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When Giving Leads to Resentment

In wrestling with a number of feelings surrounding giving and resentment, I share my thoughts here with hope that doing so might be cathartic for me and perhaps others who might stumble upon this post and feel that they are not alone.

My parents immigrated to Canada from Korea in 1971, two years before I was born. Details are fuzzy, but my understanding is that my father decided to explore prospects of a better life outside of the Korean Air Force, and word from his brother who had already emigrated to Canada was that it was a fine place to start anew. Read more about When Giving Leads to Resentment

 

How to Make Cucumber Kim Chi

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Updated on July 21, 2011: Please note: Cucumber kim chi is best refrigerated and enjoyed right after making it. You can allow it to ferment before refrigerating as you would with cabbage kim chi, but because cucumbers tend to go soft a lot quicker than cabbage, it's best to think of this dish as a crisp, refreshing salad/side dish. Enjoy! Read more about How to Make Cucumber Kim Chi

 

Peanut Butter & Jam Dark Chocolate Cups

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Since sharing a detailed pictorial on making homemade almond butter and raspberry chocolate cups last year, I've received several requests for a similar but less labour-intensive recipe for producing these decadent and relatively healthy treats. Read more about Peanut Butter & Jam Dark Chocolate Cups

 

Chipotle Corn and Avocado Bowl

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The quantities listed below make about 4 small to medium servings.

Ingredients: Read more about Chipotle Corn and Avocado Bowl

 

How to Make Jap Chae - Korean Glass Noodles with Vegetables Recipe

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The star of this dish is a highly unique Korean food product: glass noodles that are made with sweet potato starch.

These gluten-free noodles are often called glass noodles because when cooked, they take on a brilliant, translucent look.

In Korean, these noodles are called dang myung, and they look like this right out of the package: Read more about How to Make Jap Chae - Korean Glass Noodles with Vegetables Recipe

 

Exercises for Shoulder Pain and Upper Back Stiffness

This is a routine of mobility exercises that can help address chronic shoulder and upper back pain and stiffness. You can find more details on doing each of the exercises described below by searching for them in our Mobility Exercises Archive.

Start with Cow-Cat, alternating between full flexion and extension of the spine while on all fours. Read more about Exercises for Shoulder Pain and Upper Back Stiffness

 

How to Make Vegetarian Sushi Rolls

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If you enjoy sushi/maki rolls but haven't ventured to make your own, I hope this pictorial encourages you to give it a try. It's a lot easier than you might imagine, and the cost is minimal compared to buying sushi at a store or restaurant.

Called kim bap in Korea, sushi/maki comes in countless varieties. Once you learn how to make a basic sushi roll, it's a snap to churn out all sorts to suit varying tastes and setttings. Read more about How to Make Vegetarian Sushi Rolls

 

Is Intermittent Fasting Good for Your Health?

With intermittent fasting becoming a popular approach to losing unnecessary fat, many have asked if fasting for short periods of time is good for their health. To answer this, let's take a look at what happens in your body when you begin to ingest nothing but water for a day.

After your cells use up the sugar that's in your bloodstream from your last meal or beverage, your body has to find another source of energy for your cells. The first places that it turns to are your liver and skeletal muscles. Both your liver and muscles store sugar in the form of glycogen, and when needed, glycogen can be broken down to glucose, which all of your cells can use to produce energy for their ongoing activities. Read more about Is Intermittent Fasting Good for Your Health?

 

The Need To Be Understood

In 1999, I spent almost a full month of my summer at a water fasting clinic in Ohio. There, I experienced a two-week water-only fast, followed by a period of clean eating to rebuild my health.

I was immensely blessed to share a room with a man from Boston named Joseph Somario. From day one, I was drawn to Joe's palpable kindness and willingness to share from his wealth of life experiences. Read more about The Need To Be Understood

 

Natural Treatment Options for Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernia is a condition that produces one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Discomfort behind the breastbone (sternum), usually towards the bottom of the chest wall

  • Difficulty swallowing, a feeling that an obstruction in the lower chest wall is making it hard for food to pass through to the stomach

  • Heartburn

  • Chronic burping

Read more about Natural Treatment Options for Hiatal Hernia
 

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