[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] 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: Stories from Dr. Yukari Reverend Martin Luther King and Thich Nhat Hanh   A young man went to a special retreat for Vietnam War veterans in Northern California. The quiet man was still in his late 20’s at the time.  He returned from the war almost with no physical injuries, but he was both emotionally and mentally disturbed suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He was on…

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  Eating and digesting cannot be thought of separately in Ayurveda. Digestion is based on your digestive fire, agni in Sanskrit, and it is recommended to eat by monitoring your condition of agni. Agni is said to be located in your stomach area. Agni is like a fire. It can get stronger or weaker depending on what you eat and what you experience.   Stable Agni will bring you to a healthy life in the long term. When agni is stable, you can digest your food easily and will not feel any constipation, gas or bloating. Not only that, agni plays an important role in digesting your emotions. When your…

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Ayurveda talks a lot about food, and it is one of the main principles of Ayurveda. Food is called Ahar in Sanskrit. If you have heard of Ayurveda, you might feel it is complicated to follow along, but it is actually very simple! Below are  basic guidelines to follow.   Eat when you can digest. Eat the quantity you can digest. Eat what you can digest.   Below is a quick explanation of what to follow.    Eat when you can digest. For each meal, make sure to have enough time to digest in between meal times. It is said to take 4 to 6 hours to digest one meal.…

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  We all want to feel well. That’s probably one of a few things we can agree on across the nation. However, how do you answer when someone asks you, “are you healthy?”. Do you answer based on your lab test results, or perhaps today’s mood?    In Ayurveda, health comes within. Health is defined by three aspects of our life, which are physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. The name of “Ayurveda” is composed of two words. It is the combination of “ayur (life)” and “veda (science or knowledge)”, and is said to have been practiced for over 5000 years. Ayurveda sees humans as an eternal self, so following Ayurveda…

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[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] 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: Stories from Dr. Yukari While people in Hawaii wear aloha shirts and boardshorts during the holidays, they still show their holiday spirit by decorating and preparing holiday gifts under a “tropical” Christmas tree. The on-going pandemic did not stop busy mall-goers from doing their shopping along with the flood of online orders arriving at our front doors.  In Nancy Gavin’s house, preparing holiday decorations and giving gifts…

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[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] 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: Stories from Dr. Yukari Franz Schubert composed a piece titled, Swan Song based on the famous legend that a swan sings beautifully once before its death. When Ben in Bradford, a small town in England started the Swan Song Project with the familiar concept in mind.  Before Ben’s grandmother passed away, she was suffering from Alzheimer’s for many years. Towards the end of her life she lived…

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[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] 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: Stories from Dr. Yukari 23 years ago on a cold morning, Jill Bolte Taylor (37 years old at this time) woke up in the middle of the night with a severe headache. It felt like someone was squeezing her temples so hard where she could feel sharp pain behind her left eye. She compared shock of a feeling to what one feels when they swallow something extremely…

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[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] 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: Stories from Dr. Yukari Kelly never took an in-person psychology class nor an online class, but she was very interested why people behave the way they do which led her to sign up for a free class. The instructor was a professor at Wesleyan University located in Connecticut which was very far from her home in London. Despite the class not being in-person, Kelly was rather surprised…

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[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] 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: Stories from Dr. Yukari Anthony Mahavoric was born and raised in California and was the oldest of three brothers from a poor family. Their mother was addicted to alcohol and drugs and frequently became physically and verbally abusive. She struggled to control her emotions and would even physically punish her children by shoving soap into their mouths or banging their heads against a wall until they bled.…

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[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] 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: Stories from Dr. Yukari Fumihiko Iida is a professor of business management and administration at a national university in Japan. His original research focused on how business people could motivate themselves to become an effective manager. He was particularly interested in finding out how people feel ikigai in their work.  Through his research, he discovered a type of hypnotherapy which helps people see “beyond time and place”…

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