WHAT (easy) TO DO WITH BUTTERNUT PUMPKIN and 4 KIDS

If you can find it, get it. The squash, not the kids;) And get more than one! Squash again;) They are special, not always around in Japan. Yes, the kids too. I got mine from JA farmers market (heh), thanks to my dear friend Yuka’s suggestion. Her soup recipe is almost identical with mine, but I must say the taste is much better with butternut pumpkin. Read More

THE 12 MISTAKES PEOPLE DO WHEN THEY WANT TO EAT MORE HEALTHY - and what to do instead

1. SWITCHING TO WHOLE GRAIN BAKED GOODS Whole grain doesn’t really mean whole grain flour! The only benefit of such flour is a bit more nutrients. However the negatives about eating too much flour products stay (think your gut health for one). Do instead: Whole grain means you take the real grain, ideally soak it and cook it yourself to add to your dishes. And still eat it in moderation. If your gut can tolerate grains at all. Read More

3 Ways to Create a Wellness Tribe Wherever You Are

Isn’t it nice when you can let your hair down and just be yourself? When you can share your personal passion, struggles, or vision for the future, and have someone to turn to with questions, someone who actually “gets” you on a deeper level? That’s what a wellness tribe is all about! Read More

WHAT’S YOUR ESSENCE?

Last year my mom died. It’s hard, beyond words. Some of you understand. It’s harder, because last spring I was telling myself how I will be able to finally pull my own mess together (kids starting school next year) and how I will then manage to spend some time with her, how we can finally live life together a bit. I thought of all the places I’ll take her to… Read More