Events, News Articles

Quarantine or Shelter-in-place – Here are things you can do at home

美國政府一開始對如何控制疫情的反應太慢, 現在可能自覺了卻又反應太激烈, 這我無法控制, 所以不予置評. 新聞媒體的標題為了吸引大家的注意, 多半太聳動卻不是實話, 而很多人似乎就看新聞標題而已, 要嘛沒有仔細把英文新聞全部看完, 要不看別人寫什麼就照抄, 因為我看到一堆朋友臉書上都寫著北加州封城. 我實在看不下去了, 所以寫這篇來灑一下消毒水!!!!

英文新聞原文 / 部分新聞的中文翻譯 (好康媽的加州休息站)

北加州 ” 沒 有 封 城 “, 只是(Shelter-in-place)就地避難

拜託各位, 英文新聞乖乖看完, 不要加入自己的情緒或理解, 因為大規模恐慌就是這樣開始的. 從大陸疫情開始發展至今四五個月, 我對自己在網路上寫什麼和轉貼什麼是非常警慎小心, 也對別人貼什麼, 我選擇讀哪篇文章也很小心, 因為我能做的, 就是不要製造出更多的害怕和恐懼, 並且讓自己保持在某種程度上的冷靜.

新聞不用一直看, 知道哪裡又有確診的人或者死亡人數又怎樣, 我們能做和應該做的, 就是常洗手, 想戴口罩就戴, 多喝水和吃維他命C, 少去人多的地方, 放些輕柔的音樂, 保持情緒穩定, 天氣好就去外面走動一下 (曬太陽有助情緒穩定), 趁這個機會好好陪伴家人, 對別人心存慈悲憐憫 (Compassion), 如果周邊有需要幫助的人 (去餐廳外帶食物, 因為他們也要養家; 替周邊老人去採買), 量力而為, 在網路上警慎發言, 然後就聽天命了.

你讀一堆負面新聞會造成你的情緒起伏, 你一直處在緊張或恐懼的情緒裡, 會讓你的免疫系統降低, 然後你就容易生病, 最後打垮你的未必是武漢病毒, 所以請慎選你所閱讀的東西, 我相信就算你完全不看新聞, 只要做到你該做的去保護自己和周邊的人, 你會安然度過這個疫情的.

May all beings be free from suffering,
May all beings be healthy and happy.

 

市面上買不到乾洗手抗菌噴霧, 沒關係, 自己用精油做. 買不到酒精, 就找酒精濃度最高的伏特加Vodka也可以.

在家閒得發慌, 沒關係, 以下是你上網就可以做的

The Digital Concert Hall now free for everyone The Philharmonie is closed – so we will come to you! The Philharmonie Berlin is closed until 19 April to help contain the coronavirus.
As everyone moves life indoors for a while, more virtual opportunities are being created. You can take an afternoon tour of the British Museum in London, or tune in nightly for a performance streamed by the Metropolitan Opera. And we just discovered that you can still get your fix of nature, too, by taking a virtual walk through the U.S. national parks for free.

 

 

 

小孩無聊, 沒關係, 以下是可以讓孩子上網的

YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS HOST STORYTIME ONLINE!

 

CHILDREN’S MUSICIANS ACROSS THE GLOBE PERFORM ONLINE KIDS CONCERTS!

 

20 VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS TO TAKE WITH YOUR KIDS.

 

上網訂外賣, 送達你家, 就不用出門了.

 

【買菜App攻略】by 矽谷Bonjour

1.Amazon Fresh:全美有whole foods的地區都支援,Amazon Prime會員滿$35免運費,非會員前30天免費試用。蔬果肉品奶蛋品質極新鮮、提供多樣有機商品,價錢和實體whole foods一樣。灣區目前部分地區下單後開始出現「暫無送貨時間」,或者送貨檔期隨時調整,不妨每隔一段時間查看,有朋友就是這樣取得兩小時送貨呢。

