[ 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     Highschool classmates Ryan and Josh both grew up in households receiving welfare in Ohio. Josh’s mom was a drug addict and Ryan frequently witnessed domestic violence at an early age before his parents got divorced.    Growing up, they had the ultimate goal of making money. They determined that with money comes happiness, or so they thought. In order to bring…

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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     Joseph Campbell, an American scholar of comparative mythology demonstrated a common motif in many cultures regarding the so-called hero’s journey. Examples include a native American boy who survives with a small amount of food in the wilderness where he discovers his protective animal spirit. In certain African countries, girls are confined in a shack away from the village to go through…

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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     A Short film about Rachel’s Well https://vimeo.com/46300983   As soon as Rachel heard of this heart wrenching story, she declared to her mom that she did not need any birthday gifts. Rachel also learned that she could participate in a charity project with as little as $10 through a NPO called Charity Water. Her $10 contribution could help one child by…

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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     It was a few days before Rachel’s Ninth Birthday in Seattle when she heard the story of a 13-year-old Ethiopian girl. Rachel learned that there are some Ethiopians who spend hours in the desert to fetch water by carrying a heavy jar on their backs. With no water systems or fresh water wells nearby, they often have to walk to nearby…

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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   War Bride from Japan   “I don’t have anyone left in Japan or in Hawaii. But, people come to the post office because they send and receive letters and packages from someone.” Sure enough, local people of all different ethnic backgrounds in Aloha shirts, muumuus, or shorts came and went. This is an everyday scene in Honolulu, Hawaii.   “I sit here…

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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     During my time as a student at the University of Hawaii, I saw an ad posted on the bulletin board seeking Japanese-speaking students. I was often discouraged by my weak English-speaking abilities so I was delighted to see the Japanese language as a desired skill.    The ad was seeking help with an oral history project of an aging Japanese Issei…

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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     I first heard of Portia Nelson’s poem, There is a Hole in my Sidewalk during a training that was offered to be substance abuse counselors. After my day job ended, I would attend a night class at the community college on Big Island where I was given the opportunity to study with former drug addicts and reverting addicts.  It wasn’t until…

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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   Portia Nelson: https://alchetron.com/Portia-Nelson-806878-W     Past midnight, on a stage in a nightclub in Manhattan, a female singer sat on the edge of a stool wearing a black dress accompanied by a single long pearl necklace. The middle-aged singer gave a cue to her pianist with one hand, while the other held a microphone. Her velvety voice sang,    “Fly me to the…

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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     I first learned about Kayoko’s hospice practice from a friend whose mother spent the last few months of her life at Nagomi. My friend could not return to Japan to take care of her but instead, her mother received excellent care at Kayoko’s place in Hawaii. I was so impressed that I decided to call Nagomi to request a tour of…

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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   A view from Nagomi Foster Homes, Lanai, Honolulu Hawaii.   A few years ago, Kayoko cared for her mother-in-law until her death which was about eight years ago. Around the same time, two of her close friends passed away in hospice care. While Kayoko herself is a veteran nurse at several hospice locations, the pain and despair she felt from the loss…

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