LET’S TALK: About grief and loss

Grief and loss is one of life’s unavoidable challenges. Unavoidable because it is human nature to become attached, especially to people we love. And the challenge is accepting the heartache that comes with the loss of a loved one. We do know that there is a process that people typically go through as they come […]

THE HEART OF KANJI: Joy, even if you are in suffering

困る (komaru) means “suffering,” and consists of two parts. The outside lines represent a box, and the inside lines represent a tree. The tree can’t get out of the box, so it suffers. 喜べ (yorokobe) means “joy,” and consists of two parts. The top part represents a drum or musical instruments on a stand. Below, […]