I sat with my friend in a well-known coffee shop in a neighboring town of Venice, Italy, the city of lights and water.
In life, being able to remain calm is not only a kind of wisdom, but also a kind of resilience. Learning to keep calm is a valuable asset. It will let you see that once the stormy sea and dark clouds appear in front of you, anxiety and distress not only do nothing to help you, but oftentimes make things worse
People often have a mistaken notion that intelligence is something modern and that the ancients were not as wise as we are now. If you harbor such beliefs, the following words of wisdom from ancient Greek thinkers and the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu should change your opinion.
Several poems in Centuries refer to the Easterner as well as to the changes he would bring to the world. I’d like to analyze three of the poems in hopes they can inspire people and get them thinking about the significance of these prophecies.
People in traditional societies have for centuries used food to treat and prevent health problems of all kinds. The ancient Chinese understood food in relation to the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang—the principles that form the backbone of traditional Chinese medicine.
If you are not used to eating breakfast, and don’t feel hungry in the morning, then start your day with some miso soup or hot milk during the cold weather, and smoothies during the hot weather. Or, simply have a piece of fruit or a little good quality yogurt.
A cup of sour tea may not be the first beverage that comes to mind when you are thinking about having something to drink. But don’t let the name scare you away, because the health benefits of sour tea (aka hibiscus tea) plus its unique taste should be enough for you to at least put it on your “to do” list.