2.Instacart:跟全美各大超市 Kroger’s、Albertsons、Costco、Ahold-Delhaize、HEB、Safeway等合作,矽谷南灣還送Sprouts和H Mart。第一次下單免運費,之後$3.99起,加入Instacart Express前兩週免費使用,之後年費$99,多數超市滿$35免運費。目前南灣 H Mart和 Sprouts下單後顯示暫無配送時間,Sprouts店經理說最快一週內會好轉。

3. Google Shopping (Google Express):送貨範圍廣,和Costco、Target和Ranch 99等合作,適合大量購買Costco,懶得自己搬的人,產品單價偏貴,可能有額外運費。多數滿$35免運費,生鮮菜品類的選擇較少。以前送貨1-7天內,目前配送狀況約10天。

4.Shipt:支援全美的超市代購,美東和中西部為主,包括Fairway Market、Morton Williams、Safeway、Smart & Final等,美西也送Ranch 99。生鮮蔬果肉、熟食點心到日用品都有,年費$99、前兩週免運費試用。送貨一般兩天,灣區目前Ranch 99和Safeway排到至少一週後或暫無配送時間。

5.Safeway Delivery:滿$30提供送貨或自取,貨品齊全,蔬菜水果、生鮮肉品、飲料乾貨都有,服務地區:加州、亞利桑那、馬里蘭州、維吉尼雅州和華盛頓州,多數地區出現延遲狀況,商家表示一週內會補足。

6. Weee:支援舊金山灣區、西雅圖和洛杉磯。菜品齊全,蔬果生鮮、熟食奶茶外賣應有盡有,價格和亞洲超市差不多,蔬果品質蠻新鮮。可參考促銷、熱賣商品或新品專區再下單,首單減$10。以前是隔天送達,灣區我前天早上訂購下週可到府,昨天下午訂顯示10天後抵達。

7. Yamimeal:支援舊金山灣區、洛杉磯、斯托克頓市和波特蘭。下載App後輸入SJ在搜尋欄,就能看到SJ Distributors超市,以各式亞洲海鮮肉品為主,也有蔬果乾貨。海鮮價錢相當吸引人,蔬菜比一般亞洲超市稍貴。App操作介面還算好用但有改善空間,目前灣區配貨速度相當快,我15號傍晚下單,顯示隔天下午三點前能送達。目前提供額外5%折扣。

8. Imperfect Foods:把外表有瑕疵但品質好的食材做處理,以較便宜的價格販售,可選擇每週送一次或兩次的訂閱宅配。有生鮮蔬果、肉類、零食乾貨等。新用戶還能收到貼心的食譜建議和小卡片。免年費,運費按距離計算,價格跟Walmart差不多,目前送貨速度較不受疫情影響。

9.FreshDirect:提供新鮮、高品質食材,涵蓋紐約、康乃狄克、紐澤西、賓州、跟華盛頓DC地區。以周到貼心服務聞名,例如捕撈季節開始時會通知顧客,送貨時配合顧客固定指定送達時間,並考量美東嚴峻天氣狀況。運費依照地區而定,紐約$30起運費約$5.99,會員年費$129可無限次下單不收運費。

10.FreshGoGo:美東最大的華人生鮮送貨務,配送紐約、紐澤西、波士頓、賓州和華盛頓地區等,且包含餐廳美食。有自家配送和採購團隊,冷凍食品包裝非常細心,不必擔心運送過程食物變質。分為送貨到府和到貨自提,每單固定運費$10,冷藏食品加收$1。以前通常晚上10點前下單,隔天能收到。

11. Peapod:美東和中部城市為主,芝加哥、紐約、紐澤西、康州、馬里蘭、賓州等地區,提供各式生鮮蔬果肉品和Meal Plans。年費$119無限次送貨,若選周二到周四送貨,年費$55,相當實惠。目前因疫情供貨短缺,暫不提供取貨服務。

12. Jet City Grocery:Walkmart旗下的送貨服務,以前以家居產品為主,現在還提供買菜,而且無需手續費,$35以上免運費,不採會員制度。雖然部分商品價格貴了一點,但客服迅速、支援免費退貨,可以把握免手續費時窩在家買買菜跟零食。

 

看看歷史, 這一切都將會過去.

