Finding your Ikigai in your community with Nina Cataldo

When Nina Cataldo moved back to Japan after finishing college she was surprised to find that even though she considered it her “motherland”, having grown up in Tokyo, she was seen as an outsider.  This set her on the path to creating a community for women who identify as Hafu (mixed-race Japanese person) called “HafuContinue reading “Finding your Ikigai in your community with Nina Cataldo”

How your Ikigai evolves from the core

Loved talking to the passionate and professional Sarah Liu of The Dream Collective about finding the core of your ikigai and evolving how it shows up in the world.  She also talks about how borderline burnout was the impetus of her side hustle becoming her priority and the importance of saying yes and experimenting. LetContinue reading “How your Ikigai evolves from the core”

Just keep hitting “live”- “Can Giraffes Swim?” Prize Draw

Hold it lightly and just get it done! This is my takeaway from trying to get clever with a scheduled facebook live giveaway for my children’s book, “Can Giraffes Swim?” First I share the story of how the book came about… Then I try to share my screen with a Wheel of Names but no!Continue reading “Just keep hitting “live”- “Can Giraffes Swim?” Prize Draw”

Leaving glamour, gaining health through your Ikigai with Violet Pacileo

Have you been thinking about leaving Tokyo and finding your own piece of paradise in the Japanese countryside? That’s exactly what Violet Pacileo did when faced with the reality of her highflying but stressful life in Tokyo’s financial industry. However, moving her family to the slowly dying town of her ancestors in Otoyo in Kochi,Continue reading “Leaving glamour, gaining health through your Ikigai with Violet Pacileo”

Ikigai as flow and identity

Loved talking to Jess Gerrity about #Kyudo and #ikigai in #japan Some highlights of the episode: Jess’s description of flow – being in the here and now The long journey of 11 years from the first view to being an integral part of who she is now Identity transition – from runner to archer, howContinue reading “Ikigai as flow and identity”

Ikigai and Arete (pursuit of excellence)

In this episode with renaissance man, Dr. David Sweet, we talk Shakespeare, Stoicism, the parable of the talents and the evils of the snooze button. With the pursuit of excellence in all things as the essence of his Ikigai, David surprises me with a thoughtful moment of connection and celebration and shares his perspective onContinue reading “Ikigai and Arete (pursuit of excellence)”

Finding your Ikigai in a Positive Mindset: Podcast with Dr. Ashley Dash

Loved this conversation soooooo much! What an inspiring woman! We talk about recovering a positive mindset, practical tips around unemployment and the thrillingly disconcerting moment when everyone gets behind your idea! Enjoy and share your comments…AND don’t forget to like, subscribe and review (5 stars only please 😉 ) I loved talking about recovering aContinue reading “Finding your Ikigai in a Positive Mindset: Podcast with Dr. Ashley Dash”

Finding your Ikigai in Lifelong Learning

In Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai Episode 5, Dr. Justin Sanders and I talk about the connection of lifelong learning to Ikigai, the 60 year curriculum how it helps the brain, how to approach study when there are almost too many options available. We also touch on how credentials can be away to increase your impactContinue reading “Finding your Ikigai in Lifelong Learning”

Finding your Ikigai in Public Service

Noemi Inoue is the first foreign-born woman to be elected as a local councillor in Japan. Originally from Bolivia, Noemi talks about how her ikigai around public service led to her starting an NPO, changing her nationality and then becoming a three-time elected politician in Sumida ward in Tokyo. We had some issues with soundContinue reading “Finding your Ikigai in Public Service”

How do I turn “Somebody should…” to “I am…” when it comes to my Ikigai

It was a delight to talk to Robin Lewis about how he moved from inspiration to action to integrate his ikigai and purpose around sustainable living. He talks candidly about the challenges of being so engrossed in your ikigai that you fail to look after yourself, finding an ikigai partner, about being an intrapreneur orContinue reading “How do I turn “Somebody should…” to “I am…” when it comes to my Ikigai”