Fresh Flounder with Spinach with Shiitake Mushrooms and Saute Tofu

Fresh Flounder with Spinach with Shiitake Mushrooms and Saute Tofu

There's nothing like an easy to make, easy to eat, healthy Japanese meal that you can make at home! My sister Kari has been the primary cook at home for our aging parents. Our parents are artists and also opened one of the first Japanese restaurants on Long Island (almost 45 years ago!) so amazing taste and impeccable presentation are…
Retire in Mexico: Buying Real Estate Tips

Retire in Mexico: Buying Real Estate Tips

https://youtu.be/L2dgB3Gms0A Have you ever dreamed about buying real estate in Mexico but were too scared? Well, you don't need to be scared anymore. The process is a lot simpler and straightforward than you would imagine. I have been to Mexico a million times (okay maybe not a million but close...) to film episodes of House Hunters International. It has always…
What is Shiatsu Massage Therapy and How It Can Help With Chronic Issues

What is Shiatsu Massage Therapy and How It Can Help With Chronic Issues

My parents are artists. They are also Japanese so it is no surprise that beautiful, simple design and aesthetics were emphasized in our upbringing. In fact, to this day we often hilariously quote my father when we see something ugly.   “Why so uguri uguri?” he would ask. Haha. Yeah, my sentiments exactly. Why as we get older and we need more assistance, does the design often have to be so ugly and institutional looking?
Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Caregiving Strategies

Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Caregiving Strategies

  No one ever wants to get the diagnosis for Alzheimer's Disease.   When my dad was diagnosed in 2016 for frontotemporal dementia, it was a mixture of overwhelm (we have been caring for our mom since 2001 who had a stroke and now has Parkinson's), sadness, anxiety and frustration.   But there was also some relief since we were able to…