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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…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story #20-1, Giving & Receiving Help

May 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     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…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story #19-2, There is a hole in my sidewalk

May 16, 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     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…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story #19-1, There is a hole in my sidewalk

May 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   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…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story #18-2, Nagomi – A Japanese hospice and foster care home

May 9, 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     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…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story #18-1, Nagomi – A Japanese hospice and foster care home

May 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   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…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story #17-2, Super Senior

May 2, 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   Burt is playing and singing Casa Blanca   Burt Goldman was 19 years old when he left his hometown and enlisted as a young soldier to fight in the Korean war. He was later stationed in Hawai’i where he was introduced to the Asian and Hawaiian spiritual worlds. In Hawaii, he learned about Hawaiian healing arts from a Kahuna. Back in California,…

Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story #17-1, Super Senior

April 29, 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   Burt Goldman Artwork: http://www.burtgoldman.com/   A screen full of colors dancing in the flower field, or maybe you see an imaginative forest. Perhaps, you visualize a nostalgic dream with streaks of white and orange with a subtle light in the back. This delightful painting is the artwork of an amateur artist, Burt Goldman.   Burt was never taught how to paint. He…

Dr. Yukari’s Listening Lounge #16-2, Never Give Up

April 25, 2021

[ Dr. Yukari’s Listening Lounge ] Consultations will be available to discuss your challenges and worries faced in daily life involving family, relationships, anxiety, stress, grief & loss. The first 2 sessions are free of charge. Contact us at the address below for any questions or to reserve your 60-minute zoom session. Email: info@honolulumyohoji.org 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: Dr. Yukari’s Listening Lounge     After the defeated duo returned home to Maryland, the junk yard owner hired…