Ikigai and Art with Konatsu Ishijima

Have you wanted to do more art but think of yourself as not creative? My guest is the wonderful Konatsu Ishijima, an artist, personal coach, and theatre company founder. I was very impressed with Konatsu’s courage as this is not only her first podcast in English, which is not her first language, but her firstContinue reading “Ikigai and Art with Konatsu Ishijima”

Ikigai and Yarigai in an NPO: Supporting marginalised youth with Kozue Oka

Children living in care homes due to neglect or abuse are largely invisible to us here in Japan. Kozue Oka, the director of Mirai no Mori shares with us the reality of working in an NPO that is necessary because of a problem. Kozue’s stories of how Mirai no Mori supports these children is soContinue reading “Ikigai and Yarigai in an NPO: Supporting marginalised youth with Kozue Oka”

Improving lives and Ikigai with Henry Seals

We all want to instinctively move away from pain, it’s in our DNA. My guest today is Henry Seals, a man who spends his time helping people to do this and to live better lives. Henry gives us an open and honest account of how he navigated divorce in Japan to achieve the best outcomeContinue reading “Improving lives and Ikigai with Henry Seals”

Let’s Escape! 5th Anniversary Celebration

On July 16th, a group of intergalactic explorers joined me for a virtual escape room in space. Hosted by The Super Fantastic Company (great name!), we had an intense and fun 60 minute experience with code cracking, quizzes and laughter. “Who is the scribe?” “What is going on?!” Sometimes I felt a bit lost butContinue reading “Let’s Escape! 5th Anniversary Celebration”

Year 5 in Review – Curating the business

Today marks the start of my sixth year as an entrepreneur. With 50% of small businesses failing in the first 5 years, it is a milestone I can give myself a pat on the back for! I’ve really had a blast this year and am so grateful to my clients for trusting me and inspiringContinue reading “Year 5 in Review – Curating the business”

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”

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)”

WOOPing up lives with Points of You®

WOOP WOOP! 🙌 Oh, I miss dancing in the club! But the WOOP I’m talking about is a “science-based mental strategy that people can use to find and fulfill their wishes, set preferences, and change their habits.” When I learned about the WOOP from Tokyo based facilitator, Tanja Bach, a few years ago I knewContinue reading “WOOPing up lives with Points of You®”