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Today is the traditional coming of age day in my homeland Japan.  “Coming of Age Day ”成人の日 is a Japanese holiday held annually on the second Monday of January. It is held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old) over the past year, and

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Balance is a fundamental, all powerful influence in our universe. Our world exists in perfect harmony because of balance. If the conditions at the time of the creation of our planet were even a tiny bit left or right, up or down from where they actually were then life as we know it would simply

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Do you know what is satisfaction? It is not a feeling that you can easily put into words. Satisfaction after a wonderful meal does not simply mean the sometimes unpleasant feeling of feeling full if you have perhaps eaten too much food too quickly. No it is something deeper than that. If you sit down

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The art of simplicity

After all the frenetic activity many of us experience over the holiday season it is sometimes helpful to take some time to yourself, sit and reflect on the year that has been. I am very fortunate that where I live is right next to a tranquil lake and this is something I can do whenever

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The majestic Bonsai

The Japanese word “Bonsai” 盆栽 translates as “tray planting” in English. As you may know it is the centuries old Japanese art form of growing, tending and nurturing trees grown in containers. Bonsai is simple in purpose – the contemplation of the viewer and the pleasing effort of the grower – however it is very

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