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Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 40, Cracked Jar

October 10, 2021

[ 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       This story originated in India. Long time ago, a male servant known as the bearer had to fetch water from up the stream a few times every day. In order to do this, he balanced heavy jars on his shoulders which were attached to the ends of the wooden pole. Due to the intense hot climate in this part of…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 39, Forgiveness

October 3, 2021

[ 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 The mother slapped his son’s murderer on the gallows.   Samarth’s life in a small town of Northern Iran had been a rather normal one. But everything changed when one day, when her 18-year-old son Abdullah was stabbed in the heart by his friend. Her high school aged son was no longer breathing by the time he arrived at the hospital. The murderer…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 38, Inner Child

September 26, 2021

[ 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 Marie’s photography Marie told me that it was about 69 years ago that she was born in Paris. Her mom later remarried an American man and the mother and daughter duo moved to New York City when Marie was four years old. Soon after, her brother was born and for some unknown reasons, her new American dad and brother left and she never…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 37, Hero with a Mop

September 19, 2021

[ 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   Hassan Akkad (33) was a high school English teacher and an amateur photographer in Damascus just before the civil war broke out in Syria around ten years ago. Today, he serves as a part of the cleaning staff at a hospital in Leytonstone, roughly 30 minutes east of London, UK.    At the entrance of the hospital ward where he works, a…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 36, Resilience

September 11, 2021

[ 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 new NYC firefighter Scott and his father Scott who lost life at the September 11 Attacks Photo: New York Times ,September 24, 2019 Brittany was a 5th grader at the time of the incident. It was during her English class when she felt a sudden jolt within the building. It was around this time when a classmate screamed, “look outside! Look! Look!”…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 35, Ox Herding

September 5, 2021

[ 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 Zen Buddhism speaks on an ox herding story which describes the process through the path of enlightenment. The story is rather simple and describes the relationship of an ox (enlightenment) and the boy (self) throughout a series of ten stages. A Zen monk named Kaku An illustrated the path to enlightenment during the Northern Song dynasty (10th-12thcentury).   I became familiar with the…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 34, Blue Zone

August 30, 2021

[ 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 Journalist and New York Times best-selling author, Dan Buettner along with the demographic research team studied villages all over the world to discover the secret to longevity. The team specifically looked for the secrets among centenarians (a person who is a 100-years or older). They studied their higher quality of life that is without diseases including heart failure, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and obesity.…

Stories from Dr. Yukari #33 Love Sponge August 22, 2021

August 22, 2021

Care-giving < = > Heart-giving   It is estimated that over 40 million people in America are caring for a loved one at home. Every day, we see many instances where caregiving is done without pay. For example, in 2015 there were roughly 300,000 breast cancer patients in America who were all being cared for by their spouses. The data also showed that roughly 25%-35% of the caregivers are suffering from anxiety or clinical depression according to Dr. Frances Lewis, a Nursing Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle.   In many families in Hawaii within our Asian/Pacific Island culture, we see a steady increase of giving family care…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 32, Do it Anyway

August 15, 2021

[ 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 Kent Keith was born in New York, he moved around a lot because of his father’s work in the US military. By the time he was in high school, he was in Hawaii and had just graduated from Roosevelt high school. He always expressed an interest in various grass roots movements focused on improving social justice. He even organized groups to support…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 31, Spirit of Naginata

August 8, 2021

[ 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     For 50 years, Master Hanae Miura taught a traditional martial arts form called Naginata to American students in Hawaii. She never once charged her students ranging from young to old, for the knowledge and skills of Naginata. Her decision to not charge her students came from her belief that disciplines of the feudal martial arts cultivates Japanese spirits for generations and…