Margarita's Kale and Maitake Frondosa Mushroom, cooking in a cast iron skillet.

Kale and Maitake Mushrooms: A Recipe for Detoxing and Immune Building

I’ve always loved kale.  So green, hearty, and earthy, and my body always feels great afterwards.  Turns out that there are so many properties in kale that has made it a sort of rock star amongst health food enthusiasts. Like, what, you may ask? It has so many incredible antioxidant properties (namely that of carotenoids […]

March 26, 2011 Healthy Living | 5 Comments

A shot I captured of the Shinto priest praying.

In Solidarity: A New York Ceremony and Vigil for Japan

The Ceremony For Japan: On Friday, March 18, 2011, I attended a prayer service and candlelight vigil for Japan, which began with a ceremony at The Church Center for the United Nations.  The main organizers were Rev. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki, an ordained Jodoshinhsu Buddhist Priest, and Emiko Nagano, volunteer community organizer of the humanist movement. […]

March 20, 2011 Healing | 2 Comments

"Tulips" by erikwestrum, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

Springing Forward, Bamboo Style

I’m sure I’m not the only one looking forward to Spring, which is coming in one and a half weeks!  The dipping chills and various storms has me welcoming temperatures that don’t require thermals, with additional layers that make you feel more like encased sausage than a person. As some of you may know, in […]

March 9, 2011 Chinese Medicine | 11 Comments