Indigenous Healing Psychology

Richard Katz narrates the evolution of his wisdom through encounters with some of the giants of psychology at Harvard as well as honored Indigenous healers in other cultures.

Eric Clapton on Healing From Trauma

"It ain't about what I want, it's about what I can give."

MLK: Expanding Compassion to All Brothers and Sisters

 “I am moved to break the betrayal of my own silences and to speak from the burnings of my own heart.”

My Journey: Finding Mindfulness in Japanese Psychology

“I found out that it is okay just to be me."

Save Your Mixed Tears and Other Tips for Mixed Living

“Grappling with everything that comes with being mixed can be painful and feel conflicting, but one of your strongest allies in that journey is yourself.”

A Letter to Stanford: Radical Vulnerability

"It's terrifying and unacceptable how common this narrative is, but together, we can put an end to it."

Once More the Double Life

We are fish out of water, imposter-syndrome addicts in paradise.

Self-Care Is Resistance

Self-care is not only a form of self-love, it is a form of resistance.

The Japanese Art of Acceptance: Shikata ga nai

When I finally came to myself, I looked around and realized that this year, once again, the world was filled with the sweet, fresh breeze of early spring.

Awakening a Beginner’s Mind

“You’re the guy who taught us Japanese!”

Sayonara: Farewell Grandma, on Your 114th Birthday

“She waited for you,” the priest told me. I believe she did.

A Father's Greatest Gift to His Son

"Suddenly I stopped and looked up at him and said, "Dad, I don't think I want to box any more."

Balancing a Japanese and Irish Heritage

I have learned to balance my parents' lessons in living.

Black and Yellow: Blasian Narratives

These “Blasians” are creating something new, testing how much unity there is in such diverse experiences of Blackness and Asian-ness.

Mindful Humor?

I'm amazed to realize that he did those crazy things to connect with people

The Art of Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye is an art that we all can learn.

Finding Courage by Accepting Vulnerability

"The kick is no good!" As the announcer's shocked voice was heard across the nation Stanford's star kicker Jordan Williamson's life was drastically altered.

Learning Mindful Parenting From Dragon Moms

"Parenting, I’ve come to understand, is about loving my child today. Now."

Out of Pain (and Wheelchair) With Forgiveness

"I was shocked when I walked into the room and there was no wheelchair, walker, or cane."

An American Okinawan Identity

"I felt like I was always out of place. So to make my own place, I used language."

"Where Are You From?"

The taxi driver is politely quiet but I notice he is eyeing me in the rear view mirror. Finally he asks the inevitable question: "Where are you from?"

The Power of Two

What does every human being strive for?

"Every Little Thing Gonna Be All Right"

“Don't you worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing gonna be all right."

You Are Not Alone

Have you ever felt like you're the only one who's different?

Living One Breath at a Time

Leaving the world with peace and satisfaction

An Empty Nest, Once Again

My children went back to college after being home for the summer. No big deal. I took the dogs for a walk.

A 111 year-old Japanese Woman's Desires

Grandma's 111th birthday message

A Message of Peace From Children of War

Learning about world peace from the children of war

Race in a Baby's Face

"Wait.....they had a white baby?"
“All That Remains Is Gratitude.”

“All That Remains Is Gratitude.”

Can going through cancer together bring love to fruition?