Category Archives: Know Yourself

The Thing That Limits You

April 27, 2017

  One day my daughter asked me if she could go to downtown and buy lunch during the school lunch break. I said yes. She is old enough to practice spending money and develop her life management skill.   And then she added anxiously, “But I may not be able to figure out how to go back to school.”…Read more >

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Why I Support The Multicultural Festival

April 24, 2017

As I mentioned my previous post, I am shy. I am not social to begin with.   Such me now running around to help the Digby Area 2nd Annual Multicultural Festival. Actively writing the posts, commenting on the Facebook, contacting and meeting with people in person. Why a so-called shy person like me can do…Read more >

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Peace Making With A Red Bowl

March 30, 2017

(A message from Masayo)     “Go! Go! Keep going! Don’t be afraid, go, keep going. You’ll please everyone. Do not forget the gratitude…”   “No need to carry everything on your shoulder. Ask for help holding your arms wide open. You are allowed to do what you want to do. Be courageous to step…Read more >

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Fearless is What You Try To Be, Not What You Are

March 26, 2017

  I am shy.   Me? Shy? Writing a blog in my second language, singing in front of people, putting Youtube videos up, organizing events, sticking my head into many things, and I am shy???   Yes, I am super shy.   Yesterday I had an occasion to listen to the talk of Pamela Mood, the Mayor of…Read more >

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Conversation with Masayo – Show It’s Real

March 22, 2017

  Masayo is coming to Digby in May, 2017. I am quite excited at having her here.   My brain is not working fast enough to catch up with my feelings. I started organizing the events to introduce her to people here just because I felt that’s what I should do. Why – I am now…Read more >

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Nature Essence Making with Masayo from Japan

March 11, 2017

In ancient times, the current southern end of Japanese mainland was connected to Taiwan as a large continent called ‘Amami’.   In Amami the visible and invisible worlds were close together.   People talked with plants and rocks.   They practiced the wisdom they learned from the nature to heal their body and soul in…Read more >

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Smartphone and Adventure

September 7, 2016

Probably it’s not only me who got upset with someone who kept checking his/her smartphone during some activity.   I got upset at my ex when we were camping. We were by the fire and playing a game with kids. It was one of those games that everyone takes turn and says something following certain rules (e.g. An…Read more >

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When Is The Best Time To Plant A Tree?

July 25, 2016

“Do you know when is the best time to plant a tree?” Yesterday my daughter asked me. As a passionate gardener, I started to think. “Hmm, probably spring?’   With a big grin, she continued. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now!”     Later…Read more >

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Try When You Are Down

July 4, 2016

Sometimes you just can’t feel good about yourself – made a mistake, couldn’t control the emotion, gave something up, or just simply don’t feel good. You start hearing the voice saying you are not good enough. You are lonely and feel miserable.   What do you do at that time? Me? I go to bed! But,…Read more >

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Self Image and Uniqueness

March 22, 2016

  I recognized my self image is pretty low in the last several days. Maybe it’s the hormone balance. Maybe it’s the weather. I don’t know why. I just know my self image is unstable and my self confidence goes up and down consistently with whatever reason.   Simply put, sometimes I have a good day,…Read more >

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Rejection Is Painful

January 24, 2016

  Rejection – I don’t think most people enjoy it. It is not a great feeling to be turned down or ignored when you speak up. The experiment described in this article  shows how a small rejection can upset you and even leave a great scar onto your mentality.     It is true that most of us,…Read more >

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Worry About Runny Egg Yolk

December 30, 2015

  When we were serving supper, my 8 years old son said; “I don’t like runny yolk over my plate.”   I was surprised. I didn’t expect he was going to have the poached egg I dropped in the soup, knowing he didn’t like it. His big sister immediately answered him. “Then eat it after…Read more >

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