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How to Travel When You Can’t Leave Home

April 14, 2020
I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to “travel” while staying safe at home. The first step is to pick a country that you would like to visit, and then follow the tips below. I’ve chosen Japa...
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Ground Yourself in the Morning

March 26, 2020
I originally intended for this first post on grounding to be about morning meditation. Rather than that, let's step back a bit and discuss waking up in the morning. So many people are experiencing ...
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A Calm Home: Winding Down in the Evening

January 22, 2020
As time goes on, I begin to appreciate my evening rituals more and more. My evening bath has now become part of my husband's life, and I wanted to share with you some thoughts on creating an end-of...
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How to Have a Mindful Holiday Season

November 22, 2019
Things have been so busy around the Amayori loft. I wanted to take a moment to say hello, as this will probably be the last journal entry of the year. I have always been someone who easily becomes ...
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A Healing Lesson from the Cherry Blossoms

March 19, 2019
As you are reading this journal post, I will be en route to Japan. One of the highlights of this trip is that I will arrive right in the middle of the beautiful sakura season. Cherry blossoms are a...
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Creating Ryokan-Style Comfort In Your Home

November 06, 2018
One of my greatest hopes with Amayori is that it will pique your interest and inspire travel to Japan. Should you ever make the journey, I highly suggest spending at least part of your trip at a ry...
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The Japanese Wellness Ritual of the Daily Soak

September 19, 2018
Earlier this August, I had an experience in Japan that shifted my perception on bathing. I was staying at the house of a friend’s family and, as in true Japanese culture, I was offered to use the b...
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