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The Spiritual Benefits of Physical Labor
Spirituality may mean many things to many people, but generally, one who is on a spiritual path is seeking a more noble or meaningful existence; wishing to be a better person and have a closer...
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Fates Reversed Instantly When Kindness Prevails
Sometimes, one may suddenly and unexpectedly recover from a serious illness, and we think of it as a chance occurrence; but in traditional Chinese culture, nothing happens “by chance” — there is always a reason...
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Reflection, Gratitude, and a Happy New Year
Welcome to Tea with Erping. Confucius once said, “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ...
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Opium Poppy: The Flower That Revolutionized Medicine, But Fueled the Opioid Epidemic
Recognizable by their delicate, vivid blossoms, poppies are a flowering plant of the Papaveraceae subfamily. Poppies grow all over the world, from the freezing tundra to scorching hot deserts. They can be found in fields,...
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Walking for Wellness: How You Can Benefit From Regular Walks
Besides being the most straightforward and least expensive form of travel, walking serves as one of the most effective types of exercise to improve and preserve one's fitness. Walking is often referred to as "a...
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Aloe Vera: One of Nature’s Most Potent Healing Plants
Aloe vera is a well-known and heavily-studied succulent plant. For centuries, it has been known as  a "wonder plant,'' and applied medicinally for a wide range of conditions, ranging from obesity to burns to dermatitis,...
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Nut Cookies: An Original Recipe for a Low-Carb, Low-Sugar, Full-Flavor Treat
Whether or not you have dietary restrictions yourself, you are bound to have friends who need to avoid certain foods. Refusing foods because of your diet can be embarrassing, painful, and difficult. When someone prepares...
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The Tibetan Singing Bowl: A Spiritual Tradition Nearly Lost
A Tibetan singing bowl has the ability to calm the heart, empty the mind, and teach the Dharma, according to a tradition that was all but lost when Communism arrived to destroy culture and spirituality....
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Outdoor Education: How Open-Air Classrooms Enhance Learning
There was a time when schooling took place largely outdoors, with students seated in open-air classrooms. With no walls to confine them, children were learning their lessons while taking in their wholesome natural environment at...