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...
For my friend, I created a video to show how to gently relieve the pains (neck pains, back pains, joint aches) with deep breathing
I was wearing my down coat to show how to do it outside, but it was too cold!
Make sure to inhale through your nose and exhale from your mouth slowly. Imagine your pain melting down into the ground as you exhale.
Try it when you feel some pains. If you like this video, please share with your friend with your love.
Love to hear your comments. Enjoy your days!
Happy New Year！
2019 is the year of the boar in Chinese Zodiac and often said to represent the meaning of courage and good health.
My new year's resolution is to open up my inner voice and to create and express the things that come out from my sincere passion.
Oh, this requires real courage, and that's why I think it's so timely! But I know, the more I share my thoughts, the more freedom of energy I'd get.
What would be your new year's resolution?
Yesterday, I celebrated my 56th birthday!
"Our birthday is the day we breathed in this world for the first time. So let's celebrate for having received the gift of life", my breathing teacher, now 92 years old, often said on his birthday parties.
I felt the great happiness and appreciation of actually living the life I wanted and being able to take new challenges as a high performance coach and a breathing coach to make the life of the people around me a little better and joyful than yesterday.
This year, thanks to my friends' support, I was able to do a webinar on the career transformation and also completed the 21-Day Challenge of my TRUE Breathing program on my birthday!
My love goes to Yasushi, my dearest husband, my parents and family, my friends and all of you who are willing to share your passion and cheerful messages with the world.
Please give yourself a pat on the back on your birthdays!
Cheers to you!
When I started working for a Japanese corporation at 22, it was still a male-dominant workplace. I had to serve tea twice a day, and I could only begin my real work after 5 pm. I worked until late at night, and I gradually noticed I was suffering from allergic rhinitis. My nose was always running, especially during important meetings where I needed to interpret in front of the directors. It was hard to go on.
I still remember those days, but I feel grateful now because it has given me a life time opportunity to acknowledge the real power of breathing and the energy that we all have. Ever since I got rid of my allergy with the breathing exercise I met, breath has been the core source of my energy.
Now at 55, I feel more energy, full of vitality than in my 20s.
I love my body, and I love myself. I hope you're feeling the same, too!
A reception party for Turkey's Republic Day in Tokyo.
Yasushi, my husband, and I went to the reception party for Turkey's Republic Day in Tokyo. Almost 20 years ago, I asked for one year leave from my company, went to Turkey with Yasushi, and studied for an MBA in Ankara with young Turkish classmates.
I didn't know anything about Turkey, but after learning the Turkish language, the culture, and getting to know beautiful people and the tasty traditional cuisine, Turkey has become my second mother country!
It's so exciting to learn from other cultures to get inspired and challenge your existing beliefs.
Have you ever visited Turkey?
Have you tried edible flowers? Maybe you've had some with your green salads or organic appetizers. In Japan, edible chrysanthemum is our favorite traditional food on the market during autumn.
Rich in Vitamin B2, C and E, and chlorogenic acid, now getting more popular as a healthy food with the benefit of antioxidant protection.
Just boil the flower petals for a few minutes with a spoonful of vinegar, take them out from the boiling water, add vinegar and soy sauce.
I love the color, sweet and slightly bitter taste, and herbal scent of chrysanthemum. Thanks for the breeders worked hard to improve the edible varieties; they bring joy to our senses. I hope you can try them someday, maybe in Japan!
We celebrated my parents' birthdays with my family. My father, Eiichi 89, and my mother, Sayako 83.
I'm the middle of the three sisters, and including my mother, we are still like four high-spirited sisters and going-my-way father. We are so blessed to have the broad-minded parents, always cheering the girls to take in new challenges in life.
Eiichi had a heart pacemaker implant surgery 12 years ago and overcame a stomach cancer nine years ago (took out 2/3 of the stomach). He's now an amateur photographer attracted to express his feelings in the image. Sayako injured her back three years ago but now can move around without much pain. She's an amateur makeup specialist for ladies over 80. A lot of little tricks of covering bruises and wrinkles.
Breathing exercise they continue once a week is helping them, our family, to keep young and generate more energy to feel joy in life!
As autumn deepens, now is the excellent time to think about improving the quality of our sleep.
Dim, soft light before bedtime helps our optic nerve to relax and get ready for a deep sleep. Avoid LED, blue lights, or sharp white lights two hours before sleep.
I got this bed lamp more than15 years ago at a bedclothes store. Before purchase, I was looking for just the right bed lamp for us, and I visualized the shape, the shade, and the weight of my ideal taste. One day, I jumped with joy to find the same light I envisioned. Ever since, still delivering the excellent sleep for me.
What's your favorite bed lamp for your deep sleep?
Do you use a TODO list?
I used to list up 20 TODO items in the morning, chased by the meeting after meeting schedule as a deputy general manager of a procurement division. Unexpected claims from marketing and sales divisions got in the way so I couldn't complete all. I felt ashamed, feeling not enough. The heavy cloud of lack was taking my energy.
After learning the habits of the high performers from the book and the online course, I changed my strategy. Every morning, I wrote down the top three projects that were important for me to give focus. Also, I made sure to include the one that was coming from my heart desire.
With this new habit, I felt more productive than before. I can say to myself, "I'm moving. I've done my best learning and taking actions. I'm getting closer to my goal!"
Give yourself a hug and say, "I've done a job. I'm getting better", and try the new strategy from tomorrow to start feeling productive again!