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Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 28, Image Power

July 18, 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     There was a man in his 30’s, who was still living with his mother working as a bank clerk. Despite being hard-working, he had a difficult time communicating with others. He had almost no friends or had experience with dating. It was common for him to return home from a day of working to go straight to his room and not…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 27, The Story of ER

July 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   This story begins with Er, a soldier who died in a battlefield but miraculously came back to life after nine days.  During those nine days, he was taken to a mysterious place where all of the souls are judged to go up to heaven or hell. After spending roughly 1,000 years in either place, the soul will return to choose the fate…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 26, Archaic Smile

July 4, 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   Miroku Bosatsu  Maitreya Bodhisattva sitting in the half-lotus  At Koryu-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan 広隆寺弥勒菩薩半跏思惟像   Sakura first came to the US to study music during her mid 20’s. Her dream was to teach and heal both children and adults by playing piano. After a few semesters in her master’s program, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. After the diagnosis, her parents rushed…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 25, Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

June 27, 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     Evolution of Neonatal Imitation. Gross L, PLoS Biology Vol. https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1480917   One day, a client shared a story with me about a lady who is a hardworking colleague of hers. They two of them met through the international financial corporation that they work for. While her colleague was both intelligent and hardworking, she noticed that she was very negative about everything…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 24, One last word

June 20, 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     It was nearly 20 years ago when one of the most lethal terrorist attacks took place on September 11th, 2001. Multiple American airplanes with roughly a thousand passengers on board were hijacked by al Qaeda terrorists bound for the twin towers of the world trade center in NYC, the pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Many of the victims left…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story #23, Minimalists

June 13, 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     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…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story #22, Hero’s Journey

June 6, 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     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…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story #21-2, Rachel’s Well

May 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     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…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story #21-1, Rachel’s Well

May 27, 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     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…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story #20-2, Giving & Receiving Help

May 23, 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   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…