Old-Fashioned Bali Fried Rice

Delicious! Did you know that the original ancient rice was a dark red color? This nutrient-dense, low-carb “nasi goreng” was enjoyed in Bali before colonial days. Nowadays it’s all white rice. For me it was an eye-opening discovery that red rice has over 5X more nutrients than white rice. Yikes! That’s because polished rice is stripped of its nutritious outer layer of vitamins and minerals during processing, which makes it white.  Red rice is so filling, you’ll eat less and be more satisfied. Although red rice is more expensive than white rice, it is so rich in nutrition, you won’t…

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How Much Sugar Does Your Body Need?

Simply speaking, there are just two kinds of food. NUTRITIOUS food and EMPTY food. The simple story this: Nutritious Food has vitamins and minerals directly from nature. It gives you a long healthy life. Empty Food is high in sugar. It gives you FAST energy, but soon makes you more tired. Our new healing group in Bali will discuss this in our next meeting.  What’s your metabolic lifestyle? This is a choice we make every day between Fast or Slow energy. Our brain and all our body cells need a bit of sugar to function properly. The brain requires about…

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My Past Life as a Glass Jewelry Designer

Stringing beads seemed like an easy job after singing opera. My jewelry studio Marco Polo Designs grew from zero into a nice success selling to glass galleries, especially Las Vegas. I did the business from 1995 to 2009, when I finally sold it to follow my next passion – healing!  There have been so many chapters in my life, I can’t even remember. Each one was a cathartic shift in my focus and life purpose, often punctuated by life-and-death challenges. Sometimes it was an illness, usually a move to a new city or a new country, a loss of family…

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A Traditional Balinese Wedding

If you’ve never been to a WEDDING in Bali, prepare yourself. Balinese marriages are serious business. Once you finish this ceremony, the bond is intended to last many lifetimes. Marriage is considered one of our most important duties, a turning point as two people enter the second phase of their lives. Through marriage, we accept the larger responsibilities of adulthood. We pay our debts to our ancestors by procreating good children. We ensure the continuation of the cultural family lineage.  Hindu weddings are a process with numerous rituals that can take days to traverse. Every custom and practice in a wedding…

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My 1-Minute Turmeric Shot!

When I need an instant energy boost, I stir together this tasty mixture. These 4 ingredients in combination are SO uplifting! Mix together in a glass:  6 oz hot water,  1 teaspoon turmeric powder,  1 teaspoon ginger powder,  1/2 teaspoon black pepper,  1 teaspoon honey,  Stir and enjoy!  Turmeric just might be the most powerful herb on the planet for building a strong immune system. Turmeric and its active ingredient curcumin are the main spice in Indian curries. The health benefits of turmeric are incredibly vast and very thoroughly researched. Here a just a few: Reduces the risk of blood…

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My Past Life as an Opera Diva

A very few friends may remember my past life as an opera diva in Italy. It was a passionate time, an adventure in destiny. Here are the last remaining photos and a playlist of my eight favorite arias. Enjoy the video playlist below.      My opera chapter was a 15-year total immersion experience. After living in the meditation institute for 20 years, my voice was discovered, and I moved to New York City to study with many teachers at the Metropolitan opera. For a few years I had a feeding frenzy in New York with 3 voice teachers, an…

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Falun Gong Practice & Universal Harmony with Master Li Hongzhi

Master Li Hongzhi is the brilliant founder and leader of Falun Gong. Why then, is this spiritual master on the “MOST WANTED” list of the Chinese CCP? The practice of Falun Gong teaches the Qi energy currents and fluids of the body to cycle and move in harmony with the universe, in order to promote balanced health. Once this flow is established in the meridians, then it is possible for a person to work, to study, and to have a family all at the same time. (Like, you know, a “normal” life in the modern world.) Wow! That’s amazing! I believe…

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LONG LIFE FOODS & YOUR BODY pH

Quick Takeaway Is your body pH Alkaline or Acidic? Alkaline feels healthy. Acidic feels tired and stressed. How long do you plan to live?  Your body pH determines your chances of getting sick. With an alkaline pH you can most likely skip diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. We can control our body pH. Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, cucumber, and green beans. In short, fresh vegetables are usually very alkaline. See the list below. Acidic foods shorten your life like sugar, processed flour, pizza, alcohol, and junk food. How to Measure your pH? Use a pH strip in your mouth and…

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Time-Restricted Eating for Anti-Aging & DNA Detox

  Did you know the best way to detox the body and get rid of spike proteins is through Time-Restricted-Eating? WHAT you eat is important. WHEN you eat is equally important for health. Also called “Intermittent Fasting”, it boosts immunity and allows the body to detox naturally. The modern lifestyle accumulates toxins. But detox is not a complicated process. The body naturally gets rid of debris and spike proteins through a process called autophagy. The cell places unwanted material into a “garbage capsule” so it can expel it. Time-restricted-eating is not difficult to do. And it’s FREE!  When we reduce…

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Did you get to WALK and LISTEN in NATURE today?

Some days require extraordinary patience. We each have our own journey in this fast-changing world. As you know, I tend to push to “accomplish” stuff. But some days, nothing works. Nothing feels right. So, maybe it’s telling me to chill out. Maybe it’s ok to plan the day. But then we have to LISTEN to see what is needed in the moment, what is appropriate in the circumstances. Following a plan rigidly can make everything get tied up in knots.  To take a walk in nature and just sit there listening, doing nothing – this usually straightens things out. That’s…

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