Health & Beauty, People

Hamilton Family Chiropractic Center in Campbell

(中文版在英文版之後)

A good friend of mine and her husband are seeing Dr. Colleen Conger-Brass and Dr. Michael Brass for their chiropractic needs for about a year now.  She was sharing their experiences with me while we went for a hike last year.  She told me that they are not your typical Chiropractor Doctors because they have a system that incorporates a healthy diet, right exercises, educational workshops, and you need to go see them a few times a week plus they don’t do advertising, all by patient’s referrals.  That sounds very interesting because I have been seeing different Chiropractors from time to time for about 20 years now and I haven’t met anyone like that. So I ask her to tell me more.  She said, they do once a month presentation with a free dinner in a restaurant in Cupertino and she asks me if I want to go (it happened to be two days later, what a great timing). I figure sure, why not.

So I went to dinner with my friend and her husband and two other her friends.  When I saw my friend’s husband, he looks great. He told me that he lost 25 lb in three months because of all the spine adjustments, change the diet, the education he got and the exercises he has been doing.  I was very impressed. The presentation was done by Dr. Colleen Conger-Brass which was very well organized (you can tell they have been doing this for a very long time, maybe with some business coaching help as well). The dinner was ok but what they offer for that night was attractive – $57 for a set of x-rays of your spine.  For all the Chiropractor Doctors I have seen in the past 20 years, I don’t remember anyone of them has taken my spine x-rays. They just asked me how I feel or where do I feel pain and then they checked and adjusted me, and that was it. I may need to go back once a week if the condition was bad or maybe once a month to maintain or however long I want. So I thought, $57 for x-rays and two visits were very generous (of course I also know that is a sales technique to keep you interested) but what do I have to lose since that x-ray alone is well worth it.

We all know that our health is VERY IMPORTANT and it didn’t really matter how much money you have because you can’t really buy health back (think Steve Jobs or any other very wealthy people that you know).  We often spent our time working hard in order to make more money because we think money can buy many things to make us happy.  That’s true to a degree but how much is enough and the happiness that money can buy last for how long? We really don’t NEED much to be happy but we WANT too much and care too much on how others think of us. That’s a very tiring way of living, don’t you think?

Anyway, what I want to say is that taking care of our health is very important. You need to do it NOW not later, not when you make enough money, not when you have time, not when you are sick.  You just need to do what you can right now because you don’t know if you have a second chance for that. I think I have been quite responsible for my health, maybe not 100% but 80%?? Ok, maybe 70% now since I fired my personal trainer at the end of October and I haven’t exercised since. You know I believe everything happened for a reason. If not because I am taking Medical Hypnotherapy right now and in one of the chapters talks about our brain, spine, and Vagus nerve system, I didn’t know how important my spine is. The Vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body, from the brain stem (back of the neck) down into the digestive system, connecting most of our major organs and 75% of its function is for sending signals from the brain to the organs it controls.

If that’s the case, having a good Chiropractor Doctor is vital but how many of us really realize that, and have one on top of our head??

So a few days later I went in for my first visit and took 5 x-rays. Then I went in again two days later to see my x-rays.  I wasn’t surprised that my spine wasn’t perfectly curved and lined up (who does in this kind of environment and lifestyle with computer and cellphone activities) but since I know how important my spine and nerves system is, I want to do what I can to make sure it stays as healthy as I can. So the Spinal Corrective Phase is approximately 3 months – 3 times a week adjustments, 1 x-ray (at the end to compare with the first one for comparison), and classes/workshops. They offer a complete examination and any necessary x-ray free to immediate family members within 7 days of initiating care. If you travel, they will increase the adjustment frequency around the travel schedule. They offer 12 months payment plan and offer family discounts. They don’t take insurance because it limits them what they can do for their patients (I kind of understand that).

