The Ikigai in Going with the Flow, with James Nepaulsingh

On the latest episode of the podcast I chat to the multi-talented James Nepaulsingh. James is a lawyer, executive coach, painter, music producer and host of the Plus Future Podcast! James joins us to discuss his ikigai and we have a great discussion about his approaches to life and to pursuing new hobbies and learningContinue reading “The Ikigai in Going with the Flow, with James Nepaulsingh”

Ikigai and Mental Wealth with Maurice Rabb

Trigger Warning/Content Warning:  In this episode of the podcast, we talk about mental health, mental illness, as well as suicide ideation. We don’t go deep into the topic, but we just wanted to let you know that that is what is coming up in case it is something which might trigger you. So, I hopeContinue reading “Ikigai and Mental Wealth with Maurice Rabb”

Ikigai-Kan and The Return of Nicholas Kemp

This week on the podcast we have a returning guest, Nicholas Kemp, who we interviewed back in Season 1 Episode 18. Nick Kemp is a podcast host, Japanologist, Ikigai expert, solopreneur, and now author of the wonderful book on ikigai called IKIGAI-KAN: Feel a Life Worth Living. Join us as we discuss Nick’s journey ofContinue reading “Ikigai-Kan and The Return of Nicholas Kemp”

Celebrating Collaboration and Creativity

Very late to thank everyone who supported the launch of Gus at our event in July 2022. David Sweet read an extract and ended on a great cliffhanger, Catherine O’Connell did an amazing job as the moderator and led a lively discussion and Q&A and according to Jonathan Cant‘s photos I mostly pulled strange faces.Continue reading “Celebrating Collaboration and Creativity”

The Ikigai of Family with The Kumagai Family

On this episode of the podcast, for the first time I interview a family! The Kumagai family are an amazing and inspirational family that believes strongly in family togetherness. Through individual projects and family projects the Kumagais are bringing their philosophy of togetherness, inclusion and connection to their neighbourhood and wider community. This conversation isContinue reading “The Ikigai of Family with The Kumagai Family”

Sustainable Wellness and Ikigai with Saori Okada

This week on the podcast I talk to Saori Okada, Founder of Mogami (最上), a Japanese wellness brand headquartered in London (U.K.). Saori’s work is focused on wellness that is centred around longevity and empowering people to achieve sustainable wellness. In the episode Saori will share with you about her work in this field, herContinue reading “Sustainable Wellness and Ikigai with Saori Okada”

Year 6 in review – Evolving the business

Year 6 wraps up today so I’m taking my most important stakeholder out for lunch – Mr. Shinkai! He’s always supportive of my crazy plans and trusts me to build the business that will support our family as equal partners. He doesn’t get involved so much but is always there for me and since COVIDContinue reading “Year 6 in review – Evolving the business”

“Don’t think ! Just do!” L1 Hello Points Recap: May 2022

Jennifer Shinkai and Keiko Kakiuchi hosted an online L1 Hello Points Academy Program in May 2022. 6 participants joined from 4 countries (Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand). Some were brand new “Explorers” and some were retaking L1 and reconnecting with the global tribe for the first time in a long time. Some were native EnglishContinue reading ““Don’t think ! Just do!” L1 Hello Points Recap: May 2022″

Adventure, Ikigai and Coming Home with Cory McGowan

Welcome to another episode of Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai! This week I had the pleasure of talking with Cory McGowan, half adventurer, half transformational coach, half bear dancer. Cory currently lives in scenic Minakami, and is actively involved in the rural revitalisation movement in the area. Listen to this episode to hear a fantastic conversationContinue reading “Adventure, Ikigai and Coming Home with Cory McGowan”

The Ikigai in Sharing Happy Moments with Tiziana Alamprese

This week on the podcast we talk to the wonderful Tiziana Alamprese. Tiziana is an infectiously positive and energetic person, who loves to share her joy with others. Tiziana has spent decades as a top marketing professional and now is embarking on a new journey with her own company, Tiziana Alamprese Consulenza, bringing love, innovationContinue reading “The Ikigai in Sharing Happy Moments with Tiziana Alamprese”