In my 20s, as a young female assistant working for Kirin, a large Japanese beverage company, I had many sleepless nights due to overwork and stress. I suffered from allergic rhinitis. My nose kept running, and my eyes itched. I couldn't sleep, and my mind was running all night. I felt tired and irritable at work, and it took hours to complete translating a report. I was asking myself, "Will I have to go on like this? Can I hold on to and stay on a corporate track to become a manager in charge of international deals like I dreamed of?"
I didn't want to take any pills that would make me feel sleepy during the day. While searching for a natural remedy, I learned about a unique breathing method innovated by Kozo Nishino, a Japanese Ki (energy) expert. At first, I couldn’t take deep breaths. But after practicing it for a year, I was able to heal my allergy completely and learned how to access my inner energy.
Since then, during my 34-year career at Kirin, I’ve been teaching the breathing method after work. I became obsessed with learning and practicing the techniques, skills, and psychology to generate and maintain higher level of energy and lead my ideal quality life.
People started asking me, "How do you keep your energy and stay young? What's your secret?" There's no secret. I’m only mindful about my breath, my sound sleep, and feeling joy in daily little things. At my age of 57, I am blessed that I can fall asleep within 10 minutes and maintain my energy throughout each day.
After a while, I recognized that I'm able to uniquely contribute people by helping them manage their stress, and achieve higher level of energy with working on both mind and body.
I left corporate life and embarked on a new journey. I became a high performance coach certified by the High Performance Institute.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve my clients and being able to see them transform with abundant energy.