doctors and best medicine appears to survive this virus, artificially rebooted with steroids – but for the rest? for the regular folks? All we have are – the common sense cold prevention – i.e., – Just wear masks and wash hands and social distance while that guidance is not followed by those we are supposed to look up to. One man thrives – while infecting over those around him – who knows what contact tracing they’ve done – Proving the sad revelation that those who don’t have that high level access to healthcare … are exposed to far greater risks and may even perish – and he appears to brag about that. Greed and power must be so blinding and corrupting … so hoping that most decent intelligent people will know what’s needed – a landslide victory which really is to save all of us … the economy, world peace and our health.

I have to believe America is filled with intelligent and decent people with deep sense of integrity and justice. And that they VOTE !