When was the last time you looked at yourself really closely in the mirror?
I get it.
When I got 30 and up, looking at myself in the mirror made me feel a little uncomfortable. I even found myself avoiding it!
Can you relate?
But after all these years of practicing daily little habits that keep me in shape and stay healthy and vibrant, I realized that checking myself in the mirror is the most precious gift you can give yourself.
You may probably already noticed that when you go to the doctors, in this day and age, many doctors even don't see your face or body. They just read the numbers and prescribe medicines...
So what can you do to protect your health with simple daily care?
Watch this video to learn the 5 facial points you want to check every single morning.
As you practice it daily, your skill of observing yourself will improve dramatically.
And you know what? You'll get to love yourself even more.
Take time and allow yourself to see your...
Have you recently tried to save a little animal that you met by chance?
This week’s story is about a baby Falcon.
When I heard this story from Vivianne, a dear client of mine, it suddenly warmed my heart.
I know I needed to share this beautiful story with someone who might be waiting to hear this message from me. Maybe it’s you …, maybe not ...
But when I sat in front of the camera, the words didn’t come out easily. I stuttered a lot, trying to find the right words. I kept checking in my emotional vibe, thinking whether I was conveying my energy of gratitude in a way that you can receive.
I did terrible in the video, but here it is.
Because I believe that you might be the one who needs to hear the message.
It may sound like a sad story to you. But it’s NOT.
The lessons I learned…
Whenever you give out of pure unconditional love, somebody will receive that energy from you.
Your energy flows. Let...
Have you ever had a moment when you felt like this?
If you're already noticing that "you're not present," let me applaud you. Because many people don’t even recognize what they are doing.
Back in my corporate days, one time, I had lunch with my close friend. But I didn't remember the conversation with her or even what I had on my plate!
Because I was out of focus, thinking about the frustrating conversation I had with my boss just before I met her...
Can you relate?
How about you? Are you being in the moment when you are having conversations with your spouse, kids, or your family over dinner?
Have you considered that feeling present is a choice...
Yes, we can make a choice at every moment...
But it's not easy ...
So, what can we do instead?
Check out this short video.
When you watch this video, you'll know how to be more...
Have you ever dealt with energy vampires? You might see them often around you.
They drain your energy after the conversation and even make you wonder why you feel so low or shaky.
Do you want to know the categories of vampires that drain your energy? How can you take the first step to block those vampires energetically?
Here are the 3 main categories:
The Predator is the category that is very easy to notice. They catch you and have a clear intention to attack you. They send their negative energy to you.
The second category is the Drowning person. They are in such low energy mode and want to grab someone's arm and take that person together down deep.
The third category is the Iago type. These are the people who, on the surface, look nice and kind but have something underneath.
Just think about this…
Who is allowing that to happen? Attracting them energetically?
Check out the full video here, “How to Deal with Energy...
Have you ever had an experience that one word from someone completely changed the way you look at things in the world?
In this video, I talked about the one truth I've learned from my 93-year-old breathing teacher.
Whenever I feel I'm stuck, I always come back to this teaching.
Sending love and respect to all great mothers on this planet!
Sayako, my 83 years-old-mother, is the sunshine of our family. Back in my school days, we used to often go to our favorite Chinese restaurant in Yokohama Chinatown for our family weekend dinner. An old Chinese restaurant owner greeted us. Every time we visited there, he loved to hold my mother’s hands and said, “You are like a Kannon, Goddess of Mercy and sunlight.” I believe he was feeling the warmth and motherly energy in Sayako.
She learned to use her Android smartphone and now communicating with her grandchildren using “LINE,” a popular communication app in Japan. She is our family hub.
When I first shared my intention to retire from the corporate job and enter into a totally new field of business as a coach serving international clients, she immediately supported me and pushed me to go on. She still is my biggest cheerleader.
With my two sisters, we are proud to have Sayako as our...
We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary last week!
We didn’t go out. Just like our regular weekend menu, we had our favorite Sardin fillets with tomato sauce, stir-fried broccoli and lotus root, five grains rice and miso soup, with a bottle of red Spanish wine.
It’s nice to have an anniversary to reflect on our long journey together. But, at our age of 57 and 56, we still believe that our future is much more exciting than the fix old past!
We're grateful for having enough energy and passion for looking forward and support each other to reach for our dreams.
One of the strategies that have been working well for our growing relationship is to celebrate something small every day. When we decide to celebrate something little daily:
You may be doing this already, but if...
Do you feel you have enough energy?
Sometimes we feel we want to have quick access to our energy.
We can breathe deeply, take a walk, jogging, trying some meditation, or fill our stomach with tasty, nutritious plates.
But, one thing that really helps me, and maybe you too is to see the beauty around us. Especially, the bright, vibrant energy of flowers.
Now that Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) season is almost over. This year, I had such a marvelous time with Sakura that I couldn't hold the radiant energy I was blessed to receive from Sakura only within me.
That’s why I created this mini video for YOU to feel that Sakura energy!
I recorded the videos, but the photos were mostly taken by my 89 father, Eiichi, an amateur photographer. During Sakura season, he went out almost every day to the parks and the streets to capture the peak of Sakura. He was receiving and dancing with Sakura energy!
If you sometimes feel you need more energy, go out to find beauty close by. At...
I made countless mistakes during my corporate career. But the one that took my energy away most was this.
After being promoted as a deputy general manager of procurement (the first women in this post) in a major Japanese beverage company, I worked hard until late at night and even over the weekends to build my team and achieve our business goals. I really wanted to be a good leader, a role model for my peer women employees.
But after 3-4 years, I noticed my level of energy has declined even though I kept practicing the breathing method and was still conscious of maintaining my healthy habits. What was happening to me?
I realized that it came from my wrong, old style of thinking; I needed to sacrifice myself, my own joy to be perceived as a non-selfish leader. I put my energy to fill out others' plate and postponed my self-service.
If you're doing this, it won’t last for a long time. Let’s be deliberate in first filing our energy tank and then share it with others!
Do you have a dream? Even a tiny one is OK.
When you achieved your dream, what would that make you feel?
I really thought about this for a while. Do you know what I found?
The utmost feeling of joy, happiness, hope, knowing the greatness in me and others, and all these fulfilling emotions are already within me!
I just needed to think about a daily scene; feeling the loving interactions of the energy that flows naturally between my students and myself when we do the breathing exercise together.
That's so simple! And, I can access this fulfilling feeling anytime I want. Because it comes from my daily activity. Why not use our library of emotions wisely?
What are the highest feelings can you imagine? When you think of having achieved that dream already...
Getting a high-paid job, buying a car, a new house, traveling to Paris, or finding an everlasting partnership...
Can you think of any satisfying emotions that you already felt in the past or you have access right now from your...