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Walking the Dragon!

Published Hulyo 10, 2015 by jptan2012

I commit to write more natural Feng Shui or Buddhist remedies in addressing problems because I understand that not everybody can afford to buy expensive cures or Buddhist amulets. However, this doesn’t mean that I will stop writing about things that I totally believe in even if that means one has to buy these items from various Feng Shui stores, and I will continue to write about the miraculous Vajrapani Ruel because I totally believe in it and second because I believe these stories deserved to be shared.

Today, I again would like to share another natural remedy to problems. This practice is known as ‘Walking the Dragon’ amongst Feng Shui experts or masters. This is quite easy and also provides a lot of exercise to a person. All people can do this, except those born in the year of the dog.

If you are encountering problems, which may seem unsolvable, there is an easy Feng Shui ritual that you can do called ‘Walking the Dragon’. All you have to do is walk outside of your house during the dragon hours of 7:00 to 8:59 in the morning. You need not complete the whole (almost) 2 hours, all you have to do is start the ritual at 7:00 in the morning, and make sure you end it by 8:59 in the morning. By 9:00 you should make it a point that you are indoors at least for 15 minutes before you go out again, if you have to go out again.

Remember to simply walk. Do not jog. Photo uploaded from Google Images.

Remember to simply walk. Do not jog. Photo uploaded from Google Images.

What you need to do is really simple. Walk outside; preferably, you go uphill and a little downhill. Make sure the downhill is only equal to the gradient of the uphill or a little easier to thread than the uphill. Do this 3 times.

I recommended this once to a friend who said she saw the effects as early as a single day of doing it. But my Feng Shui teachers all said that the secret number to this ritual is to do it 9 days in a row. Plus, remember that during the walk, you have to maintain a positive outlook. Focus on the good things and do not think of your problems.

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Learning to Love the Summer Heat!

Published Abril 7, 2014 by jptan2012

sunshineIt’s now summer in the Philippines, although it’s a weird one because of pending typhoon, no one can deny that the summer heat is already here. In fact, the heat is so bad that the water level in Angat Dam, which supplies water in the whole of Metro Manila, is threatening to dry up.

I personally don’t like summer. I’m the type of person who loves cold weather. However, whenever I remember that with the summer heat comes the summer intense sunshine and with it also comes the yang energy of the sun! This is a good time for people to tap into the power of the sun to reenergize ourselves with yang energy, especially for those who are suffering from a series of bad luck.

It’s quite simple. Simply take a walk or do outdoor exercises or yoga or simply bathe yourself with the energy of the morning sun. The best time is between 6am and 9am! While doing it, imagine yourself being cleansed with the healing energy of the sun!

This technique is so simple and best of all its free! Just make sure you don’t burn yourself too much!

My Weight Loss Chicken Stew

Published Agosto 9, 2012 by jptan2012

Trying to lose weight is really one of the hardest things that I’m trying to do in my life. I think it becomes harder because my metabolism is really slow, I love to eat, and I was born fat and has never been really thin my whole life. On top of that, after losing 40 pounds, my body has adjusted to the exercise routine that I have been doing thus I need to push myself further.

Losing weight entails a lot of discipline and self – control, and one of the easiest ways for me is really to take control of what I eat. I need to decide and plan what I eat everyday, it cannot be ‘grab anything when hungry’ type of plan, I really have to plan and think about it.

Taking control and planning also entails that I cook my own food, because my family loves to eat those unhealthy food.

It is because of this that I came across the blog of Ann Curtis’ boyfriend who said that he used to be fat. On his blog he shared a recipe, which I adopted and revised a little base on my taste.

I would like to share this with you now, well, if you like me needs to lose weight.

I’m calling the dish the Weight Loss Chicken Stew…I really don’t know whether I can call it Chicken Stew, but since I don’t know how it is called, I decided to call it as such.

I don’t want to sound ‘mayabang’ or boastful but I honestly think that this is a good, delicious, and healthy dish.