So I decided to give it a try because I really want to see what a good Chiropractor Doctor can do for me.  On top of that, I am also very curious about what kind of business coaching training did they get so I can use it on my own healing business. Later I found out that they used to associate with a company called Max Living which is started with two Chiropractor Doctors who create The 5 Essentials – a natural and effective way to align your health by integrating chiropractic care with our four other powerful essentials — mindset, pure and simple nutrition, exercise, and minimizing toxins.

. . . It’s been three months now and I got my second set of x-rays to compare. Guess what?? My spine position and curve are way better.

The normal curve for the neck is 45 degrees, shape like a banana.

 

My neck curve was -5 three months ago (14 degrees/31 degrees) and now is +25 degrees (21 degrees/31 degrees).

From the backside view, the Right side is three months ago and the Left is after (the blue line is where the center should be, the red show how much my spine was off the center, especially, on the lower back).

The past three months I felt the most changes are I sleep better, much regular to go to the bathroom every morning, less pain or discomfort here and there, emotionally stable, and lost weight.  Although I can’t say it’s all because of the spine correction adjustments three times a week since I also do meditation more, cut down sugar/carb/grain, go to bed around 10:30pm for most of the nights, I do believe the spine adjustment has a lot to do with it.

So I signed up for a one-year program and the doctor told me that I only need to do twice a week adjustment but if I want to do three is fine too, as long as I go regularly so the spine can stay in the right place.  They are going to ask me to do more home care exercises, like the cervical traction unit, the Wobble Cushion, and other exercises that would help with spine health. We will get another X-ray after six months.

The next free dinner is on Monday 3/9 @6:30-8:00pm and you can RSVP online at http://www.HamiltonDinner.com

去年底我跟一位朋友去健行的時候聊到她看整脊醫師將近一年的經驗, 我自己平常也會去找整脊師, 但不固定. 朋友跟我說他的整脊醫師跟一般的不同, 因為他們不但管你的脊椎, 還管你的飲食和運動, 還要上課, 因為他們認為身體健康是全方位的, 而且效果會更顯著. 他說他和先生一週去整三次, 三個月就有明顯改變, 這讓我很好奇, 他說他們不做廣告, 每個月有一次的免費晚餐講座, 是他們唯一的廣告, 我想說來去看看, 也沒損失. 晚餐的食物一般般, 講座也還行, 比較吸引我的是那個脊椎X光片的優惠價格$57 (我當然知道那是紅蘿蔔), 我看了那麼多年的整脊, 沒有一位醫生有提供拍X光片的服務, 也沒有醫生告訴我需要拍, 不過如果從來沒拍過, 就沒個基準可以比較改善程度啊??

我也是因為後來上醫療催眠課程, 剛好提到我們的神經系統, 而脊椎就是神經系統的保護殼, 我們一般人都太低估脊椎的重要性了, 當我們身體疼痛或不舒服, 多半都是先去看家醫, 而不是去看中醫或整脊醫師, 西藥就是毒藥啊!!! 我的脊椎X光片顯示, 我的頸椎弧度是負五度 (健康的應該是正45度), 胸椎和頸椎也有點走位, 我平常排便很不正常, 好幾天才一次, 身體總是這裡痛或那裡不舒服, 不至於痛到我想去看醫生, 所以多半就是偶而去整脊, 會舒服一些, 所以後來我就想試試三個月的療程, 看看我的脊椎, 在一週三次的調整下, 外加一些飲食上的調整 (減少澱粉, 穀類等會變成醣的食物攝取), 身體可以有哪些改善.

我是去年11月開始的, 12月回臺灣一個月, 然後今年的一月和二月, 每週三到四次的整脊, 可能我本身的健康狀況還不錯吧, 所以第一個月結束時並沒有很大明顯的轉變, 但是睡眠似乎有好一些, 然後我就回台灣了, 但是當我從台灣回來後, 很多朋友都說我瘦很多 (可是我也沒有運動, 在台灣的飲食你也知道, 完全沒在控制),  回美後又開始每週三到四次的整脊, 一月後我就開始早上會想排便, 雖然沒有每天, 但是一週有三四天也算是很大的進展, 然後開始覺得有精神, 情緒也變得穩定很多 (開始冥想打坐也有幫助), 然後二月又過去了, 終於到了要再拍脊椎X光片, 看看三個月的成效, 結果我的頸椎從負五度變成正25度 (雖然離健康的正45度還有一點距離), 胸椎和頸椎也非常接近正常的位置, 醫生比我還高興, 他們蠻驚訝我頸椎的進步程度 (該做的脊椎運動我都沒有乖乖做, 所以這樣的結果我很滿意了).

