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Five Habits of Highly Successful Lovers

Five Habits of Highly Successful Lovers

Great sex is not about size, stamina, or technique — When I was growing up “making love” was synonymous with “having sex.” After almost 50 years of heartbreak, incompetence, and insensitivity, I’m finally realizing the subtle, yet life-changing differences between these two acts. As a father of […]

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4 Ways to Let Go of Your Stress and Anger

4 Ways to Let Go of Your Stress and Anger

Being stuck in a traffic jam. A last-minute deadline that will take hours to complete. An unappreciative partner who complains about your every step. Petulant teens who argue about doing homework and chores. These are just a few of the many triggers that can cause anyone to […]

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Why Soccer Is Not A “Man’s” Game

Why Soccer Is Not A "Man's" Game

Like many Americans, my heart stopped in the last few seconds of the World Cup game against Portugal and was restarted after the finish of the games on Thursday. The US team survived the “Group of Death” by the skin of their heads. Unfortunately, I felt more […]

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The Hulk vs. Superman: A Battle Between Men’s Anger and Heroic Compassion

The Hulk vs. Superman: A Battle Between Men's Anger and Heroic Compassion

One of the parenting decisions I’m not proud of was letting my sons watch The Avengers when they were 3 and 5 years old. This bad decision haunted me over and over whenever my sons would yell “Hulk smash!” and destroy everything in sight: legos, furniture, and […]

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What Elliot Rodger Needed: An Elephant

What Elliot Rodger Needed: An Elephant

We can learn from elephants how to stop mass shootings. Kozo Hattori explains.   I recently wrote an article about the shooting in Isla Vista. A day after the article was published, Aaron Ybarra killed Paul Lee and injured two other students at Seattle Pacific University. Then […]

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NOT Getting to Hug Amma

NOT Getting to Hug Amma

On Monday, I went to a Conversation on Compassion with Amma at Stanford. Here are a few highlights: “Compassion is the most important factor in life” “Compassion is the first step. If we can take that step courageously without fear then everything else will follow spontaneously.” “When […]

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Dear 15 Year Old Self: Shower Naked in the Locker Room Now

Dear 15 Year Old Self: Shower Naked in the Locker Room Now

Dear Young Kozo, Although I know your body is as tender and hairless as a fresh cut piece of sushi and you are one of the smallest kids in your class, I urge you to drop your drawers and start showering in the boy’s locker room now. […]

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Five Reason Why I’m Not Cool

Five Reason Why I'm Not Cool

Kozo Hattori finds comfort in being a nerd. In high school, I was that guy who “discovered” all the popular bands before they became popular. I was into U2, Duran Duran, and Tears for Fears before the rest of America knew there was music in the UK. […]

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Cultivating a Happy Marriage

Gerald Rogers was married for 16 years, and after painfully finalizing his divorce, he wrote down marriage advice he said he wish he had. Eleven days after the article was posted, it had more than 2 million views. People were curious. James Russell Lingerfelt, a self-proclaimed romantic […]

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Teaching Your Son to Use the Force

Teaching Your Son to Use the Force

Stay-at-home Dad Kozo Hattori tries to make parenting entertaining and meaningful using the things he knows best Bend It Like Yoda My 6 year old son, Jett, was getting mobbed in soccer. Every time he got the ball, he would start thinking about what move to do […]

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