As I travel about the world, I feel it is becoming difficult to catch my breath! Even now, I am writing this post while on my way back to Narita airport after one night in Tokyo. Next I will be in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Whew! :)

The opportunity to see so many places, and meet so many people is incredible. But, like everything else in life, it comes at a price. The physical and mental toll on my body is extreme. Returning home to LA for four days earlier this week actually felt like a vacation! And I am thankful that I was able to recharge my batteries a little and squeeze in an acupuncture treatment with Dr. Wu (my Taoist monk guru and friend). I was also able to begin a new vitamin regiment, recommended by an awesome healer I visited in NYC (the incredible Ms. Heidi Lovie!).

The message is that it is incredibly important to take care of yourself. Without doing that, we are incapable of enjoying ourselves or helping others.

Fortunately, I was able to see the cherry blossoms in bloom at Oena Park in Tokyo during my brief visit (pictured). I was struck by the beauty of the tree in the midst of the hectic city. The beauty, calmness, and stillness of the tree created an oasis that so many people were drawn to appreciate. I think the critical question is how can we become more like this cherry blossom tree?

Photo source: my mobile phone