所以我又繼續一年的保養療程, 醫生說一週二次 (我要去三次也可以), 但有增加幾個針對我的脊椎狀況, 可以在家做的運動, 六個月後會再拍一次脊椎X光.

三月份的免費晚餐講座是週一 3/9的晚上六點半到八點, 你可以自行報名參加, 上網站 http://www.HamiltonDinner.com

 

Calligraphy, Events

When Calligraphy Encounters Modern Poetry by H. Philip Hsieh

H. Philip Hsieh and I both studied Chinese Calligraphy under Master Chang, Mei-Chu but he is my senior by more than ten years. He gets ideas from his daily life and when he travels and writes them up as modern poems in Chinese.  Then, he uses his strong Chinese Calligraphy foundation with creativity to showcase his poetry in a very modern way.  I really love how he interpreted traditional Chinese Calligraphy and give it a new twist – on how it’s framed, on how he wrote, on how the layout of the words, on what type of papers, the color of the ink, etc. This is NOT your typical nor traditional Chinese Calligraphy.

And the Japanese flower arrangement accompanies around the calligraphy is another highlight of the show. At his talk, he told us that he started learning Calligraphy when he is 55 years od and start writing poetry when he is 60 years old.  When I heard that, I was shocked.

Waterfall

His grandson learning swimming and he looks like a fish in the pool so he wrote a poem in a fish shape.

Remember to check out his Exhibit Catalog because it’s a beautiful layout, and printed.

Exhibition Dates: 2/22-3/1, 2020

Mon-Fri 10-4pm / Weekend 12-4pm

His talk on his calligraphy and poetry journey in English is on Saturday 2/29 at 2pm.

Location: The Dynamic Foundation 2185 Fortune Dr, San Jose 95131

 

想學書法課的人請與師母聯絡 408-771-2995 陳慕真

Events, Vibrational Sound Therapy

Fundraising for Children in Burma – Guided Meditation with Sound Bath in Redwood City

My client brought her friend Rebecca to attended one of my group Sound Bath. She liked so much that she wants to share it with more people and she asked me if I am interested.  (here is her blog post about her experience) She told me she co-founds a non-profit to raise funds organization called Jezuba to provide solar LED lamps to school children in a Burmese off-grid rural community. She was planning to do a fundraising event and ask me if I would be interested in offering a Sound Bath session. I said, Sure, how about make it two sessions!!! 🙂

So please come support this good cause, and share this wonderful event with your friends, family, and neighbors.  You can RSVP at https://www.jezuba.org/store/p258/Guided_Meditation_with_Sound_Bath.html

我的音療個案 M. 每個月不但來做一對一的療程, 還有每個月的團體療程, 有一次她帶她的主管兼朋友R.來參加團體療程, R.事後跟她說她非常喜歡, 於是她來找我聊聊. 她告訴我她是緬甸華僑, 在緬甸出生長大, 她成立了一個非營利組織Jezuba (緬甸話的意思是”謝謝你”), 幫助緬甸的藝術家和手工藝品出售他們的作品, 義工帶領工作坊, 他們重視下一代的教育和自然環境, 目標是提供太陽能LED燈給在偏遠地區的學校.

希望你們能來支持這個募款活動, 並把這個募款活動分享在你的臉書和其他網路社交平台, 你的朋友, 家人, 鄰居, 請大家共襄盛舉, 一起來享受一個放鬆美好的週六下午. 你可以上網報名https://www.jezuba.org/store/p258/Guided_Meditation_with_Sound_Bath.html

感謝你們!!!

Sabrina

2/29 後記: We had a total of 28 people who attended. Thank you all for your support!!!