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Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 47, Day of Compassion

November 28, 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 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…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 46, Soul Coach

November 21, 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 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.…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 45, Break Through Thinking

November 14, 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 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”…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 44, Trauma and Growth

November 7, 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   155 Passengers and crew members who were being rescued from the aircraft landed on Hudson River   Shortly after taking off from La Guardia at 3:24PM, the engines of the US Airways Flight 1549 were suddenly shut down. Captain Sullenberger (“Sully”) quickly realized that a flock of Canadian geese were the cause of the aircraft suddenly losing power while flying over New York…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 43, Hands of Avalokiteshvara (the Goddess of Mercy)

October 31, 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       One night in December. There was a house beyond a country road, that emit light in the middle of cold biting winds. The warm light came out of the seemingly affluent farm house.  Compared with the outside harshness, the light looked especially warm and welcoming.  A young woman came out of darkness, and quietly approached the farm house. There she placed…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 42, 10% Happier

October 24, 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   Dan Harris on ABC news during his panic attack episode Dan Harris worked for ABC news for over 20 year began his TV journalist career when he was 28 years old. Being ambitious and hardworking, Dan volunteered to participate in hardship assignments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the West Bank where the US were involved in dangerous conflict areas. During this time, he was…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 41, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

October 17, 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 One of my favorite yoga teachers in Hawaii is named Martha. She is an absolute beauty, not just because of her physical beauty seen in her long flaxen hair, flexible body, and smooth tanned skin but also in her friendly and charming personality. She once shared with the class that her ethnic background included everything from white, Portuguese, Filipino, and Chinese-Indian Malay. Normally yoga…

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…