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Monthly Archives: October 2016

First month in China

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We hit the first month in this beautifully busy, wast and somewhat distant land. Somewhat you’ll say…Well yes. When I am good spirited and air is clean (which is ones in….well lets just say it is not as I anticipated. More about that later). Or when my VPN is working and can reach you via Facebook and other social media. Nothing is distant then and I can see clearly what it needs to be done and things are moving forward. I am learning how to be in that not so distant space no matter what circumstances are and am so grateful for that.

I already had  couple of classes here and it was hearth warming to see all those young bright people so ready to learn. I just taught Ayurveda cooking class this past week and today was my first yoga class.

Here are some photo update form the Fenix Farm (First Biodynamic Farm and Waldorf School in China). Matia was teaching visitors students how to make European style Ray bread.

 

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Mila in the sweet potato field.

 

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Yole and the host students.

 

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All food they prepared for us was grown on their farm. Biodynamic food.

 

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They showed us how to make the tofu. Everything so delicious. Vegan and organic.  We could taste the love.

 

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Mila was so loved by Waldorf kids.

 

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Backing class was a success. Matia was particularly happy about his bread. Part of it because I think he was getting tired of all the yummy noodles.

 

 

 

First Flu in China

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Our first two weeks in China were super cool. New people, new  foods, new energy of new beginnings and all that jazz.

Only one thing can spoil all this. It is silent , sneaky and so vicious…and its called Flu. It is just when we were getting settled and started to feel more like at home that hit us. I don’t remember when I was feeling so tired from getting the bug. Low energy, muscle pain, mood swings, sore throat, nausea you name it. All came to visit. And it didn’t seam like they are going anywhere.

We stay away from dairy  so we didn’t get to congested but still miserable enough to stay in bad for day or two. This is only for mom and dad while kids were just having mood issues. Great combination. Sick parents and grumpy kids.

We were super fortunate to have two amazing ladies, Budist monks, the master and her disciple bringing all kinds of treat for us. They made sure we felt like at home. My heart is swelling from love.

Anyway, I wanted to tell you what was the best natural remedy we used to get rid of the flu. Well not really get rid of it but almost completely get rid of the symptoms. You can’t really get rid of the flu, you know that. Right!?

It wasn’t my favorite lavender or osha root. Neither was CD or Epsom salt baths. Best and very simple to use were simply ginger tea made form fresh ginger root and THIEF’S oil. It was enough to put some on my throat, spine and lower back, some on the feet and forehead, few drops on the scalp and cough will stop and I can have sound sleep. With kids was even easier. Little bit on their chest and feet was enough to calm everything even their temper when upset. (Common side effect of the flu or cold).  Everyone simply must have this oil in their home! It is so good.

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Recipe:

40 Drops of Clove Essential Oil

35 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil

20 Drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil

15 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

10 Drops of Rosemary Essential Oil

 

Mix this mixture with 1 to 10 or stronger but not stronger than 1 t0 4 base oil (I use Olive or Sesame oil) for general use.

Stay healthy. Cheers and blessings.

 

Just saying hi

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It was a while since I posted something. It’s been crazy here. I feel it is crazy everywhere I look. As our human lives are transforming I see all my friends, brothers and sisters on this beautiful planet going through beautiful change. What I see is beautiful struggle. I say beautiful because it brings us closer. To our selves and to each other. It is not easy and not necessarily pretty  but sure it’s beautiful. That’s why I want to say hi and to thank to you all for being here with me now here on a social media, in my neighborhood, in my town, country…on this Blue Planet.

I simply can’t post photos without saying this hi to you. I love you and I thank you for being love and make me feel the love you all radiate.

Enjoying seeing our oldest having his morning meditation on the trampoline.

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We are in China!

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China, day 4.

There is not turning back now. Somewhere on the other side of the World, long, long, time ago.  5 days to be exact. I  acted so cool like I have everything under control. No one could tell that I was nauseated and my tummy was so upset. I was hiding it well. Or at least I think I did.

Anyway… The fact that everything will change in matter of hours was extremely painful.  Everything within or better say the part that didn’t want to change, was screaming  NOOO!  The part that say no to everything new and want to hide and stay in his old,  ‘I like it the way it is’ cocoon.  It was contemplating some kind of miracle to save it from the new and the journey ahead. While at the same time miracle WAS happening right in front of it’s nose and it still does.

You see, I was stuck. I needed the change. I needed to let go of so much of my self that wasn’t needed anymore. I needed to let my true self be more in charge and for that I needed the change on every level it seams.

I also wanted new spacious home. Nice and clean, new preferably. Eco and green. I wanted slower, more relaxed way of leaving. Not so much driving in the van ( U.S. moms can relate ) I wanted more ‘free range’ type of children’s education. More kids around spontaneously playing and exploring the nature. Organic fresh food on demand. More time for meditation, yoga. Less distraction.  Like easy access to snack food to the local health food store and social media. Well….I got it all but never I expected to be…well in China!

As soon as we landed, all fears were gone. I am safe. It is ok. Peaceful sort to speak. Big. Huge, kinda empty airport in Beijing was neat. Kids were tired but in good spirit. They let us go ahead the domestic line. Which was pretty cool when you know as foreigner one needs to go to foreigners  line. Much, much longer one!  Anyway….We are safe. It is ok. Peaceful.

Eco Village plus educational/spiritual center needs us. We need the Village and it’s way of living even more. It is good. It is big. It is clean. At least for the Chinese standards it is. I am realizing more and more there is no clean spot on the Earth until there are corners of our beings to be polished…

Now we need to go ahead and do the work we came to do. Yole – Husband is designing and taking care of business and developmental aspects of this place. It is called Stone Village in the district of Stone House. 80km north from Beijing.

I will be working on my Well Being course while establishing  Yogi Cookies production. Teaching yoga and English to the kids while my kids will be focusing on learning Chinese, archery, calligraphy and music. Lot of out-door time.

We are safe. It is ok. Peaceful. It is good. It is big….well it is clean where we are.

All is good.

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Living + dining room

 

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Carrots harvest

 

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There are 6 wells out side in the park. All hand made.

 

img_1905-1These are so delicious. Plant is super tall and so decorative. On the picture below it covers parts of construction on the side. It still produces abundantly.

 

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Edible garden with back choy, cilantro, chard, different kind of greens, salad greens…

 

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Walk to the greenhouse.

 

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Yin Yang children playground.

 

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Outdoor cooking thing…something like barbecue Chinesse style. You can see that woks go form biggest to smallest…Neat.

 

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More of playground…

 

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