Throwing a healthy Halloween dinner party with my future partner in East Asia has been on my bucket list for years. Even when I think that I'm done with vampire concepts, I'm like ehhhh maybe not. It just makes for a good Halloween party, esp in East Asia where all the "vampires" live. Korea alone eats its share of meat (cooked and raw), garlic, and black bean noodles. Japan's islands also have its share of inspiration with squid ink tacos to purple sweet potato ice cream flavors. Don't forget your powerful antioxidant Astaxanthin pill. That could get your menu started right there. Just add some fun games and a music playlist.
Here's my current mood board via A.C.E's recent comeback Teaser. A.C.E is the gift that keeps on giving in 2020. Let's take a thrilling journey to the Halloween dinner party mood board below....
Some Millennials may remember the game "Musical Chairs" growing up. It was another favorite game of mine. It's always a win when you can combine exercise with music.
As I make more time for my creative loves (music and art), I couldn't help but seek out more resources to share with those who are interested in the same. I was listening to a 90s playlist and giggled at how 90% of the songs are just "talk singing" about their day or life.
It really is the easiest way to write a positive and upbeat song to a beat.
This site https://www.musicca.com/tools will allow you to play and learn a variety of beats and instruments to express your day or life.
Writing is a healing and objective approach to gathering clarity about your wants, needs, wishes, and anything in between.
Living in Asia will make you appreciate the simplicity and healthy supply of homemade soups, especially during the Year of the Rat.
Soup is the go to meal when you want to cook, BUT don't really want to cook.
It's great for the elderly as well.
Soup allows you to be creative and work with your natural "grandma" instincts.
You really just need a vegetable or chicken broth, fiber (brown rice or brown rice pasta), veggies, proteins, and herbs and spices.
The anti-aging soup kitchen should have ingredients to take care of your daily recommended needs as well.
* Atleast 1 serving (1/2 cup) of fruits
* Atleast 1 serving (1/2 cup) of legumes (Ex: lentils and/or beans)
* Atleast 3 servings (1/2 cup each) of vegetables
* Atleast 1 serving (handful) of nuts
* Atleast 2 servings of whole grains (Ex: 2 slices of whole wheat bread, 1 cup brown rice, 1 cup of brown rice pasta, 1 cup of whole grain cereal, etc)
* Atleast 2 servings of protein (Ex: 3 oz salmon, chicken, plant proteins, etc)
* 8-10 glasses of water for body hydration
* Healthy fats (Ex: olive oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil)
* Herbs and spices (Ex: garlic, onion, turmeric, thyme, oregano, rosemary, ginger, etc)
Anti-aging add-ons can add to your powerhouse of daily nutrients.
* 10 grams/2 tsp of Collagen powder (often includes Vit C to CoQ10 to More!)
* Kale powder (1 tsp/veggie serving)
* Mixed berry powder (1 tsp/fruit serving)
* Vitamin supplements
When you're in need...
* to do some work
* take a mental break
* calm a child down with more than just a high vibration salad (it works)
* take an afternoon nap
* get your 8-10 hours of sleep
* listen to some relaxing music
Put your headphones on and listen to a 10 hour meditative playlist, Rain sounds via rainymood.com, and/or read my How to Stay Focused post again.
Magnesium powder or chewing a magnesium pill also works fast. ;)
Magnesium is one of the most depleted minerals in the body, esp for smokers and/or stressed out people. I always tell people to get more in their system 1st. People can then re-evaluate their lifestyle choices. Life is nothing but a bunch of choices. Make them chillaxed ones.
Magnesium and Headphones are very much needed to help everyone Keep Calm and Carry On. :)
When you're a chill digital nomad, you really want to explore places that make your work-life balance as nonstressful as possible. That is what set my journey off in 2019 to Asia.
Many people paint images in their head of certain people, places, and things, esp when exploring Asian countries. Many places are great to visit for awhile if you take your needs into consideration though. You just have to weigh the Pros and Cons for yourself.
One place that has always been on my bucket list to explore since Hawaii is Okinawa.
If you've ever explored Hawaii's local areas, you will see a few Okinawan influences
(Example: Okinawan protective Shisa (lion) statues).
It's enough to make you want to explore the Japanese "Hawaii" as well.
Here's some great points about Okinawa's longevity and happiness from their tourism website (https://www.visitokinawa.jp/information/wisdom-of-long-life).
Point A: "Okinawa Prefecture is known for the longevity of its people, but Ogimi Village in the Northern Okinawa Main Island is specifically known as the “Village of Longevity”, and people conscious of their health are becoming more and more aware of Ogimi’s name not only in Japan but throughout the world."
Point B: "When you actually visit Ogimi Village and talk to people, three main components emerge.
1. Our rich natural environment includes the sea, rivers, and mountains, and we live “without worry or hurry,” and relax.
2. We practice a diet that includes a wide range of nutrients from various sources such as meat (animal protein), island vegetables, and fruits.
3. In the spirit of the “lifelong activity”, we participate in the events and social activities of our village."
Point C: "Specifically, comparing the average Japanese meals to the diet in Ogimi, the following four points are obvious. In Ogimi Village,
a) People eat meat often
b) The consumption of green and yellow vegetables is about three times higher
c) The consumption of legumes including tofu is 1.5 times higher
d) They eat plenty of fruits
Eating meat and legumes means eating protein. Protein is a major component of cells and the ingestion of high-quality proteins such as tofu, meat, and milk is believed to improve the function of immune cells. High immunity supports a healthy long life without diseases. As for the consumption of green vegetables and fruits, including carotene (vitamin A) and also nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium, iron, calcium, etc., all are believed to be a factor supporting healthy longevity."
Are you adding Okinawa to your 2021 Bucket List?
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