[ Dr. Yukari’s Listening Lounge ] Consultations will be available to discuss your challenges and worries faced in daily life involving family, relationships, anxiety, stress, grief & loss. The first 2 sessions are free of charge.  Contact us at the address below for any questions or to reserve your 60-minute zoom session. Email: info@honolulumyohoji.org Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society.  Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Dr. Yukari’s Listening Lounge     The previous story about the Buddha’s unwanted gift is something I wanted to share with a…

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Dr. Yukari’s Listening Lounge Consultations will be available to discuss your challenges and worries faced in daily life involving family, relationships, anxiety, stress, grief & loss. The first 2 sessions are free of charge.  Contact us at the address below for any questions or to reserve your 60-minute zoom session. Email: info@honolulumyohoji.org Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society.  Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Dr. Yukari’s Listening Lounge     The following story is a famous tale from the Buddha about choices.   The Buddha, also referred to…

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Dr. Yukari’s Zoom Lounge Consultations will be available to discuss your challenges and worries faced in daily life involving family, relationships, anxiety, stress, grief & loss. The first 2 sessions are free of charge.  Contact us at the address below for any questions or to reserve your 60-minute zoom session. Email: info@honolulumyohoji.org Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society.  Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Dr. Yukari’s Zoom Listening Lounge     Whether it is in Lakota, English, Hawaiian, Chinese, or Japanese, say the words of gratitude “thank you”…

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Dr. Yukari’s Zoom Lounge Consultations will be available to discuss your challenges and worries faced in daily life involving family, relationships, anxiety, stress, grief & loss. The first 2 sessions are free of charge.  Contact us at the address below for any questions or to reserve your 60-minute zoom session. Email: info@honolulumyohoji.org Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society.  Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Dr. Yukari’s Zoom Listening Lounge     When I was living in a town on the East Coast, I attended a small gathering at…

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It is believed that as the eldest son of a village headman, Tengai’s consciousness as a person of a locality perhaps grew stronger during his studies in Tokyo. When he returned to his hometown at the age of twenty-two, he immediately began activities for its development. He actively participated in such undertakings as the advancement of agriculture and the promotion of river improvement, assumed various posts and at the age of twenty-seven he was elected as a member of the assembe, from his character he gained the confidence of people and began numerous enterprises. His mejor undertakings included the Iyo railway and the Ehime news company. His rising-dragon-like life did not continue…

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A Japan-born client in her late 20’s told me her story:  “I was a good student in school and my hard work often rewarded me with good grades. My teachers and parents were also very proud of me. When I was 21, I was even selected to receive one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded to those coming to the United States. Later, I received my master’s degree in macro-economics at one of the Ivy League schools. I was also very lucky to find a junior economist position at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. After the initial training period, I was also assigned to work in African countries.” To…

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It is known that crustaceans molt many times during their lifetime. In fact, the growth of the animal can only occur through the process of shedding their old exoskeleton in order to form a new exoskeleton. Younger crabs are known to molt more frequently, while older crabs will shed their exoskeleton less often. For example, when a crab is a baby they are often molting around five to six times until they reach adulthood. Furthermore, a king crab has the potential to molt up to 20 times. Their age can be measured by counting the number of times a crustacean molts.   While a male crab may continue molting for…

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Being fully attentive to your current problems can begin with someone actively listening to you discuss your issues. The Maori’s story in the previous post can serve as an example of the strength that comes from simply listening to someone’s words. Deep listening includes everything from listening to the speaker’s emotions, gauging their posture, facial expressions, and even things that are not being verbalized. Expert listeners such as parents, teachers, friends, and clergy persons understand that listening includes consciously seeking underlying needs for the other person. In order to actively listen, we must be aware of the hidden clues including sentence pauses, or even silence. Dr. Mark Brady, a past…

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During this time, Honolulu Myohoji Mission is utilizing an online platform to better reach you. Questions andconcerns may be submitted anonymously, or you can use the link to email: info@honolulumyohoji.org. Dr Yukari to set up a private consultation time. This service is free of charge for the first two sessions and strictly confidential.    From Dr. Yukari’s Listening Lounge Honolulu Myohoji Mission Community Service Project   Story #4-1 Deep Listening   Listening is one of the most important communication skills one can have for life coaching, counseling, parenting, teaching, managing, and customer service. While everyone may be able to hear what others are saying, not everyone can actively listen without judgment.…

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Honolulu Myohoji Mission will collaborate with Dr. Yukari, Psychologist and Life Coach, to offer a safe online space: Dr. Yukari’s Zoom Lounge. For those who are interested, we will be accepting new requests and questions beginning February. Consultations will be available to discuss your challenges and issues faced in daily life involving family, relationships, anxiety, stress, grief & loss. The first 2 sessions are free of charge. Contact us at the address below for any questions or to reserve your 40-minute zoom session. Email: info@honolulumyohoji.org   ~ Stories that open your heart ~ #3-2 YOU: Lessons from Youth to Old Age   Previously, I held sessions with a client who…

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