Archive for the Peace Category

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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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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Being in Love with Love

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The “I Need Your Love” Myth

The boys have the week off, so we decided to go to my parent’s cabin in Tahoe. After inviting 3 other families to join us and confirming the dates with my mom, I almost screamed when I found out a few days before departing that my mom […]

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What Not To Think About While Meditating

What Not To Think About While Meditating

Don’t think of a pink elephant. Sorry to to do that to you, but I just wanted to prove a point: It is very difficult to NOT THINK of anything. Some of us try to not think while meditating, but this never seems to work out. So […]

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Google Search for Compassion: Meng Tan Interview

I like to call Chade-Meng Tan, author of the New York Times bestseller Search Inside Yourself, the most connected man on earth. He is part of the cultural fabric at Google. His current job description is, “Enlighten minds, open hearts, create world peace.” Yet, Meng’s connections go […]

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Compassion For Courage: Dr. Rick Hanson

Dr. Rick Hanson, author of the New York Times best seller Hardwiring Happiness, is one of my favorite teachers. Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Hanson for The Compassion Interviews Series. This interview was one of the most enjoyable, enlightening, and useful interviews I have […]

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Re-Authoring Our Lives

This weekend at Interchange Counseling Institute, Steve Bearman introduced us to Narrative Therapy. We learned how to help clients re-author their predominant stories by “thickening” marginalized stories. We often get caught in one story that dictates our perception,self-worth, and mood. Examining the cracks in this predominant story […]

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