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What Childhood Games Can Teach Us About Life

My son joined Chess Club at school this year, and really enjoyed it. This was surprising because as a young 4-year-old who wanted to play board games, he would throw a fit every time he lost. To see him growing up to a 10-year-old who loves to play a complex game where there can only be one winner shows how much you can mature in a short amount of time.

Now that it’s summer break, we’re enjoying playing more board games. He was teaching me to play a new game, and I had a “light-bulb” moment. While I lost the game, I asked that we play again. He was surprised, and said okay, so we played again and again I lost. I told him I really wanted to play another round to figure out how to win. He thought I’d want to play something new to see if I could win at something else. That made sense, especially when we think about life and how easy it is to be discouraged and give up when you first don’t succeed at something new.

We played the game three times until I won, and I explained to my son that life is like the games we play. We can get easily upset when we lose, or try over and over again until we win. Or, like he suggested, you can switch to something else. This reminds me of how we have different attitudes in health. We often go through the same cycle as learning a new game: trying something and winning (it works), then doing it over and over again and once we lose, giving up (health changes over time, so if we start to break down, we often give up and accept living with a problem).

Unfortunately, life isn’t as simple as a game with clear rules, players and outcomes. It is far more complicated, especially when it comes to our health. There are different methods of healing, different styles of living and different foods to eat. But, I often find myself thinking with the same persistence: not giving up, and asking for advice from those who have figured things out. That is how I found Hen Sen Herbs.

It is truly a beautiful thing to live in a country with so many health care options. Mind you, they’re not all supported by the health care insurance system, but I am so grateful that we have Traditional Chinese Herbalist, Acupuncture, Massage as well as the American Medical Association practitioners. If life were a game, I’d say we’re fortunate to live in a country with the freedom to choose how to best live our lives.

The Way To Find More Time

Have you ever asked
for more time? Wishing that
the day was longer, and thinking
if I just had more time
than I will finish all the days
work? My father says that
work is always longer than
life. Even if you were not here,
work continues, it never finishes.

Back in the 1980’s as I was studying with my
father, I wasn’t allowed to watch TV, listen to radio or
newspaper or talk on the phone as I was working, it was
a distraction. It helped me a lot to enjoy quiet time and
to focus on my studies. Take a weekend and disconnect
yourself by enjoying quiet time by reading a book or
taking an afternoon nap. All those worries and stress
will fall off your shoulders. I was only 12-years-old
when I developed that good habit. You can build this
good habit any chapter of your life as well.
I really believe that we have to reconnect to
ourselves and overcome a lot of our stress rather than
driving on adrenalin. Stress is a silent killer, it is very
dangerous. Stress has no boundaries and we shouldn’t
feed on it, it’s poison. That is one thing my Taifu Plus
Pills can’t cleanse out, the stress related build up in the
gut. Over these couple of weeks, I had to take the Heart
Tonic due to emotional stress. I do have to say it helped
a lot. I am workable but when it comes to emotional
stress that is something else. You should have it on hand,
I am glad I did.

My father was my idol. He gave me a strong
foundation with great life practices. You must have a
dream, willing to work hard and if you fall, pick yourself
up. There are many challenges but that only makes you
stronger and better.

I love my practice and it is the art of healing.
My patients are strong, beautiful, healthy and full of
life. It’s great to stand with a group of people to inspire
and learn more than to stand alone. Knowledge helps
us make great choices and teaches us to learn from our

I have no good words on stress, only great wisdom
that was given to me. Herbs are there to heal, my
patients are the strong ones, they will drink the bitter
herbs to get well

Love Juli

Happy New Year From Juli

Happy New Years!!!

Isn’t it amazing how fast times goes by? If I had to describe my 2014, it has been a very emotional year and lots of soul searching. Here are a few things that we all should work on:

1. Exercise: Exercise makes all of our internal organs harmonize. Eat fresh foods and foods with lots of fiber. Only when your organs function normally can your body be balanced and stay healthy.

2. Enjoy the happiness within: I was once told that life doesn’t start until we are 60 years old. This chapter of my life, I have to create a balance of work and my family life. After a busy day of work, I like to drink tea, relax and enjoy my beautiful family or go shopping. Nurturing your inner happiness builds your character and prolongs your life. Having time away from electronics is crucial. That means no texting, TV, DS, etc. during your relaxation time. I love puzzles and you might too.

3. Get close to nature: Nature nurtures the soul and makes you feel the balance with the world.
Humans can do remarkable things, we can turn weeds to garden, turn nothing to something, pennies into a fortune. Let us treat each other with respect because we only have one life, one health and while we take care of ourselves we also protect the world we live in.

4. Harmony: My biggest secret to nourishing life is harmony. When dealing with events and people, be humble, be kind, be generous, be grateful and behave harmoniously. My father says to be proper and must have respect for yourself and others.

Get Inspired , create yourself a healthy lifestyle and stand strong. Smile and be proud of yourself of all that you have accomplished this past year, and look forward to how great this 2015 will be – amazing!
I bow to you with great respect.


Juli’s Healthy Living Corner: Why Passion is Important

Juliana of Hen Sen Herbs

Recently, a patient asked me if I could give them longevity. I said, “Give me passion.”
We live, we die, that is life. It’s not how long we live, but how we live it with no regrets. It’s important to treat our body with care, love and most importantly, respect.

Passion the key. With passion in your life, you have a drive to enjoy each day. Your passion doesn’t have to big – it’s personal.  It can be as little as eating a cookie (my favorite Oatmeal Raisin, no cinnamon).  With passion in your life, stress has no room. We all need to day dream and laugh. Give your passions room to fill your life with joy, small and big. With passion, your body become strong and is able to help you enjoy the life you have.

Life is about having a balance, and sometimes not. Why? My passion is so much stronger than stress, it will take a lot to get that stress level up when passion is there.

I love you all and encourage you to live life with Passion, Juli