Friday, February 25, 2011

Dealing with Depression in Japan

Keeping The “Depression Dragon” At Bay

by Tom Connors

Over the last several years, there has been much discussion in the media about depression, which has been called “the common cold of mental illness”. If people are struggling with depression in their own country, the problem is worse for those who are living in another country and culture such as here in Japan. I recall the story I heard a few years ago about a Canadian woman who came to Japan to teach in the JET program. After six months living and working in Tokyo, she tragically ended her life by jumping in front of a subway train. One could say that depression is a quiet killer which affects people in many ways. I’m not a psychiatrist or psychologist but I am a person who has experienced what has been called the “darkness of the soul”. I want to share a few ideas which have helped me in my fight with the dragon. Read More


Friday, February 11, 2011

Riverside Yoga in Hadano

Hadano, Kanagawa

Linda Gould teaches yoga in Japanese and English
next to the river at her studio in
Hadano-hence the name. It is a very nice room
to practice yoga and Linda is a
very good teacher. I recommend her if you want
to have more energy, more peace of mind
and be more flexible and healthy.

Riverside Yoga in Hadano
Linda Gould
Riverside Yoga

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