The Amayori Sento — Mindfulness

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Tools of the Way

May 05, 2021
There is a term that I love that is used in chado (the way of tea) as well as many other classical Japanese practices, crafts, and arts: dogu. Dogu translates to “tools of the way” or “tools of the...
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How to Take a Japanese-Style Bath at Home

January 12, 2021
I am often asked about taking a Japanese-style bath at home. Bathing in the Japanese manner is life-changing. I hope that the info you will find below inspires you to bathe with intention on a regu...
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Experience Autumn in Japan at Home

September 10, 2020
I have been dreaming of Kyoto. After six months, I have been itching to travel, and autumn is, in my opinion, the most beautiful season in Japan. I’m sure most people who are reading this are longi...
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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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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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