【New Book】Heart of the Dying

27 Dec

Heart of the Dying”

(POPLAR Publishing Co., Ltd.)

By Yumiko Sato

1/10/2017 (Release Date)

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I’m happy to announce that my second book “Heart of the Dying (Shi ni yuku hito ha nani o omounoka)” will be published in January, 2017 (The book is in Japanese).

Since returning to Japan three years ago I’ve met many people through my work as a hospice music therapist. What I’ve learned from them is that Japan faces unique challenges on end-of-life issues, and that one way to address them is helping families whose loved ones are dying.

I don’t know what he is thinking about any more.

I’m doing the best I can, but he is always angry at me!

It’s so hard to be with her, because there is nothing I can do.”

These are the words I often hear from them. Being with the dying is difficult, and losing our loved ones is one of the biggest crises we face in life.

In this book I examine the emotional and spiritual changes of the dying and how we can help them.  Over twenty case examples included in this book are the experiences of my former patients and families- some are Americans, some Japanese. They’ve taught me that death, dying, and loss are universal experiences through which we can grow. This book is dedicated to them.

 

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Story of Mutsu: The rescued dog

12 Jul

snowMeet my dog, Mutsu.

He was abandoned when he was about 1 year old. While running through a forest road near Mutsu City of Aomori, he happened to find me. Curious and adventurous, he enjoys exploring!

I just started a new blog called “Story of Mutsu” to share his story and encourage people to adopt pets. I’ll write it in both English and Japanese.

Please visit “Story of Mutsu” to read about his adventures in Japan!

Sakura in Hirosaki City

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