I say healthy because a lot of the ingredients in the dish are what you call negative calorie food. If you want to know more about negative calorie food please read my previous blog about it by clicking here.

Going back to the Weight Loss Chicken Stew…

The ingredients are the following: Celery, carrots, bell pepper, chicken breast fillet (cut into small cubes), chorizo (this is the only unhealthy ingredient of the dish, so don’t put too many of it), onions, chicken stock, paprika, pepper, chick peas (garbanzos).

First, in a pot put a little oil and sauté the onions and chorizo.

Wait until the chorizo has ‘sweat’ a little, put in the celery, carrots, and bell pepper.

Make sure that you stir it so that the ingredients will mix.

After about 2 minutes you can put some chicken stock or for more flavor you can replace this with spaghetti sauce.

Cover the pot for about 5 minutes then put in the chicken, and a generous amount of paprika. Make sure you stir them together.

About 7 minutes, put in the pepper and chickpeas. Again stir the ingredients together.

Cook for 5 more minutes and it’s done! You can put some fresh basil if you want it adds a lot of flavor to the dish.

You notice that I didn’t put in any salt or sugar, because the chicken stock or spaghetti sauce and paprika and pepper will gives flavor to the dish, not to mention the chicken breast, chorizo, and the vegetables contributes to making the dish really flavorful.

Also, notice I didn’t put any measurements as to how much celery you should put, etc. That is because I always ‘play it by ear’. I just make sure that the vegetables are the ¾ part of the dish, the chicken, chick stock, etc, only consists ¼ part of the dish. The chorizo although it adds flavor to the dish should be negligible.

Try it and hope you enjoy the dish. But what I can assure you that it’s heavy on the stomach, but the calories shouldn’t be that high, plus all the vegetables in the dish are negative caloric vegetables so it should not put on too much calories on your body.

I know it doesn’t look very appetizing, and I blame bad lighting and the phone camera phone! Hehehe! But try it. It’s flavorful and healthy.

Sneaky Causes of a Heart Disease

Published Mayo 9, 2012 by jptan2012

Today, I would like to write about something else, something other than Feng Shui. Hope my readers will forgive me for veering away from my usual topic; anyway, this blog was set up for me to be able to write about anything and everything that fascinates me. It just so happens, and little did I know that it would be mostly about Feng Shui.

Anyway, I’ve always been overweight and although I’ve tried to lose weight, I never seriously got into it until last 2010. Unfortunately, because I overdid trying to lose weight, I sort of unintentionally affected my heart. I was asked to stop going to the gym for a while and with proper caring and Feng Shui I’m now able to go back to the gym.

Of course, I would have to not overdo my exercising. I went to the gym to prevent having a heart problem; little did I know that going to the gym would cause it, albeit a temporary illness. What does it say; it only means that there are things that we don’t notice that may affect our heart.

I’m sharing this with you because I know that there might be readers who want to lose weight also, and all of us should be doing it properly. Aside from doing an exercise, there are other things that can affect our heart health.

In my work as a marketing communications and PR consultant, I got the opportunity to work with a lot of doctors and other medical practitioners. And I would like to share with you some of the things that you don’t know may cause heart problems.

BAD ORAL HYGIENE. Not brushing and flossing after every meal may cause serious heart problems. The reasons, from how I understood it, are not yet clear, but they believe that the bacteria cause by bad oral hygiene may travel down through our throat and affect some of our internal organs, specifically the heart. Bad oral hygiene may increase one’s risk for heart attack.

DRINKING SUGAR-FREE SODA. Drinking sugar-free soda may be good for your blood sugar, but it is definitely bad for your heart. Some studies states that there’s a 30% increase of heart attack amongst sugar-free soda drinkers compared other soda drinkers.

TV & COMPUTER. Being in front of the TV and/or computer for about 4 hours a day will significantly increase your risk for a heart attack. On top of that, even if you exercise, but spend about 4 hours a day on TV or computer doesn’t lower this risk.

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