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When we compare ourselves to others, we’re not making an accurate comparison because we’re only going off the information we have access to


It is important to understand that grief is not a linear process.  We do not start at one stage and then progress through to the final stage.  Instead, grief is cyclical.  It is entirely possible that one will reach acceptance, and then one of life’s milestones occurs like a wedding or graduation, and suddenly we are angry or sad again. 


Last week I reached out to parents to ask how they were coping with the current global situation.  Overwhelmingly I heard, "I'm doing fine, I just am not sure how to help my child".

F.A.C.E. C.O.V.I.D

Trying to maintain your "normal" routine right now is unhealthy, because what we are experiencing is not normal.  Trying to go on as if nothing has changed is invalidating and can actually invite trauma to manifest in alternate ways. 


Learning to Love, Loving to Learn





Robert Kneller - J.D., M.D., M.P.H, Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), University of Tokyo

Yuki Nakamura - Ph.D. in the field of organometallic catalysis, University of Tokyo, Assistant Professor, Division of Advanced Education in Science, University of Tokyo

Mika Makinen – M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, CXO at mikAdvance, Japan Region Representative at Tacto Tek Inc and. Ginolis Ltd.

Daiki Horikawa -  M.S., Ph.D, Biology, Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Project Assistant Professor, Keio University

Bianca McCarthy - Ph.D. in Medical Science (Photo-protection by Vitamin D Compounds), University of Queensland, Research Scientist, Global Innovation Centre, Shiseido Co. Ltd, Yokohama

Hideo Niwa - MSc in Dentistry, Nihon University of Medicine in Tokyo, Associate Professor, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo

Paulo Debenest - Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering - Tokyo Institute of Technology, o wner of a robotics company - HiBot

Lena Akai - Ph.D. in Medical Science, Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Clinical Researcher, Department of Psychosocial Medicine, National Center for Child Health and Development

Kwangrok Chang - Ph.D., Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Representative Director, Co-Founder at MOTiV Research co.

Otis Richardson – MBA,Admissions Counselor, SNS Content Creator at Temple University, Japan Campus, Minato, Tokyo.

Ryan Van Loh – B.Sc. Honours, Portland State University (Physics and History), Science Curriculum Coordinator at St. Mary's International School